Language, Literacy and Literature are the three strands studied in English. Students examine literary texts using a fantasy novel. They study media texts and characters in animated film. They also read, listen to and view a range of poetry, songs and anthems from different times. They will also review narrative film.
Students develop their understanding of chance, number and place value, fractions and decimals and data representation. They also study time and units of measurement, location and transformation and develop their geometric reasoning, estimating and measuring angles.
Studies include survival in the Australian environment, our place in the solar system, properties of light and the formation of shadows, as well as gases, with students developing their investigation methods.
In Year 5, studies in Australian history continue, exploring the development of British colonies in Australia. Key events of the 1800s are studied, including life in the colonial period. Reasons for European immigration to Australia are explored.
How people and places affect one another are studied with a focus on Europe and North America. How places are changed and managed by people in Australia is the focus of Unit 2. Students collect and record relevant geographical data and information from primary and secondary sources.
Year 6 students can expect a busy and engaging year!
Leadership – the Year 6 students have the opportunity to apply for a leadership position. The positions available are: School Captains, School Vice Captains, Sport House Captains, Sport House Vice Captains, and Student Council Representatives.
Teaching of the Year 6 Curriculum
This year sees the continued implementation of the National Curriculum. Year 6 students will be studying this curriculum for Mathematics, English, Science, History and Geography. Units of work in Mathematics, English and Science run for approximately 5 weeks, and, as a result, there are eight units of work for each of these subject areas over the year. History has two units to cover and Geography has two units taught during the year.
The units studied include short stories, advertising, news reports, literary texts and the transformation of texts.
Both year levels develop their understanding of number and place value, fractions and decimals, data, chance, measurement and money and financial mathematics. The students develop their geometric reasoning and understanding of patterns and algebra, as well as location and transformation.
Both year levels are studying change, energy and electricity, geologic and extreme weather events and life on Earth. They use simulations to plan and conduct fair tests and analyse the results of these tests.
There are two units which explore the development of the Australian nation and the diversity of our society. Students explore the period from the late 1800s to 1901. They then look at how Australian society changed in the twentieth century. There is also a focus on immigration stories and the factors which contributed to people migrating to Australia.
The focus in Unit 1 is the Asian region and then in Unit 2 students study Australia's connections with other countries. This is in terms of economic, demographic and social characteristics.