Beaumaris North PS

02 August 2017
Year Six curriculum News - 2017
Term 1, 2017 
Term 2, 2017
Term 3, 2017
Beaumaris North Primary School
(03) 9589 5449
Wood Street
Beaumaris, Victoria, 3193
AU

Term 1, 2017 

Literacy

Literature Groups

Parent volunteers have been inducted to our program and assigned a group of 8 students of mixed ability. The leader will read their chosen novel whilst the children follow on, and initiate and promote discussion of plot and character. Groups will meet once a week on Tuesdays at 9.00am for an hour commencing Tuesday 18 April. 

 

Reading/Writing/Spelling

Students continue to read, interpret and respond to a wide range of literary and media texts in print and in multimodal formats. They analyse these texts and support interpretations with evidence drawn from the text. The children use a range of approaches to spelling, applying morphemic knowledge and an understanding of visual and phonic patterns. They employ a variety of strategies for writing, including note-making, using graphic organisers, planning, editing and proofreading.

 

Speaking and Listening

Preparation and delivery of a ‘Passions’ speech in front of their class – you will be notified through Compass of your child’s achievement in this task.

Numeracy

Maths Groups

We have four differentiated, flexible groupings for maths sessions based on the children’s needs within each mathematical concept. This enables us to target specific needs with a smaller teacher to student ratio. Our Term 1 focus has been Number including place value, the four processes, decimals, percentages and fractions.

 

Early Morning Maths

The Year 6 teachers offer before school maths classes once a week on a Wednesday from 8.30am – 9.00am.  All students are invited to participate regardless of their ability. Students are expected to take responsibility for their learning and actively pursue strategies to assist their progress or further their understandings of concepts.

Units of Inquiry

HOW WE EXPRESS OURSELVES

Leaders possess unique qualities​

 

Lines of inquiry:

  • The meaning of leadership
  • Attributes of a good leader
  • Issues that inspire leaders
  • The ways we can demonstrate leadership at school and in the community

 

WHERE WE ARE IN PLACE AND TIME

Present day cultures are influenced by cultures from the past

 

Lines of inquiry:

  • Events leading to Australia’s involvement in war since Federation
  • The changing face of Australian society throughout the 20th Century
  • Migration
  • The contribution of individuals and groups to the development of Australian society

Homework

  • Homework is given out on a Friday and due back on a Wednesday.
  • Homework tasks each week include Maths, Literacy and project work.
  • The homework and diary are to be signed by a parent.

Whole-school Focus on PYP Attitudes

February: Respect

March: Enthusiasm

 

 

Term 2, 2017

The Year 6 program is once again jam-packed in Term 2!  We had a busy start to the term with a wonderfully moving Anzac Ceremony, the commencement of Literature Groups (special thanks to the parent volunteers who make this valuable program possible!) and Winter inter-school sport.  We enjoyed a beautiful day for House Cross Country and were privileged to experience an informative excursion to the Police Academy.  This term we have also commenced the Year 6 wellbeing programs, Girls on the Go and Rock & Water.  Lunch Clubs continue on a weekly basis, with many of our students enjoying the opportunity to participate in and lead various activities. It is fabulous to see so many Year 6 students demonstrating excellent leadership qualities.

Literacy

Writing

Throughout Term 2 students will produce in print and electronic forms, a variety of texts for different purposes using structures and features of language appropriate to the purpose, audience and context of the writing. We will be focusing on persuasive writing. Students will consolidate their knowledge of structure and will practise a variety of writing techniques to enhance their persuasive writing. They will employ a variety of strategies for writing, including note-making, using models, planning, editing and proofreading.

 

Reading

Students will continue to read, interpret and respond to a wide range of literary texts and reference material in print and in multimodal formats. They analyse these texts and support interpretations with evidence drawn from the text. Reading comprehension skills are continuing to be developed – finding the main idea, recalling facts and details, understanding sequence, cause and effect, comparing and contrasting and making predictions.

Numeracy

Maths Groups

Within our differentiated Maths Groups we have been able to target specific needs with a smaller teacher to student ratio. This term the topics in Maths groups include Operations, Fractions, Decimals and Percentages.

 

Le Clerc’s Lateral Learners

Mrs Le LCerc’s extension program continues in Term 2. This higher ended maths extension program extends and challenges those who thrive on the challenge that maths provides.

 

Early Morning Maths

Early Morning Maths is continuing and students are expected to take responsibility for their learning and actively pursue strategies to assist their progress or further their understandings of a concept. The Year 6 teachers offer before school maths classes once a week on a Wednesday from 8.30am – 9.00am.  All students are invited to participate regardless of their ability.

Units of Inquiry

WHERE WE ARE IN PLACE AND TIME

Present day cultures are influenced by cultures from the past

 

Lines of inquiry:

  • Events leading to Australia’s involvement in war since Federation
  • The changing face of Australian society throughout the 20th Century
  • Migration
  • The contribution of individuals and groups to the development of Australian society

 

SHARING THE PLANET

Year 6 Exhibition - Thursday, 27 July 2017

 

This term Year Six students will be exploring their chosen issues in preparation for their PYP Exhibition early in Term 3. They will meet weekly with their mentor teachers to discuss their progress on their journey to Exhibition.

Whole-school Focus on PYP Attitudes

May: Empathy and Tolerance

June: Integrity

Special Events

  • Open Classrooms - Monday 29 May (9.10 - 9.50am)
  • Queen’s Birthday Holiday- Monday 12 June
  • Last Day of Term 2 - Friday 30 June (early dismissal at 2.30pm)

 

 

Term 3, 2017

Students have presented their Exhibition issues to the BNPS community and demonstrated action based on their investigations. They will continue to be involved in a wide range of experiences this term examining how governments affect society, and use their knowledge to plan and run a Mini Fete with the Year 5 cohort.

Literacy

Literature Groups will continue throughout the term. Groups are enjoying reading quality literature, discussing storylines and themes and sharing their opinions. Students will continue to review reading comprehension strategies. They will focus on Making Predictions, Finding Word Meaning in Context, Drawing Conclusions and Making Inferences, Distinguishing between Fact and Opinion, Identifying Author’s Purpose, Interpreting Figurative Language and Summarising. 

Numeracy

Measurement and Geometry

In differentiated Maths Groups, students will revise the concepts of Perimeter and Area of regular and irregular shapes. They will also investigate Volume of solids and Capacity.  Properties of 2D and 3D shapes will be explored.

 

Early Morning Maths

Early Morning Maths is continuing and students are expected to take responsibility for their learning and actively pursue strategies to assist their progress or further their understandings of a concept. The Year 6 Teachers offer before school maths classes once a week on a Wednesday from 8.30 – 9.00am.  All students are invited to participate regardless of their ability.

Units of Inquiry

SHARING THE PLANET

People’s actions can affect society and the environment​

 

Year Six Exhibition

  • The students  worked on their Year Six Exhibition throughout Term 2 and presented their research on Thursday, 27 July 2017.

 

HOW WE ORGANISE OURSELVES

Economic activity depends on systems of production, exchange and consumption of goods and services

 

Lines of inquiry:

  • The role of supply and demand 
  • The distribution of goods and services
  • Our responsibility as consumers

Speaking & Listening

This Term we are focusing on listening carefully and with respect when teachers and other students are speaking. Students have had the wonderful opportunity of practising their speaking and listening skills in Terms 1 and 2 and further developed and demonstrated these skills during their PYP Exhibition - they shared their knowledge with Prep – 5 students, parents and teachers and Principals from local secondary schools.

Sport

Athletics training has commenced in preparation for our Athletics Carnival. Students are training in all disciplines on Friday mornings so they are encouraged to wear appropriate clothing and shoes.

Whole-school Focus on PYP Attitudes

July: Confidence

August: Creativity

September: Commitment

Special Events

  • Open Classrooms - Tuesday 15 August (2.40 - 3.20pm)

  • Student Led Conferences - Tuesday 22, Wednesday 23, Tuesday 29 & Wednesday 30 August
  • House Athletics Carnival - Wednesday 23 August
  • Curriculum Days - Thursday 24 & Friday 25 August
  • Father’s Day Stall - Thursday 31  August
  • Book Week Parade - Thursday 31  August
  • Jump Rope for Heart 'Jump Off' - Friday 1 September (3.00pm)
  • Choir Soiree - Thursday 7 September (7.15pm)
  • Mini Fete - Wednesday 13 September
  • Student Disco - Friday 15 September
  • Last Day of Term 3 - Friday 22 September (early dismissal at 2.30pm)