Welcome to Term 3
Our integrated inquiry and literacy centres around the history of populating Australia, beginning with the First Nations People, European settlement, the goldrush, and building a multicultural Australia. Students explore the concepts of migrants, refugees and indigenous Australia as we see out NAIDOC Week at the start of the term.
Students begin Term 3 by investigating the reasons why people move town or country, and what it means to belong. They start by interviewing someone they know to find out how they, or their family, came to Australia or simply just to live in Bendigo. They then learn about the history of Australia and focus on the role the Gold rush played in our history. Students end the unit with a piece of creative writing in the form of a historical narrative.
In reading, students will read and view narrated accounts from refugees and migrants and then move into literature circles.
Literacy at Home:
Encourage and support your child to read 5 nights a week minimum.
Ask them questions about their book to support their reading goal - who, what, when, where, why, and how?
We will be learning about and working with:
Practise number facts eg 7x8, 8x7, 56÷8, 56÷7… even 7x0.8, etc.
Term 3 is our concert term. The theme for 2021 is all about Australia. Look out for more information later on this term!
Earth Ed Sustainable Energy Trailer Incursion
Monday 26th to Tuesday 27th July
We encourage all students to drop by school and collect a Learning Pack and join our Webex sessions.
Wednesday 21st to Friday 23rd July
Monday and Tuesday, 19 & 20th July
Classroom Teachers for 2021
6AT - Mel Ancrum / Carli Turner
6C - Jake Condon
6FT - Kylie Freer / Carli Turner
Pyjama Disco & Easter Hat Parade, 2021.
Parent / Teacher Partnership
We encourage parents to contact us at any stage to share knowledge about your child that may affect their learning, or if you have any questions or concerns – the earlier, the better!
Class Dojo is a major form of contact. We use this app as an interactive communication portal between us and you. We send home reminders, requests, student learning goals, and anecdotal class stories now and again. It is there for parents to send us important messages and absence notes as needed.
Although you can contact a teacher individually on Class Dojo, we ask that you predominantly use the “Year6Den” option, which will give you access to all five of us and better enable us to keep communication channels open to better meet your needs.
Please directly contact the office for any immediate changes to your child’s day, eg change to the end of school pick up. Our primary concern is teaching and we may not pick up a Dojo message until after 3:30pm. The office is a safer bet for everyone.