6F - Kylie Freer
6A/K - Mel Ancrum & Jess Kelly
6C - Jake Condon
Welcome to the start of the final year of Primary School! Grade 6 is an exciting year full of many and varied opportunities. We are delighted to be working with your children this year and we look forward to getting to know you and your family.
Our expectation is that all students will work towards their personal best - “to be the best they can be”.
You can assist your child by supporting their 5 nights a week reading, knowledge of 'times tables,' and by helping them to develop their general knowledge through the discussion of world events, news and current affairs.
As with each school year, for both Literacy and Numeracy students will be provided learning activities to build on/extend their current strengths and understandings. Along with additional resources, we use the CAFÉ Reading Program, SoundWaves and Essential Numeracy to support our cycle of individualised assessment and goal setting for your child.
Students are encouraged to accept the challenge of undertaking leadership and extra-curricular opportunities in Grade 6, which will assist their personal growth. Different roles have varying time commitments that students need to be aware of, and prepared for.
Students can apply for:
At Maiden Gully Primary School, our learning space employs David Thornburg’s three main learning spaces— the campfire, cave, and watering hole.
Team Teaching- we use a Team Teaching model in Year 6. Our students will share the same space, moving between different learning areas in our Year 6 Den, as their individualised tasks require. At Maiden Gully we aim to modify the curriculum and activities to suit individuals, and the movement and choice in learning spaces is an extension of this.
The campfire is a space where people gather to learn from an expert. In the past, wise elders passed down insights through storytelling, and in doing so replicated culture for the next generation. Today, the experts are not only teachers and guest speakers, but also students empowered to share their learning.
The watering hole is an informal space where peers can share information and discoveries, acting as both learner and teacher. This shared space can serve as an incubator for ideas and can promote a sense of shared culture.
The cave is a private working space where an individual can think, reflect, and transform learning from external knowledge to internal belief.
Personalising Instruction- This construct of learning spaces allows teachers to adapt learning to meet the needs of students with personalized and structured instruction, whilst enabling students to explore different modes of learning with guidance.
Year 6 at Maiden Gully has recently been described by parents as a rite of passage, where traditions are maintained and there are diverse leadership opportunities for all seniors.