Welcome to Term 1
We are delighted to be working with your children this year and we look forward to getting to know you and your family. We are expecting a busy, exciting and productive final year of primary school.
Our expectation is that all students will work towards their personal best - “to be the best they can be.” The school year begins with getting to know each other, both individually and as members of a group.
We begin with the nominations and election processes to find our student leaders for 2021, including School Captains, Student Government, and House Captains. There are numerous other opportunities to show a sense of community within the school as well.
Along with student independent reading goals that are shared via Class Dojo, we will be focussing as a Grade 6 Team on the following:
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:
Numeracy at Home:
Practise number facts eg 7x8, 8x7, 56÷8, 56÷7… even 7x0.8, etc.
Shop with a budget, look for ‘best buys’ and identify advertising ploys!
Integrated Studies: Enterprise Showcase
How can we be thoughtful and well-informed consumers? We explore the factors, influences and ethical issues driving consumer choices and business. We investigate the difference between needs and wants; supply and demand; and the effect our decisions may have on the community and the environment. In small groups, students will create a sustainable and ethical ‘School Fair-type’ activity.
At home: You may be asked to help source items that cannot be sourced at school and of course, COVID Restrictions permitting, you will be invited to attend the Showcase morning!
Classroom Teachers for 2021
6AP - Mel Ancrum / Laurel Prowse
6C - Jake Condon
6FT - Kylie Freer / Carli Turner
Parent / Teacher Partnership
Our Parent Information Exchange meetings will be organised shortly and we ask all parents to arrange a time to meet with us to help us get to know your child better.
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.