Welcome to Term 2! The students are already bustling into the term, and with one eye on camp.
Term 2 is an incredibly busy term, both in and out of the classroom. Students will continue to develop their leadership skills with a comprehensive leadership program that returns in the coming weeks after camp.
Below is a snapshot of the content that each class will be covering in Term 2.
Persuasive Text Structure and Features: Analysing persuasive writing and looking at how the writer uses modality, evidence and other persuasive devices.
Non-Fiction Texts: Skimming and scanning; identifying and interpreting graphs, facts, figures and how they contribute to understanding a text.
Fiction: Analysing and examining character traits in a complex way, recognising that they are multidimensional and change over time. Noticing how and why characters change. Infer the big ideas or themes of a text and discuss how they are applicable in everyday life.
Poetry: Identify and explain how choices in language, for example modality, emphasis, repetition and metaphor, influence personal response to different texts
Author Study: involving critique of style and comparisons with other authors and genres.
In Writing, we will continue to build the students’ capacity to write across a range of genres with greater purpose. We will place a strong focus on ensuring students are planning their writing, with a strong adherence to the specific audience and text structure to maximise the quality of their writing. The students will also be encouraged to broaden their use of language features such as imagery and rhetorical devices. In Term Two, we will focus on the following text types:
Persuasive Writing: Structure, arguments, evidence, advertising, persuasive techniques and devices.
Poetry: different types of poems – Ballad, Limerick, Haiku, Cinquain, 3 verse etc. Imagery in poetry using metaphor, simile, alliteration, assonance, personification, onomatopoeia and emotive language.
Snapshot Writing: using figurative language like similes and metaphors and emotive and sensory language to paint a picture for the reader.
Fractions: locate fractions on a number line, solve problems involving the addition and subtraction of related fractions. Calculate a simple fraction of a quantity and calculate common percentage discounts on sale items, with and without the use of digital technology.
Timetables: interpret a variety of everyday timetables.
Operations: solve problems that involve all four operations with whole numbers.
Probability: interpret and compare, analyse and evaluate the probability of events.
Decimals: add, subtract and multiply decimals and divide decimals where the result is rational.
Lines and angles: solve problems using the properties of angles.
Integers: locate integers on a number line and describe the use of integers in everyday contexts.
Volume & Capacity: Convert between common metric units of length, mass, volume and capacity
Civics and Citizenship
At Level 6, students describe the nature of Australia’s democracy that developed as a result of Federation. They describe the three levels of government and some of the key functions of each level. The students explain the basic elements of Australia’s federal parliamentary system and key democratic principles and values such as freedom of speech and equality before the law. They will explain the concept of multiculturalism and describe the contribution of various cultural groups, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, to Australian identity and demonstrate understanding of the process of making and changing laws.
REVVED UP BOYS & EMPOWERED GIRLS
This weekly program, continuing throughout Term 2 will explore friendship groupings and dynamics of relationships as well as how we manage different situations and discuss strategies to better handle conflict, anger and sadness.
Family Planning Victoria will be running 3 sessions, unpacking a range of different health topics relevant to Year 6 students. They will also be running an Information night for parents in Week 4, Tuesday 14th May from 6.30pm to 7.30pm here at the school.
Year 6 Team
Year 6BTristan Bugler – firstname.lastname@example.org
Year 6H Tess Holland – email@example.com
Year 6J Bethany Johnstone – firstname.lastname@example.org
Year 6K Patrick Kelly – email@example.com