Year 6

Term Three

Year 6


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Reading

Non-Fiction Texts: Skimming and scanning; identifying and interpreting graphs, facts, figures and how they contribute to understanding a text.

Fiction: Students complete a text comparison of a class novel ‘Run, Pip Run’ and the film ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’.  Both explore common themes of abandonment, belonging and family.

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.

 

Writing

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.

Personal Narrative: Students create a personal narrative based on a real life experience in which they have learnt a lesson.

 

Speaking & Listening

Debating: Showing students how to think like debaters by teaching them proven concepts and strategies to approach topics. Students will learn the various roles of each speaker in a debate before engaging in a debate on a given topic.

 

Numeracy

Decimals: Identifying decimal place value, ordering decimals, investigating the link between fractions, decimals and percentages, addition, subtraction and division of decimals.

Transformations: graphing coordinates on a Cartesian plane. Identifying 3D shapes from a variety of views.  Identifying ‘slides’, ‘flips’ and ‘spins’ of basic two-dimensional shapes on a plane.

Operations: solve problems that involve all four operations with whole numbers.

Data: interpret and compare, analyse and evaluate data from a variety of data displays.

Integers: locate integers on a number line and describe the use of integers in everyday contexts.

Financial Maths: Solving problems involving financial and real life situations involving money.  Percentages and sale price items.  Investigating the Stock Market purchasing and viewing.

 

Inquiry

History:Stories of groups of people who migrated to Australia and the reasons they migrated, such as World War II and Australian Migration programs since the war.

The contribution of individuals and groups, including Aboriginal people and/or Torres Strait Islanders and migrants, to the development of Australian society, for example in areas such as the economy, education, science, the arts, sport.

Digitech: Examine the main components of common digital systems. Design, modify and follow simple algorithms represented diagrammatically, involving sequences of steps, branching, and iteration through the use of Spheros.


Year 6 Team

Lauren McGill – mcgill.lauren.j@edumail.vic.gov.au

Dale Evans – evans.dale.d@edumail.vic.gov.au

Tess Holland – Holland.teresa.m@edumail.vic.gov.au

Tom Drummond – Drummond.tom.t@edumail.vic.gov.au