Year 6

YEAR 6, 2017


  Our teachers are:

  • Kim Nickels – 6A (Team Leader)
  • Teagan Barrack – 6B
  • Kate Thompson – 6C (Inquiry Leader)
  • Jessica McPherson – 6D (5/6 Sub-School Leading Teacher)

Term 4

Term 4 Dates:

  • Volleyball Gala Day 3/11
  • Melbourne Cup Day 7/11
  • Arts Day 10/11
  • Fete 26/11
  • End of Year Concert 6/11
  • Year 6 Graduation 11/12 
  • Term 4 ends (1:30pm) 22/12

Curriculum Updates & Learning Tasks

Curriculum Updates and Learning Tasks are available on Compass. This Term, you will receive three Learning Tasks:

Week 2 – Writing

Week 4 – Mathematics

Week 6 – Reading

If you are not receiving Learning Tasks or weekly Curriculum Updates, please contact your class teacher.


Term 3

Term 3 Dates:

  • Parent Teacher Interviews 25/7
  • ICAS (English) 1/8
  • Hooptime 5/6 (ABE) 4/8
  • ICAS (Maths) 15/8
  • Pupil Free Day 18/8
  • Hooptime 5/6 (CD) 28/8
  • Soccer Gala Day 1/9
  • Term 3 ends (1:30pm) 22/9

Curriculum Updates & Learning Tasks

Curriculum Updates and Learning Tasks are available on Compass. This Term, you will receive three Learning Tasks:

Week 3 – Writing

Week 6 – Reading

Week 9 – Mathematics (integrating Inquiry)

If you are not receiving Learning Tasks or weekly Curriculum Updates, please contact your class teacher.

Term 3 GRADE 6 EVENTS

Smoothie Bar Incursion 

The students had a fantastic time participating in the Smoothie Bar Incursion where they collected and collated data to create a tasty smoothie. They then presented their smoothie complete with branding and slogan. They tasted amazing!!

   

Market Day – Earn and Learn  

The Grade 6’s had an amazing time selling the products they designed as part of their Economics Unit, ‘Earn and Learn’. They created some highly creative products and presented an amazing Market Day for the entire school to enjoy! Thanks to the students, teachers and parents for attending!

       

Soccer and Hooptime Gala Days

Grade 5/6’s participated in an inter-school Soccer and Hooptime Gala Days that put their skills to the test. Congratulation to all our students for their sportsmanship and enthusiasm. Thank you to all our wonderful parent volunteers.


Term 2

Term 2 Dates:

  • Hockey Gala Day 28/4
  • Grandparents Morning 16/5
  • Pupil free day 26/5
  • Queen’s Birthday holiday 21/6
  • Jump Rope For Heart 23/6
  • Term 2 ends 30/6

Term 2 Learning Tasks: 

This Term, you will receive four Learning Tasks via Compass:

Week 3 – Mathematics (Geometric Reasoning)

Week 5 – Reading (Making Connections)

Week 7 – Writing (VCOP, revising and editing)

Week 9 – Inquiry (Science skills)

If you are not receiving Learning Tasks or weekly Curriculum Updates, please contact your class teacher.

Term 2 GRADE 6 EVENTS

The Australian History Passion Project – Open Morning 

Thank you to all those who joined us for our Australian History Exhibition. The children had the most wonderful time researching and designing their artefact, and setting up our classroom like a real life museum. We hope you enjoyed the experience as much as we enjoyed creating it.

 

Jump Rope

PMPS students and teachers had a ball at the 2017 Jump Rope for Heart. Well done to all students who participated and to our student leaders for directing the younger students around each event. You should be very proud of the donations you raised for this worthy cause.

Grand Parents Morning

Thank you to all our wonderful grandparents, parents and special visitors who attended this memorable morning. We all love seeing our loved ones and welcoming them into our classrooms. We hope all who attended have a fantastic morning.

Hockey Gala Day

Grade 5/6’s participated in an inter-school Hockey Gala Day that put their hockey skills to the test. Congratulations to our 5/6 students for their enthusiasm and sportsmanship. Thank you to all our wonderful parent volunteers.


Term 1

Term 1 Dates:

  • Year 6 Camp 20-24/2
  • Senior Athletics Day 28/2
  • Netball Gala Day 17/3
  • Parent Teacher Interviews 21-25/3
  • Swimming Day 27/2 (6AB) 30/2 (6CD)
  • Term 1 ends 31/3

Curriculum Updates & Learning Tasks

Curriculum Updates and Learning Tasks are available on Compass. This Term, you will receive three Learning Tasks:

Week 3 – Mathematics (Number)

Week 5 – Reading (Questioning)

Week 7 – Writing (Recount)

If you are not receiving Learning Tasks or weekly Curriculum Updates, please contact your class teacher.

The Passion Project 

‘A passion project is a trendy name for doing something that excites and inspires you. It piques your curiosity and spurs your energy.

Passion projects are about freedom because there are no rules about what a passion project should be. The way to begin finding your passion is simple: be curious. Pay attention to what interests you.’

Read more about these exciting projects here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/pam-bauer/why-you-should-start-a-passion-project_b_9276604.html

Physical Science Passion Projects:

Term 1 GRADE 6 EVENTS

Roses Gap Camp

Our Grade 6 students and teachers had a ball at our 2017 Roses Gap Camp. The stunning scenery and outdoor activities made for an unforgettable week. During activities, students were encouraged to work together to solve problems and for some, do things that tested their endurance and resilience. Highlights were the abseiling and rock climbing, talent show and final disco. Thank you to Mr Martin, Mr Lucas, Miss Emma and all our wonderful students teachers for making our camp so success.

Senior School Athletics Day

Grade 3-6 students travelled to Lakeside Stadium for the Senior School Athletics. Students participated in both track and field events. Congratulations to all students for competing to the best of their ability and showing positive sportsmanship. Congratulations to all the Grade 6 House Captains who did a fantastic job motivating and supporting those in their houses.

 Coding Session

Grade 5/6’s participated in a coding session, using their iPads. The students thoroughly enjoyed themselves and were excited about the new information they had learnt. We would like to thank Chris Wandishin and his amazing team for donating their time.

Year 6 Swimming

Students in Grade 6 participated in a swimming program coordinated by Life Saving Victoria. The program aimed to improve student awareness of water safety and survival strategies.

Netball Gala Day

Grade 5/6’s participated in an inter-school Netball Gala Day that put their netball skills to the test. Congratulations to Ryan Hay and Lilah Hardess who received awards for sportsmanship. Thank you to all our wonderful parent volunteers.

Year 6 Downloads: