Grade 6

Grade 6

2017 Grade 6 Teachers


6M - Maria Donoghue

6W - Nikita West



In Literacy grade 6 students work through the following areas:

1.  Writing:Narrative, Reflective, Exposition, Explanation, Procedural and Recount writing, Self editing)

2.  Reading (Guided writing and reading, Book Clubs, Reading Journal entries, punctuation / Grammar)


3.  Speaking & Listening (presentations, debates)



In Numeracy grade 6 students work through the following areas:

  • Number & Algebra - e.g. multiplication, division, addition, subtraction, fractions etc
  • Measurement & Geometry - e.g. 2D and 3D shapes
  • - e.g. area, perimeter, volume, capacity etc
  • Statisitics and probability - e.g. ordering the likely hood of events etc


The following is practised regularly:

  • Mental calculation of sums involving any of the four operations (+, -, ?, X)
  • Multiplication tables up to 10 and beyond




In Inquiry grade 6 students cover the following topics:

- Australia as our Nation

- A Global Warning

- Science: The good, the bad and the ugly

- What's Happening to Me?

The units are chosen and planned to enable students to learn more about playing their part in society on an individual level as well as benefiting the  wider community. The program enables students to become independent and responsible learners while developing their thinking skills.

Students also participate in gardening sessions 2-3 times a term.

Information Technology


Each student has access to a tablet to use during class time.  The tablet is intergated throughout the curriculum. Students continue to work on eduplex (an online learning space for students) where they work on editing and creating their own portfolio page and a collaborative 'Grade 6 class page'.  An important component of the ICT program is cybersafety.  Students learn how to behave responsibly and respectfully whilst being online. Using the eSmart Digital Licence Program students complete 8 learning modules equipping them with the knowledge and skills they require to learn, play and socialise online. Grades are also resourced with a class computer as well as an Interwrite Board.


Acheivement Folders

Acheivement folders will be completed by all grade 6 students. Students will present their folders as part of their mid year and end of year assessment. This will be used as a transitional tool for secondary college.

Peer Support / Buddies     


Students are trained to become leaders where they closely work with the grade 4's on a weekly basis for one term. This allows the students to enhance their leadership skills.

Students are also teamed up with a 'buddy' class where they work actively work together 2-3 times a term.



Junior students worked with grade 6 students to learn about healthy foods as part of the prep/1 Inquiry


Junior School Council


Students are selected by their peers to represent their school community. They are involved in planning and organising activities and competitions, conducting whole school assembly on a weekly basis and assist teachers on request. 



- Homework may be sent home if students have not completed tasks at school or practise a skill learnt at school.

- On occasions, students will also be given set homework to complete.

- Homework may also include completing a project or continuing research at a local library or on the home computer.

- Students are expected to be reading at home on a daily basis and are to bring their take home books Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays to change. The students should have their log journal signed by parents/guardians to ensure they are reading at home.

- Multiplication and division strategies should be practised at home daily.


Graduation/ Transition

The students will participate in a formal graduation in term four.  During Term 1 a graduation jumper that has students names on the back is available to be purchased. Information will be sent home.

Grade 6 students also work closely with the nearby high-schools to help assist the students into the transition to year 7



 Grade 6 Carnival

This year the year 6's wll hold a carnival for the school community.  The aim is to celebrate our school by every year level participating by holding a stall or buying things.  More information can be found as the day draws closer. 


Excursions/ Incursions



Excursions and Incursions will be organised related to the units of work.


Notes will be sent home at the appropriate time.


Term 1: Sailing, Values Incursion– Brothers and Sisters


Term 2: GTAC science based incursions


Term 3: GTAC science based incursions


Term 4: Life Skills Incursions: Love & Relationships and Drug Education,


Big Day Out