In Maths we have been learning about angles. We first revised the different types of angles: actute, right, obtuse, straight, reflex and revolution and how to identify them using their specific characteristics and measurements in degrees.
We then moved onto learning about parallel and perpendicular lines and complementary and supplementary angles.
The activity to show our understanding has been to make a creative angles poster using a variety of images and even our smiling flexible bodies!
As a result of studying this topic, students are now able to:
• recognise angles in terms of rotation
• classify and describe angles
• describe the various angle types in terms of degrees
• relate angles to shape
• name an angle
• identify and name parallel and perpendicular lines, vertical and horizontal lines
Jess Aarons’ greatest ambition is to be the fastest runner in his grade. He’s been practicing all summer and can’t wait to see his classmates’ faces when he beats them all. But on the first day of school, a new girl boldly crosses over to the boys’ side and outruns everyone.
We have begun reading our new novel for this term ‘Bridge to Terabithia’ and have started to make some great predictions and connections to the book already.
Each week we have to sort a number of vocabulary words into categories: ‘We know what it means…’ ‘We sort of know what it means…’ ‘We don’t know what it means…’
This helps us to then discover the meaning of different words we come across when reading which assists our comprehension and our understanding of the book.
This term some of the reading strategies we will be focusing on are to:
• Predict: Use evidence and prior knowledge to help you think about what will happen in a text.
• Infer: Use evidence and prior knowledge to help find out important details that the author doesn’t specifically tell you.
• Visualise: Use the words and details in the text to make pictures in your head.
• Question: Ask questions while reading to help monitor your understanding.
• Connect: Make connections between what you read, your own experiences, other books, and the world.
• Evaluate: Use your own opinions to talk about a text.
• Summarise: Brainstorm and write about the most important details about a text.
• Determine Importance: Come up with what is the most important things about a text.
• Synthesise: Organise, recall, and recreate information, and fit it in with what you already know.
All readers should use these strategies to help them make sense of what they are reading.
The Year Sixes have started to write their Leadership speeches. The students are all really excited at the chance to express their desire to lead our school and their respective Houses.
As a class we discussed the qualities of a good leader:
- Being honest and approachable
- Good clear communication
- Having confidence
- A strong commitment
- A positive attitude
- Creativity and enthusiasm
As Year Six students, we are all leaders! This past semester we have a thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to show the above qualities through leadership school roles and responsibilities in our committees. Some of the special leadership roles we have undertaken include:
- Monday assemblies
- Observing our school and classrooms ensuring they are neat, tidy and looked after
- Helping out other teachers and students with daily fitness activities
- Peer mentoring – Helping the students at recess and lunch time
- Office jobs
We looked forward to continuing these roles and responsibilities next term and for the rest of the year 😉
In Year Six we are learning about chance (probability) we discussed different scenarios and worked together to chose the most appropriate word, fraction, decimal and percentage to describe the likelihood of the event occurring.
We also participated in a couple of games where we looked at predicting likely outcomes from chance events and distinguishing these from surprising results.
Next we will be looking at the ways to display our results through tables and graphs which is called data representation.
Positive and Negative Numbers
Positive numbers are any numbers greater than zero, for example: 1, 2.9, 3.14159, 40000, and 0.0005. For each positive number, there is a negative number that is its opposite. We write the opposite of a positive number with a negative or minus sign in front of the number, and call these numbers negative numbers.
We played a couple of different math games to help our understanding.
Zero to Hero! Winner being the person the closest/furthest from Zero.
How big are you? Comparing our cards (red cards from the deck being negative numbers and the black cards being positive). We also ordered and compared them afterwards.
We have been investigating Prime Numbers in Mathematics. We have had some challenging questions to answer:
– Is 1 a Prime Number?
– Which Number between 1-30 has the most factors?
– 13 and 31 are Prime Numbers, can you think of any other 2 digits that remain as Prime Numbers when reversed!
Our heads are hurting but we have had lots of fun working them out!
We also learnt a new word in maths… INTEGERS!
An integer (from the Latin integer meaning “whole”) is a number that can be written without a fractional component. For example, 21, 4, 0, and −2048 are integers, while 9.75, 512, and √2 are not.
We are now moving on to learn about the following:
Square and Triangle numbers
Factors and Multiples
Please find the PP Grid for Week 2 & 3 below:
Students have been given a printed copy of the grid for their homework folders.
Students will also have a printed copy of , but it can also be found here
Have a great week!