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.
What a Week One!
We have enjoyed an exciting start to Term Three, in Year Six. Both classes have welcomed student teachers from Notre Dame University. In Six Blue, we have Miss Schultz and in Six Gold, Mr Martin.
Miss Sarah Schultz
Hi! I’m Sarah Schultz. I’ll be joining Year 6 Blue for Term 3. I am in my fourth year of my Bachelor of Education (Primary).
Mr Simon Martin
Hi! I’m Simon Martin, and I’ll be joining Year 6 Gold for Term 3. I’m in my final year of my Master of Teaching (Primary) after having previously earned a degree in Media Studies, Journalism and Philosophy.
We wish Miss Schultz and Mr Martin every success in their school experience this term!
Last term, the Year Six students nominated for a position as their House Captain or Vice Captain. The speech prepared by each and every student was very compelling and something that they can all feel very proud of. It was very difficult for all involved to choose who they would give their vote to. On Thursday this week, the wait for the Year Six nominees was finally over and the results were announced. It was so wonderful to see the students cheering and genuinely delighted for their friends who were successful, as well as the pride and joy in the faces of those who received a new badge.
Here are our Captains and Vice Captains for each house…
All of our new House Leaders
We know that they will do us proud, along with all of their class mates, as they all continue to be great role models and fantastic leaders.
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 😉
On Friday 17th June we celebrated a very special day – The feast of St. Emilie de Vialar. To celebrate the beautiful and devoted person she was, we recreated our own stained glass window of either St Emilie herself or an image to represent the feast day for 2020.
We created these by drawing, outlining and colouring using various amounts of pressure. For the sections we wanted to be brighter, we pressed harder and for the sections we wanted more transparent, we pressed lightly. We then painted a coat of vegetable oil and let them dry.
We are pretty impressed with the finished product and the photos don’t do them justice. In the sun they look pretty fantastic!
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.