Welcome to the first day of Year Six!
We hope you have enjoyed your Summer break and are just as excited as we are to see you all tomorrow! Your teachers have been busy preparing your classrooms for your arrival. The following information will hopefully answer some ‘first day’ questions you may have.
- Remember to pack your hat, drink bottle, lunch and snacks, and fully charged iPad in your school bag.
- If you arrive at school before 8.30am, please put your school bag neatly on the bench outside your classroom and make your way to the undercover area.
- Your teacher will welcome you into the classroom at 8.30am.
- You can say your ‘goodbyes’ to Mum and Dad before you enter the classroom.
- Please bring your iPad and your ‘Crunch n Sip’ inside to put on your desk, and your drink bottle will need to be placed in the trolley by the door.
- We will unpack the rest of our school stationery throughout the day, so please leave everything else inside your school bag for the morning.
- Our school day will conclude at 3pm, where students will wait for collection at the front of the school.
If your child has a Medical Alert Plan (Asthma/Anaphylaxis/Allergies etc.) or walks or rides on their own to school, parents will need to complete the necessary forms as soon as possible, available from administration desk.
Our Parent Information Evening is being held on Tuesday 2nd February at 5.45pm – 6.15pm in the Multi Purpose Room – We would love to see a representative from each family attend. It is here that you will hear some of our important messages for Year Six. Our Parent Information Booklet for Term 1 will be available shortly on the St Emilie’s website.
Have a good sleep and a healthy breakfast, and we will see you all very soon!
Year Six Teachers 2021 (Mrs Chantelle Carruthers & Mrs Tahni Green)
This week our Year 6 Science Inquiry students presented their mini-sprinters to an invited parent audience.
Kieran demonstrated the angle of the solar panel.
Then the students took their vehicles outside to race them on the track.
Congratulations to all the students who took on the challenge to build a mini-sprinter this year. It was a challenging task with lots of modifications required along the journey.
Mrs Cogger knew it was going to be a very hot day so she treated all of the students to a soft drink can after they had raced their vehicles.
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