Presentation on theme: "Welcome to the Year Six Parent Information Evening"— Presentation transcript:
1 Welcome to the Year Six Parent Information Evening Mrs Lynette Camilleri-BlemingsMiss Jodie OliveMr Mathew MillsMonday 2nd February 2015
2 A Prayer for Parents…. Loving Lord, Look upon our School Family: Those with whom we journey each day,Help us to strengthen and support each otherFor the Christian education of the young.Extend our visionAnd work in us each dayThe miracle of touching hearts amongst all to whom you send us.God in our midst,Renew us in faith and commitment,And continue to inspire us With your spirit.Amen.
3 Religion Students will participate in a daily Religion lesson. The four strands which will be covered are:MoralityPrayerBeliefsSacraments
4 ReligionThis term we will be covering Sacraments.The focus being on the Liturgical Calendar and Liturgical Seasons.Prayer Assemblies and Liturgies6C Prayer Assembly – Thursday 5th February (Week 2)6C Liturgy – Friday 6th March (Week 6)6O Liturgy – Friday 27th March (Week 9)All for Year 6 will attend Parish Mass - Friday 13th March (Week 7)You are welcome to attend all assemblies and liturgies
5 English Australian Curriculum Language (knowing about the English language)Literature (understanding, appreciating, responding to, analysing and creating literature)Literacy (expanding the repertoire of English usage)
6 English This term the students will construct: News Report News Report Oral PresentaionPersuasive Letter – Letter of RequestEach assessment piece will be introduced with a criteria sheet to outline the task.The requirements will be broken down during class with time provided to create a draft copy.
7 English READING Regular reading opportunities of a variety of texts Whole class and guided readingStamina readingReading Comprehension (text book)WRITINGModelled writing and guided writingStudents write a variety of texts –texts types, free writing, writing on demand, reading response writing.SKILLSWeekly spelling focus – spelling words in conjunction with Spelling Rules text bookWeekly grammar and punctuation focus
8 Mathematics Australian Curriculum Number and AlgebraMeasurement and GeometryStatistics and ProbabilityDaily mental computationProblem solving and investigationsReal world scenariosHands on learning
9 MathematicsTextbook- Maths Plus 6There are a variety of teaching methods used to teach various concepts. The textbook is used to reinforce concepts taught.It is expected that all students showworking methods when solving algorithms.Students are taught the correct processesand setting out for different algorithms.
10 History Australia as a Nation Inquiry based learning. Key figures and events leading to Australia’s Federation.Stories of migrants.Contributions of individuals and groups to the development of Australian Society.
11 Science Australian Curriculum Science Understanding.Science as a Human Endeavour.Science Inquiry Skills.
12 Science Earthquake Explorers Inquiry based learning Links to English text type –news reportNatural hazards and natural disastersEarth’s composition –Layers of the Earth andthe tectonic platesEffects of earthquakesMeasuring earthquake intensity
13 TechnologyDesigning an earthquake resistant building.
14 Geography A Diverse and Connected World Inquiry based learningLocation of countriesDifference in economic, demographic and social characteristics between countries across the worldCultural diversity in the worldAustralia’s connections with other countries
16 Geography Investigation Investigation: How do people’s connections to places affect their perception of them?Peruse travel brochures and decide on a country that you would like to visit, based on the information and pictures presented in the travel brochures alone. This task requires you to investigate your country from different perspectives in order to answer to question, ‘Is my chosen country really a great destination?’
18 Support Personnel Miss Paula Scanlan – School Counsellor Mrs Donna Clarke – Learning SupportMrs Shelly Baker – School LibrarianMrs Roslyn Horsfall – Instrumental Music
19 HomeworkHomework will be distributed on a Friday and students are expected to hand in all homework on the following ThursdayIan Lillico Homework Grid – compulsory and optional requirementsParents are asked to sign their child’s activitiesBook work expectations demonstrated to studentsWeekly spelling and number facts focus tested each Friday
20 School Diaries Each child has a school diary. Develop organisational skills.Prepare the students for the routine ofhigh school.Time management.Students take their diaries home on a daily basis and must return them to school each day.
21 School Website and Class Pages Access the latest news and events, the school newsletter, tuckshop menu and class pages (including homework sheet).Search ‘St Patrick’s Emerald’To access class pages, click on the ‘Student Portal’ icon.
22 BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT School rules Year 4 – Year 6 At St Patrick’s School we will strive to:Treat all people with respect and consideration in the way we act in our school.Achieve our best in all set tasks and consider others’ right to learn.Use school and personal property and equipment carefully and responsibly.Maintain pride in ourselves by wearing our uniforms correctly.
23 Important Information Bookwork policyNeat, legible and appropriately organised.Includes homework book.ReportingIssued 2nd and 4th termInterviews will be conducted at the beginning of Term 2.Can be requested at any time throughout the year.Please arrange an appropriate time for meetings.
24 Year Six LeadersAll Year Six students are presented with a leadership badge.Year Six School and House Captains – Speeches Week 2Wednesday 9:15am – BoysThursday 9:30am – GirlsAll captains announced on assembly Friday 14th February 2014
25 Year Six Leaders Peer Support Leaders beginning Term 3 Involvement in Mini Vinnies – social justice program for primary school students.
26 Year Six Camp Canberra and Sydney Term 3 Second last week 7th – 12th SeptemberApproximate costs $950Fundraising ideas – see Belinda Whittaker
27 Thank you for making the time to join us tonight Thank you for making the time to join us tonight. Please feel free to move to your child’s classroom to talk with your child’s teacher: 6C – Mrs Lynette Camilleri-Blemings 6O – Miss Jodie Olive 6M – Mr Mathew Mills