Year Level Information - Year Six
Please click here for the Year 6 Welcome Newsletter.
Our program is focused on ‘Literature Appreciation’ of quality novels of ‘substance’. Only quality novels with a social message are selected! Groups meet once a week on Tuesdays at 9.00am for an hour. We set up small groups of 6 – 8 students of mixed ability and assign an adult to read the novel whilst children follow. The leader drives the session initiating and promoting discussion of plot and character, answering questions and generally leading the group through the book. Some of the popular novels in our program are – ‘The Power of One’, ‘Mao’s Last Dancer’, ‘Chinese Cinderella’, ‘Holes’, ‘A Bridge to Terabithia’, ‘The Good Liar’, ‘Parvana’, ‘Parvana’s Journey’, ‘Dougy’, ‘Titanic’, ‘The Boy in Striped Pyjamas’ and ‘The Bombing of Darwin’.
We would be unable to offer such a valuable Literacy activity without parent support. Expressions of interest will go out in Term 1. We appreciate parents giving up their valuable time to assist the Year 6 children every week. These Literacy sessions will continue for the whole year.
Four differentiated enrichment groups operate in Year 6. The extension program uses the Inquiry process to transfer skills to real-world situations. It also incorporates a range of higher level thinking programs such as the Australasian Problem Solving Mathematical Olympiads (APSMO) and the Fibonacci Program, and generally extends all topics covered in Year 6.
At the beginning of each year, co-ordinators and teachers decide the homework expectations for the year level in accordance with the Department of Education & Training (DET) homework guidelines and notify parents.
See also Homework Guidelines.
Children in Year 6 purchase a special bomber jacket from the Uniform Shop to wear for their final year at Primary School. The jacket is printed with all the Year 6 children’s names, teachers and the school year. The children usually wear these jackets all year round, then have them signed by friends and teachers on their last day of Primary School! Order forms are sent out at the end of Year 5 so the jackets are ready early in Term 1 of Year 6.
Units of Inquiry - Year Six
WHO WE ARE WHERE WE ARE IN PLACE AND TIME HOW WE EXPRESS OURSELVES HOW THE WORLD WORKS HOW WE ORGANISE OURSELVES SHARING THE PLANET CENTRAL IDEA
Different cultures are influenced by many factors
Present day cultures are influenced by cultures from the past
Leaders possess unique qualities
YEAR 6 EXHIBITION
Wednesday 24 July, 2019
Economic activity depends on systems of production, exchange and consumption of goods and services
Earth is a unique planet in our solar system
LINES OF INQUIRY
- Key aspects of a country
- Issues effecting the people
- Customs, values, rituals, celebrations and lifestyle
- Links between this country and Australian traditions
LINES OF INQUIRY
- Events leading to Australia’s involvement in war since Federation
- The changing face of Australian society throughout the 20th Century
- The contribution of individuals and groups to the development of Australian society
LINES OF INQUIRY
- The meaning of leadership
- Attributes of a good leader
- Issues that inspire leaders
- The ways we can demonstrate leadership at school and in the community
LINES OF INQUIRY
- The role of supply and demand
- The distribution of goods and services
- Our repsonsibility as consumers
LINES OF INQUIRY
- The features of the universe
- Earth’s place in the universe
- Space exploration
- The way advancements in technology and space travel have affected society
You can assist your child with their studies by discussing relevant information at home. We are encouraging our students to take independent action in response to our Units of Inquiry. This may involve bringing to school any books, posters, etc., that may be of interest to the class. Please ensure all items are named.
Click here to find out more about the PYP and the six transdisciplinary themes.
Year Six children participate in a variety of incursions/excursions related to our Units of Inquiry, for example:
- Art Incursion
- Japanese Incursion
- History Box Incursion
- Scienceworks Planetarium Excursion
- Sandringham College Musical Excursion
- Shrine Excursion
- Police Academy Excursion
- ‘Girls on the Go!’/’Rock and Water’ Wellbeing Program
- Resilience Program
- End-of-year Interpersonal Development
Click here to find out more about our Excursions and Incursions procedure.
A significant feature of the Curriculum are our Specialist Programs which operate for all classes on a weekly basis; Japanese, The Arts – Music, Physical Education and The Arts – Visual Arts.
A ‘Specialist News’ update is provided each Term for ALL year levels – a reminder for parents is included in the School Newsletter when the latest edition has been uploaded. Click here to access Specialist News.
In Japanese lessons, Year Six students:
- Are exposed to Japanese pronunciation, intonation and body language of native speakers of Japanese.
- Begin to understand and use Japanese within the world of their own experience and imagination, with some topics drawn from other domains, including exchanging simple personal information and opinions, and performing short skits in Japanese.
- Continue to develop their language skills and understand Japanese culture through a variety of activities such as language games, origami, songs, Japanese video/DVDs and project work.
- Participate in a calligraphy contest (Semester 2).
- Interact with Japanese primary school children by exchanging cards, emails, skype, twitter, etc.
- BNPS students participate in a Japanese incursion every two years (sushi making demonstration, Kendo Martial Art or Japanese Drumming).
For more information, see Specialist Programs – Japanese.
The Arts – Music
For more information, see Specialist Programs – Music.
For more information, see Specialist Programs – Physical Education.
The Arts – Visual Arts
For more information, see Specialist Programs – Art.
- BNPS Instrumental Music Program
- Buddy Program
- Camping Program
- Circle Time
- Early Morning Maths
- Exhibition (PYP)
- House Athletics
- House Cross Country
- House Swimming
- Inter-school Sports
- Lunch Clubs
- Premiers’ Reading Challenge
- Singing Lessons
- Student Leadership
- Swimming Program
- Wellbeing Programs
- Year Six Sport
For daily procedures, communication, reporting and assessment and anything else you would like to know about Beaumaris North Primary School, please refer to our A – Z Parent Guide.