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Year 6

From the Teachers
In year 6, home revision is designed to consolidate classroom learning and help students develop positive study habits required for high school. It is important that students focus on independently managing their time, asking for adult clarification if necessary. Children are also encouraged to ensure that class assignments are completed in the given time frame and if given permission by their teacher, may work on these assignments at home to help them finish tasks by the due date. 

A reminder that work completed through the Home Learning Hub will not be assessed by teachers and therefore does not need to be sent into school. 

English

At Garran Primary school we believe that literacy learning should feature in all learning areas of the curriculum and be interwoven through everything we do. Literacy is the means by which we communicate, whether by comprehending the thoughts, ideas and intentions of others, or in communicating our own thoughts, ideas and intentions. With this in mind we must build receptive skills (listening, reading and viewing) and expressive skills (speaking, writing, visually representing), as outlined in the Australian Curriculum.

Mathematics

At Garran Primary School we believe that learning Mathematics creates opportunities for, and enriches the lives of, our students. We believe that having a sound understanding of Mathematics is essential for our students to make sense of the world around them, enabling them to make informed decisions and solve problems efficiently. We nurture our students to see themselves as capable mathematical thinkers, who can apply mathematical reasoning skills and understanding in their everyday lives.

Wellbeing

A strong sense of wellbeing provides children with self-confidence and optimism which can maximise learning potential. It includes feelings of life satisfaction, happiness, and social adaptability as well as good physical health. A strong sense of wellbeing encourages children to explore their environment, interact positively with others and can create a sense of agency in students.

English

Curriculum Overview

Receptive modes (listening, reading and viewing)

By the end of Year 6, students understand how the use of text structures can achieve particular effects. They analyse and explain how language features, images and vocabulary are used by different authors to represent ideas, characters and events. Students compare and analyse information in different and complex texts, explaining literal and implied meaning. They select and use evidence from a text to explain their response to it. They listen to discussions, clarifying content and challenging others’ ideas.


Productive modes (speaking, writing and creating)

Students understand how language features and language patterns can be used for emphasis. They show how specific details can be used to support a point of view. They explain how their choices of language features and images are used. Students create detailed texts elaborating on key ideas for a range of purposes and audiences. They make presentations and contribute actively to class and group discussions, using a variety of strategies for effect. They demonstrate an understanding of grammar, and make considered vocabulary choices to enhance cohesion and structure in their writing. They use accurate spelling and punctuation for clarity and make and explain editorial choices based on criteria.

 

English Resources

Grammarly
Grammarly scans your text for common grammatical mistakes (like misused commas) and complex ones (like misplaced modifiers). Students are encouraged to use this as an editing tool.

Behind The News
Behind the News is a fun, accessible way for upper primary and secondary students to learn about what's happening in the world around them.

Pobble
This website provides a huge range of images that can be used as writing prompts. Questions, sentence starters and text types ideas are also included for each image.

Education ABC -First Australians
A selection of the best resources from Education ABC's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures collection. 

Kids News
Kids News is a free news-based literacy tool for children. This ready to go literacy resource provides current daily news stories, written in child appropriate language. Each article is followed by prompting questions, a glossary, quizzes and further reading links.

Mathematics

Curriculum Overview

By the end of Year 6, students recognise the properties of prime, composite, square and triangular numbers. They describe the use of integers in everyday contexts. They solve problems involving all four operations with whole numbers. Students connect fractions, decimals and percentages as different representations of the same number. They solve problems involving the addition and subtraction of related fractions. Students make connections between the powers of 10 and the multiplication and division of decimals. They describe rules used in sequences involving whole numbers, fractions and decimals.


Students connect decimal representations to the metric system and choose appropriate units of measurement to perform a calculation. They make connections between capacity and volume. They solve problems involving length and area. They interpret timetables. Students describe combinations of transformations. They solve problems using the properties of angles. Students compare observed and expected frequencies. They interpret and compare a variety of data displays including those displays for two categorical variables. They interpret secondary data displayed in the media. Students locate fractions and integers on a number line. They calculate a simple fraction of a quantity. They add, subtract and multiply decimals and divide decimals where the result is rational. Students calculate common percentage discounts on sale items. They write correct number sentences using brackets and order of operations. Students locate an ordered pair in any one of the four quadrants on the Cartesian plane. They construct simple prisms and pyramids. Students describe probabilities using simple fractions, decimals and percentages.

 

Mathematics Resources

Mathletics

Mathletics can provide valuable maths learning for students throughout their entire school journey, from the start of primary school to the end of secondary. As students mature, so does the program, providing updated visuals, challenges, and activities that will keep them captivated with maths. Every Student at Garran Primary has an account with Mathletics

Prodigy

Children will enjoy practicing maths at home while they explore a fantasy world packed with action and adventure. Prodigy Math Game’s adaptive algorithm matches children’s learning style and grade level. 


Khan Academy

Khan Academy is an American non-profit educational organisation with the goal of creating a set of online tools that help educate students. The organisation produces short mathematics lessons in the form of videos. Its website also includes supplementary practice exercises.

Education

Education.com provides a large database of printable worksheets and activities for students covering many curriculum areas.

Home School Maths

This is a comprehensive collection of free printable math worksheets for sixth grade, organised by topics such as multiplication, division, exponents, place value, algebraic thinking, decimals, measurement units, ratio, percent, prime factorization, GCF, LCM, fractions, integers, and geometry. They are randomly generated, printable from your browser, and include the answer key.

Wellbeing

 Overview

At Garran Primary School we strongly believe that the best learning takes place when student's have a chance to not only focus on curriculum but also on their own personal wellbeing. This may include getting a good nights sleep, eating healthy food, exercising, having time to decompress and debrief at the end of the day and spending quality time with family, carer's and friends. Looking after ones wellbeing will look different for everyone.

 
 
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Wellbeing Resources

Cosmic Yoga
Cosmic Kids Yoga was created to introduce the benefits of yoga and mindfulness while kids are having fun. They use stories, role-play and a good portion of silliness to make yoga and mindfulness fun for kids. Cosmic Kid's Yoga encourages children to move and stretch their bodies. It also teaches a focus on breathing, relaxation and visualisation. 

Smiling Mind
Learning mindfulness does not start or end in the classroom, parents and family members also play a key role. Smiling Mind is a unique tool developed by psychologists and educators to help bring balance to your life.

Kidspot Kids Cooking
Get the kids in the kitchen and making these fun recipes that will keep both their hands and brains busy!

Best Colouring pages for Kids
Mandalas bring relaxation and comfort to people all over the world. This webpage allows you to print out mandalas of varying difficulties for your children to colour.

Mindful
When we teach mindfulness to kids, we equip them with tools to build self-esteem, manage stress, and skillfully approach challenges. Explore the guide on how to introduce mindfulness and meditation to your children... at any age.

Hey Sigmund
Every day there are stunning new insights into the human mind and the way we work, love, play, behave, relate, think and feel. We are learning more and more about what it means to be human, and how to master the art. Now more than ever, anybody who is any version of human has something to gain from the science of psychology. This website contains the latest research and news in psychology. It attempts to bring psychology into the mainstream, unfolding the brilliance that happens within the scientific realm. The website contains videos that help explain anxiety to children and adults alike as well of ideas for coping strategies for all different ages. 

Highlights Kids
highlights kids help children become their best selves by publishing content and creating experiences that engage, delight, and foster joyful learning. These include, puzzles, games, articles, recipes and craft ideas.

Australian Curriculum Resources

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All Learning Area Achievement Standards

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Information for Parents and Carers
of Year 6 Students