Year 6

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Term 3 Overview

Welcome back to Term 3!

We have a teaching team of seven staff in Year 6 in 2017 and their contact details are listed below. The protocol we are adopting to contact teachers is as follows:

  • If you wish to contact one of the teaching staff, email should be the first option
  • You are always welcome to meet with our year 6 teaching staff but please make an appointment via email beforehand
  • We would love parent involvement in this year so let us know how you can best contribute

We are looking forward to another exciting term.


Our teaching foci for Term 3 is as follows:


  • Probability investigations - Looking at the probability of events, outcomes, fractions, decimals and percentages language
  • Sales manager - Rostering, wages, shop layout, percentages
  • Travel agent - Timezones, coordinates, location and mapping, money maths
  • Maths pathways - This is a personally tailored numeracy program that based on diagnostic results will have students working at levels they should be in all numeracy areas. We will be working on pathways twice a week.


Non-fiction literacy - Deeper learning

  • 'Perspectives'-developing a sense of a global perspective in students. Looking at global issues and supply chains and how students are linked to the rest of the world.
  • Culminating in students 'taking action' on a global issue of their choice, from their perspective as a grade six student in North Melbourne. 
  • Literacy focus on information texts, explanation texts and persuasive texts. 


Fiction literacy

  • Inference of comics, current news images, creating engaging written inferences, inferences from short texts
  • Connections - text-to-text, text-to-self, text-to-world. Focus on how it helps comprehension in reading.
  • Poetry - Song writing, analysis and inference of poetry, use of tone and beats to aid poetry/songs, creation of poetry with a focus on vocabulary choice
  • Reading comprehension - Heraldsun kids, Readworx and explicit comprehension from short texts
  • Reading for pleasure



  • Character strengths, nutrition, and gratitude
  • Think before you act online and in life
  • Zero tolerance to bullying, mental and physical abuse
  • Conflict resolution



  • Biological - Feeding the future, adaptations, genetics
  • Earth & Space


Excursions and incursions

  • Just like me - Aims to make primary school aged Australians aware of other cultures, the similarities, and differences between themselves and their peers in impoverished countries. It encourages students to develop a deeper, action-based understanding and response to global inequality.
  • Science focus - TBD


Other important aspects of our term:

  • We will continue our work on the writing process during our creative writing sessions.
  • Creative opportunities
  • Homework - will be focussed on practise opportunities from class work. There will be a student wellbeing focus as well.
  • Greater use of SEESAW as student driven evidence base for their goals and feedback tool.


At all times we will be asking our children to apply the 21st century learner competencies to their studies as they think critically, collaborate, explore their creativity, ask questions as curious learners, develop their character and communicate to the greater community as global citizens.


Emily Marlow – 6A

Phone extension: 160 or voicemail 260

Luke Ryan – 6B

Phone extension: 160 or voicemail 260

Lisa Higgins - 6B (Thursday & Friday)

Tom McCormick – 6C

Phone extension: 160 or voicemail 260

Helen Benjamin – 6D

Phone extension: 160 or voicemail 260

Eddie Alexander – 6E

Phone extension: 160 or voicemail 260

Danica Cashman – Teaching Support