Welcome to Yr 6 2014

N.B. Parents please refer to Parents Page for Term 3's Curriculum Overview
Homework Week 1 Term 3
Homework Week 2 Term 3
Homework Week 3 Term 3
Homework Week 4 Term 3
Homework Week 5 Term 3
Homework Week 6 Term 3
Homework Week 7 Term 3
Homework Week 8 Term 3
Homework Weeks 9 & 10
Assessment Catch up Weeks :
Make sure that all Key Learning Area assessment tasks have been completed and submitted.

Assessment Tasks Term 3 - ( Assessment Tasks should be completed at school as instructions are given during lessons on what is required for each task. )

IMATHS INVESTIGATION 4 - Assessment Tasks Due Week 5
1. Term 3 Speech
2. Writing Journal
3. Guided Reading Activities
4. Qld Cursive Writing
5. ACER Pat R 6
6. Weekly Spelling List Words
7. Weekly Comprehension
8. Premiers Reading Challenge Log
  1. Create a Rubric : Individual Strategic Plan to promote Health and Well Being in reference to the 5 Dimensions of Health for the 10 Weeks of Term 3
  2. Create a Holistic Health Activity Book incorporating the 5 Dimensions of Health; The Rubric will be the contents page of your Activity Book
  3. Promote, organize, implement and participate in Health and Well Being experiences and activities by sharing your 'Holistic Health Activity Book' with your peers.
  4. Your book requires 10 Activities for each of the 5 Dimensions of Health - Instructions should be clear - Use coloured or black and white labelled illustrutations to enhance your text.
Unit 1 : Create a visual or multimodal representation of a key message of an Old Testament prophet.
1. Answer the question : What is a Prophet?
2. Answer the question : Why should we learn about Old Testament Prophets ?
3. Create a Concept Web or Mobile or Poster listing the Old Testament Prophets ( Photograph your Poster, Concept Web or Mobile to be include into your assignment)
5. Using the Heading ' World Behind The Text'
Find out as much as you can about your chosen prophet ( Who? What? When? Why? How?)
Use Maps, Illustrations, Grpahs, Pictures etc....
View videos on the life of your chosen prophet
6. Answer as many questions as you can about the prophet eg:
  • Who was the prophet?
  • When did he live?
  • Where did he live?
  • How did he live?
  • What major events were happening at the time?
  • What was his role? Eg:- King, preacher, predictor, watchman, messenger, priest.
  • Who were his family/friends etc….
  • Who did he preach to?
  • Who were the rulers of his country at that time?
  • What was his main message?
  • Where can he be found in the Bible?
  • How did he communicate with God?
  • How did the people of his time accept him?
7. Using The Heading 'World Within The Text'
Find out as much as you can about the Text ( Who?, What?, When?, Where?, Why?, How? )
8. Answer as many questions as you can:
  • What type of writing is this text?
  • Is there a particular structure to this text?
  • Who are the characters in the text
  • What happens in this text?
  • Who speaks and who is silenced
  • Where does the story take place?
  • What type of writing is this text? eg:- Letter, narrative, poem, myth, oracle –God speaking to people through a person
  • What is the plot?
  • Does the text foreshadow future events?
  • What words in the text need clarification or exploring?
  • What is the main message of the text?
  • What is the authors purpose?
9. Using the heading: ' World Infront of the Text'
10. Answer as many questions as you can about the text in relation to today's world eg:-
  • How does the world in which this text was first communicated differ from ours?
  • What would be the best way to present this text to today’s audience and why?
  • Create a graphic representation of this text for today’s audience eg:- Artistic Work, Collage, Poster, 3D model
  • Is this text relevant to people of the 21st Century?
  • What are micro-organisms ?
  • What types of micro-organisms are there?
  • Where do they live?
  • Draw and label examples of micro-organisms
  • Who was Anton van Leeuwenhoek and what did he do?
  • What is Yeast ?
  • What is the role of Yeast in Breadmaking ?
  • Create a Flow Chart of the Bread Making Process
  • Science Experiment Resource Sheet 3 - Yeast Sugar & Water
  • Science Experiment Resource Sheet 4 - Yeast , Hot, Warm Cold Water
  • Who were Drs Alexander Fleming, Howard Florey and Ernst Chain and what did they do ?
  1. Use the demographic retrieval chart of Australian population distribution that was created in history.
  2. Choose up to 6 countries to investigate; preferably countries that you have a cultural and historical connection with.
  3. Create a Rubric Using the following Headings : eg:- ( Choose countries of your own choice)
  4. Compare countries with regard to:

Political Stability
Environmental Conditions
Average Wage
Aust Migrant Population





New Zealander

1. Research data for each country chosen
2. Analyze the data of those countries
3 Use graphs, tables, pictures, illustrations, maps and symbols where appropriate, to compare the data.
4. Give explanations as to possible reasons why migrants from those countries came to Australia.

What influence did Britain and America have on the system of governments established in Australia?
What are Australia’s three levels of government?
How are each of the three governments structured?
What are the areas of responsibility of each of the three levels of government?

1. Term 1 Wks 1& 2 : Write and Practise Speech
2. Complete Assigned Tasks in English & Mathematics: Study Ladder Key Learning Area Strategies and Skills
29/1/2014 - 9/2/14
3.Bug Club Read assigned age level readers and complete Diary Reading Log for all Reading Completed.
Mr. P

In a 'nut shell' : Spelling Tasks
Mathematics Tasks
Reading Tasks
Speech Writing and Presentation

Week 3 -10/2/14
1. If you have nominated yourself to apply for the Delany Campus Leader, you will be presenting your speech this week. Please refer to the place, time and date. Voting for Campus Leader will take place on Friday 14th. Note : Extensions will not be given if you are not ready to present your speech because you are not prepared, lost your notes, left your palm cards at home etc...........in the words of Lord Robert Baden Powell founder of the Scout Movement:

'Be Prepared… the meaning of the motto is that scouts must prepare themselves by previously thinking out and practising how to act on any accident or emergency so that they are never taken by surprise'.

Click on the link: Date, Time and Place for Speeches

Click on the link: Please read and take note of how to present an effective persuasive speech

2. Where possible other students will present their 'Committee Member's Speech' during Class Time in front of Yr 6 Students. Once all students have completed their 'Committee Members Speech' and have been allocated a Committee, all Yr. 6 students in their Committees will then vote for a leader of each Committee - 'Boy & Girl'.

3. Click on the link : Spelling/ Maths/ Religion - Click on link and follow the directions

Mr. P

Week 4- 14/02/2014

I would like to congratulate all of the students who nominated themselves for the position of Campus Leader. A lot of hard work went into the preparation and practice of such well constructed speeches the results of which were of a Very High Standard.

Mr. Maitland had announced this afternoon after tallying the results from each class, that the ballot totals were very close ! He announced that the two students who gained the highest scores by a few points were Sheridan Lane and Cejay Alexander. A heart felt congratulations to the Delany Leaders, I wish them every success in carrying out their duties for this year.

All year six students will be presented with leadership badges in a formal Liturgy in the near future and the two Delany Leaders will be presented with their Delany Campus Leader badge at the same ceremony.

Homework ( Click on Link - Science, Maths, English, Spelling, Reading, Religion)

Week 5 - Camp Week

  • There will be no testing of Spellings, Comprehension, or Mental Arithmetic on Friday as we will be coming home from Camp
  • On Monday we will complete (Words In Action Unit 5 together in Class)
  • On Monday and Tuesday a selection of 'Committee Meeting Speeches' will be presented by the Year 6 students who have not yet presented; the speeches will need to be practised.
  • Monday & Tuesday H/W may be spent on Catching Up on some Assessment Tasks that you may not have finished during lessons:


English - Continue working on your Newspaper Report
Natural Disaster Newspaper Report - Features of a Newspaper Report - Assignment

Literature : Lion Witch And The Wardrobe - Click on the Link: Study Guide Activities
Ch1 and Ch2 Questions should have been answered in your Journal Writing Book
Key Learning Assessment Tasks for Term 1

Maths - Investigation One 'Rhymes to Riches' : imathskids.com.au use your student code to access the Plan and BLM
Download Plan & BLM 1.1 - Pascal's Triangle - The numbers in the pattern will match the numbers on the rusty keys found in the bag on the beach
Glue the Plan and BLM 1.1 into your Maths Grid Book
Read the poem p.8 of Student Book
List each category of numbers to be eliminated - Maths Grid Book
Work out all of the numbers to be eliminated - Maths Grid Book
The number left is the key you seek
Design a key with the magic number on it ! - Hand it in with your name on the back

Religion: How has the Catholic Church Contributed to the shaping of Australia?
  • Section 1 - What is the Catholic Church ?
  • Section 2- List of Catholic Organisations
  • Section 3- Brief Description of 10 Catholic Organisations and the work they do.
  • Section 4- Read **Matthew 25:31-40** and explain in your own words what the message is about in reference to the Church (Christians)
  • Section 5- Give an explanation of the Catholic Organisations that : feed the hungry, provide water for the thirsty, welcomes strangers, clothe the naked, care for the sick, minister to prisoners and care for refugees?
  • Section 6- In your Conclusion explain how the Australian Catholic Church fulfils Christ's mandate; commission to do corporal acts of mercy, as stated in **Matthew 25:31-40** and contributes to the shaping of Australia.

History Unit : Why and how did Australia become a Federation?

Section1. Definition of a Colony
Section2. Definition of a Federation
Section 3. Who were the Fathers of Federation?
Section 4. What were the reasons why the colonies chose to unite as a Federation?
Section 5. How and when did Australia become a Federation?

Geography: What are Australia's Global Connections between people and places?
    • Section 1. Draw or download maps of the world and label the geographical divisions of Asia into : North-East, South-East,
South Asia and West Asia (Middle East)
N.B. Use a different Map for each geographical division; 4 labelled maps in total, describe the boundary of the boundaries of each geographical region
and list the countries in each region.
    • Section 2 Identify examples of indigenous peoples who live in different regions in the world and write about their geographical location, culture and lifestyles, for example: the Maori of Aotearoa New Zealand, the First Nations of North America and the Orang Asli of Malaysia and Indonesia, the Aborigines of Australia and the Pacific Islanders.

Health: Complete your Personal Charter
  • Write your 2014 personal Goals and draw your illustrations with reference to 'STAR' Behaviours eg:
In 2014 I will try to keep myself and others safe by:
  • Walking on concreted areas
  • Following pedestrian rules of looking to the left and to the right before attempting to walk across roads
  • Speaking to please and not to tease
  • Acting sensibly in all situations
  • Being aware of Stranger Danger situations and not opening the door to or communicating with strangers
  • Using playground equipment correctly
  • Using objects, stationery, tools and instruments the way they were intended to be used.
  • Keeping water and liquids away from electrical equipment
  • Keeping my hands and body to myself and not harming anyone by my words or actions
  • Using the internet specifically for educational purposes under the strict supervision and guidance of my teachers and parents

In 2014 I will take responsibility by:
  • Looking after my personal property and the property of others
  • Keeping my desk and work area tidy
  • Becoming more independent by making decisions instead of relying on others
  • Managing my time well
  • Completing and handing in my assessment tasks on time

Science: Natural Disaster Storyboard ( Word Document - Two Columns- Left Side for Text - Right Side for Labelled Illustrations, Graphs, Photos)
  • Choose a Natural Disaster
  • Explain what it is eg:- What is a Bushfire ?
What is fire ? (Explain the Science behind the natural disaster)
  • Identify how the disaster occurs ( Use technical scientific language )
  • Describe the scales that are used by scientists to measure the disaster
  • Analyze and explain their affects on living and non-living things
  • State how scientists make early detections of the disasters and how they communicate this information to the public
  • Based on your research make predictions of where and when a natural disaster may likely occur
  • Provide scientific evidence for your prediction
  • Explain and Illustrate the safety procedures that need to be followed in the event one encounters a disaster
  • Create a 3D labelled model to represent the disaster

Assessments require:
Title Page
Topic :

Reference Page in alphabetical order citing the source of the information used; this includes photos, graphs and illustrations

N.B. The Above assessment tasks are required to be completed by Week 9 preferably At School During Lessons, however, work may also need to be completed at home due to absences from school as a result of family circumstances.

Homwork Week 6 - 2/03/2014
Yr 6 Wk 6 T1 HW.docx
Homework Week 7- 9/03/2014
Yr6 Wk7 T1 HW
Homework Week 8 17/03/14
Yr 6 Wk 8 T1 HW
Homework Week 9 24/03/14
Yr 6 Wk 9 T1 HW
Yr 6 Wk 10 H/W .
1. Complete any unfinished Term 1 assessment tasks
2. Prepare a well rehearsed item for an end of term talent quest
Yr 6 Wk 1 Term 2:
Wk1 Term 2 : Curriculum Overview
  • Make sure that you understand the requirement of your subject assessment tasks for Term 2
  • You need to begin reading around the topics and begin taking notes
  • Ask questions to clarify any concerns
  • You will be guided through the tasks during lessons


Unit 2. What are the 5 Dimensions of Health and what can be done to influence the safety and well being of others ?

  1. Dimensions of Health – Concept Web
  2. Factors Affecting Health: Poster
  3. Health Journal with lesson notes and topic investigations on the 5 dimensions of health
Unit 2: Helping Build A Nation.
  1. Religion Journal of activities completed during lessons
  2. Retrieval Chart of Catholic Australian Data
  3. Biography of a prominent Catholic Australian with a personal reflection on how he/she has helped to change Australian Society.
Unit 2. Chemical Sciences - Changes in materials can be reversible or irreversible ; such as melting, freezing, evaporating; or irreversible, such as burning and rusting.

  • Using the Science Experiment Templates, record in your Science Journal: predictions, graphs, diagrams, observations and conclusions reached from experiments and communicate your explanations in various ways that demonstrate:

  1. What happens when common materials are mixed
  2. The solubility of common materials in water
  3. The change in state caused by heating and cooling of familiar substances
  4. Investigate irreversible changes in materials and record results
  5. Explore how reversible changes can be used to recycle materials

Unit 2 Inquiry Question: What are the connections Australia has with other countries and how do these connections change people and places ?
In your Geography Journal divide your pages under the following headings; using two pages for each heading:
  1. Social
  2. Cultural
  3. Political
  4. Demographic
  5. Economic
  6. Historical
  7. Humanitarian
  8. Defence
Write a definition of each heading showing that you understand their meanings
Research Australia's connections with other countries take notes, illustrations, diagrams, graphs etc.....

Investigation 3 Topics: Educational Entrepreneur
NA12 : Equivalent Fractions
NA13: Adding and subtracting fractions
NA14: Fractions as divisions
NA20: Renaming percentages as fractions
SP1 : Probability
SP2: Judgements
Problem Solving Strategy : Act out the problem
Investigation 7 Topics : Fantasy Flight
NA15: Decimal addition and subtraction
NA21: Discounts
NA22: Operations with money
MG6: Read and interpret timetables
MG7: Add and subtract time
MG9: International time zones
MG14: Latitude and longitude
Problem Solving Strategy : PS6 Check for relevant or irrelevant information
  1. Handwriting Conventions Queensland : Queensland Cursive – Lessons pp 14 -24
  2. Weekly Spelling Graded List Words: Sound Waves 6 : Units 11-21
  3. ACER Standardized Spelling Test 2
  4. PM Bench Mark Comprehension Individual Reading Programme
  5. Biography of Georges Méliès
  6. Writing Journal Activities based on the novel Inventions of Hugo Cabret
  7. Public Speaking Competition : Prepare and present a speech of your own choice
Unit 2: Inquiry Question: How did Australian Society Change in the 20th Century?

Assessment: Time Line of historical significant events and the people who helped to bring about social change in Australia’s history throughout the 20th Century

Divide your History Journal Pages using the following dates 2 pages per section:
  • 1900-1920
  • 1921-1940
  • 1941-1960
  • 1961-1980
  • 1981-1999
    1. Read The Pearson Class History Books : In Your History Journal under the above dates, record the key events that led to changes in Australian Society and the people who helped to bring about the changes that had a marked effect on people's lives. Explore experiences of Australian democracy and citizenship, including the rights and status of specific groups of people.

Homework Term 2 Wk 2
Homework Term 2 Wk3
Homework Term 2 Wk 4 - It is important that you Log into Studyladder and practise the Set Tasks, as these will help with the consolidation and understanding of
fractions that applications of which are required for Investigation Three Topics
Homework Term 2 Wk 5 - Vocabulary Building, Spelling, Reading Log, Note-Taking
Homework Term 2 Wk 6 - Vocabulary Building, Spelling, Premier's Reading Challenge, Speech Writing, Tables
Homework Term 2 Wk 7 - Vocabulary Building, Spelling, Reading Log, Palm Cards, 7X Tables
Homework Term 2 Wk 8 - Art Work, True Colours Day Activities
Homework Term 2 Wks 9 - 10 Palm Cards - Practice Speech - Finalise Term 2 Assessment Tasks