Our Grade 6 Blog

April 19, 2017
by bbrickhill
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Day 2 at Valley Homestead

Today was an action packed day.  Breakfast was delicious and definitely a hit with the students.  We got into our activity groups and headed off to the day’s rotations.  One activity was to ride bikes along the rail trail through beautiful farmland.  It was very flat thankfully.  This was good as many of the children had to practice using back-pedal brakes.  Another activity was abseiling.  Having done this in Year 5 many of the students found this a great experience again.  The double flying fox was “awesome” according to the kids.  One child said after getting off it, “this is the best camp ever”.    The vertical drop slide was similar to the one at Questacon in Canberra and was a great challenge.  Most gave it a go.  Students used several other flying foxes to make their way across the aerial obstacle course all completed without touching the ground.  Lunch was a fantastic salad or roll option with lots of choices.  The afternoon saw more activity rotations and an opportunity to have some free time.  During free time some played tennis, footy, cards and others did yoga or just talked with newly made friends.  The campers are looking forward to raft building tomorrow.

April 18, 2017
by bbrickhill
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Day 1 at Valley Homestead

After a relaxing bus trip, we arrived in Euroa for morning tea on Tuesday.  The sun had broken through the early morning mist to reveal a beautiful day. Another short bus ride took us to Myrtleford where we again disembarked for a lovely sunny lunch in the park.  Only 5 mins more to the campsite where we met Rhonda who showed us around and explained how things worked.  The children settled happily into their bunk rooms and then we set off as a big group to the afternoon initiative activities. These included”force field”, a blindfolded trust walk, climbing & balancing activities and  some teamwork tasks.  Dinner was a delicious spaghetti bolognese and apple crumble. Mark and Frog led a great bush dance.  The boys and girls even danced as partners!  Milo before bed and the kids settled quickly down to sleep.

 

February 16, 2017
by Mrs Pringle
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Transition

Year 6 to Year 7 transition will commence in Term 2. Families will receive documentation from Laburnum P.S outlining their designated state secondary school. This is the closest secondary school from the home address ‘as the crow flies’. All students are guaranteed a place at their designated state school, however, families are able to request up to three schools if they wish. These placements are determined by the secondary school. Private and catholic school requests are also noted on this form, but families should contact the private/catholic school directly prior to the completion of this form. Enquiries about scholarships are to be made directly to the secondary school.  Anyone interested in accelerated programs for their child needs to contact individual schools directly for testing dates. Information we receive will also be posted on the Transition noticeboard near the stairs to the Staffroom. There will be a transition information evening held in Term 2 after the distribution of transition forms.

If you have any further questions regarding this process, please contact Zoe Zapantis.

February 13, 2017
by Mrs Pringle
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Welcome to Year Six!

What an awesome start to the year our super Year Six students have had! We’ve enjoyed getting to know the students from all four grades during various team building rotations. In addition, it has been fantastic to observe the positive manner in which they have interacted with each other. We have no doubt a great year is ahead for all! 🙂

 

As Year Six is an extremely jam-packed year, we have instructed all the students to make good use of their diaries to stay on top of everything. We encourage students to take as much ownership and initiative as possible for knowing about upcoming events, returning notices and meeting deadlines. Developing good organisational skills is extremely important in preparation for secondary school. Your support with this is much appreciated.

 

Could we please ask that all students bring a box of tissues to stock our classroom supplies before sniffle season is upon us!

 

We look forward to meeting you at the upcoming Information Night on Wednesday 15th February or at ‘Meet the Teacher’ from Tuesday 21st to Thursday 23rd February.

 

Year Six Teachers

Fiona Pringle, Zoe Zapantis, Charlotte Quarmby, Mark Fittolani

 

 

 

 

November 25, 2016
by MrMoore
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Market Week

Over the past few weeks, the Year 6 students have been learning about economics and how to run a business. This has been in preparation for our highly anticipated Market Week. More specifically, students have learnt about budgeting, profit and loss, expenditure and marketing. It has culminated in the students working together to plan, organise and run a food, games or activity stall for the younger students.  There was an incredible range of stalls that included nail painting, milkshakes, Sponge the Teacher, a disco, Teachers’ Café and everything in between!

 

It is fair to say that Market Week was incredibly successful! We are so proud of how the students worked together and showed great responsibility and organisation. There hard work paid off though and they were able to earn enough money to enjoy a fun day of celebrations in a couple of weeks time. We also realise how fortunate we are and plan to donate some of the it to charities to help those in need.

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November 17, 2016
by MrMoore
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Market Week

As part of our Economics unit, the Year 6 students have been engaged in setting up their business stalls for Market Week. It is to be held Tuesday 22nd November to Friday 25th November.  The students have been working collaboratively with their peers to prepare an appropriate business plan and, using their entrepreneurial and mathematical skills to complete financial modelling to help determine pricing structures and projected profitability for their businesses.

The students are excited and are ready for business!! We hope to see you all next week at the stalls.

November 11, 2016
by MrMoore
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Debating

Over the last two weeks our Year 6 students have been learning about debating. We have discussed the roles of each speaker and how a debate is conducted. The students then chose and researched their topics. They came up with some great ideas such as ‘happiness is more important than money’ and ‘everyone should be a vegan’. The students then performed their debates to their class. There were some impressive performances that were well researched and very persuasive; we might have some future lawyers and politicians on our hands. Each class has chosen a team of debaters to perform next week in front of the Year 3 students and the rest of the Year 6. We can’t wait to watch their presentations.

The Year 6 team.

November 9, 2016
by MrMoore
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Market Week

Dear Parents / Guardians,

There is only two more weeks until LPS’s Market Week. This term the Year 6 students have been learning about economics. We have worked hard to create stalls selling many goods and services. Some of the exciting games on offer include mini-hoop basketball, soccer top targets, coin toss games, ping pong games and paper plane throwing competitions. Some of the fabulous products on offer include popcorn, baked goods, snow cones, milkshakes and fairy floss. Prices range from 50c to $2 per activity/product. Most children do like to buy something, but if you do not want your child to buy anything, do not send any money. We do talk about families being different and people having different treats. Please make sure money is in a named purse or bag, (ziplock is fine), as change is easy to lose and this causes distress.

The stalls will be held during lunchtimes in Week 8 of term and each year level has an allocated day of when they can attend.

Year 1 & 2 – Tuesday 22nd Nov

Year 3 & 4  – Wednesday 23rd Nov

Year 5 – Thursday 24th Nov

Prep – Friday 25th Nov

 

The money raised from the stalls will contribute to the end of year celebrations for the Year 6s. We look forward to seeing the students there!

 

The Year 6 teachers and students.

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