Year 6 - 2020
In Year 6 we work hard on developing the children as independent, goal-oriented learners who learn to use the feedback to further support their growth. Students set goals, which are discussed with their teacher, to work towards achieving in their learning. These are reflected upon through self-reflection, peer discussions and conferencing with the teacher, where they think about achievements and areas for continued development. All students are afforded many opportunities to work with a range of children and teachers across the curriculum where learning is differentiated and individual needs and learning styles are planned for.
In Year 6 students continue their journey into student leadership with the introduction of formalised leadership positions, these include School Captains, House leaders and the SRC (Student Representative Council).
School Captains have a range of responsibilities within the school they:
Act as student leadership representatives at events such as assemblies, whole school events and events where BFPS are represented to the wider community.
Conduct tours of the school for special guests.
Attend and represent the school at extra-curricular events (e.g. concerts, award nights, ANZAC ceremony) and other events that may arise during the year.
All student leaders will be involved in meetings with staff to discuss a range of topics and build their capacity to support and lead students undertaking recess and lunch time activities.
We view all students in Year 6 as being active leaders within our school community and representing our school with pride.
Windows on Australia
During this topic the Year 6 students will investigate our Australian History. Students will explore the development of the Australian Government, including the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, migrants, women and children. They will also delve into what it means to be a responsible citizen within our country and as a global citizen and how this has changed over the years. We will examine how cultures have influenced in defining our ever-changing demographic, economic and social diversity. Over the course of the topic students will also analyse how daily life has changed and research their family history.
Business and Enterprise
During this topic the Year 6 students look at the needs and wants of societies and local communities and the businesses that exist to address these. They will explore some of the influences, advantages and disadvantages of economic issues as well as production and distribution of goods. Students will delve into the many types of business’ which exist from agriculture, tourism, telecommunications through to not-for-profit organisations. Our Business and Enterprise topic will be closely linked with our ‘Windows on Australia’ to identify and describe changes over our history.
Throughout the year students in Year 6 will have the opportunity to participate in a range of extracurricular activities, this year these will include:
Please note that all term 2 activities have been cancelled or postponed where available
We are excited in 2020 to offer a new camp to Phillip Island. This is not only an adventure camp but have planned some exciting extra treats to explore the surrounds of Phillip Island and all it has to offer. Year 6 students will be attending camp from 31st August to 2nd September, 2020. More information will be sent home to families shortly.
Year 6 students will be participating in sports training once a week. This training is in preparation for Lightening Premiership, which takes place across the year. Sports could include netball, tee ball, AFL, soccer, volleystars, cricket, basketball, softball, league and tag.
Once we are aware of these dates we will let all students and parents know. When these transition documents come home please ensure they are returned as soon as possible so all forms can be copied, sorted and sent to the required schools. It is beneficial to also make sure that three schools are written down for school placement, incase your first preference is not successful.
Year 6 students will have regular visits to Carrum Downs Secondary College, participating in a variety of their programmes. These visits help to build relationships and alleviate any concerns or issues that students may have about the next step in the learning journey no matter which school they end up attending.
This helps to encompass the students’ social, emotional and academic well-being.
The Statewide orientation day is when all public schools attend a full day of orientation at their 2021 enrolled secondary college. This date will also be advised by the DET later this term. On this day, students are expected at attend their 2021 school in Banyan Fields School uniform unless you are advised otherwise. If you have any questions about Transition please don’t hesitate to ask one of the Year 6 teachers, they will direct you to the teacher in charge of Transition for 2020.
Term 4 Graduation
Throughout the year we will be running a variety of different fundraising events to raise money towards Graduation. This is to ensure that costs are kept to a minimum for parents/carers and that students are able to participate in activities to celebrate their primary school journey. We will be looking for volunteers to assist in fundraising as needed.
Throughout the year, students will all be required to create a scrapbook that will become a memento of all their primary school years. Students will need to supply their own scrapbook and photos to use within this project. We strongly suggest you start gathering these materials as soon as possible as in 2020 we are looking at starting this in Term 2.
As part of our Graduation celebration students will have the opportunity to participate in activities which may include excursions that tend to change on a year to year basis. The cost for this is covered by both the fundraising and parent payments. Further notification of activities will be confirmed at a later date.
The Graduation ceremony is a fantastic opportunity to recognise the achievements of the Year 6 students and the successful completion of their primary education. This ceremony is typically held in the final week of school in Term 4. The date will be confirmed as soon as possible.