Year 6 – Miss Rebecca Nelson
Welcome to Room 24! This term we have are learning about a variety of topics. In Talk for Writing, we are learning about suspense narratives and using dramatic connectives and sound effects to build suspense and tension in our stories. In Talk for Reading, we are practising making inferences.
In Maths, we have been learning about Cartesian Planes, Volume and Capacity and we are about to start a new unit on Multiplying and Dividing Fractions supported by the PRIME Maths Workbook.
At Cassia Primary School, we use the evidenced based teaching strategy of Explicit Direct Instruction to support our students’ mastery of new concepts. We use EDI across all subjects, specifically in Literacy and Numeracy using cues and prompts to support student engagement, effective and immediate feedback as well as routinely checking for understanding.
In Room 24, we are preparing for our transition into High School, so our Positive Behaviour Focus is ‘We are Responsible.’ Year 6 students regularly have opportunities to demonstrate responsibility through leadership roles, running Mother’s Day and Father’s day stalls and other fundraising events and representing Cassia Primary School in Broome for Year 6 Camp.