Exciting times

year 6

There are always many exciting things that happen in Year 6 but the last week has been especially so. Last Tuesday the girls received their ‘Year 6′ badges to acknowledge the important leadership roles that they all hold. Badges were awarded in assembly, by the school principal, to the Cru Leaders, the Kindy Buddies, The Voice Representatives, The Tech Box Team, The Rose Tech Crew and the Library Monitors. Everyone was delighted and surprised to receive these badges. We are the first Year 6 group to be given them.

As well as that we have started our own blogs! You can see our blogroll to the left of this post. We would love you to visit us and leave a comment. We look forward to learning more about blogging and sharing our writing with the world!

 

Lights, Camera, Mermaid!

People singing, people guessing and everyone is ready to get their mermaid on! This year our school is putting on the production, The Little Mermaid. Everyone is buzzing about who will be who; we have been practising the songs because everyone is working up to be Ariel.

This week Year 6 have been practising our blog writing skills in preparation for starting our own blogs. Above is the beginning of Lucy M’s post. I love her title and sense of humour. Below Tess and Amber have painted a vivid picture of the recent swimming carnival.

Beep! Diving into the cool blue pristine water, rapidly kicking my legs up and down, I forcefully drove my arms like a torpedo. Slowly breaking the surface, I thrust my arms back and circled them from back to front, lifting out of the pool. My butterfly race had begun.

Anjali and Sachi have written about our leadership roles. They have edited carefully and checked their work.

This year as responsible Year Sixes we were all assigned different roles. We are a part of ‘The Voice’. It is a great experience to work with other classes and ask for their opinion about what they would like to improve our school. We were all assigned different classes and we recently went around and asked for any suggestions. We are excited to introduce some new changes to the school and experience the satisfaction of doing so.

Many other girls drafted blogposts. It is great to see such enthusiasm for blogging. This week we will write our own blogging guidelines in preparation for starting up our own individual blogs. Please check back soon to see how we are progressing.

A ferry ride on the way to camp

This is a description on the ferry ride that we took to get to camp

BEEP!!! Our Opal cards squealed as we press them against the ticket booth. The gates groan open, and we flounced through.

We sat on the benches, taking up quite a few, waiting for our ride, chatting and sharing our excitement.

The river-cat veered in towards the side of the wharf. An attendant on-board the boat, tossed out a thick, looped rope, and it fell smack bang over the bollard, hauling the boat into the side of the wharf.

We were all sitting on the plush chairs inside, waiting. We could hear the other group outside, standing on the deck, shouting with glee as the water sprayed up in their faces. We asked if we could go out the front of the boat, and our group leader sent us out in groups of 4 or 5. We went outside to the front of the boat, and found ourselves a spot on the port (left) side of the boat.

We stuck or heads out the side, laughing with delight at the wind whipped through our hair, and the water sprayed up onto our faces. With the Harbour Bridge ahead, and the enchanting seaside houses on either side of us, we were having loads of fun.

All to soon, it was time to get off.

BEEP!!! Our Opal cards squealed as we went on our way, to our next adventure.

We hope you enjoyed this short description of one part of our fun experience from camp.

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Paper Bloggers

You may have seen the new movie Paper Planes. Well in Year 6 we have begun the year with paper blogs. We are learning what it means to write a great blogpost and also how to leave an appropriate comment. To do that, we have been practising on paper and adding comments with colourful post it notes. Last week we wrote posts with a partner. They were displayed around the walls and windows of our classroom which gave us a chance to read them all.

The photo shows some of our blogposts and the comments that have been left. We will revisit these again soon. In the meantime, what do you think a good comment would need to include? We would welcome your ideas and suggestions.

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A New Start for 2015

The rain was pouring, parents were waiting and nervous girls were biting their fingernails as they waited to hear their classes for the new year. Finally we made our way upstairs to our brand new Year 6 learning space! We noticed many new changes but other things remained the same. We settled into our new space but our lockers had vanished! They are outside and downstairs so that will mean we need to be very organised and responsible.

We asked many questions about our learning and our responsibilities to each other as learners in Year 6. Many of the answers to these questions are still to be discovered. We recorded some of our ideas for future discussion…IMG_2193

 

 

 

Anticipation

Public Domain

This image is in the Public Domain

Well it’s a new school year in Australia. Our lovely summer holidays are over. The teachers are already back at school and the students will arrive on Wednesday ready for an action packed year of learning. But there are surprises in store for year6rc. I wonder if you can guess what they might be?

End of year excitement – please vote!

Today when the clock hit 3:05pm we left primary school for the last time. Amid the countdown, screaming and general noise making a few tears were shed. We have had a very hectic and very hot last few days at school as Sydney has sizzled in the first days of summer. We have our final awards assembly tomorrow morning and then we are off for our long summer break!
Thanks to all our blogging friends from around the world and closer to home who have helped make our year so much fun.

To top our year off we have been shortlisted in the Edublogs Awards, fondly known as the #eddies14 in the category of Best Class Blog. So if you could we would welcome your vote. Simply click on the Finalist badge on the right and scroll down to vote for our blog – year6rc – you can vote every day until the 15th December. I am delighted to see that Mr Webb’s class Room One @ Auroa School in New Zealand has also made it to the shortlist.

Even more exciting is that one of my students, Sophie, has been nominated in the category Best Student Blog. Congratulations Sophie. Your shortlisting is very well deserved. To vote for Sophie’s blog please click here and she is listed as Blogging with Sophie. Simply click the Thumbs Up – you will be asked to join List.ly (If you are a student then an adult will need to help you do this). Please vote for Sophie’s blog every day from now until Dec 15.

Timeless Stories

Today we were invited to Kindergarten! We had a lovely time listening to the wonderful retelling of fairytales. The Kindy’s had written on paper, told the story with story stones, designed and made puppet theatres, created an iPad movie using Puppet Pals and they also drew their story. 5 different ways to retell a familiar story! Amazing job Kindy. We loved our visit. Thanks for sharing your learning with us.

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Room One @ Auroa School – Best Class Blog!

One of our favourite blogs to visit is Mr Webb’s class in Taranaki, New Zealand. We first met Mr Webb and his students in Term 1 and we became friends. When I talked with my class today about the Edublogs Awards, known as #eddies14, one of my students suggested that we should nominate Room One @ Auroa School in the category Best Class Blog.  There was overwhelming agreement for this idea. We love to visit this blog and love to read about and listen to the fabulous learning that goes on every week. You can see the blog here .

Why not nominate them too? You can do that here