After months of hard work and much use of the ‘You Can Do It’ foundations of organisation, getting along, confidence, persistence and resilience, it was great to finally see all of the Year 6 student’s efforts rewarded with the market being such a huge success. What an amazing sight it was to see all of the colourful market stalls inundated with excited customers all enjoying themselves either sampling the scrumptious food, soaking in the creativity of the art and craft stalls or testing themselves with some of the challenging games and activities.
The students did a fantastic job in setting up and packing up; they were one big team with everyone helping each other. Thanks to everyone who helped to ensure that the day was a success for the students including the sponsors, office staff, pre-service teachers, all other school staff and of course the parents, who have had to endure months of stress, demands, tears, driving students to collect donated goods, borrowing and carting around huge marquees, and constructing various items; the list goes on.
Congratulations and thanks everyone.
The students have received their homework for Week 9, however, it is important that they share certain aspects of this with you. In the lead up to the market, they are required to complete tasks. As part of the project, it is important that they do this independently, with guidance from adults.
Here is a snippet from their homework to help you with your child/ren
4. MOCK STALL SET-UP
This week you need to collect certain items for our ‘Mock Stall’ set-up. This process allows us to see what items each team still requires and is a good practice in setting up on their own.
As part of the project, it is important that you gather the following items;
Powerboards, extension cords
Tables (if bringing a table in)
It is beneficial for the students to have practise in setting up the marquee, as it is an expectation of the project that they can ‘set-up’ a stall independently. The Year 6 staff will be there to assist with any difficulties and safety concerns.
It is important that you discuss with your parents where you are up to, the expectations and how they can help you to finalise this big event. We appreciate their support
5. Market Day!
The lead up to the market will be both exciting and tiring! In the lead up to the day, you will need to consider completing the following;
Product preparation (making items for the day at home or before school on market day- we don’t have time at school on the day to prepare any products)
Pick up non-perishable items, labelled with team name
Contact sponsors about final product pick up dates and times
Although each group is providing a different service, a general list of items for you to consider and need to collect and bring in for the day;
Containers for products
Utensils for serving such as tongs, gloves, spoons etc
Decorations for your stall
Any cooking items such as saucepans, wooden spoons etc
Garbage bags and plastic bags
Paper towel for spills
The last few weeks of term are going to be extremely busy. Please take note of these important dates.
Summer Lightning Premiership – Tuesday 12th September
Big Write sandwich making day – Thursday 14th September
Market Friday – 15th September
All year six filming day – Tuesday 19th September
Whole School Footy Parade – Thursday 21st September
Term 3 Final Assembly – 9.10am Friday 22nd September
Well done 6C on your excellent costumes for the Book Parade. It was fantastic to see the effort that everyone put into it.
The children have been working incredibly hard on the Year Six Market. Below are some examples of advertisements we have created using our skills and knowledge of advertising we have covered in literacy. Enjoy!
Spin That Wheel
Crafts That Last
Doh Much Fun
Your Friend Rocky
Splash Of Dye
A Chocolate Dream
The Colour Palette
The Gaming Lounge
The Scrumptious Sizzle
Catch The Quack
Goal Through The Pole
Another 3 in the Basket
Spiders ‘n’ Ice
The Chocolate Table
The Smoothie Place
Little Miss Pancake
The Funny Guys
Splat The Rat
To help prepare for secondary school next year students have been visiting Dromana Secondary College during the term. They have participated in number of activities including Dance, Cooking, P.E. Media, Design, Humanities, Art and Japanese.
Below is a video of the students in 6C enjoying the activities.
As part of our reading lessons the students have been encouraged to find more appropriate and enjoyable books. The list below is one that comes recommended for boys and girls of Year 6 age.
As well as our school library, Mornington Peninsula Library is a great resource to find to find these books. The beauty of this membership is that you can borrow books to read online, using an eReader app- this saves time and money! They have thousands of books you can borrow to read online, or if you prefer, you can go into one of the libraries affiliated with Mornington Library Services.
Books for boys
Pax by Sara Pennypacker
Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Thirst by Lizzie Wilcock
The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
Once series by Morris Gleitzman
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
I survived (series) by Lauren Tarshis
Lion (A long way home) (young readers edition) by Saroo Brierley
Aliens, Ghosts and Vanishings: Strange and possibly true Australian stories by Stella Tarakson (ill. Richard Morden)
Every Falling Star: The true story of how I survived and escaped North Korea by Sungju Lee and Susan McClelland
The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer
Elon Musk and the quest for a fantastic future (young readers edition) by Ashlee Vance
Ghost (Track #1) by Jason Reynolds (August 29 release, pre-order available)
Mao’s Last Dancer (young readers edition) by Li Cunxin
War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
Beetle Boy by M.G. Leonard
Blueback by Tim Winton
Call Of The Wild by Jack London
White Fang by Jack London
300 minutes of Danger by Jack Heath
The Martian by Andy Weir (YA edition)
Two Wolves by Tristan Bancks
The Fall by Tristan Bancks
Escape From Mr Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
Books for girls
Mosquito Advertising (series) by Kate Hunter
Star of Deltora (series) by Emily Rodda
The Hunger Games (series) by Suzanne Collins
Tomorrow When The War Began (series) by John Marsden
The Flyaway Girls by Julia Lawrinson
Hetty Feather (series) by Jacqueline Wilson
The Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
Saffy’s Angel by Hilary McKay
A Single Stone by Meg McKinlay
The Naming Of Tishkin Silk (Kingdom Of Silk series) by Glenda Millard, ill. Caroline Magerl)
The Matilda Saga (series) by Jackie French
Raymie Nightingale by Kate Di Camillo
Lighthouse Girl by Dianne Wolfer, ill. Brian Simmonds
The Lost Twin (Scarlet and Ivy series) by Sophie Cleverly
Murder Most Unladylike (series) by Robin Stevens
Girls Who Rocked The World by Michelle Roehm McCann and Amelie Welden
Goodnight Stories For Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo
The Secret of Nightingale Wood by Lucy Strange
The Lie Tree by Frances Harding
The Ratcatcher’s Daughter by Pamela Rushby
Girl Online (series) by Zoe Sugg
The Song From Somewhere Else by A.F. Harrold
Because Of Winn Dixie by Kate Di Camillo
Grimsdon by Deborah Abela
Smile (graphic novel) by Raina Telgemeier
Sisters (graphic novel) by Raina Telgemeier
Ghosts (graphic novel) by Raina Telgemeier
The Improbably Theory Of Ana and Zak by Brian Katcher
Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
My Life As An Alphabet by Barry Jonsberg
The Other Side Of Summer by Emily Gale
Market preparation is well and truly underway! The students have been applying their creativity in developing their stall poster and their digital advertisements, with the aim of enticing the eager crowds to their stall. In addition all the students have contacted a local business, seeking and organising sponsorship for their market stall. With only two weeks till the big day, the countdown is on!
Here are some pictures from our fantastic Science Night!
Thank you to those who could attend. We hope you enjoyed the evening!
“Don’t look at Bruce; Bruce is not here!” barked Bruce Grantford, the producer/film maker, as the students practised their lines for our ‘Realm of Words’ part of the Year 5/6, feature length film. All students have memorised their lines and are beginning to role play their characters. The next challenge is to keep acting and not stop once they have said their lines. We have started discussion on our costumes and props that we will need for filming. There will be more information soon.