Year 6 Market

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.

Market Homework Help

Dear Parents/Carers,
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
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)
Stall Decorations
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
Duct tape
Any cooking items such as saucepans, wooden spoons etc
Garbage bags and plastic bags
Paper towel for spills

Important Dates

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

Year 6 Market Advertisements

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

Knotty Noodles

Doh Much Fun

Your Friend Rocky

Splash Of Dye

Picture Perfect

A Chocolate Dream

Pong Palace

The Colour Palette

Stress Less

Ghoul School

Time’s Tickin’

The Gaming Lounge

The Scrumptious Sizzle

Soccer legends

Catch The Quack

Rc Bros

Candy Man

Goal Through The Pole

Sweet Guesses

Another 3 in the Basket

Spiders ‘n’ Ice

The Chocolate Table

The Smoothie Place

Little Miss Pancake

Bling! Bling!


Sugar Rush

The Funny Guys

Splat The Rat

Dromana Secondary College Transition Activities

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.

Good Books For ‘Tweens’

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





Year 6 Market

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!

Science Night

Here are some pictures from our fantastic Science Night!

Thank you to those who could attend. We hope you enjoyed the evening!



Movie Rehearsal.

“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.

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