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Year 6 Students Writing

Letter to the Prime Minister  (pdf 174 KB)

Descriptions of Camp (pdf 953 KB)
Year 6 Poetry

What The School Does

by Tom R. 6F



work, smirk

mustering, blustering

hustles, bustles

teaches, screeches

clicking, ticking

eating, greeting, playing, swaying

writing, fighting

dance, prance

swimming, slimming

bound, race

lunch, crunch

tip, slip

quiet reading, large books

smart, art



Author Visit

Author Letter-Shanelle T (pdf 34 KB)

Young ICT Explorers Awards

Being at the YICTE finals was an absolutely amazing experience. While at my booth i can see many booths with such creative ideas. I enjoyed looking around at everyone's booths and seeing how they made their projects and i also enjoyed seeing people's faces when they said my project was a good idea and they really liked it. When the judges came to my booth i was really excited even though my legs were shaking under the desk. When the judges were watching me while i speak made me feel really scared, it felt like if they were just staring. There were so many great ideas but my favourites would be the Water thinkers who had a prototype of an idea  when a tap is turned on it measures how much water comes out and how long it was on for, i thought it was a clever idea.My second faavourite was track your Hearing made by a girl named Bella who thought it was a great idea to make a hearing aid for people who can't hear very much. I made it to 3rd place which was amazing for me because i have never been chosen for anything like this. When my name was called i didn't even realise, i was just staring at the screen and then i saw my name and my project name on the board so i quickly ran up to the stage. Just being at the finals is a great experience.

Judges discussing Thilara's project with her.

Year 6 Science Experiments

Do Plants Produce Oxygen?

We observed the photosynthesis process on a leaf. We observed as a leaf produced oxygen and collected bubbles on the surface after it was watered and placed in the sun. Plants produce oxygen as a waste product of making sugar using sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water. The bubbles we observed on the leaf and sides of the glass were oxygen. Leaves take in carbon dioxide and through the process of photosynthesis they create food for the plant.

Erika making observations about photosynthesis


How does a plant use water?

Plants need water to survive. To see how this worked, we used celery, and colored water. We put about 5 drops of food colouring in the water,and put the celery in. We waited over-night to see the results. We saw the colour in the veins of the celery. This is because the celery sucked the colored water up through the xylem (the little holes in the bottom of the stem) and delivered it to all the stems and leaves. This process is called osmosis.
The experiment showed us how plants absorb nutrients through the roots and up through the plant stems. The food colouring allowed us to see how nutrients are delivered to all parts of the plant.

Milo inspects the celery leaves for discolouration


How does insulation (blubber) slow the flow of heat and help polar animals conserve body heat?

Antarctica is very cold. Animals keep warm using a thick layer of fat, which is their insulation. A polar animal can change the flow of its blood to adjust body temperature. We used a ‘blubber glove' to experience the effect blubber has in adjusting body temperature.

hands-on blubber experiment


How does salt affect the temperature of water?

Each winter the surface of a large area of the Southern Ocean freezes forming a sea ice cover that surrounds Antarctica. When sea ice forms, very salty water sinks to the ocean depths and influences the world's currents. The reason salt water and fresh water tend to separate is because their densities are different. Salt water weighs more than the same amount of fresh water. Under normal conditions, ordinary water freezes at 0°C. However, if you add salt to water, its freezing point becomes lower.


Rwanda - a glimpse of another life

On Tuesday afternoon Aidan Kerr, Year 11 at Northern Beaches Christian School, visited four Year 5 and 6 classes school to talk about his recent trip to Rwanda.
He gave an engaging presentation covering the living conditions, school life and the impact education has. As a volunteer, Aidan was able to help students with their learning which included providing highly-valued dictionaries.
The students gained an understanding of how other children live and maybe even appreciated what they have a bit more.
‘It's hard to imagine having no electricity.' Oskar
‘Aidan' stalk made me realise that we are extremely lucky here. I think that volunteers over there are doing a world of good, and if more people volunteered they might be able to lead a better life.' Will
I would love to go!' Aaron
‘When I grow up I want to do what Aidan did and help people who are not as lucky.' Gabi
‘I think it would be very challenging to go over to a country where there are so many diseases.' Harrison
‘I was shocked when I saw how poor they were and how excited they were to see white people.' Angus
‘It would be a cool experience but it would take a little bit to adapt to a diet with no vegetables.' Felix
There will be a follow-up discussion to see what Stage 3 students can do to provide some assistance.

by 6F


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