Newtown Community Primary School
'Newtown Primary School is a Community Primary School and we take the "Community" aspect of our title very seriously. Our children, their families and extended families are at the heart of everything we do.'

Oak Class (Year 6)

Welcome to Oak Class!

Hello and a very big warm welcome to year six, Oak class. Our teachers are Miss Fisher and Mrs Freiman and our teaching assistants are Mrs King and Mr Clayton. Miss Fisher will teach us on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Mrs Freiman will teach us on a Thursday afternoon and all day on Friday.

Year six is a very challenging year academically but also socially; with SATs and secondary school getting increasing closer the children will feel the pressure. However, my aim is to make the year fun and memorable and ensure the children leave Newtown as well prepared for their next journey as possible. The children will have many fun opportunities this year with a residential trip to Braeside and they will also be given opportunities to organise and lead events within the school. Yes it will be hard work, but it most definitely will be rewarding and my only rules are that everyone tries their best and are tolerant of one another. We are a team in Oak class and I cannot wait to embark on this journey with the children.

Key things to remember:

  • PE kit needs to be in school every day. PE will be on a Thursday afternoon and taught by Mrs Freiman.
  • Swimming will start in term one on Friday afternoons. Please ensure children have a swimsuit and a towel in school in the morning.
  • Children are expected to read daily and record this in the back of their learning destination book. Parents please listen to them as often as possible.
  • Before reading in the evening, children must practise their weekly spellings (these are tested on a Friday)
  • Maths homework will be set weekly and is linked to what the children are learning about in class. Sometimes this will be a worksheet, other times it will be an electronic game on Abacus like last year. Please ensure this is completed by Friday.
  • The learning destination book can be used for any additional home learning that your child wishes to do.

Foodies

Oak class have seen the return of Foodies supersize this week! Mrs Disney taught us about Harmony day in Australia and how it is a celebration of diversity. It is amazing how many different skills migrants bring to a country.  Linked to this, we looked at the Filipino nationals who live within Australia and the cuisine skills that they bring. The Filipino traditional food that we learnt about was Lumpia. The children had a great time creating their recipes; voting for the contents of the healthy vegetarian filling and then making them. Lots of the children are now inspired to create this dish at home. Well done Oak class.