Our First Day in Year 6!

We are having a marvelous first day in Year 6, jam-packed with lots of different activities. We started off in the amphitheatre on the playground where we were organised into three different classes: 6R, 6G and 6S.

Once inside our classroom we completed an activity called “Find A Classmate Who….” This was all about getting to know each other better.  It was a fun and thrilling task.

Following this, we got organised with our exercise books.  Each subject was colour coded so we wouldn’t get them all mixed up.  We got this great idea from Ms Goodwin, the 6G teacher.  It’ll make it easier for us to be sorted!

When we completed sorting our exercise books we watched a YouTube clip called “The Learning Brain.”  As you can guess, it was all about how our brain works.  Eating nutritious food, getting plenty of sleep and exercise and drinking lots of water are all very important factors for effective brain function.  We also learnt that our intelligence is not fixed, that it can improve, which means we our intelligence is able to grow and develop.  We can all be smarter than what we are now!  That’s amazing!  Now we know that, there’s no excuse for not doing our best and trying our hardest.

Following morning tea, we met our Kindergarten buddies.  This was the best part of the day.  We chatted and played with them and got to know them.  We’re all looking forward to spending more time with our buddies.

Finally, the last activity of the day was learning how to code.  We used the coding program called “Scratch.”  We’ve got a long way but we certainly had a great time.

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9 thoughts on “Our First Day in Year 6!

  1. Dear Mrs Quealy
    I enjoyed our first day of school, especially the activities. They were really great, especially the one where we had to get to know each other. The fun bit was getting to know our buddies too. I had such a great day. I am looking forward to coding and having a great year with you.
    From Taila.

  2. Dear Mrs Q,
    We really liked the first day of year 6 and your idea of our class blog. We’re looking forward to learning more about how to blog and commenting on our other classmates blogs. Find a classmate who, was an fun and exciting activity, it helped us to know each other better. Getting to know are buddies after morning tea was the best part of the day.What was your favorite part of Year sixes first day?

    From Charley and Sarah

  3. Dear Mrs Quealy
    I hope we learn lots of things about blogs, I am enjoying year 6 and I hope we have a great Year with you.

    From Sean.

  4. Dear Mrs Q
    This blog clearly shows a great example of how the class improves and communicates with each other. This is a great way to demonstrate learning and organise the way we collaborate. We also like the subjects we are learning such as Science, Maths, History etc.
    By Chevron, Justin and Dan.

  5. Dear Mrs Quealy, Today is Thursday and it’s our first full week at school. We’re excited to be making our own blogs and meet new people around the world through our blogging. So far we have learnt about History, Maths, Micro-Organisms and Freedom of speech. What have you learnt?
    Regards Lucas and Dimi.

  6. Dear Mrs Quealy
    I’m glad that we get to comment on our class blog. Hearing about the blog made me very excited. I can’t wait to see people from around the world comment on our blog. I’m also very excited to know more about my class and excited to play with my buddy each Friday. I’m looking forward to spending the whole year with you. What are you looking forward to?

    From Alannah

  7. Hi Mrs Quealy!

    It’s Emily from year 5 at St A’s in 2013. Just wanted to say hi. My mother still sings your praises. Very disappointed that you weren’t able to teach my brother as you are such a great teacher and year 8 is much easier with your help.


    • Hi Emily, how wonderful to hear from you. I’m so glad you are finding Year 8 manageable, that’s brilliant. I’m not surprised young lady, you are an amazing student, so interested in all your learning with an excellent hard working and studious approach. Keep it up. All the very best.

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