The Learning Program for Class 6
Main Lesson Middle Lesson
History of literature Media Studies
60 Grammatical Rules Biographies
Descriptions Grammar Exercises.
Writing Styles: Explanations,
Percentages Construction of Geometric Solids
Area and Volume Number in Nature
Ratio and Dimensions Set Theory
Human Society and Its Environment (H.S.I.E.)
Australian History Flora and Fauna of Outback
Ancient Rome: N.S.W
stories of civilising influences
Oceans of the World
Science and Technology
Human Reproduction Mapping the Oceans of the World
Mineral Studies Sound Studies
Man The Inventor Human Physiology
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (P.D.H.P.E.)
Sport: As for Class 5 plus Volleyball, Netball, Newcomball, Canoeing,
Bike-riding, Bush Walking and Circus Skills.
Dance: Italian Folk Dances.
Camp suggestion: The snow (Southern Highlands) or Lightning Ridge, Siding Springs.
Dubbo Zoo/Sydney, Katoomba, Jenolan Caves, Carnarvon Gorge.
Cooking Italian regional cooking.
Creative And Performing Arts (CAPA)
Wet on Wet. Possible Theme: Roman. Acrylic Mosaic Painting. Using
Dot method on canvas. Art and Design Elements include paint, shape,
colour, tone and texture.
Derwent pencils: Shading, tone, form. Possible Themes: Beowulf –
Felt-tip pens. Stroke drawings, inking in. Calligraphy, Roman lettering.
Clay: Modelling a Roman head. The Body: a Torso.
Wax: Decorative and group theme candle, e.g. Sailing boat upon the Sea
Music: Class orchestra. Theory. Composition. Song writing. Drum making.
Craft: Soft crafts
Wool: knit squares for vest (weave wool on drop spindle
and spinning wheel)
Cotton: sew simple vest lining
Silk: dyed & used to create features on wool & felt-squares
of jacket or vest (e.g. roses).
Felt: felt a large piece in 2/3 colours, cut into squares for
vest, embroider & embellish.
Carving: Roman Columns out of plaster
Building and Construction: Mosaic Paving or Feature Slab, using
wooden form frame, coloured glass tiles and cement. Paper Construction
of Platonic solids.
Printing: Screen printing in 2 and 3 colours.
Mixed: The properties of copper explored through beating, annealing,
shaping, soldering, cutting, cleaning, decorating and polishing. Copper
chalice. Design and make candle holder or oil burner. Leather craft: pouch to hold geometry set.
Drama Oratory skills, Speech & Gesture, Character Analysis & Portrayal,
Movement, Pace, Props, Sets & Costume, Lighting, Stage work,
Rehearsals, Performance. Possible theme: Rome & Its Emperors.
With such a program in mind, these are the kind of stories told in Class 6
– Stories of Rome: The Aeneas; Romulus and Remus and the first seven Kings;
Stories of honour and duty and service, Julius Caesar; Roman law; Organization, administration SPQR.
– Stories of World maritime exploration: Henry the Navigator, Da Gama, Magellan, Drake, Cook.