WALT - Use our knowledge to write a letter to the Year 5's/Future Year 6's
In writing, we had to use our knowledge to write a letter to the Year 5's/Future Year 6's of our school. We used our experience, some DO's and DON'TS and advice. HERE IS THE RESULT!!!:
Dear Future Year 6’s . . .
Hey Future Year 6’s,
I have been fortunate enough to have an amazing journey at Halsey Drive. My last year has been a whirlwind of a ride (Rainbow’s End Pun Intended). It’s time for me to spread my wings and leave the nest. And now, it’s time for YOU to be the leaders of the school. I know that when I was in Year 5, I wish somebody would have given me some help and thanks to me, here is your guide. Don’t get me wrong, it’s been an incredible adventure but now it’s time to pass on my pearls of wisdom. So, sit back, relax and read this letter to the very end!
Unlike other Year 6’s, I started off my year a little differently. You see, I missed 2 WEEKS of school and everyone was already well acquainted with each other by the time I arrived. I had to work very, very hard to catch up. It just goes to show how hard work pays off. In fact, on a side note, you’ve heard about the Rainbow’s End trip right? Well, what us Year 6’s may have not told you was... that it is a REWARDS trip. Meaning: If you don’t deserve it and earn it, you don’t go. Make wise choices!
Teachers, teachers, teachers! The core of every school (besides us students, of course). Your Year 6 teachers for next year are . . . Drumroll please! . . . Mr. Tomokino, Miss. Richardson, Miss Mistry and you won’t believe this but a NEW teacher. Now, I can’t say anything about the other teachers but being in Mr. Tomokino’s class has taught me one VERY IMPORTANT thing . . . DON’T MESS WITH HIS HAIR!!!
Term 2. The term of fidget spinners. It was all the rage back then. I’m sure you remember it. WE WERE ADDICTED!!! Fidget Spinner - Lunch, Fidget Spinner - Dinner and so on. Anyways, onto more important things like . . . CAMP!!! I swear, everyone and I mean everyone was scared of at least one thing at camp but we faced our fears. Camp was a great way to start boosting our individuality and helped us learn what life was like without our parents. I’m sure you’ll learn just as much as us at camp! Now for an important notice - there is one thing you will need to bring from Year 5. YOUR BRAINS!!! Be a role model, act wisely and just know that you will need your brain for absolutely everything!
You may be wondering about how else you can become a successful year 6. Well the key is: Take part in as many extracurricular activities as possible. Extracurricular activities as in activities outside the classroom. Multicultural, choir, sport (netball, basketball, rugby etc). Try and be involved but don’t take on too many activities that you can’t commit to. Let me tell you, in my experience, you won’t get anywhere without trying for something even if you think you won’t get in, you just never know. In Year 6, there are way more opportunities for you to explore.
Term 3 and 4 went by like a blur and honestly, I wish it hadn’t. I DON’T WANT TO LEAVE!!! Although, I do remember some of my friends making some not so cool decisions. Luckily, they shaped up which is what you should do from the very beginning. Remember, your year is all about you and what you make of it. In all honesty, Halsey Drive is like a second home to me and I can’t wait to see, and hear, what you lot get up to in your last year of HDS!!! Who knows, maybe next year, you’ll shape the next generation of Year 6’s!!
Bye (and good luck),
REFLECTION: I liked how I used my personal experience and gave lots of advice and tips to make the Future Year 6's year worthwhile. My next step is to correctly use phrases and vocabulary to make it enjoyable as well as use a variety of sentences and sentence structures i.e. short, long, simple, compound, complex etc.