Class 6H curriculum
Our theme this term is …
Mayans & Monsters
As theologians we will study :
Exploring the Mass –
- Jesus is the bread of life.
- Understand that Jesus made a New Covenant with us.
- Understand that Penitential Act and the Liturgy of the Word.
- Understand what happens at the Offertory, Consecration.
- Understand that the Eucharist is the source and summit of life.
Jesus the Messiah –
- Deepen our understanding of Jesus.
- Understand that Jesus is the Messiah.
- Know about the final journey Jesus made to Jerusalem.
- Know about the events of holy Thursday and reflect on the importance of these events.
- Know about the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus and reflect on their meanings.
As writers and communicators we will :
- Extend our narrative writing, using the horror genre, to engage the reader by creating tension and suspense.
- Write a detailed description of a haunted setting.
- Write a set of instructions on how to destroy a monster.
- Create a newspaper article on a monster sighting.
- Use poetry to describe character’s feelings & moods.
We will learn about how the media can influence people:
- Media Literacy.
- Digital Resilience.
- Influences and decision-making
- Online safety.
We will study North & South America:
- To know the names of and locate a number of North or South American countries.
- To describe the environmental regions, climate zones, vegetation belts, key human and physical features, countries and major cities of North and South America.
- To focus on a specific country/region and study the similarities and differences between living their and the UK.
- To describe and understand types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water.
As designers we will :
- Study, design and create Mayan masks, jewellery and pottery.
- Mayan civilization food technology (chocolate, guacamole, tortillas etc.)
As historians we will :
- Explain different ritual elements of the ancient Maya religion and describe some of the main gods in greater detail.
- Read and write larger numbers, combining some syllabograms to create glyph blocks and write some words.
- Research and provide some of their own ideas about the significance of corn and chocolate.
- Describe the different features of Maya cities and be able to appreciate what it would have been like to live there.
As mathematicians we will :
- Consolidate and extend our knowledge and understanding of ‘Number’ whilst applying these skills to problem-solving and reasoning situations.
- Continue our work on fractions, learning how to order and compare, convert, add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions
- Understand the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages
- Recognise angles at points where they meet and find missing angles in shapes.
- Co-ordinates – describe positions on 4 quadrant grid. Draw, translate, & rotate shapes on the co-ordinate plane plus reflect them on the axes.
- Measure – Problem-solving activities that include the calculation & conversion of units of measure using decimal notation to 3 decimal places.
- Read, write & convert between standard units of length, mass, volume & time. Convert between metric and imperial units of measurement.
- Calculate the area of parallelograms & triangles.
- Statistics – Interpret & construct pie charts, line graphs and solve problems. Calculate the mean, median & mode.
- Algebra – express missing numbers, sequences, equations.
- Ratio – relative sizes of 2 quantities, sharing/grouping.
As scientists we will look at :
Let it Shine’ –
- This topic introduces the concept of light travelling in straight lines. It starts by looking at beams of light and how light travels to enable children to understand how we see things. This understanding is then applied to the product of shadows and starts to look at how light is reflected. The topic then takes the learning into the realm of coloured light and rainbows, using scientific skills to raise and answer questions.
‘We’re Evolving’ –
- The topic looks at how living things produce offspring that are similar in appearance, but identical to themselves, whether they are plants or animals. We will also consider how animals change over time as they adapt to their environment and this leads to longer term changes.
- Evidence of changes over long periods of time, will be built on the year 3 topic of rocks, looking at fossils.‘
We will study spreadsheets & blogging:
- Exploring probability.
- Use of spreadsheets in ‘real life’.
- Use a spreadsheet to plan pocket money spending.
- Planning a school event.
- Identify purpose & features of a blog.
- Plan the theme and content for a blog.
Understand how to write a blog
All homework will be given out on Mondays to be completed in their homework book. Spellings will be given out on Mondays to learn for Friday’s test. English (reading comprehension and/or grammar & punctuation task) and Maths will be handed out the same day and MUST be completed and returned by the Friday of that same week. This gives the children enough time to see their class teacher if they are struggling plus we realise the importance of having family time at the weekend.
The purpose of this work is to consolidate the learning from class and to prepare them for more intensive homework at high school. It is therefore extremely important that this work is completed. Any children who fail to bring/complete their homework will have to complete it during their playtime. If a child does not complete their homework three times in a half-term a letter will go home.
Reading – Children will have an independent reading book which will be brought home. It must be returned to school once read. Children can be reading their own independent book from home or school library/class reading area once they have finished the given book and completed a book review.
Children’s independent reading books are changed as and when required in school. It is your child’s responsibility to make sure a member of staff in class is aware that the book needs changing. Reading records are to be completed each time you listen to your child read at home. Equally, your child can complete the record by mentioning the pages read and whether they have enjoyed it or not.
As we are unable to have a Welcome Evening this year, if you have any questions or concerns please contact your child’s class teacher via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting the school office and arranging a telephone appointment.
Physical Education (P.E.) – will take place in both classes on Thursday and Friday afternoons, so under the new guidelines, children must come to school in their P.E. kits ready for lessons.
The St Paulinus P.E. kit consists of: a white t-shirt with the school logo, blue (or black) shorts, and a pair of pumps. As an optional extra, a dark coloured pair of jogging trousers and a school PE hoodie or jumper can also be worn when we are outside / during the winter months. Children must come to school in their PE kits on their PE days and will stay in their PE kits throughout the day.
In addition, the only jewellery permitted in school is a pair of plain small stud earrings. If your child has pierced ears, then they need to remove their earrings on each morning of P.E.
Please note that staff are not able to remove earrings, so this will result in your child not taking part in our P.E. lessons and an alternative task will be provided for the child, this is due to health and safety reasons.
Long hair must be tied back.
Please ensure your child wears their PE kit on their PE days. If your child does not come to school in their P.E. kit, you may receive a text message to inform you that they need it for the following week. All P.E. kit and School uniform must be labelled clearly with your child’s name. If it becomes lost, it can then be easily returned to the rightful owner.
Our Class Blog
What happens in our class? have a look at all the blog post direct from the classroom.
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As the calendar year for 2019 draws to an end we hope you have a happy and holy Christmas. Here are the Christmas production highlights for 2019 . https://vimeo.com/380447129 Key Stage One sing us out with their carol service ........... see you next year. ....
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Throughout school we have some fantastic topics that we are looking into. Our topic displays are eye catching and show a variety of learning skills through History, Geography, Art and DT. After each lesson children’s work is displayed under the question that they have...
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- Maths Meeting
- Reading “Book Talk”
- Prayer Journaling
- Reading “Book Talk”
- ICT (Topic)
- Mathematics (Arithmetic)
- Hymn Practice
- Maths Meeting
- Reading “Book Talk”
- PE – Outdoor/Dance Studio