Hello, my name is Mr Keddie and I am the class teacher of 6K. My favourite subject to teach is Topic.
I’m Mrs Smith, I’ll be looking after your child’s
education for the next
Class 6M curriculum
Our topic question this term is
“Why should the world be ashamed of slavery?”
During this topic we will explore what slavery was, what it was like to be one and why it existed. In addition, we will study the links between slavery and discrimination, the people who fought against it, Britain’s involvement in the slave trade and the effect it had on society. Finally, we will create a documentary film that will present our findings with regards to knowledge, understanding and thoughts on the subject of slavery and human rights.
Our topic will allow the children to utilise many skills learnt throughout the term resulting in them creating a number of non-fiction written pieces such as journalistic writing/newspaper reports, persuasive writing, information texts and instructions. The children will also have the opportunity to use their artistic skills this term along with their designing skills to produce an artistic interpretation of their reflections on slavery linked to an award-winning artist.
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 then 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.
- 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.
- Follow the ‘Spiced’ Drugs Programme – details to follow. Understand risks and how to manage them.
- Continue to promote school values.
- Find out about Britain’s involvement in the slave trade.
- Consider the impact of slavery on different people.
- Ask historical questions using correct terminology.
- Investigate artistic interpretations of slavery and produce our own piece of artwork.
- Create a short movie on the slave trade.
- Learn about people who helped to abolish the slave trade.
- Consider the nature of modern day slavery in the 21st century and the human rights associated with this.
- Consolidate and extend our knowledge and understanding of ‘Number’ whilst applying these skills to problem-solving and reasoning situations.
- Study properties of ‘Shapes.’ – draw 2D shapes, recognise, describe & build 3D shapes, compare and classify shapes (polygons).
- Recognise angles at points where they meet and find missing angles in shapes.
- Illustrate and names parts of circles (radius, diameter, circumference.
- Co-ordinates – describe positions on 4 quadrant grid. Draw, translate, & rotate shapes on the coordinate 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.
‘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. They should 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.
‘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.
- Promote safety – use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly.
- Recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour.
- Identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.
- Use apps to present work (iMovie, Tellagami etc.).
- Use search technologies effectively and understand computer networks including the internet. The opportunities they offer for research & collaboration.
- Learn about the ‘Turner’ prize winning artist, Lubaina Himid and her interpretations of slavery.
- Design and create a plate using a variety of techniques and media.
These lessons are designed to help children recognise their contribution & responsibilities as citizens of our global community and equip them with the skills to make informed decisions and take responsible actions.
They will be given opportunities to: critically examine their own values and attitudes; appreciate the similarities between peoples everywhere, and value diversity; understand the global context of their local lives; and develop skills that will enable them to combat injustice, prejudice and discrimination. Such knowledge & understanding enables young people to play an active role in the global community.
Homework will continue to be given out each Wednesday and MUST be completed and returned by the following Monday. This gives the children enough time to see their class teacher if they are struggling. 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
Children will have an independent reading book which will be brought home on a daily basis and MUST be returned to school every day. Reading records will be given to the children for parents to fill out as and when their child reads during the week at home.
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