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 was the Islamic civilization (around AD900) known as the ‘Golden Age’?“
The Kingdom of God:
- What? Where? Why?
- The Kingdom is for all
- Commitment to the Kingdom
- Variety of responses to the Kingdom
- The compassion of Jesus
- Sharing the mission
Love in Action:
- I can explain what beliefs inspire and influence them and others
- I can explain how beliefs inspire charity organisations to support those in need.
- Extend narrative writing – including flashbacks
- Write a diary entry (autobiographical) based on a character’s life and experiences.
Linked to Topic :
- Write a balanced and/or persuasive argument on whether the Vikings were always vicious all the time.
- Non-chronological Report on Viking artefacts, character or place.
As historians/geographers we will study the golden age of civilization looking at how this contributed to society today. We will be exploring the following questions in detail:
- What did this ‘Golden Age’ give the world?
- Who is the Prophet Muhammad and how was he associated with the Golden Age?
- What can you find out about the ‘House of Wisdom’?
- What part did the ‘Golden Age’ have in improving health care?
- What can you discover about the art and culture of the ‘Golden Age’?
- How can you make your own paper?
- Why did the ‘Golden Age’ come to an end?
- Develop their knowledge, understanding, and skills of the designing and making processes through a variety of creative and practical activities (e.g. Making Paper).
- Revise all areas for our upcoming SATs
- Consolidate our Arithmetic skills (including times tables, 4 number operations, etc.)
- Outdoor Maths – problem-solving activities.
- Math’s trails (incorporating computing).
- Take part in whole school STEAM week.
‘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.
Explore Circuits :
- Use and identify symbols for circuits.
- Investigate conductors and insulators.
- Draw and build circuits.
- Investigate the impact of different components in a circuit.
- Develop our cricket, rounders and athletics skills.
- Develop our gymnastics skills – plan, practice and perform sequences.
- Improve our coordination with the use of dance mats.
- Improve our fitness levels.
- If your child has pierced ears, it would be much appreciated if you could remove their earrings on each morning of P.E. Please note that staff are not able to remove them or cover them, so this will result in your child not taking part in our P.E. lesson and an alternative task will be provided for the child, this is due to health and safety reasons. Long hair must be tied back.
- Solve problems, using a variety of software
- Learn to use technology safely and responsibly.
Creating a multimedia presentation on a particular mountain
- What is a multimedia presentation?
- Deciding what information to include in a presentation about a particular mountain
- Presenting information using ICT
Creating spreadsheets and graphs showing mountain data
- What is a spreadsheet ?
- Which graphs best suit the information?
- Gathering and inputting data on global mountain heights and other statistics
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.
This summer, Year 6 will once again be visiting Little Deer Wood in Mirfield where the children will take part in a variety of outdoor activities such as canoeing, orienteering, archery, bush craft and low ropes. The duration of the visit is two full days/one night.
Our end of year celebration for Year 6 will be a visit to Flamingo Land, where the children will have the opportunity to choose from a range of activities such as rides, splash zone, adventure zone and the zoo.
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At first, we put all our bags next to their log cabin. When we had done that, we all played some team games – and my team won! We also did other fun activities such as archery, canoeing, bouldering and low ropes. We slept in teepees, but mine wasn’t...
Immediately after the Last Supper, Jesus took a walk to pray. Jesus was accompanied by three Apostles: Peter, John and James, whom he asked to stay awake and pray. He moved "a stone's throw away" from them, where He felt overwhelming sadness and anguish, and said...
This term, we have been learning about slavery and Britain’s role in the transatlantic slave trade. We found out about the cruel nature of slavery and the slave trade and considered our responses to it. We took inspiration from the anti-slavery protesters from the...
Comme vous le savez probablement, les chèvres mangent de l’herbe tout le temps. De l’herbe au petit-déjeuner. De l’herbe au déjeuner. De l’herbe au diner. (Parfois elles prennent du gâteau au chocolat pour le dessert, mais d’habitude elles mangent juste encore de...
Thanks to Hurricane Gareth, we were unable to go outside for PE on Friday so took the opportunity to play table tennis in the classroom. It was good fun for most; if a little chaotic.
In RE we learned about the garden of Gethsemane. This is where Jesus and his disciples went and prayed. Judas wanted to betray Jesus. In today’s lesson, we discussed the different emotions that Judas might have experienced. Also, we compared the Bible text to a...
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