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Learning Outcomes w/b 26th June

posted 25 Jun 2017, 13:19 by Primary 6 Teacher

I.P.C.
Knowledge
To know about the characteristic features of particular periods and societies
To know about the social, cultural, religious and ethnic diversity of the period studied

Skills:
To be able to describe and identify reasons for and results of historical events, situations, and changes in the periods they have studied
To be able to describe how the history of one country affects that of another
To be able to enquire into the nature of groups and social institutions and their effects on people’s lives

Big Questions:
1. What would a world without borders be like?
2. Make some predictions about what the world’s borders may look like in the future?

 
Literacy: 

Skills:
To be able to define the term ‘Fake News’.
To be able to analyse the potential consequences of ‘Fake News’.
To be able to describe how ‘Fake News’ affects us and how we can avoid it.
To be able to use references to the start of the story to signal a change at the end of the story.
To be able to write in both formal and informal styles changing grammar and vocabulary as appropriate
To be able to use passive verbs to affect the presentation of information in a sentence
To be able to recognise how changing the word choice can change the meaning of the writing and write concisely

Maths:

Knowledge
To know powers of ten notation

Skills: 
To be able to solve subtraction word problems 
To be able to use counting up to find change from 100 pounds/euro/dollars.
To be able to use counting up to find the difference between 4-digit prices.
To be able to check subtraction by using addition

Learning w/b 05th June

posted 8 Jun 2017, 22:34 by Primary 6 Teacher   [ updated 8 Jun 2017, 22:35 ]

This week we had our Inter Milepost sports challenge where the children had the opportunity to showcase their learning in P.E by playing some cricket matches. It was a very close result and it was wonderful to see the progression of skills since we began our cricket learning at the beginning of this term.








Learning Outcomes w/b 05th June

posted 4 Jun 2017, 21:58 by Primary 6 Teacher   [ updated 4 Jun 2017, 21:58 ]

I.P.C.
Knowledge
To know how people affect the environment
To know the similarities and differences between particular localities

Skills:
To be able to explain how places are linked through movement of goods and people
To be able to collect and record evidence to answer geographical questions

Big Questions:
1. Why do people migrate?
2. What are the benefits? 
3. What are the negative aspects of migration?
 

Literacy: 

Knowledge
To know the features of a science-fiction fantasy text
 

Skills:
To be able to construct paragraphs that support meaning and purpose.
To be able to demonstrate a range of techniques to signal overall direction of the text for the reader, precisely chosen adverbials, deliberate repetition, consistent and correct choice of tense sustained
To be able to re-draft fully a piece of written work to make improvements
To be able to write sentences which have more than one sub-clause to establish meaning.

Maths:

Skills: 
To be able to use column addition to add 4- and 5-digit whole numbers, decimals and money.
To be able to use column subtraction of whole numbers and counting up to subtract decimals including money
To be able to use short division to divide 4-digit numbers, expressing remainders as fractions
To be able to solve single and multi-step problems, working out which calculations are necessary

Learning w/b 29th May

posted 1 Jun 2017, 23:31 by Primary 6 Teacher   [ updated 1 Jun 2017, 23:32 ]

This week we began our new IPC unit Moving People, focused on the theme of migration. Our Entry Point involved the children putting themselves in the imaginary situation of needing to flee their home place quickly. They packed their bags in preparation and we set up our makeshift camp on the Zima 3 field for the morning. This whole scenario was designed to give the children a small insight into what life might be like as a refugee. It certainly raised lots of questions and emotions for the children, which we discussed and explored in several sessions before and after the Entry Point. 






Learning Outcomes w/b 22nd May

posted 21 May 2017, 23:17 by Primary 6 Teacher   [ updated 21 May 2017, 23:17 ]

I.P.C.

This week is Reflection week, we will reflect on our learning from the science units Full Power, Fascinating Forces and Roots, Shoots and Fruits. As part of this reflection process we will consider fair testing, with a particular focus on plants and the conditions needed for plant growth. We will celebrate our learning from these units and participate in and examine investigations around fair testing in an Exit Point on Wednesday. 

Big Questions:
1. What is a fair test?
2. How do I ensure a test is fair?

Literacy: 

Knowledge
To know the features of an instructional text
 

Skills:
To be able to recognise and identify sets of instructions which deviate from the norm in terms of structure and language features, such as recipes.
To be able to discuss, proofread and edit writing for clarity and correctness.
To be able to use a range of organisational features when writing instructions
To be able to use a range of directives to give clear directions when writing instructions.

Maths:

Skills: 
To be able to solve problems requiring scaling by simple fractions
To be able to find square numbers to at least 102 and cube numbers to at least 103.
To be able to use short division to divide 4-digit numbers by single-digit numbers, including those which leave a remainder.
To be able to use short division to divide 4-digit numbers by single-digit numbers, expressing remainders as fractions

Learning Outcomes w/b 15th May

posted 14 May 2017, 23:36 by Primary 6 Teacher   [ updated 14 May 2017, 23:36 ]

I.P.C.

Knowledge
To know about the functions of the major parts of the plants
To know about the lifecycle of a flowering plant

Skills: 
To be able to make systematic and accurate measurement from their observations
Be able to choose an appropriate way to investigate a scientific issue

Big Questions:
1. How do plants attract pollinators?
2. What is the most successful method of seed dispersal?

Literacy: 

Knowledge
To know the features of an instructional text
 

Skills:
To be able to use a range of organisational features when writing instructions
To be able to use a range of directives to give clear directions when writing instructions.
To be able to compare different types of information texts and identify how they are structured.

Maths:

Skills: 
To be able to add and subtract fractions with related denominators.
To be able to add and subtract mixed numbers with related denominators.
To be able to use column subtraction to subtract pairs of 5-digit numbers.
To be able to choose between counting up, counting back or column subtraction

Learning w/b 10th May

posted 11 May 2017, 21:58 by Primary 6 Teacher   [ updated 11 May 2017, 21:58 ]

This week we began working through our Plants unit in earnest, we looked at the controversial issue of removing the pond from the camp and the effects that would have on the plant and wildlife of the immediate area both positive and negative. It was very interesting to listen to the predictions about the impact on camp life and suggestions made to reduce/alleviate that impact made by the children.

We also have been looking at the structure of plants in more detail. We carried out some investigations on different plants that grow on camp, examining their root systems and their growth patterns. 













Learning w/b 02nd May

posted 4 May 2017, 22:10 by Primary 6 Teacher   [ updated 4 May 2017, 22:12 ]

We began a unit of study on plants this week by taking a walk around the camp and trying to find examples of plant life growing in our immediate environs. The challenge was to then identify each plant and find some information about its growth patterns. 











This week we also celebrated Book Week, we enjoyed writing poems and drawing illustrations with our visiting author Chris White along with other activities to stimulate a love for reading. 















Learning Outcomes w/b 24th April

posted 23 Apr 2017, 22:29 by Primary 6 Teacher   [ updated 23 Apr 2017, 22:29 ]

I.P.C.

Skills: 
To be able to identify the effects of physical forces
To be able to explain and justify their predictions, investigations, findings and conclusions
To be able to test and evaluate their own work and improve on it

Big Questions:
1. What would it be like on Earth without friction?
2. What are the applications of Newton’s Third Law in our everyday lives?

Literacy: 

Knowledge
To know the features of a science-fiction text 

Skills:
To be able to explain and use the characteristics of science fiction texts
To be able to consider how authors have developed characters and settings and use that knowledge to plan their own work
To be able to suggest changes to the vocabulary, grammar and punctuation they have used to improve the writing.

Maths:

Skills: 
To be able to draw and interpret line graphs and read intermediate points.
To be able to solve problems involving rate
To be able to read and write Roman numerals to 1000 (M)
To be able to recognise years written in Roman numerals

Learning Outcomes w/b 17th April

posted 17 Apr 2017, 23:29 by Primary 6 Teacher   [ updated 17 Apr 2017, 23:30 ]

IPC:

Skills: 
To be able to conduct scientific investigations posing scientific questions
To be able to identify the direction of forces.
To be able to make systematic and accurate measurement from their observations
To be able to choose an appropriate way to investigate a scientific issue

Big Questions:
1. What are the effects of gravity?
2. What forces affect our daily lives?

Literacy: 

Knowledge
To know the features of a science-fiction text 

Skills:
To be able to define 'science fiction'
To be able to explain and use the characteristics of science fiction texts
To be able to consider how authors have developed characters and settings and use that knowledge to plan their own work

Understand:
Predict what might happen from details stated and implied.

Maths:

Skills: 
To be able to read timetables using the 24-hour clock.
To be able to calculate time intervals.
To be able to find a time a given number of minutes or hours and minutes later.
To be able to draw and interpret line graphs and read intermediate points.
To be able to solve problems involving rate

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