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Learning Outcomes w/b 16th October

posted 15 Oct 2017, 20:30 by Primary 6 Teacher   [ updated 15 Oct 2017, 20:30 ]

I.P.C.

This week is Reflection week, we will reflect on our learning from the Drugs Education unit. As part of this reflection process we will consider the overall impact of drugs on our lives both positive and negative and recall learning around effects on the human body. We welcome a special visitor to our class tomorrow afternoon, to talk to the children about her work as a pharmacist and provide some expert knowledge about legal and illegal drugs. We will celebrate our learning with a whole school Exit Point on Wednesday afternoon. 

Big Questions:
1. What does working as a pharmacist involve?
2. What are the benefits and disadvantages of drugs?

Literacy: 

Knowledge
To know the features of a balanced argument text
 

Skills:
To be able distinguish between fact and opinion
To be able to discuss, proof read and edit writing for clarity and correctness
To be able to use a range of organisational features when writing a balanced argument text
To be able to spell words with silent letters
To be able to form possessive nouns by adding apostrophes to singular and plural owners

Maths:

Skills: 
To be able to place 4-digit numbers on a line and round to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000
To be able to place 5-digit numbers on a line and round to the nearest 10, 100, 1000 or 10,000
To be able to use the grid method to multiply 3-digit numbers by single-digit numbers
To be able to use short multiplication to multiply 3-digit numbers by single-digit numbers
To be able to use the chunking method to divide three digit numbers by a one digit number

Learning w/b 09th October

posted 12 Oct 2017, 22:22 by Primary 6 Teacher   [ updated 12 Oct 2017, 22:22 ]

Our IPC learning this week involved considering drug laws around the world and looking at how people work together globally to prevent drug problems and support those with drug issues. We used the Visible Thinking Tool Think, Puzzle, Explore to ponder drug laws in different countries and how we could all work together to ensure a united approach to problems associated with illegal drugs. The children then were tasked with coming up with some drug laws that could be applied globally. This proved challenging as they all had very differing views on the appropriate punishments. The children chose their own way of coming to an agreement on which laws to choose as a group. Some used the cooperative learning stucture Spend a Buck to help with this. 









 

Learning Outcomes w/b 09th October

posted 8 Oct 2017, 20:47 by Primary 6 Teacher

I.P.C.

Skills:
To be able to explain how the lives of people in one country or group are affected by the activities of other countries or groups
To be able to identify ways that people work together for mutual benefit

Understanding:
To understand the way in which people fulfill their responsibilities affects the lives of others

Big Questions:
1.  What is the impact of illegal drugs on society
2. How and why do drug laws differ around the world?  

Literacy: 

Knowledge
To know how to spell words ending with a, i, o or u

Skills:
To be able to justify inferences with evidence
To be able to identify adverb clauses in senteces
To be able to link adverb clauses to verbs.
To be able to develop initial ideas for a balanced argument text and draw on research where necessary
To be able to assess the effectiveness of their own and others’ writing

Maths:

Knowledge
To know that square numbers have an odd number of factors

Skills: 
To be able to find common multiples
To be able to find factors of numbers to 50
To be able to simplify fractions
To be able to compare fractions with related denominators

Learning w/b 02nd October

posted 5 Oct 2017, 22:22 by Primary 6 Teacher   [ updated 5 Oct 2017, 22:23 ]

This week we explored the properties of 3D shapes in maths. The children enjoyed using digital media to help their learning in this area and were excited to test their skills in an online quiz. We also used the cooperative learning structure, Quiz, Quiz, Trade, to consolidate our learning in maths. 





 

Learning Outcomes w/b 02nd October

posted 1 Oct 2017, 21:11 by Primary 6 Teacher   [ updated 1 Oct 2017, 21:11 ]

I.P.C.

Skills:
To be able to manipulate and combine different forms of information from different sources
To be able to use ICT to present information in a variety of forms

Understanding:
To understand that the behaviour of individuals has an effect on the lives of others
To understand the way in which people fulfill their responsibilities affects the lives of others

Big Questions:
1.  What is the impact of illegal drug taking on society?
2. How does illegal drug activity affect our home and host countries? 

Literacy: 

Knowledge
To know to add -s or -es to make the plural form of a word

Skills:
To be able to discuss and evaluate how an author uses language, including figurative language.
To be able to assess the impact of language on the reader.
To be able to predict what might happen from details stated and implied.
To be able to identify spoken words in sentences.
To be able to punctuate direct speech sentences 

Maths:

Knowledge
To know the properties of different quadrilaterals
To know that square numbers have an odd number of factors

Skills: 
To be able to use a range of mathematical vocabulary to describe 2D and 3D shapes
To be able to sort 3D shapes according to their properties using Carroll diagrams
To be able to visualise 3D shapes from 2D representational drawings
To be able to describe properties of prisms and pyramids

Amazing Art!

posted 1 Oct 2017, 20:34 by Primary 6 Teacher   [ updated 1 Oct 2017, 20:35 ]

I was so impressed with the children's efforts in their Art lesson this week. 




Learning w/b 25th September

posted 1 Oct 2017, 20:30 by Primary 6 Teacher   [ updated 1 Oct 2017, 20:30 ]

This week we considered the negative health effects of smoking and carried out a science experiment to test the theory that smoking affects fitness levels. The children used their knowledge from previous learning to come up with a hypothesis which we then tested out in our sceintific investigation. This involved limiting the amount of oxygen the children could breathe in during a physical activity by breathing through straws, thus simulating the effect a smoker will feel. 









 

Learning Outcomes w/b 25th September

posted 24 Sep 2017, 21:42 by Primary 6 Teacher   [ updated 1 Oct 2017, 20:31 ]

I.P.C.
Knowledge
To know functions of the external and internal parts of the human body

Skills:
To be able to carry out scientific investigations
To be able to interpret findings

Big Questions:
1. How does illegal drug use in wealthy countries affect those in developing countries?
2. Are all drugs bad? 

Literacy: 

Knowledge
To know the structure of an adventure story
To know the style of an author writing adventure text
To know sentences written in the past simple tense, past progressive tense, perfect tense, past perfect tense, present simple tense, present progressive tense and the future tense. 

Skills:
To be able to select appropriate grammar and vocabulary
To be able to assess the effectiveness of their own and others’ writing
To be able to proof read for spelling and punctuation errors
To be able to spell words with -y endings
To be able to use plural forms of words ending in y
To be able to change tenses in sentences 

Maths:

Skills: 
To be able to use column subtraction (decomposition) to subtract pairs of 4-digit numbers where one or two moves are necessary
To be able to use column subtraction (decomposition) to subtract 3-digit numbers from 4-digit numbers
To be able to use counting up to subtract pairs of 4-digit numbers
To be able to use column subtraction to subtract pairs of 4-digit numbers

Learning w/b 18th September

posted 21 Sep 2017, 22:22 by Primary 6 Teacher   [ updated 21 Sep 2017, 22:22 ]

In our IPC learning this week the children learned about the damage caused to the human body by the drugs, alcohol and nicotine. They used the cooperative learning structure Quiz, Quiz, Trade to find out more about the effects of nicotine on smokers body organs. P6 also enjoyed performing some role plays to show the effects of different drugs on a person's behaviour and demeanor. The children also engaged in an activity around sorting drugs into ones considered 'safe' and dangerous drugs. 








 

Learning Outcomes w/b 18th September

posted 17 Sep 2017, 19:34 by Primary 6 Teacher   [ updated 17 Sep 2017, 19:34 ]

I.P.C.
Knowledge
To know about the effects of drug misuse on the human body
To know about the structure of the human body

Skills:
To be able to carry out scientific investigations

Big Questions:
1. What forms do drugs come in?

Literacy: 

Skills:
To be able to spell the ir, ire pattern correctly.
To be able to describe settings effectively
To be able to describe verbally and write effective story openers
To be able to describe characters effectively
To be able to identify similes and metaphors.
To be able to answer inference and deduction questions about a text

Maths:

Skills: 
To be able to compare and order numbers with one or two decimal places
To be able to use column addition to add any pair of amounts of money
To be able to use rounding to estimate totals of pairs of amounts of money
To be able to find the change from £20, £50 and £10 using counting up
To be able to find the difference between 4-digit prices using counting up

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