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Learning Outcomes w/b 21st May

posted 20 May 2018, 21:55 by Primary 6 Teacher   [ updated 20 May 2018, 21:55 ]

I.P.C. 
This week is Reflection week, we will reflect on our learning from the Growing Up unit. As part of this reflection process we will discuss when someone might be considered "grown up" and why. We will also use some visual thinking routines to explore the influences in a young persons life and how their decisions might be altered as a result. We will also consolidate all the science learning by testing our knowledge on relevant body parts and their functions.    
  
Big Questions:
1. How has this unit of learning added to your knowledge and understanding of this topic?

Reflective Thinking:
Predict some consequences of the influence of media on adolescents
Evaluate when an individual may be considered to be a grown up

Literacy: 
 
Skills:
To be able to establish a convincing, individual voice or point of view and mostly sustain this
To be able to construct paragraphs that support meaning and purpose.
To be able to show a secure grasp of the non-chronological reports genre through writing that is well constructed.
To be able to write in both formal and informal styles changing grammar and vocabulary as appropriate

Maths:

Skills: 
To be able to multiply and divide by 10, 100, 1000
To be able to multiply and divide numbers mentally drawing upon known facts
To be able to solve word problems needing mental multiplication or division

Learning Outcomes w/b 14th May

posted 13 May 2018, 22:46 by Primary 6 Teacher   [ updated 13 May 2018, 22:46 ]

I.P.C:
 
Skills:
To be able to identify differences between adult and child behaviours
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.

Understanding:
To understand their own responsibilities in the groups to which they belong

Big Questions:
1. What factors influence our decisions?
2. How do relationships differ?

Literacy: 

Skills:
To be able to consider how authors have developed characters and settings in what they have read
To be able to select appropriate grammar and vocabulary and say how their choices can change and enhance meaning
To be able to describe settings and characters effectively
To be able to use a wide range of devices to build cohesion within and across paragraphs. 

Maths:
 
Skills:
To be able to add and subtract 1, 10, 100, 1000, 10,000 and 100,000 to/from six-digit numbers
To be able to place 6-digit numbers on landmarked lines and empty lines
To be able to round 6-digit numbers to the nearest 1000, 10,000, and 100,000
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 07th May

posted 6 May 2018, 20:16 by Primary 6 Teacher   [ updated 6 May 2018, 20:16 ]

I.P.C:
Knowledge:
To know about the structure of the human body

Skills:
To be able to record and communicate their findings accurately using the most appropriate
medium and the appropriate scientific vocabulary and conventions.
To be able to discriminate between evidence and opinion.

Big Questions:
1. What is puberty?
2. How will my body change in puberty?

Literacy: 

Skills:
To be able to use language to imagine and recreate roles and experiences
To be able to develop characters through description, action and dialogue
To be able to define 'science fiction'
To be able to explain and use the characteristics of science fiction texts

Maths:
Knowledge: 
To know that angles on a straight line add up to 180° and use this to find missing angles
To know that angles around a point add up to 360° and use this to find missing angles

Skills:
To be able to measure and draw angles using a protractor
To be able to recognise acute, obtuse and reflex angles
To be able to draw polygons to given dimensions and angles

Learning Outcomes w/b 23rd April

posted 23 Apr 2018, 13:57 by Primary 6 Teacher   [ updated 23 Apr 2018, 13:58 ]

I.P.C. 
This week we start our new IPC unit Growing Up:

Entry Point:
The children will explore the theme of growing up and what means through the children answering questions, we will also agree a set of rules to set boundaries for discussion and debate.

Knowledge Harvest:
In the Knowledge Harvest we will explore our knowledge of this topic and the children will have an opportunity to pose some further questions they would like to find out during the unit.


Big Questions:
1. How does our body change throughout our lifetime?
2. What causes our bodies to change?

Knowledge:
To know about the structure of the human body

Literacy: 
Knowledge:
To know the language features of a non-chronological report text
To know the correct spelling of high frequency words and common spelling patterns

Skills:
To be able to use a range of organisational features when writing non-chronological reports
To be able to compare different types of non-chronological reports and identify how they are structured.
To be able to discuss, proofread and edit writing for clarity and correctness

Maths:
Skills: 
To be able to use short division to divide 4-digit numbers by single-digit numbers, including those that leave a remainder
To be able to use short division to divide 4-digit numbers by single-digit numbers, expressing the remainders as fractions
To be able to solve word problems needing mental multiplication or division
To be able to use equivalence with fractions to find percentages

Learning Outcomes w/b 16th April

posted 15 Apr 2018, 17:31 by Primary 6 Teacher   [ updated 15 Apr 2018, 17:33 ]

I.P.C. 

This week we will focus on the UN goals and carry out several activities around some of the goals. We will also look forward to our upcoming learning and reflect on how this learning links to the UN global goals.

Big Questions:
1. How can I use the UN goals in my daily life?
2. What can I do to help the advancement of the UN goals?

Literacy: 
Knowledge:
To know the structure of a non-chronological report
To know the language features of a non-chronological report text

Skills:
To be able to use the structures of a non-chronological report
To be able to use the language features of a non-chronological report text
To be able to compare different types of non-chronological reports and identify how they are structured.

Maths:

Skills: 
To be able to use short multiplication to multiply 3-digit numbers by single-digit numbers
To be able to use short division to divide 4-digit numbers by single-digit numbers, including those that leave a remainder
To be able to use short division to divide 4-digit numbers by single-digit numbers, expressing the remainders as fractions

Swimming

posted 29 Mar 2018, 16:15 by Primary 6 Teacher   [ updated 29 Mar 2018, 16:16 ]

Please note that swimming will start again on Monday 16th April. Please remind your child to bring their swimming kits. 
Have a lovely holiday.

Learning Outcomes w/b 12th March

posted 11 Mar 2018, 22:11 by Primary 6 Teacher   [ updated 11 Mar 2018, 22:12 ]

I.P.C. 
Understanding:
To understand that the behaviour of the individuals has an effect on people’s lives
To understand that the way in which people fulfil their responsibilities affects the lives of others
To understand the responsibilities in the groups to which they belong

Big Questions:
1. What is the role of a government?
2. What makes a good leader?

Literacy: 
Knowledge:
To know how to spell words with the same letters but different sounds
To know the language features of a recount text

Skills:
To be able to check their work to ensure that the correct subject and verb agreement is used.
To be able to check their work for spelling and punctuation errors.
To be able to infer information about the feelings, thoughts and motives of characters from what they have read.
To be able to summarise the main ideas in a text of more than one paragraph

Maths:

Skills: 
To be able to work out the missing lengths of sides in order to find perimeters.
To be able to find the area of rectangles including squares by multiplying the lengths of two adjacent sides together.
To be able to estimate then count to find the area of irregular shapes.
To be able to calculate the area from scale drawings.
To be able to estimate and find the volume of shapes by making it with cm cubes.

Learning Outcomes w/b 05th March

posted 4 Mar 2018, 20:43 by Primary 6 Teacher   [ updated 4 Mar 2018, 20:43 ]

I.P.C. 
Knowledge:
To know that the study of society is concerned with learning about living as members of a group
To know about major forms of national government

Skills:
To be able to enquire into the nature of groups and social institutions and their effects on people’s lives

Big Questions:
1. Why do we have governments?

Literacy: 
Knowledge:
To know how to spell words with -ost and -oll endings
To know the structure of a recount text
To know the language features of a recount text

Skills:
To be able to use the structures of a recount text
To be able to use the language features of a recount text
To be able to check their work to ensure that the correct tense is used.

Maths:

Skills: 
To be able to find non-unit fractions of amounts
To be able to find fractions, multiply and divide to solve word problems
To be able to multiply unit fractions by whole numbers, writing any improper fractions as mixed numbers

Learning Outcomes w/b 22nd January

posted 21 Jan 2018, 19:30 by Primary 6 Teacher   [ updated 21 Jan 2018, 19:30 ]

I.P.C. 
Skills:
To be able to enquire into geographical factors and their effects on people’s lives.
To be able to collect and record evidence to answer geograpical questions.
To be able to use a variety of sources to gather geographical information.

Big Questions:
1. How much do we depend on oil for our daily lives?
2. Imagine a world without oil?

Reflective Thinking:
The children will use VTT Chalk talk to explore a life without oil. 

Literacy: 
Knowledge:
To know the rule and exceptions for doubling r before a suffix

Skills:
To be able to analyse and compare poetic style
To be able to explain and justify personal tastes
To be able to comment critically on the overall impact of a poem, showing how language and themes have been developed
To be able to join sentences with relative pronouns
To be able to complete sentences with whose and whom
To be able to read and discuss an increasingly wide range of poetry

Maths:

Skills: 
To be able to use place value to add and subtract
To be able to add and subtract near multiples of 100 and 1000
To be able to subtract pairs of two-digit numbers with one decimal place, choosing to count back or count up
To be able to use column addition to add amounts of money

Learning Outcomes w/b 15th January

posted 14 Jan 2018, 16:07 by Primary 6 Teacher   [ updated 14 Jan 2018, 16:07 ]

I.P.C. 
This week we start our new IPC unit Black Gold:

Entry Point:
The children take on the role of government officials charged with cleaning up an imaginary oil spill in the local area.

Knowledge Harvest:
In the Knowledge Harvest we will explore our knowledge of this topic through the use of several big questions. What is energy? Where does it come from? What do we use energy for?

Big Questions:
1. Where does oil come from?
2. How is oil formed?

Reflective Thinking:
The children will use visual thinking tool, circle of perspectives to analyse the impact of an oil spill from various viewpoints. 

Literacy: 
 
Skills:
To be able to define poetry terms, including metaphor.
To be able to read and discuss a selection of poems and identify poetic techniques/features.  
To be able to justify opinions about a poem.
To be able to write a poem in the style of one read


Maths:

Knowledge:
Know what each digit represents in a 6-digit number
Know what each digit represents in a number with 2 decimal places

Skills: 
To be able to write place value related additions and subtractions.
To be able to compare pairs of 6-digit numbers.
To be able to add and subtract 1, 10, 100, 1000, 10,000 and 100,000 to/from six-digit numbers.
To be able to use negative numbers in context of temperature.
To be able to find a difference between a negative temperature and positive temperature.

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