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Year Six - The Rainforest

Mr Janiszewski is the teacher in our Y6 class. Miss Martin is the teaching assistant. Our class name is The Rainforest and we are the panthers.

 

Our Class Saint

St Josephine Bakhita. The Patron Saint of Sudan. Feast day is 8th February. 

Josephine had a happy and prosperous start to life but was kidnapped as a child by slave traders. After 12 years of being bought and sold, she ended up in Italy where she was placed in the custody of the Canossian Sisters of Venice. Whilst there she learnt about God - Josephine said she had always known about God but did not know who He was. Josephine felt called to follow Christ. When the slave owner returned, Josephine refused to leave and the case went to court. It was found that slavery had been outlawed in Sudan before Josephine was born and so she was declared free. She chose to remain with the Sisters often travelling and telling her story to others. 

St Josephine Bakhita, pray for us.

Snapshot of Learning

Our Current Class Book

Our Curriculum Overview

 

Autumn Term: History DriverSpring Term: Geography DriverSummer Term: Art Driver

Big Question: What legacy are we leaving? Ancient Civilisations

Authentic Outcome: A legacy for St Mary’s  Project Concepts: Identity, Change, Influence

Catholic Social Teaching: Community and Participation

Science: Electricity

Computing: How do I build complex physical systems? / How do I use Scratch as a game designer?

D&T: Monitoring and Control – link to electricity in science

PE: Football / OAA / Indoor athletics

RE: Loving / Vocation & Commitment / Expectations

PSHE: Relationships

RSHE: Created to Love Others

Online Safety: The Social Web / Protecting Ourselves

 

 

 

Big Question: Where is the most dangerous place in the world? Natural Disasters

Authentic Outcome: Fundraising activity

Project Concepts: Sustainability, Compassion, Poverty, Wealth

Catholic Social Teaching: Concern for the Vulnerable /  Rights and Responsibilities / Care for Creation

Science: Light

Computing: How do I use a computer as a designer? Leaflet for place visited in Geography / How do I use Scratch as a game designer? Animation of natural disaster

D&T: Frame structures – link to earthquakes

PE: Martial art dance / Gymnastics

RE: Sources / Unity / Death and New Life

PSHE: Living in the wider world

RSHE: Created to Live in Community

Online Safety: Commercial Risks / News and Media

 

 

 

 

 

Big Question: Who Am I?

Authentic Outcome: St Mary’s Sculpture Park

Project Concepts: Individuality, Identity, Truth, Spirituality

Catholic Social Teaching: Human Dignity / Community and Participation 

Art: Sculpture

Music: Music as an expression of identity

Science: Animals including humans (circulation), classification and evolution

Computing: How do we use spreadsheets? Budgeting for picnic / What makes an excellent film? Make a film to celebrate time at St Mary’s

D&T: Celebrating culture and seasonality – picnic for art showcase

PE: Tennis / Kwik cricket

RE: Witnesses / Healing / Common Good

PSHE: Health & wellbeing

RSHE: Created and Loved by God

Online Safety: Lifestyle and Health

 

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