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 Driver||Spring Term: Geography Driver||Summer 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
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
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
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
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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