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Nature or Nurture?

Project Overview

During our last REAL project, we looked at what makes us human and some of the key characteristics both physically and emotionally that make us human. During this project, we will be exploring how what we inherit makes us who we are vs. what we hear, watch, see, listen to and how that influences who we are. The NATURE VS. NURTURE debate is a famous one that has been going on for many years and we are here to learn so we can offer our thoughts and opinions too!

Mini Outcomes

  • Introduce Secret Notebook idea – a record book for positive observations of others.
  • Create a profile for your chosen person of influence.
  • Explore different artist styles; critique and evaluate before producing a final piece.

Final Outcome

Create an influence wall using portraits in a variety of styles.

Curriculum Coverage

English Biography, Diary Entry, Speech, Non-Chronological Report
Maths Fractions, Decimals, Percentages, Algebra
RE Sources, Unity, Death and New Life
History Anglo Saxons and Vikings
Geography Exploring Scandinavia and comparing it to the UK
Science Evolution and Inheritance, Living things and their Habitats
Computing Coding
PE Dance
Art, Design & Technology Exploring techniques of different artists
Music Understanding structure and form
PSHE Dreams and Goals, Healthy Me

Year Group Information

Pupils will need to wear their PE kit to school every Monday.

Reading records (blue book) and home readers must be in school every day – we advise storing these in pupils’ school bags. Please make it a priority to read with your child and we ask that the reading record is signed by an adult or the Y6 child five times a week.

Homework is set on Seesaw on a Tuesday and is expected to be completed by the following Tuesday. Staff will mark the children’s work online. Children will be given 2 pieces of homework on Seesaw per week – Maths and Grammar.

Pupils have received their own individual QR Code/Text Code to log in to Seesaw on a laptop or tablet at home. Smart phones can also be used to access the work, however pupils may struggle to type on such a small screen so we recommend handwritten answers on paper which can then be photographed and uploaded as that child’s piece of work.

Pupils are also expected and will be monitored online by class teachers that they complete the following activities:

Reading Plus – complete at least 3 comprehensions per week.

Maths Shed – regular practice.

Spelling Shed – regular practice.

Times Table Rockstars – regular practice.

Remember to keep up with what we are doing on the school website.

Website: https://www.stteresaoflisieux.co.uk/

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