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Does fortune favour the brave?

Project Overview

Throughout this REAL Project, pupils will explore how society is and has been shaped throughout history by acts of bravery. With particular focus on themes such as fairness and equality, pupils will look at the separation of social classes during the Victorian era and how children in particular were forced to survive on bravery alone. As a year group we will be reading Wonder by R. J. Palacio, exploring how the themes of this story relate and give insight into our essential question.

Mini Outcomes

  • ‘Little book of Wonder’.
  • Draw sketches, plan and design Christmas decorations to sew.
  • Set up a stall and sell Christmas decorations to raise money for Barnardo’s.

Final Outcome

Present cheque to Barnardo’s charity.

 

Curriculum Coverage

English Persuasive Letter, Narrative, Recounts, Biography
Maths Place Value, Addition & Subtraction, Multiplication & Division
RE Loving, Vocation & Commitment, Expectations
History Victorian Era
Geography Locational knowledge
Science Light & Sight, Evolution & Inheritance
Computing Online Safety (Purple Mash)
PE Orienteering, Yoga
Art, Design & Technology Water Colours, Needlework
Music Charanga Musical School Scheme – Jazz
PSHE  Think Yourself Great, Jigsaw Scheme – Celebrating Difference

Year Group Information

DATE EVENT
1st October Feast of St Teresa
5th October Start of Black History Month

Walk to School Week

13th November World Kindness Day
17th November Flu Vaccination Day
18th December School closure at 3:10pm for Christmas Holidays

Pupils will need to wear their PE kit to school every Tuesday. We also ask pupils to please leave a pair of shorts in school throughout the term for yoga lessons.

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 Monday and is expected to be completed by the following Monday when the answers will be uploaded and pupils can mark their own work. Children will be given 3 pieces of homework per week – Maths, Grammar and Spellings.

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 2 comprehensions per week.

Maths Shed – 30 minutes per week.

Spelling Shed – weekly spellings to be practised for a weekly test.

Times Table Rockstars – regular practise.

 

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