PSHE: Growing up
Can a community ever be too diverse?
As we look to a time where we will be transitioning to Secondary School, our PSHE learning allows for us to explore how we will find our place within a community. The lessons this term will equip us with toolkits to challenge stereotypes, to challenge prejudice and to stand up against discrimination to protect ourselves and others within the community.
Why do species of animals look different?
Inheriting characteristics from our parents can always be a good topic for discussion – who shares whose nose etc. but we will be digging deeper and looking at the fossil record, Mary Anning and the famous Galapagos finches sketched by Darwin.
RE: Life Journey
How do people show that they belong to a community?
For most of us, we share similar aspects of our life journeys such as birth, passing a driving test and getting married. This term, we will look at the first eleven Samskaras in Hinduism, Brit Milah, Bat Mitzvah and Bar Mitzvah as well as the Aqiqah ceremony to look at how life journeys of different religions compare.
Art: Lorenzo Quinn
How can sculpture unite people?
This term we will be embark upon our mission to create a sculpture of our own by taking inspiration from Lorenzo Quinn’s sculptures of hands.
Music: The recorder Unit 2
How can singing help us to be better musicians?
This term we will develop our understanding of musical notation by beginning to play the recorder with greater fluency. To do this, we shall explore the use of singing to help support us with an understanding of pitch and duration.
PE: Athletics and Swimming
Athletics: Is reaching your aspiration the end of the journey?
Swimming: What is more important: speed or endurance?
Voulez vous partir en vacances?
So far this year, we have learned about transport, clothes and French culture. We will, this term, combine our units to talk about holidays (where we would like to go, how we might get there and what we might do there).