Our central idea is ‘Citizens establish connections to overcome imbalances in society’ and our key concepts are ‘Causation’ ‘Connection’ and ‘Change’. Through this module, we will be exploring reasons why migration occurs, how migration impacts the local area and how cultures can co-exist.
Emmeline Pankhurst was a British political activist who organised the UK suffragette movement and helped women win the right to vote.
As part of the IB PYP, we have the six transdisciplinary themes that help us to develop a programme of inquiry into these important concepts. Each term, we focus on one of these themes, this term is ‘how we organise ourselves’. This transdisciplinary theme is explained using the following descriptor: inquiry into the nature of the self, beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities and cultures; rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human. To ensure coverage, each year group is allocated part of the descriptor to focus on in more detail. By doing so, we can confidently ensure that each child will have explored these ideas – through age-appropriate and relevant inquiries – by the time they leave us in Year 6.
Below are the six transdisciplinary themes that we will cover throughout the year:
- Who we are
- Where we are in place and time
- How we express ourselves
- How the world works
- How we organise ourselves
- Sharing the planet
Homework is posted on Google Classroom every Monday afternoon and is due the following Monday morning. You may either hand this in or you may post onto our Google Classroom.
Reading and times tables
Children are encouraged to independently change their own books so that they regularly have access to an engaging text. They read with an adult as often as possible to ensure that the book band that they read from is appropriate and supports their progress and reading skills. We ask that when children read, it is recorded in their reading record.
All children have a login to Times Tables Rock Stars which they can access in class and at home.
What are Emmeline Pankhurst class learning?
Our central idea is ‘Being human can mean going through changes and developments’ and our key concepts are ‘Form’ and ‘Connection’. Through the module, we will be exploring how humans have changed and developed in Ancient Greece and how those changes still impact us today. In Science, we will explore the concept of reproduction as this is connected to the cycle of change and development.