Teaching and Learning Overview – P6                       Term: Jan - Apr 2019

Learning Intentions         

Learning Context:  Social Studies (History)

Through the context of the Highland Clearances and the novel ‘The Desperate Journey’, we will be learning to:

  • create a time line of Scottish historical events
  • discover how past events or actions of groups of people have shaped Scottish society
  • use primary and secondary sources to research events in the past
  • use what we have learned to create our own piece of imaginative writing
  • give a good estimate of how long a journey should take based on my knowledge of the link between time, speed and distance

Literacy: Reading, Listening and Talking

Through the context of film, we will be learning to:

  • read and interpret film
  • respond to different types of questions to demonstrate our understanding
  • create different kinds of questions of our own


Numeracy and Maths

We will be learning to:

  • select and use appropriate mental strategies to solve a variety of calculations and problems
  • further develop and apply our knowledge of the column method to add, subtract, multiply and divide larger numbers and decimals
  • develop our knowledge of angles and how to measure them using degrees
  • use surveys to investigate and gather information for our Pupil Audit
  • display our data in a clear way


Health and Wellbeing:

We will be learning to:

  • respect our rights and the rights of others
  • appreciate that we have similarities and differences but we are all valued
  • express our feelings and who we can talk to if we are worried
  • select, adapt and apply movement skills and strategies, creatively, accurately and with control through the context of basketball
  • reflect on our own and others’ work

PE days are Monday and Thursday.


Home Learning: This term, we will be carrying out personal projects relating to Scottish history

How you can support: Please read with your child at home and discuss the reading book with them. School reading books are only a part of your child’s reading. Regular reading of other material at home should also be encouraged.

Please also encourage your child to practise their ‘Learn-its’ regularly to ensure they are retained.

Excursion: TBA