English Language

  

i) Verbal communication

Students will be able to:

  • have an increasing awareness of the power of oral language, how it helps them to construct meaning and connect with others
  • use speech responsibly to inform, entertain and influence others
  • understand that oral language is a medium for learning as well as for individual enjoyment
  • interact confidently in a variety of situations
  • use a wide range of linguistic structures and features to present ideas and information
  • adapt speaking and listening strategies to the context, purpose and audience
  • reflect upon communication to monitor and assess their learning.

 

iii) Visual communication

Students will be able to:

  • demonstrate appropriate viewing behaviour for a range of visual materials.
  • respond to viewing experiences orally and in writing, using specific vocabulary and terminology.
  • understand the effect of design on the meaning of the visual.
  • identify stereotypes.
  • work with a variety of materials to plan and carry out different projects.
  • recognize the implications of commercial media.
  • make informed judgments about television, film and video productions.

lii) Written communication

 
A. Reading

Students will be able to:

  • read a wide range of texts with understanding and accuracy.
  • recognize and appreciate various literary styles, forms and structures.
  • appreciate structural and stylistic differences between fiction and non-fiction.
  • be able to reflect upon and analyse details of character and plot.
  • appreciate authors' use of language and begin to recognize meaning beyond the literal.
  • locate and use a range of reference materials to find information and guide research.
  • read daily for enjoyment and information, for sustained periods.
 
B. Writing

Students will be able to:

  • write fluently and effectively in a range of styles
  • match different styles and structures of writing to the task
  • show an awareness of audience
  • use relevant and appropriate supporting details and effective vocabulary
  • vary sentence structure and length
  • use an appropriate writing process independently and confidently
  • develop their own voice and style.

Mathematics

Students will be able to:
  • multiply and divide decimals mentally by 10 or 100, and integers by 1000, and explain the effect.
  • order a mixed set of numbers with up to three decimal places.
  • reduce a fraction to its simplest form by cancelling common factors.
  • use a fraction as an operator to find fractions of numbers or quantities (eg. 5/8 of 32, 7/10 of 40, 9/100 of 400 centimetres).
  • understand percentage as the number of parts in every 100, and find simple percentages of small whole-number quantities.
  • solve simple problems involving ratio and proportion.
  • carry out column addition and subtraction of number involving decimals.
  • derive quickly division facts corresponding to multiplication tables up to 10 times 10.
  • carry out short multiplication and division of numbers involving decimals.
  • carry out long multiplication of a three-digit by a two-digit integer.
  • use a protractor to measure acute and obtuse angles to the nearest degree.

Science

Overall Expectations

Students will develop their observational skills by using their senses and selected observational tools. They will gather and record observed information in a number of ways, and reflect on these findings to identify patterns or connections, make predictions and test and refine their ideas with increasing accuracy. Students will explore the way objects and phenomena function, identify parts of a system and gain an understanding of increasingly complex cause and effect relationships.

Students will examine change over time and recognize that change may be affected by one or more variables. They will be aware of different perspectives or ways of organizing the world, and will be able to consider how these views and customs may have been formulated. Students will use their learning in science to plan positive and realistic action to improve their welfare and that of other living things and the environment. Students will communicate their ideas or provide explanations using their own scientific experience, and will look critically at the views of others in order to refine their ideas.

Students will have the opportunity to identify and reflect upon "big ideas" by making connections between the questions asked and the concepts which should be driving the inquiry. These concepts define the specific expectations within each content strand. The students will become aware of the relevance these concepts have to all of their learning.

Information Technology

Course overview

Students will use technology extensively as a learning tool. They will have regular access to laptops both in class and beyond. They will continue to identify and discuss the essential elements in an effective multimedia presentation and how that affects their capacity to effectively communicate. They will explore the functionality of multimedia tools to express personal and academic ideas and concepts. They are expected to understand the ethical, moral and social implications of the growing use of technology. They will research, analyze and present information using a variety of different media as well as recognize how technology developed over time to meet human need.

An in-depth study of communication, as interpreted in advertisement using a variety of technological tools and other resources and its impact on humans are realized through the Unit of Inquiry "Power of Suggestion". Sixth graders will expand research and presentation skills with the production of in-depth research projects. Students are expected to responsibly conduct research from electronic resources, following legal and ethical guidelines as well as copyright regulations. They will continue to creatively use graphics and drawing programs to appropriately illustrate subject matter. They should be able to select and import appropriate pictures and graphics from a variety of sources.

They will begin to understand how web pages are constructed and work on developing a web page. The students will plan and produce multimedia presentations using HyperStudio, PowerPoint or other multimedia editing programs, including: Web Page construction and video production programs. These integrated projects incorporate skills such as the creation of original text using a word processor, illustrations created in a paint program. They will learn to import, resize and edit images from the internet and other electronic information sources, adding music and the recording of their own voice narration. The assembly of these presentations incorporates the creation of links from one page to the other and the planning and decision making process for the transitions that take place between cards of information.

Students will be introduced to the creation of a newspaper in a professional layout and publishing program such as QuarkExpress or Adobe PageMaker. Students are actively engaged in student exchange via email that enhances the learning of languages and the understanding of different cultures. Sixth Graders create web pages as a presentation tool within the curricular framework of their units of inquiry. They will use industry standard software (Macromedia Dreamweaver) for web page creation as well as scan and manipulate photos and illustrations with Adobe Photoshop. Students are expected to participate in the production and editing of a video presentation production, including learning the basics of story boarding and editing of video and still images and the addition of narration, sound and text.

Physical Education

Overall expectations

Students will discover the capabilities of their bodies and the variety of ways in which they are able to use their bodies to solve problems, address physical challenges, function as part of a group, manipulate equipment or apparatus, and express themselves kinesthetically in a range of situations. Students will be exposed to a number of activities that will develop motor skills that may later be applied in various sports. They will become aware of a number of positive leisure time pursuits. Students will be introduced to a healthy and active lifestyle and ways to exercise for fitness.

Music

Overall expectations

Students will be able to experience and perform songs from a wide range of material, using 2 part harmony in some cases. They will perform with sensitivity and accuracy. They will be able to create and perform their own music and be competent with their recorder playing, and where possible other instruments too. They will be able to read music and have a sound understanding of notation.

They will be able to identify and reflect upon 'big ideas' by making connections between questions asked and the concepts driving the enquiry. They will be aware of the relevance these concepts have to all their learning.

Spanish

Overall expectations

Students will engage in simple conversations using greetings and courtesy expressions. They will understand and respond to basic classroom commands. Students will understand and use basic expressions related to school. They will engage in simple conversations and provide and obtain personal information. Students will understand and use basic expressions related to body parts and health. They will engage in simple conversations related to clothes. Students will understand and exchange information related to their family. They will understand and express likes and dislikes related to various foods. Students will engage in simple conversations related to likes and dislikes, leisure activities, sports and hobbies. Students will understand and use basic expressions related to the calendar. Students will understand and express numbers from 1000-10,000. Students will use numbers to express his/her age, date of birth, telephone number, address, date and time of various events.

Art

Overall expectations

The students will continue to develop the skills of observation and will seek out a variety of resources. They will be confident in the everyday use of sketchbooks for recording observations, ideas, pattern and color. They will choose the appropriate materials for the task and will build on previous skills and experiences in using a variety of materials. They will develop the skill of looking at artworks and artifacts of different periods and will be able to draw conclusions and make predictions about their function. The students will work well both alone and in groups and will be sensitive to the work of others, suggesting modifications and discussing reactions constructively. They will become aware of the elements of design and will develop a more critical stance to their own environment

  

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