Christ The King RC Primary School - To Work Is To Pray

Y5

Wonder, Believe, Shine & Achieve - Welcome to Year 5!

 

Our Spring topic is Native Americans or First Nations (as they are known in Canada).

We are travelling to North America to learn about the indigenous peoples and their descendants.

Through our class reader, Code Talker, by Joseph Bruchac we will learn of the extraordinary bravery and citizenship of the Navajo people during World War 2. As part of their studies, the children will create their own Navajo wall hanging using traditional weaving techniques.

Art will feature the First Nations in Canada, where there are three groups of Aboriginal peoples: First Nations, Inuit and Métis. They have their own unique histories, languages, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs – all linked to stewardship of creation.

Through the artist, Bil Reid, we will focus on two very different nations in British Columbia: The Squamish (Coast Salish) lived in massive cedar longhouses, while the Lílwat (Interior Salish) dwelled in Istkens. Both these nations have traditionally lived among the mountains and by the sea.

Class readers for this term are:

 

In Religious Education (RE) through the 'Come and See' programme we will look at the topics:

 

Vow to Wow Curriculum:

 

Homework

Each week every child will be expected to complete: