Canadian International School of Kuwait

Canadian International School of Kuwait

Grade 6

Grade 6 Arts and Crafts

Learning in the arts and crafts is valuable on its own, but it also engages students in learning in other subjects. Research has shown visual arts instruction to improve reading readiness. Performing and creating facilitates the acquisition of problem-solving skills and teamwork. Those skills then can be applied to other academic areas. All fine arts have academic content. Thus, the arts can help students learn essential skills in new and exciting ways

Grade 6 Arabic

Arabic is one of the oldest, greatest and sacred languages in the world. It is also known for its eloquence and wisdom. We will expand your vocabulary and your knowledge and understanding of regular and irregular verbs, basic grammar and cultural practices. We will continue to build the four basic skills of learning another language: reading, writing, speaking

Grade 6 General Knowledge

General Knowledge for class 6 is an important field in a student’s life. This is not always prescribed as a separate subject in the school syllabus, but it forms a very important foundation for a bright student.

Grade 6 French

Learning French is an important part of being Canadian. Your child will use what they learned in grades 4 and 5 to learn more about the French language and Francophone cultures. They will discover Francophone communities in Alberta, appreciate that Canada is a bilingual country and learn that the national anthem was originally written in French! In French, they will discuss their health, their province, the environment, Le Carnaval de Québec, and more! This course is for the student who wishes to learn French. Students will be taught to express themselves in the target language and comprehend simple statements, commands and descriptive passages. Grammar will be addressed only in context and grammatical accuracy will be secondary to general communication. Hands-on activities, games and songs will be used to reinforce the material. The ultimate goal of studying a second languag

Grade 6 Environmental studies

Environmental Science provides high school students an introduction to the study of the natural world and how it is influenced by human activity.  Students will explore the patterns and processes of Earth and how these are affected by natural and human impacts. They will study environmental problems that our planet is facing today and various efforts to solve these problems, ultimately understanding the need for a sustainable future.

Grade 6 Computer Science

Computer Science Discoveries is an introductory course for 6 – 10th grade students that can be flexibly taught as a single semester, two semesters over multiple years, or as a full year course. the course takes a wide lens on computer science by covering topics such as problem solving, programming, physical computing, user-centered design, and data, while inspiring students as they build their own websites, apps, games, and physical computing devices.

Grade 6 sanskrit

Sanskrit, meaning ‘perfected’ or ‘refined’, is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, of all attested human languages. It belongs to the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European family. The oldest form of Sanskrit is Vedic Sanskrit that dates back to the 2nd millennium BCE. Known as ‘the mother of all languages,’ Sanskrit is the dominant classical language of the Indian subcontinent and one of the 22 official languages of India. It is also the liturgical language of HinduismBuddhism, and Jainism. Scholars distinguish between Vedic Sanskrit and its descendant, Classical Sanskrit, however, these two varieties are very similar and differ mostly in some points of phonology, grammar, and vocabulary. Originally, Sanskrit was considered not to be a separate language, but a refined way of speaking, a marker of status and education, studied and used by Brahmins. It existed alongside spoken vernaculars, called Prakrits, which later evolved into the modern Indo-Aryan languages. Sanskrit continued to be used as a first language long after it was no longer spoken.

Grade 6 Health & Physical Education

Your child will understand that in addition to eating well and staying active, sleeping and resting are important. They will learn skills to stay home alone or to babysit and learn strategies to deal well with their stress, such as using humour or playing sports. Your child will understand that family relationships are very important and need to be worked on. Your child will participate in dance, games, gymnastics, individual physical activities and activities outside of school, such as aquatics and outdoor pursuits. Through active and safe participation, they will understand what an active lifestyle involves and how their physical and emotional health will benefit from physical activity. Your child will also discover how positive interactions, through fair play, leadership and teamwork, make physical activity more fun and productive.

Grade 6 Social Emotional

The Social Emotional Learning – Middle School course takes students on a journey of discovering their own personal strengths and potential while helping them develop skills that will empower them to lead vibrant, productive, happy lives. This course focuses on self-awareness, self-control, and self-direction, and the value of setting realistic goals to accomplish personal change in their lives. Students explore the beauty in their own uniqueness and the uniqueness of others. They are guided to understand that the attitudes they choose have a big impact on what they can accomplish in life, their happiness, and the impact they have on those around them.

Grade 6 Social studies

The cisk Grade 6 Social Studies course focuses on World History and Geography from pre-civilization through the rise of the Roman Empire. It begins with Hominids and Homo Sapiens and their migration to the six continents, and continues with the Paleolithic and Neolithic ages. Students learn about the Middle East, Egypt, Judaism, Mythology, and Early Greece. They analyze the Greek City States, Persia, and war between Greece and Persia. Students study India’s geography, cultural system, religions, and contributions. They explore East Asia, focusing on China’s geography, isolation, warring states, religions, politics, and dynasties. Students investigate the rise of Rome, some of its legends and founding people, Julius Caesar, and Pax Romana. They examine the birth of Christianity, its impact on Rome, and its enduring impact throughout the world to this day. Students receive understanding of interactions among various cultures, emphasizing the lasting contributions of each and the link, despite time, between the contemporary and ancient worlds.

Grade 6 Language

Students will use their life experiences and knowledge from the foundational skills acquired in their primary school years to complete creative, descriptive, and persuasive writing assignments and compelling presentations. Students will engage in meaningful interactions with texts and will explore complex topics through personal reflection. Multiple perspectives will be identified by exploring regional cultures and through the study of media literacy. Upon completion of this course, students will have the proficiency to enter the intermediate language course.

Grade 6 Science & technology

Students will learn that biodiversity includes diversity among individuals, species, and ecosystems. Through investigations and observations, students will learn the substantial effects of flight technologies on both society and the environment and the properties that make flight possible. In unit three, students will build on prior learning of electricity by exploring devices that convert electricity to other forms of energy, as well as energy conservation and alternative ways of producing energy. Finally, students will study objects in the sky, particularly their form, movements, and interactions, and past and present-day space science.

Grade 6 Mathematics

This course builds on the Grade 5 curriculum to further develop students’ understanding of fundamental mathematical concepts by exploring topics related to number, coding, algebra, data, spatial sense, social- emotional learning skills in mathematics, and financial literacy. Throughout the course, students build their social emotional learning skills by focusing specifically on breaking down problems in order to understand questions in simple terms. Such methods can be applied to mathematical reasoning. Students are encouraged to explore how to arrive at solutions in a variety of ways in order to apply their mathematical thinking creatively and in a way that serves their unique perspectives and understandings. Regarding numbers, students will be introduced to scientific notation in order to be able to read, represent, compare, order, and round both small and large numbers. They will do the same using whole numbers, mixed numbers, fractions, percentages, and decimal numbers. They will learn about prime and composite numbers as well as integers, ratios, and unit rates. While furthering their operational knowledge, they will practice multiplying and dividing four and two-digit numbers and decimal numbers. They will also practice adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing decimal numbers, whole numbers, fractions, percentages, and mixed numbers. In algebra, students will practice solving equations with one, two, and three variables and add monomials. They will also solve, verify, and graph inequalities. While expanding their coding knowledge, they will use code structures and practice debugging code. In data, student will explore the differences between discrete and continuous data. They will continue to collect, organize, and display data in a variety of appropriate graphs, charts, tallies, and other visual formats. They will create infographics in order to display data in a way that tells a story about their findings. They will also continue to expand their knowledge and understanding of probability by conducting a variety of different probability experiments. In spatial sense, students will explore the geometric properties of different quadrilaterals. They will sort polygons according to regular and irregular properties and use knowledge of angles to measure, construct, and find angle measurements. Students will also build 3D models using drawings. Spatial understanding will be further developed by plotting points on a Cartesian plane and by exploring measurement. Students will continue to estimate, measure, and record measures of length, area, mass, and capacity and will practice converting measurements to different units. In financial literacy, students will compare different types of payment methods in order to develop a better understanding of their uses. Students will learn about different types of financial goals, see how such goals may be reached, and gain an understanding of interest and other financial fees. Through investigation of real-life problems, students develop a strong foundation of mathematical knowledge and skills. Students apply mathematical processes and build transferrable critical thinking skills in varied teaching and consolidation activities that appeal to diverse learning styles. Students participate in engaging storylines along with characters who connect their learning to real-world contexts and build confidence by instilling a positive attitude towards mathematics. Various opportunities consolidate students’ learning through technology and offline activities, including tactile manipulatives, to reinforce essential mathematical strategies and tools. The course has a strong focus on reinforcing number sense and numeracy skills. It also provides various activities for practice throughout. This course prepares students for grade 7 mathematics