Year 6

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Geographic Environment
  • has a good idea of the location and size of the Mediterranean sea on our planet
  • has a general knowledge of the countries that lie around the Mediterranean Sea – mainly their capital cities and their main national symbols
  • knows about the islands found in the Mediterranean region
  • identifies the channels that connect the Mediterranean sea to other seas and oceans
  • understands why certain measures need to be taken in order to protect and safeguard the conservation of the Mediterranean sea
  • is aware of the number and types of different waste that is generated in Malta
  • understands that we have a major problem in finding the means and place to get rid of our waste
  • can identify the difference between waste that cannot be avoided (for instance  remains of food) and that which should never be generated (for example non-rechargeable batteries)
  • is aware of the advantages of waste separation, the use of bring-in-sites and the importance of recycling
  • knows that certain waste cannot be recycled, thus the need for civic amenity sites and engineered landfills
Historical Environment
  • can differentiate between events that happened ‘before Christ’ (Q.K.) and those that occurred ‘after Christ’ (W.K.) in order to have an idea when Malta’s first civilization took place
  • understands the reason why the first inhabitants of Malta actually came to live here
  • has a good knowledge of  where the first inhabitants lived on our island and what sort of work they did.  (Understands the importance of Għar Dalam and Skorba in reference to our archeology)
  • can identify the difference between life in those days compared to how we know it nowadays
  • can identify the main prehistoric temples on our islands and has a general overview of the beliefs of the Maltese in prehistorical times
  • understands the need to preserve these historical temples and the reason as to why we should do so
  • can appreciate the value and beauty of the Hypogeum and Hal Saflieni temples
  • knows that men in the Bronze Age were different to their predecessors
  • has a general idea as to why the Turks attacked Malta in 1565
  • can identify the fortifications that existed on our islands during the Great Siege
  • knows details about the events and the protagonists of the Great Siege of 1565
  • can specify the reasons as to why the Turks were not able to take over the Maltese islands in 1565
  • knows what it meant to the Maltese and the Knights of St John to win the Great Siege of 1565
  • knows what it meant to the Maltese and the Knights of St John to win the Great Siege of 1565
  • understands why there was a need to build a new city
  • knows details about the roles of Frangisku Laparelli and Glormu Cassar in the building of the new city
  • has a general overview of the main phases during the building of Valletta city
  • can identify the main important buildings found within the walls of Valletta
  • is able to appreciate the beauty of our capital city and understands the need to preserve and look after it well

Social Environment

  • can identify the main characteristics related to Maltese culture
  • has a good knowledge of the symbols that represent the Maltese identity
  • knows about the multi-cultural aspects of the Maltese society
  • can identify Malta’s global dimension
  • is able to differentiate between the communication that exists between us by means of  Information Technology and the other more basic and personal type of communication