Y6 Autumn 2 2018

Y6 Autumn 2 2018

Topic 2: ‘Up the Chimneys and Down the Mines’


History:
• Placing the Victorian era in relation to other periods studied
• Experiencing a typical Victorian school day through role play
• Exploring the lives of Victorian children – including child labour
• Researching and discussing the place of Victorian workhouses
• Learning about some famous Victorians and their legacy
• Using a range of sources and information to draw conclusions about aspects of Victorian life
• Understanding how our view of the past is influenced by the evidence we use

English:
‘Street Child’ will be our key text this half term. We will be using this story as a stimulus to write:
• A persuasive letter from a character’s point of view
• A balanced argument
• A descriptive narrative

Maths:
• Strategies for mental calculation
• Fractions – finding equivalents, 4 operations with fractions and finding fractions of amounts
• Finding percentages of  amounts
• Explore the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages in real life problems and making links between these
• Perimeter and area of regular and compound shapes (area of circles for some)

Science:
• To compare and give reasons for variations in how components in electrical circuits function
•  To  identify and use the correct symbols for electrical components within  circuit diagrams
• Investigate how light travels and how shadows are formed

IT:
Coding- Using Kodu to make a simple game for 2 players

DT:
Design and sew ‘samplers’ inspired by Victorian examples

Music:
Exploring the work of Victorian composers and performing songs from the Victorian music hall

PE:
• Hockey
• Circuits and fitness