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Kings Worthy Primary School

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