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Year 6 Autumn 2 Topic Web: Going Global - The Industrial Revolution


History, Geography & Science: We have organised an amazing school trip to Croxteth Hall where we will bring history ‘alive’. Children will be required to dress up as Victorian servants to experience, first hand, what life was like for a Victorian child. All costumes will be provided by us, so no need for you to worry about that! The trip will take place on Thursday 30th November. Sticking with our history topic, we will Explore the works of Georgian & Victorian palaeontologist, Mary Anning, & how Charles Darwin developed her ideas on evolution & natural selection In geography, we are continuing our research on volcanoes and tectonic plates


Literacy: This half term much of our writing will be linked to history, geography & science. We will be writing a biography of Charles Darwin and a recount of our trip to Croxteth Hall. We will write a non-chronological scientific report about tectonic plates and volcanoes. We will also write a spooky story, formal letters and a range poems & prayers. Our class novel is Carrie’s War by Nina Bawden. In Year 6, we study the whole range of punctuation and we will focus on prefixes, suffixes, sentence types and verb tense agreement.


Art & Design: Linking with our work on the Industrial Revolution and the Victorian Era, we will be studying the works of famous Victorian artists and architects including William Morris and Isambard Kingdom-Brunel


P.E: We have P.E. every Wednesday. This half term children will compete in a range of games activities. The children should have a white T-shirt, black shorts and a pair of pumps. Trainers are only allowed for outdoor sports. We have a ‘no jewelry’ policy in the school and all pierced earrings will need to be removed. P.E. kits should stay in your child’s locker. We will send them home at Christmas for washing.


Maths: We will be investigating the properties of 2D shape and finding missing angles in triangles and quadrilaterals. Children will be challenged to calculate the interior & exterior angles of regular polygons. Year 6 children will also calculate area & perimeter and they will apply their problem solving and reasoning skills in a range of different contexts. In number, we will begin to learn how to add, subtract, multiply & divide fractions. We will calculate percentages & find decimal and fraction equivalences.


Homework: Spellings will be sent home on Friday ready for a test the following Friday. Maths and Literacy (including online reading books) will be set most weeks on Active Learn. Please see your class teacher if you have any problems. Children are invited to make their own working model of a volcano.