Revolution and Ancient Greeks
Welcome back to the Autumn term. We have a very busy and exciting year ahead of us. We start the Autumn term at full speed with being ready to learn and being resilient at the heart of all we do. Dojos and the end of year six treat are all linked to the expectations we have set in class.
This term we have two topics: the first one is Revolution followed by the Ancient Greeks. So firstly let’s hop on a steam train and travel back in time to the Victorian era!
We’ll use non-fiction books to research Victorian education and people, including famous inventors, reformers and Queen Victoria herself. Then, we’ll write non-chronological reports and biographies using a range of source materials. We’ll make model slum houses and investigate Victorian toys. ‘Drill’ activities will have us following instructions to march, stretch and jump in formation. We’ll learn about crime and punishment and find out what life was like in a Victorian slum and how things have changed! We’ll discover what happened during the Industrial Revolution and learn about significant inventions. Copying the style of famous Victorian paintings, we’ll learn about the pre-Raphaelite period in art. We will also work with different fruit and vegetables to investigate how they can act as batteries capable of powering a circuit. For this topic, our class texts will be Victorian Workhouse – Edith Lorrimer and Street Child - Berlie Doherty.
After half term we will swap topics to learn about the Ancient Greeks. This project teaches children about developments and changes over six periods of ancient Greek history, focusing on the city state of Athens in the Classical age, and exploring the lasting legacy of ancient Greece. We will also learn about how architectural style and technology has developed over time and then use this knowledge to design a building with specific features.
Any homework given on sheets and new spellings will be given out each Friday and is expected to be handed in by the following Wednesday at the latest.
In addition to this
PE will be twice a week and it is expected children come to school in a full PE kit, please ensure this is suitable school PE kit (black shorts or bottoms and a white top, when it is cold- red or black sweater / hoodie). Our PE days are: Tuesday and Wednesday. Please ensure earrings are not worn on these days.
If you have any questions about any of this information or other questions not relating to this please do not hesitate to contact me.