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Year 6 – Mackintosh and Morris

 

Autumn Term 2018

Our theme this term is ‘Champions of Change’, looking at the changes that happened in British life during the Victorian period and the lives of Victorians who were influential in these changes.

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A Watt steam engine. Attribution: Nicolás Pérez

We will be looking at social effects caused by the development of the steam engine and the start of the Industrial Revolution.   We will examine hardships faced by many at the poorer end of society.  Our study of Victorian ‘Champions of Change’ will focus on those Victorians who contributed to changes in this time:  technological, scientific and social.  In Art we will be studying our class artists who were influential during Victorian Times, learning how to create our own art in a similar style. We will be visiting the Forest School every fortnight, where we will develop practical DT skills.

In literacy we will be reading the text Street Child by Berlie Doherty. This story tells how a boy named Jim Jarvis fought against the hardships of Victorian life including the workhouse and living on the streets. It tells of his survival with the help of Dr Barnardo. The children will be studying the book through analysing characters and their journey, and considering what life was like for many during the Victorian Age

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