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Our project will start by looking at the cotton plantations in the 18th century. We will look at how the British empire has changed and how slavery was used to bring us cotton fabric in Britain.  We will look at how different products were traded across countries.  We will look at what it was like to be a slave and how slavery was abolished and why. 


We will be asking:

What is the British empire?

Why was slavery acceptable?

What was the trade triangle?

What was it like to be a slave?

How was slavery abolished?

This first half term we will be looking at identifying word classes and using them appropriately in our writing.  In grammar we will look at noun phrases, expanded noun phrases, adverbials, relative clauses and main and subordinate clauses. We will be doing spelling quizzes daily from the year 5/6 spelling list and looking at spelling rules .   

Our guided reading text is called 'From an idea to Nike' and will tell use the story of how the Nike tick become so famous.  In our English sessions, we will be using the book 'Freedom' as our inspiration for diary writing, letter writing and a non- chronological report.  

This first half term we will be concentrating on place value and the four operations (+ , - , X and ÷) , ironing out any misconceptions and consolidating the standard written method for each . We will be doing a weekly arithmetic test and daily times table challenges ( it is VERY important that you learn your tables) as these are crucial to this year's learning .

We will spend our time looking at how our body works looking closely at the circulatory system.  We will building a model of working lungs using a bottle, balloons and an elastic band.   We will also look at how our heart works and what things can affect how quickly it beats. 


This half term we will be looking at African styles of art, mainly the style of the Ndebele culture and the artist Esther Mahlangu a South African artist, born 11th November 1935. 


She is famous for her bold, colourful artworks inspired by the traditional art of the Ndebele people. Mahlangu began painting when she was ten years old and was taught the Ndebele practice of mural painting by her mother and grandmother.


We will be looking at medians such as print, photography and digital enhancement to show off our artistry.