This Topic teaches children about Africa past and present and the development of the slave trade. It also explores Britain’s role in the transatlantic slave trade, the causes and consequences of the European colonisation of Africa and the worldwide communities that make up the African diaspora.
We will be looking at the text 'Freedom' by Catherine Johnson (as seen below).
The writing skills being foccused on are:
- Newspaper reports
- Persuasive letters
- Non-chronological reports
In Maths we will be looking at:
Place value - numbers up to 10 million, including rounding and negative numbers.
Four operations and multi step problems - using - addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Fractions - this will be a re-cap from year 5 and then extending their knowledge to include adding and subtracting proper fractions and mixed numbers.
History - Maafa (link to English/Geography)
This project teaches children about Africa past and present and the development of the slave trade. It also explores Britain’s role in the transatlantic slave trade, the causes and consequences of the European colonisation of Africa and the worldwide communities that make up the African diaspora.
Geography - Africa (link to English/History)
We will be looking at; Africa – countries, land use, natural resources, location, settlements, population, climate and physical features.
Art (link to Maafa topic)
This Term in Art it teaches children about significant black artists and their work, and provides opportunities to analyse and create artwork inspired by them.
During this Term children will evaluate how to stay safe online - including making their own comic strips based on this. As well as this children will be looking at natural disasters and recording this via presentations they make themsleves.
During this term the children will be looking at team building exercises as well as controlled dance sequences.
Concept: Justice (Link to Maafa topic)
- Theme: Stories of Justice in Christianity & Islam
Concept: Beliefs & values
- Theme: Exploring the worship of at least 2 contrasting Christian denominations
Families and Friendships - What makes a family and features of family life.
Safe Relationships - Personal boundaries; safely responding to others and impact of hurtful behaviour.
Respecting Ourselves and Others - Recognising respectful behaviour; the importance of self-respect and courtesy and being polite.
How you can help at home
Parents can support by encouraging children to read lots of information books about Black history. Below are some useful websites which the children may want to explore...
As well as this, it is important that your child reads their book at least four times a week and brings it back to school so we can monitor their progress. Reading at home will help enhance children’s reading skills as well as their writing. Homework will be given out every Tuesday and Friday and asked to be returned on the same day the following week. It will be linked to what your child has been learning about in school that week so discussing their home learning with them would be a great way to help with their speaking and listening skills too!
Thank you for your support, any questions please ask! :)