Year 6 KA

Topic Overview Autumn 2 Newsletter Term: Autumn 2
Topic: Arabian Nights

In this History based topic, children will study Baghdad as a civilisation from 570 AD. Children will look at the changes over time and the major historical events that have had a critical impact on the country. The text we are focusing on for this topic are 'Tales from the Arabian Nights', with a particular focus on one of these stories being Aladdin and the Enchanted lamp.

In English we will read the text, understanding the meaning of new and unfamiliar language, write our own Arabian stories and create newspaper reports of some of the major events that happened. In art and design, we will look at the complex patterns that are created in many of the buildings and art work of the country.

Topic Overview Autumn 1 Newsletter Term: Autumn 1
Topic: World War 2

Our first topic of the year is World War 2. Within our English lessons we will be looking closely at the text 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas' by John Boyne. We will be getting into role as a soldier and completing a range of diary entries and we will also be planning and writing our own adventure stories. As part of our History lessons, we will be discussing the effects of World War 2 and the events that took place before, during and after it. Our educational visit will be to Churnet Valley Railway. While there we will have a closer look at what it was like to be a soldier in the war and taking part in the 'Evacuee Experience'.

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