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Year 6

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Autumn 1


This term we will be studying a unit on scandals during Tudor times.  During the unit we will look in detail at the life of Henry VIII, we will consider his power and look at the crime of treason and consider if the punishment fit the crime.    We will look at crimes and punishments in Tudor times and compare and contrast with other periods of history.  In addition to this we will study the work of the artist Hans Holbein and consider how accurate a portrait should be.    As artists we will produce portraits in the style of Holbein using pencil sketching and painting techniques.   As musicians and artists we will study music from the Tudor era and compose and choreograph our own work. 

To conclude our unit, children will consider if the monarchy today is more fair and just than in Tudor times.  They will present their research and evidence to the rest of the class.   


Autumn 2

This term we will be studying a unit called Extreme Survivors: adapting to life in extreme climates.

As Historians we will look at the history of arctic and Antarctic exploration.  We will focus on how Britain has had a major influence on this.

As Geographers we will look at the physical geography of the arctic and desert ; including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts.  We will look at  the human geography of these regions, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water.

As Artists we focus on e-resources, we will use the I-pad to create the colours and images of the Aurora Borealis.

As Scientists we will study the unit evolution and inheritance – we will study how plants and animals have adapted to survive in extreme conditions.

To conclude our unit, children will consider if it is easier to adapt to life in the desert or in the Arctic circle.


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