Revolution - Spring 1In this section...
In Spring 1, our topic was 'Revolution', where we have been learning about the Victorian Era. Our topic began with a 'Victorian School Day', where we experienced what it would have been like in a Victorian classroom, including the lessons, the toys and games, and even the discipline! We had a really fun day and learnt a lot, though most of us decided we'd rather be a school child in 2018 than in the Victorian era!
In Topic, we continued to learn about Victorian schools, Queen Victoria and used ICT to sequence the key events on a timeline. We have also thought about the effects of the Industrial Revolution on London, partciularly focusing on what life was like in the Victorian Slums.
In Science, inspired by the many advances of the time. we learnt about electricity: knowing and using the scientific symbols for circuits; understanding where electricity comes from; explaining how to make a circuit work; and planning and carrying out scientific investigations about electricity.
In English, we read the story 'Street Child', which inspired many fantastic pieces of writing. We wrote non-chronological reports about Victorian Schooling, and considered how to adapt these for different audiences. Next, we wrote exciting 'Time-Slip Narratives', where our characters travelled back in time to the Victorian Era. This was followed by us learning about the important Dr Thomas Barnardo and writing biographies about his life. Finally, we read a range of Limerick poems and learnt and performed these off by heart, before writing our own Limerick poems.