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Belton Lane Primary School

Belton LanePrimary School

Year 6

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The Victorians

Our History, this term, focuses on the Victorians. We will be researching and finding out about the lives of children in the Victorian times and comparing the similarities and differences between schools today and then. A visit to the Workhouse at Southwell will give the children a real insight into the life of a Victorian child. Our history topic will provide plenty of opportunities for cross-curricular writing, including a biography of the life of Dr Barnardo.   

Our literacy will link well with our history with our first text being a Charles Dickens classic, Oliver Twist. Following Oliver, we will study "The Listeners" by Walter De La Mere and write our own versions of the poem which will then lead to writing our own Ghost stories! 

For the first term, our science learning will focus on scientists whose discoveries have changed our world. We will look at how they worked and have a go at being forensic scientists ourselves. Following on from that, our learning will focus on electricity and will be combined with our DT focus - Victorian Toys! A very exciting combination!


Homework will increase steadily throughout the year to ensure the children are ready for the expectations of secondary school.

Maths - Thursday

Reading - every night at least half an hour please - diaries need to be signed for tickets and tickets mean prizes!

Spellings - Tests will be on Fridays

Times Tables - There will be "surprise" tests throughout the year! 

It is really important that you learn your times tables so if you do not know them inside out, back to front and upside down (and the related division facts) then please, please, please, pretty please learn them! It will help you so much!


Wednesday afternoon is our designated PE session but please ensure you have your kit in school every day as you never know when we may find five minutes to have a run about!

A healthy body = a Healthy mind is a our focus for PE!