we will be continuing to have regular grammar and comprehension lessons as well as opportunities to write in a variety of styles and for a variety of purposes. The last final push towards the Consortium Exams will take us to the end of January and then we move onto a broader scope of subjects across the curriculum. WE will be studying the Shakespearean play Romeo and Juliet and reading the modern version, written in story form, by Malorie Blackman ‘Noughts and Crosses’. This set work will be read in class together, so please do not read it ahead of lessons.
In Numeracy we will be fully focused upon the Manchester Independent Consortium Examinations. We will base our work on all local schools including WGS, MSHG, MGS, Bolton Boys and Girls, St Bedes, Bury and Bridgewater etc. We will cover a wide variety of topics related to these examinations – including algebra, time speed and distance, conversion graphs and GL work in Mathematics and NVR.
As Historians we will be beginning our study of World War II. This will include examining how the war began as well as investigating what life was like during the war and studying key events and characters from the war. There is also the trip to Tatton Hall Farm where they will experience a day in the life of an evacuee. Much of the writing we do will be linked to the History topic of World War II and tasks will range from writing from the perspective of an evacuee to more factual based information pieces.
As Geographers we will use our study of World War II as an opportunity to look at maps and how they have changed since 1939. Furthermore, we will begin looking at Rivers and the Water Cycle.
As Creative Technicians we will examine the propaganda posters of World War II and analyse the purpose and style. We will then attempt to recreate an example which we found particularly effective.
As Linguists we will continue with our weekly Spanish lessons building up both our vocabulary and confidence in pronunciation.
As Musicians we will be study in depth different styles and genres of musical form. We will continue to be composers and perform our own works.