The Year 6 topic for the Spring term is a study of the role Liverpool played during the Slave Trade. We will look at the reasons behind the slave trade, why it flourished and how Liverpool became a wealthy city on the back of profits made from slavery. We will look at the campaign to abolish slavery and also research modern day slavery. Our homework project will be to design and make a replica slave trading ship or a replica slave holding fort. We will be visiting the Slavery Museum as part of this topic.
Michael made his fort during the half term holiday.
Autumn Term News
Our topic work this term is based around the Michael Morpurgo novel ‘The Wreck of the Zanzibar’. We have looked at what life was like as a sailor in the late nineteenth century and compared the jobs on board ship with today. In art we created adverts and posters encouraging people to sign up for jobs on board a ship. We have studied gender roles in the past and how they have changed over time. The children located the Scilly Isles, where the story is set and created their own maps and Islands using grid references and mapping keys. We also studied the reasons why many people leave their homes and Identified why some people are forced to live somewhere else through no fault of their own. Our homework task was to create a 3D Island and the children clearly enjoyed completing these. There will be an exhibition of these models this term.