Our topic for this term, Autumn 2020 is 'The Children of the Industrial Revolution'.
So far we have researched how the Industrial Revolution came about and what impact it had on society as a whole. The main part of our study will focus on how children's lives were dramatically changed. We will look in detail at child labour, including the places worked and the dangers that were faced by children as young as five in jobs such as chimney sweeps, mud larks, powder monkeys, cotton mules and in the coal mines.
In Art we will concentrate on 2 Artists, Valerie Ganz and Josef Herman, who concentrated their work around the welsh coal miners of the South Wales Valleys.
Spelling tests will take place every Thursday morning and new words sent home following the test each week. This term we will concentrate on 'tricky words'. Our goal is that once the children have learnt these words they will be able to add them to their daily writing activities.
Our P.E. session is Tuesday afternoon and in the current situation with Covid rules we will plan for outdoor activities as we are unable to use the hall.