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Autumn Term 2023



What was the role of Shropshire in the Industrial Revolution?

Over the course of this term we will update this page with pictures of work and information about our class activities.



In English, we are using King Kong by Anthony Browne as our inspiration. 


National curriculum skills for this unit:


Spoken language:

• Articulate and justify answers

• Build vocabulary

• Maintain attention and participate actively in collaborative conversations

• Use spoken language: speculating, hypothesising, imagining and exploring ideas

• Participate in discussions, presentations, performances, role-play, improvisations and debates


Reading comprehension:


• Draw inferences (characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives); justify with evidence

• Predict from details stated and implied

• Summarise main ideas, identifying key details

• Identify how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning

• Evaluate authors’ language choice


Writing Composition:


• Identify the audience for and purpose of writing

• Note and develop initial ideas, drawing on reading

• Enhance meaning through selecting appropriate grammar and vocabulary

• Describe settings, characters and atmosphere

• Integrate dialogue to convey character and advance the action

• Propose changes to vocabulary, grammar and punctuation to enhance effects and clarify meaning

• Proof-read for spelling and punctuation errors




Place value - Week 1 and 2

Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division - Weeks 3 to 7

Fractions A - Week 8 and 9

Fractions B - Week 10 and 11

Converting Units - Week 12




Key questions


• What is an organism?

• What do animals and plants need to survive?

• How do animals and plants get their food?

• How do you know if something is living?

• How do you know if something is non-living?

• How can you group these organisms based on their conditions for life?

• How are the conditions for life similar or different in plants and animals?



Brief synopsis of the revolution:


The Industrial Revolution was a time when the manufacturing of goods moved from small shops and homes to large factories. This shift brought about changes in culture as people moved from rural areas to big cities in order to work. It also introduced new technologies, new types of transportation, and a different way of life for many. The Industrial Revolution began in Great Britain in the late 1700s. Many of the first innovations that enabled the Industrial Revolution began in the textile industry. Cloth-making moved from homes to large factories. Britain also had plenty of coal and iron which was important to power and make machines for the factories.

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