Manor Field Junior School

Manor Field Junior School

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Autumn 2: How Will We Survive?

This half term, we will be taking on the role of survival experts! Inspired by Michael Morpurgo’s novel, Kensuke’s Kingdom, we will be gathering and evaluating evidence, linking to our Maths, English and DT, after a tragic event happens in the story. When a young boy, Michael, finds himself in devastating circumstances, he is forced to survive alone. At the end of the topic, supported by a visit from a Magistrate, we will be holding our own Court of Law to decide: Should Michael’s parents be prosecuted for neglect?

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Autumn 1: To Love or Not To Love

Last half term in Year 6, we explored the themes of 'love' and 'conflict' as we studied one of William Shakespeare's greatest plays: Romeo and Juliet. All of our learning throughout the topic prepared us for our celebratory ball, where, taking on the roles of Capulets and Montagues, we celebrated the resolution of the conflict between the two families. In order to prepare for the Grand Ball, we explored Elizabethan dance, with a modern twist, and practised our budgeting skills, as we earnt points to spend on food, drink and decoration.

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"We have the right to be protected from being hurt or mistreated."

- Article 19, UNCRC.