This half term, children in Class 7 and 8 are learning about Mighty Industry. We will be using Wentworth Village as our focus because of the different types of industry that can be identified in the area: manufacturing, agriculture and retail. This also gives us the opportunity to learn about the natural environment, which links to science work about rocks and soils.
In English, the children will be writing poetry about steel making, producing a letter for the council to protest about a return of mining to Wentworth and they will also be writing a newspaper article about the proposed demolition of Wentworth Woodhouse.
During this half term in Maths, children will use data collected in Wentworth and data related to our topic to create their own tally charts and graphs. They will also develop their knowledge of fractions. In addition they will practise addition, multiplication, division and subtraction.
Topic work will involve children learning about the land use of Wentworth using maps and recognising the industry that different businesses in Wentworth belong to. The children will have the opportunity to experiment with and classify types of rock and also learn more about which materials are magnetic as part of their science learning. In Art, children will continue to develop their skills in sketching by sketching the natural environment and in Design and Technology, they will produce wind chimes.