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Maafa-Autumn Term

What can we learn from the past to guide the future?

This project teaches children about Africa past and present, with a particular focus on Benin. It traces the development of the slave trade and explores Britain’s role in the transatlantic slave trade, the causes and consequences of the European colonisation of Africa and the worldwide communities that make up the African diaspora.


Please find below the curriculum overview, home learning and knowledge organiser for this project. 

Trip to East Kirkby-War at Christmas

Year 6 absolutely loved their return visit to East Kirkby to learn about war at Christmas. They learnt a 1940s dance, painted a pottery decoration, wrote a Christmas card as if they were an evacuee, learnt how to weave and made carrot cookies. 

Ask your child: What are rations?

Science-Representative blood sample

We followed a set of instructions to make a representative blood sample. We learnt what the four components of blood are, and could identify these in the layers after it was complete. 

Ask your child: What are the four components of blood?

Science-Structure of the heart

In this Science lesson we looked at the structure of the heart. We worked in groups to dissect a sheep’s heart and looked at the valves and which way the blood flows. We used a pipette with water in to see which was the in, and which was the out.


Ask your child: How many parts of the heart can you remember?

In our ‘Food for Life’ DT project, we have been learning about processed foods. We made wholemeal bread and then compared the taste and texture to bread that had been bought from a shop, we also discussed the differences in convenience and shelf life. 

Ask your child: What is a processed food?