Year 6’s unit of learning is the Slave Trade and the British Empire. We are learning about how the slave trade began; the ‘triangular trade’; life as a slave; how the slave trade was abolished and finally, its lasting impact on British society. In our English work we will be reading Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist and Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories to help us write persuasive letters, play scripts and our own stories. In Science we will learn about circuits and electricity and in R.E. lessons we will look at rules in religion and how they relate to rules and laws in our world today.