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Autumn Home Learning                  Name:

Our topic is about the Victorians, and this will cover:

  • Some of the history of the Victorian Age including key points in life of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert
  • The development of the British Empire
  • How science, technology and engineering progressed in the Victorian Age
  • Some of the important scientists and inventors of the age

This term we are going to continue with our ‘Teach for Two Minutes’ style of home learning.  Research has shown that children have a more secure understanding and retention of learning if they teach what they have learned to someone else.  With this in mind, we have decided to ask the children to research an area of our topic and prepare a lesson to be presented to the class. As we are aware this kind of project can take some time to prepare, the children will not be expected to present more than once per half-term.

The children can be as inventive as they like as to how they deliver their lesson, it could be an ICT presentation, picture, song, play, quiz, game, poster or piece of written work amongst other things. The children should think about how they like to learn and be taught.

The children can explore any aspect of the topic they would like to research and present to the class – the whole idea is that they find something that particularly interests them. The list below are simply suggestions.

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert:

When and where they were born

Who were their children (and descendants)?

The British Empire and the Commonwealth

Science and Engineering:

Trains and railways

The importance and extent of steam

Darwin and evolution

Famous Victorian scientists and engineers

Building and structures:

How did Victorian buildings differ from previous buildings? How can you tell a Victorian building?

Bridges and railway stations

Famous Buildings eg. Houses of Parliament & Big Ben; Osborne House; Buckingham Palace

Daily Life:

How might Victorian people in Waterbeach have lived differently to me



Year 5/6 Team