Autumn Term

Around the world in 80 days

This half term Year 6 will follow in the footsteps of the fictional book character, Phileas Fogg, from Jules Verne’s classic tale ‘Around the world in 80 days’. We will be planning our own bucket list trip around the world, using our geography skills to map a route, stopping in every continent and identifying the human and physical features of each place. So far this term we have written to Phileas asking to be his travel companion and are planning our own ideas to write a travel blog on a city of our choice.

As we continue to orbit the globe, we will look at famous skylines and use the techniques used by Stephen Wiltshire to create our own artist impressions. In science we will be looking at light, how it travels and how the human eye works.

The texts that we will focus on for this half term will be linked to the countries that Phileas Fogg visited:

  • Around the World in 80 days
  • Arabian Nights (Middle East)
  • Firework Maker’s Daughter (China)
  • The Man who walked between the towers. (USA)