For the Spring Term, Year 6 will focus their learning on World War II.
We will study causes of WWII, D-Day and The Blitz, and discover what life was like for both soldiers and women/children at home, as well as learning about evacuation through 'When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit' by Judith Kerr.
As part of our World War II topic, we have learnt about 'The Blitz' and how people in Britain protected their families and their homes.
We created our own Anderson Shelters and gas masks, thinking carefully about how best to design them. Here are some pictures of our garden shelters and masks:
Barbara Mitchelhill Writing Workshop
Today (Wednesday 26th February), local author Barbara Mitchelhill came to school. We shared our own WWII stories inspired by Barbara's writing with her and she gave us some top tips for creative ways to improve our writing - show not tell.
Then, we had time to ask Barbara questions about life as an author.
One World Week
Our focus for One World Week was Jamaica.
We looked at Jamaican culture, tourism and food. Here are some pictures of us making jerk seasoning:
As part of Olympic Dance Day, we learnt a traditional Jamaican dance.
Here are some pictures of our rehearsal:
World War II Advice Leaflets
As part of our Topic learning, we have found out about the evacuation of children and rationing in Britain during the war.
We then created advice leaflets to help those involved understand the process they could have faced:
WWII Evacuee Letters
Having been inspired by Willie Beech’s evacuation story in ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’, we have written letters in role as a WWII evacuee who has just arrived with their new host family in the countryside.
We hope you enjoy reading them as much as we enjoyed writing them!
World War II Art
We used watercolour paints to create a sunset background and cut WWII silhouettes, buildings and bridges out of black card.
We hope you enjoy looking through them!