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Year 6

We'll Meet Again

This term, we will be learning all about the World War Two.  From the politics and events that led to the start of the war to what it was like to be an evacuee, we will be learning everything about life from 1939  - 1945.  Along with an exciting visit to HMS Belfast, we will be dressing up, trying wartime food, training as WWII soldiers and acting out evacuation.


As writers, we will be going back in time to persuade families to let their children be evacuated, writing wartime stories and using imagery to write our own poetry.  We will also write information leaflets and instructions on how to use a gas mask.

As readers, we will be studying the text “Friend of Foe” – a thought provoking story about two young boys who are evacuated and then meet a German soldier.  We will also be reading Candle in the Dark by Adele Geras which tells the story of a young Jewish girl living in Germany at the time of the war.  These books will help us imagine what it was like for young people our age to live through a world war. 

As mathematicians, we will continue to master all four number operations and place value. Problem solving and reasoning will continue to be integral to each lesson in order for us to excel as learners.  We will also be making real life connections to measurement, building this into our theme of World War Two.

As philosophers, we will debate and discuss topics raised about war and conflict.  Can war be avoided?  Through discussion and reflection, we will consider why people make choices and contemplate different ethical and moral situations. 

As historians, we will be immersing ourselves in what it was like to be a child during World War II.  As well as this, we will be looking at the events that led to the war beginning.  From politics to war time sweets, we will be studying many aspects of war time life.

As scientists, we will learn about living animals and their habitats. We will become explorers of the natural environment, with visits to the meadows to investigate the conditions in which animals live. We will also visit the forest to compare contrasting environments and the animals that live within them.   

As sporting champions, we will be learning important strategic game tag rugby. We will also be building our skills of coordination and flexibility through dance. 

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