Autumn 1– We’ll Meet Again
This half term, our topic has been based around World War Two. The children’s level of in-depth discussion and ability to empathise with a variety of characters from World War Two has really impressed us. We have been astounded by the children’s mature and compassionate attitudes to their learning as we have tried to answer a tricky historical enquiry: ‘should we always do as we are told?’ Of course this was in reference to the British soldiers, Nazis and fishermen who bravely ignored the Winston Churchill’s instructions during Operation Dynamo. See if your child can remember and explain this extraordinary rescue mission to you.
During History, the children have learnt about key dates and important facts from World War Two, some of the famous faces involved in the war and how the lifestyle of children living in1940’s war time Britain differs to life today. All of the children thoroughly enjoyed our World War Two themed day where they were invited to wear evacuee style clothing to school and take part in a range of war time activities such as: cooking, sewing, gardening and army drills. We also had a visit from Treehouse Theatre, where the children performed a ‘play-in-a-day’ which reflected the key events throughout Britain during the war. Take a look at some of the pictures to see what the children got up during our play-in-a-day.
Our Literacy lessons have also linked to World War Two as the children have written their own evacuee diary entry, fighter jet poem and letter from the perspective of a World War Two soldier. As well as this, in our Maths lessons we have focussed on solving topic themed word problems, adding and subtracting fractions and consolidating place value knowledge.
In Art, we were inspired by the work of Roy Lichtenstein and focussed on his work which reflected his time in the army. The children also produced their own propaganda posters to help persuade civilians to help with the war effort on the homefront.
Next term, we will be delving into the mystery of outer space so get yourselves ready astronauts!
Welcome to Maple Class 2020-2021
Our new Year 6 children have proven themselves to be resilient, upbeat and enthusiastic learners who have set a great first impression since being back at school. It has been fantastic to hear all about the adventures, challenges and personal achievements that the children have experienced during the lockdown period and into the Summer holidays. The children have settled in brilliantly and have already adapted to our new routines and safety reminders very well. They have loved the start of our new topic (World War II) and have shown great focus and determination so far. Keep it up Year 6!
Year 6 will have their PE session on a Friday this year. Please remember that the children need to come into school wearing their PE kit and therefore should not need to bring any PE bags into school. Guidelines for this have been emailed to all parents.
We would also like to introduce you to the Year 6 staff team that your children will be working with this year. Miss Hunt (Oak Class Teacher), Miss Crossley (Maple Class Teacher), Mrs Byrne (Year 6 Teacher), Mrs Barham (Class LSA), Mr Wood (1:1 support) and Miss Lockley (Class LSA). If you have not had chance already, make sure you take a look at our meet the staff information pack as it provides a lovely insight into all of the different adults who are working in Year 6 this year. https://www.greatbinfields.co.uk/whos-in-my-year-group-team-2020/
Please feel free to drop us an email or phone call via the admin office account if you have any queries or concerns at all throughout the year. There will also be a member of the Year 6 Staff team on the Pyotts Copse gate at the beginning and the end of the day should you wish to quickly pass on a message.
We look forward to catching up with you soon.