Year 6 highlights

Autumn 2 – Design and Technology and ending our WWII topic.

Falcons’ sing-along:

We also finished our WWII and Holocausts topic. We finished by learning about what it is like in a modern army and how different it would be compared to soldiers serving in WWII. This was lead by Mr Ryder who put on an excellent talk!

Don’t panic!

Autumn 2 – Evacuation Day

Year 6 started this half-term with a bang! They were quickly evacuated to the countryside after Norwich was deemed unsafe with those on-going pesky bombing raids. Nonetheless, we kept calm and carried on. The day involved taking part in drills to ready them for whatever they may face, learning to live with the new ration restrictions put in place, and building their own air-raid shelters – just in case. Great fun was had by all!

Inspection Time!
No waste! There’s a war going on, you know!
The Chaps hard at work.
We think everyone inside survived.

Autumn 1 – WW2

Year 6 have travelled back in time to learn all about WWII. We started with our fabulous ‘Play in a Day’ (still available to watch on our home learning blog). Since then, the children have learned all about the Blitz and the horrid time people living in cities had to endure. We have learned about the mixed experiences of evacuees and watched the movie ‘Goodnight Mister Tom’. We learned about the incredible odds the RAF went up against in ‘The Battle of Britain’ and wrote a letter home as a spitfire ace. Finally, we followed the adventures of Olive and Clive in our class story ‘Letters from the Lighthouse’. We have loved learning about this important historical event and have loved hearing the personal family stories the children have shared.

Taking over during a German bombing raid!
Our artwork re-creating what London might have looked like during the Blitz
The final letter from a lost Spitfire ace.