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In Autumn Two, we shall be exploring 'We Are Geographers' as our topic. We were supposed to go to the beautiful Dovedale in Derbyshire, but we had to be flexible and adapt our plans! Instead, we carried out an investigation into our local area, discussing the natural and physical features of Newhall. Later this half term, we shall be writing a fictional recount about a natural disaster! 

 

In Writing, we shall be writing a poem, a formal letter and a defeating a monster tale. 

Our new writing genre has begun. The children are going to be writing a defeating the monster tale. Watch this space...

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The build up to our letters in response to the mantle that the children took part in. They were led to believe that the Government had sent a letter to school...

Our new learning journey topic ‘We are Geographers’

Marvellous Maths Work

Reading

The children have been looking at play scripts and a poem so far this half term. They have been given the play scripts taken from Matilda, which they thoroughly enjoyed. Take a look at some of the clips we shared with the children to support with the understanding of the text types. 

The Simpsons - Edgar Allan Poe: The Raven

Matilda (Telly)

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Matilda Musical Bruce Final Broadway Performance (1.01.17)

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Scroll down to explore all of the exciting learning we have been doing in Autumn Term 1!

 

During this half term, our area of learning in Learning Journey is World War Two. The children loved their Sensational Starter, where we had Leigh in to explore the war in more depth. Many of the children particularly enjoyed the air raid siren (what a racket!) and the first aid activities, which included using stretchers and applying bandages. We have also created a timeline of the key events during the war, as well as identifying who the Allied and Axis powers were. 

 

We have been incorporating WW2 into our Reading and Writing lessons. The children loved their Normandy Countdown poem, where they wrote from the perspective of a soldier on a boat on D Day. We then wrote a recount about the ambush of Pearl Harbour. We have looked at several WW2 reading texts, including Goodnight Mister Tom and The Silver Sword.

 

We have also discussed the Blitz and the impact it had on the lives of ordinary Britons. The children depicted an evening scene and created silhouettes of a city skyline. 

 

 

 

 

 

As part of our World War Two topic, we have been learning about anderson shelters. The children were tasked with planning and then creating their own scale version. They had lots of fun finding natural resources, which the groups had planned to use to represent the camouflage, vegetable plots and fences, out in forest school. The children were then tasked with adding a scientific element to their shelters. Many chose to use lightbulbs to depict the use of lightbulbs in the shelters, whilst others used buzzers to represent the sound of an air raid siren. The children then discussed how they could create a switch and a pressure pad to open or close the electrical circuit. 

Land Girls

During our World War Two topic, we have been looking at the Land Girls, who answered the call of the nation during the war. With many men away at the front, farms often found themselves short of people to work and help produce the supplies that would help to keep the nation going during wartime. The Land Girls heroically volunteered to help with the effort and we in Year 6 have decided that they should be underappreciate no longer! The children enjoyed learning about their efforts and we had fun inventing rhyming couplets. 

 

 

Science  

 

In Science, we have been studying electricity. We took on the mantle of an electrician, as the children fixed broken circuits and added components to their circuits. We have been exploring what voltage is and the effect voltage has on a circuit. 

Science

Maths

During Maths so far this half term, we have looked at place value, decimal numbers, the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) and began to look at reasoning questions linked to this learning. 

 

We have used plenty of practical, pictorial resources to help with our understanding. The children have made super progress since the beginning of Year 6. Next, we shall be exploring fractions, decimals in further detail and begin to look at position and direction. 

RE

In RE this half term, we have been studying Islam and discussing whether there is a best way for a Muslim to show commitment to God. We started off by discussing what commitment is and thinking about when we hve shown commitment in our lives. We then applied this to the Five Pillars of Islam. The children were very reflective and came up with some fantastic ideas!

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