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Summer 2

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Autumn 1

This half term (Autumn 1) in Maths we shall be exploring place-value and the four operations. In Writing we shall be producing a recount and a narrative. In Reading we shall be exploring a variety of poems, fiction and non-fiction texts linked to World War Two. In learning Journey we shall be learning about World War Two and Electricity.

 

Our current class story is Letters from the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll.
February, 1941. After months of bombing raids in London, twelve-year-old Olive Bradshaw and her little brother Cliff are evacuated to the Devon coast. The only person with two spare beds is Mr Ephraim, the local lighthouse keeper. But he's not used to company and he certainly doesn't want any evacuees. Desperate to be helpful, Olive becomes his post-girl, carrying secret messages (as she likes to think of the letters) to the villagers. But Olive has a secret of her own. Her older sister Sukie went missing in an air raid, and she's desperate to discover what happened to her. And then she finds a strange coded note which seems to link Sukie to Devon, and to something dark and impossibly dangerous.
Curriculum

In Science, we have been planning an investigation into the impact of battery voltage on the brightness of a bulb. We wrote our predictions and planned out our variables.

In Writing, we are writing a WW2 recount linked to our class novel 'Letters form the Lighthouse'. Take a look at what we have written so far.

In History, we have been exploring the London Blitz, where the German Air Force would drop bombs on London. We then created a piece of artwork to show the destruction in London. We started by painting our 'burning' backdrop and then added the silhouette of the London skyline.

The children who did not attend the Lea Green residential remained in school and completed a variety of fun WW2 activities, including baking, art, computing and creative writing.

To start off our World War Two History unit, we worked with Historic Workshop to share a wealth of knowledge all about WW2. The visitor played the role of the Chief Air Raid Warden of the Nottingham Division, and it was his job to transport the children back to the times of the Second World War! He was able to take the children back to 1939 and immersed them in interactive activities that made them feel as though they were living in war-time Britain (on the home front). The day was full of enriching and highly engaging work and the children learnt a great deal about life in World War Two. The rare artefacts, including a Morse code machine and an authentic WW2 gas mask, went down particularly well with the children, whilst the sound of the air-raid siren is one that is not easily forgotten.

In History, we researched the key events of WW2 and then placed them in chronological order to create our own WW2 timelines.

In Maths, we have been working on our multiplication facts and recapping Year Five knowledge before moving on to Year Six content.

In Science, we have begun our Electricity unit by looking at the scientific symbols used in circuits. We had a go at creating circuits using the scientific symbols and had to draw circuits using the symbols.

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