Welcome back to Year 6 Final Half Term
Year Six Class has adopted the British Value of 'Equity'.
Throughout the year, we will be learning about ways we can promote fairness
at school, home and within society.
Our Topic is : What is in the news.
In history we are learning about the Mayans.
In Geography we are learning about sustainable living.
Our end of year production is Matilda.
World War 2 Living History Visit
On 9th February 2017, we will role play evacuees escaping the horrors of the blitz. Parents, come with your handkerchiefs and wave us off.
During the last war, children from large cities were evacuated to the countryside and some of them came to Tatton Park. As new evacuees to a working farm, our class will learn something of what life was like for these children. The move to strange surroundings, the jobs they had to do and the precautions they had to take.
During our visit, the land girls, who worked at Tatton during the war, will set the children to work, introduce them to the animals they will help to look after and sing popular wartime songs in the air raid shelter. Aunt Mary who lives in the Farm cottage, will show the evacuees their new home, discuss rationing and produce food cooked on a range as well as talking about household chores and teaching some local and national history.
Year 6 Residential Visit 12 -14th July 2017
Barhaugh Hall, stands in 9 acres of grounds and is set amongst the rolling hills of the North Pennines. The centre is just north of Alston, in an area designated of 'outstanding natural beauty', and around 20 miles from junction 40 of the M6.
Many adventure activity venues have been developed in the activity centre grounds. Groups walk through the surrounding hills with their group leaders for moorland challenge and a stream walk, but everything else takes place on site.
There is a shallow sheltered lake next to the activity centre, which provides the ideal environment for children to do canoeing. It is designed so that children are always close to the bank, but is also big enough to run challenging activity sessions, developing new skills and having plenty of fun.
Within the activity centre buildings we have an indoor climbing wall, an artificial caving area and (of course!) a piranha pool. The piranha pool is a themed problem solving area involving different 'crystal maze' type challenges.
There is also a new building at Barhaugh Hall housing a big new climbing wall and a room for crate challenge and Dungeon of Doom, which are brand new activities for Barhaugh Hall.
In wooded areas of the grounds there are two zip wires, a trapeze (also known as a leap of faith), an obstacle course and a night line. The archery range is clearly sectioned off for safety reasons, with a large wooden shelter for the shooting and waiting area. Also within the grounds there is a venue for problem solving and orienteering sessions.
Accommodation is in Barhaugh Hall, a magnificent building full of character, which is believed to date back to the late 18th century. Children stay in dormitories with between 4 beds and 14 beds.
World War 2
Through a wide variety of subjects, we will be exploring, researching and learning about life during World War 2.
What was life like for children during World War 2?
What was WW2 and how and why did it happen?
- When it took place and which countries/world leaders were involved
- How war broke out and how it ended
What was the Blitz and which areas were affected?
- Exploring photographs of the Blitz aftermath
- Descriptions of what the Blitz was and where and when it took place
- Strategies to stop the air raids
What were the effects of the air raids and why were children evacuated?
- Safety measures during the Blitz (e.g. blackouts, shelters, gas masks, use of the underground, etc.)
- What was evacuation and what were the benefits?
What did it feel like to be evacuated?
- Why children were evacuated and how the system worked
- Looking at a variety of sources to investigate what evacuation was like for those who went through it
What was rationing and how did it work?
- Reasons for the need for rationing
- How much food did people get each week and how were ration books used?
- Exploring ‘Dig for Victory’ campaign
What was the holocaust and who was Anne Frank?
- Looking at the experience of the war from different groups, e.g. gypsies, the disabled and especially Jews
- Description of the holocaust and why Jews were targeted
- Who was Anne Frank and why is she remembered?
How did the war affect people’s everyday lives?
- Looking at photographs to explore experiences of normal people
- What might your family have experienced if you had lived during the war?
How can I create a multimedia presentation about an aspect
- What is a multimedia presentation?
- Adding text, images, videos, sounds, etc.
- Making decisions about what needs to be included in a
What is Morse code and how is it used to communicate?
- What is Morse code and how was it used during WW2?
- Exploring the Morse code alphabet and ways of decoding it
- Learning how to communicate using Morse code
What were propaganda posters and what styles were used?
- Looking at a variety of wartime propaganda posters
- Designing and creating a wartime propaganda poster for a
particular cause (e.g. dig for victory, keep mum)
How can feelings and emotions be expressed through art?
- Generating emotion adjectives based on images of WW2
- Planning, creating and evaluating an emotive piece of artwork to portray feelings about WW2
Using photographs of WW2 aircrafts to improve pencil and
- Exploring shapes and shades in photos of WW2 aircrafts
- Exploring different sketching and pencil techniques
- Using the grid method to copy a photo of a WW2 aircraft
Design & Technology
Working with food to create a wartime dish
- What was rationing and how did it affect what people were able to eat?
- Discussing some famous wartime recipes
- Following recipes to create a wartime dish
- Combining rationed ingredients to create a wartime dish
Creating a Morse code key
- What was Morse code and how was it used during the war?
- Exploring ways of making a Morse code key to sound out Morse code
- Designing, making and evaluating a Morse code key
Creating a replica gas mask
- What were gas masks and why were they necessary?
- Exploring ways of making a replica gas mask and carry box
- Designing, making and evaluating a replica gas mask