Our history topic has been World War I and in English we have been learning a variety of poems from this time, mainly focusing on 'Flaunders Fields'. The children spent the day dressed up as nurses, soldiers and evacuees taking part in traditional outdoor games such as leapfrog, hide and seek and Chutes and Ladders, eating foods at a tea party that would have been available at that time and creating shadow puppets.
This year we got to take part in a range of activities such as Let’s Leap where we played secret assassin dodgeball and we had a visit from One World animals where we got to stroke and hold a range of creatures!
This term we had a 'Trashion show' where we designed clothing for a catwalk out of completely recycled materials. In Year 6C, the children decided to keep with their history topic and create a soldiers outfit. They decided on the parts needed and the material types they could use to build it before brining in a HUGE range!
This half term our topic is 'Light' where we have been learning about how light reflects and enters our eyes, as well as how we are able to see it. We took part in an investigation to prove that light travels in straight lines.
In Maths, we started the half term by looking at multiples and factors. We learnt what common factors were as well how to identify the highest common factors. We also learnt how to find the lowest common multiples of up to three numbers. After that, we moved onto BODMAS as this came up in our arithmetic practice papers. By following the acronym each time, we were superstars at it by the end of the lesson!
Our theme this half term is poetry with a focus on World War poems. The children have shown a huge interest in their history topic, and after our trip to the Imperial War Museum it is clear they wanted to know more. The unit is planned to focus on vocabulary and analysis of imagery. We also rehearse and perform poems learnt by heart, looking at how we can use our voices to express ourselves.