Welcome to Ms Pateman's class!
Our first topic is: Blast From The Past – all about World War 2. Through looking at a range of primary and secondary sources, the children will understand when World War Two started and why. They will understand some of the major events leading up to the Battle of Britain, including the countries involved and the roles they played. They will study World War 2 aircrafts to improve pencil and sketching skills.
Year 6 will learn about bombing raids on Britain (Blitz), find out how people protected themselves and, through DT, will design, make and test their own air raid shelter designs. They will research the experiences and feelings of evacuees from a wide range of sources, finding out not just about the British evacuees but also the Kindertransport which helped Jewish refugee children. In science we will discover how air resistance affects the fall of parachutes and design and test for the ultimate parachute in our egg-cellent challenge. We will continue to find out how the war affected daily life with rationing, 'make do and mend' and 'digging for victory'. We will end our topic with newsreels showing the VE parties all over Britain.
*Our PE days this half term will be Thursday (swimming) and Friday (outdoor games)*
Homework in Year 6 is different from other year groups. In order for pupils to be prepared for high school, I set English, Maths and sometimes topic homework on a weekly basis with a hand-in deadline. This gives your children the opportunity to become organised with this system while still at primary school and enables you to see the kind of work we are regularly doing in class. The children will bring home a purple homework book where they will write in a log of homework to do and all worksheets will be stuck in.