Welcome to Ms Pateman's class!
It is great to be back!
Year 6 have started off the year really well with lots of enthusiasm for the new roles and responsibilities they have now they are top of the school. I am extremely proud of them.
We are going back through time to World War Two in our first topic called Blast From The Past. We will be learning about the impact the war had on children's lives both in Britain and the wider world during this period and why many children were evacuated from their homes. We will study some important events such as the evacuation of Dunkirk, The Battle of Britain and the Blitz and writing some effective fiction and poetry set in these times.
In DT we will be learning how to build air raid shelters and in science we will be investigating light and the absence of it as well as learning about how parachutes use air resistance in our forces work. We will be learning about the Jewish faith in RE and producing sketches of aircraft and creating still life work based around an evacuation case and its contents in art and design.
Our class book study will be Letters from The Lighthouse by Emma Carroll.
Currently we are investigating a graphic novel by Shaun Tan called The Arrival.
PE will be gymnastics or dance on Wednesdays and outdoor games on Fridays.
Our Year 6 swimming slot is Thursday mornings.