Half term information Autumn 2 2021

We stepped back in time this half term to ‘The Great War’. During our topic, we explored the conditions that the soldiers had to endure as well as the actions that started World War One. Using a film as stimulus, we used drama to reinact the events of Christmas 1914 – the Christmas truce. We used this to create our own newspaper articles. In December, we quite literally stepped back to 1914 when we took part in a WW1 WOW day. Here, dressed in 1914 attire, we marched, became doctors, darned socks, crafted medals and learnt about propaganda during the war.

In Maths, we spent time investigating the fractions including simplification, equivalents and the four operations. This was in addition to plotting our own coordinates involving all four quadrants. As well as this we looked into microorganisms including growing our own mould on pieces of bread. The children loved the chance to create their own fungi and investigated how changing different variables influenced our experiment.

Quotes from the children:

“I really enjoyed the creative tasks this half term including building the WW1 trenches in the classroom,”- Marcelina

“I loved researching and finding out about our WW1 topic, it is a perfect topic for Year 6 as we are mature enough to understand it,”- James