Axis and Allies
During the Autumn term, the children have learned about WWII in our ‘Axis and Allies’ topic. They were hoping to be able to invite you to attend our WWII exhibition at the end of term. Instead, they invite you to view some of the wonderful work they have produced below!
In English, we read the novels ‘The Boy in the striped Pyjamas’ and ‘Letters from the Lighthouse’. Through these texts, we wrote debate speeches and character description as well as learning about key events of the war: the life of an evacuee and the holocaust.
We also carried out a media study, learning all out propaganda and its uses during WWII. Here are a selection of the children’s own versions…
We also interviewed Leicester’s ‘Singing Land Army Girl’ Sylvia Taylor; who gave us a real insight into women’s roles during the war. Following our research, the children wrote persuasive campaigns to encourage others to join the Land Army and the W.A.A.F (Women’s Auxiliary Air Force) Here are some photos of Sylvia below and the writing the children produced.
In our Topic sessions, the children have explored the chronology of WWII, creating time lines and learning about key events and people through secondary sources. Here is some of the artwork they have produced…
Our Science unit on electricity allowed us to link our learning to Morse code. We investigated the affect voltage has on the brightness of a bulb before ending the unit by building a circuit and transmitting Morse code messages, which a friend would decipher. Can you decipher this message?
— . .-. .-. -.– / -..- — .- …
Finally, having learnt about the different Air- Raid Shelters used during the Blitz, the children took on the challenge of designing and creating their own Anderson Shelters; which they are very excited to share with you below. What creativity!
(Click on each image to enlarge)
Eco – Warriors!
What a super start to Year 6! We have, so far, been learning all about plastic pollution and the eco – warriors of our generation. We will continue to learn about global warming, the importance of the ocean and how as individuals we can make a positive difference. We will also be implementing some exciting eco-initiatives around school (with the support of our amazing eco-club).
Eco Warriors Wow Work
Check out some of the Wonderful work we have produced during this mini topic!