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‘Living and Learning’
Value in Everyone

Year 6

September: Hello everyone, what a fantastic start to our new school year we have had! Everyone in Year 6 has been working extremely hard and has made an excellent start learning all about our new topic 'WWII'. We have been investigating the causes of both world wars and the impact of the 'Treaty of Versailles'.

In Maths, we have been using and expanding our place value knowledge and using this to solve a range of problems.

In English, we have started reading our class novel 'Friend or Foe'. We are enjoying learning about the adventures of two evacuees, David and Tucky.

In October, we have continued to learn all about WWII. We have been using maps and atlases to identify countries on the 'Allies' and 'Axis' side of the war. We have also continued to learn about the evacuation process and why particular cities within the UK might have been a target for German bombers.  Our class novel, Friend or Foe, has left us on many cliff hangers and we are dying to find out what happens to the German soldiers that the boys have found. We have been working In RE, we have been investigating the the demographics of the different religions within the North East. We were also lucky enough to have Jaswinder- A member of the NE Sikh Society- visit us and chat about his experiences of being a Sikh living in the North East.

In November, we began learning about rationing during WWII. We were shocked at how little food people had to survive on during this time. We then learnt all about 'Dig for Victory' and used this campaign to design and make our own WWII recipe for soup. It was difficult preparing all of the vegetables and we realised how much hard work goes into our meal preparations! We also visited Beamish Museum this month to experience what life what have actually been like for a WWII evacuee. We were also able to explore the museum and develop our knowledge of life in the 1820's and 1900's.

Click on the link to watch our singing from the WWII tea dance.