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  • Jarrow Cross C of E Primary School
‘Living and Learning’
Value in Everyone

Year 6

Welcome to our Year 6 class page.

 

In September, we have made an excellent start to this academic year and have already began learning about our fantastic topic 'World War Two'. We are thoroughly enjoying investigating the aspect of 'evacuation' at the moment and we cannot wait to read more to our class novel 'Friend or Foe. We have also been solving challenging place value problems within Maths whilst developing our reasoning skills. This logical thinking has also helped us when tackling difficult and more complex coding activities.

We have many trips and visitors to look forward to this half term so please keep your eyes peeled for any information.

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In October, we continued to learn about our current topic 'World War Two'.  We started the month by visiting the Victoria Tunnels (an old air raid shelter in Newcastle). We were able to experience what life would have been like for local residents during an air raid. We were also lucky enough to hear first hand from Basil (a WWII evacuee) about his experiences as a school child during this period.

Following on from the visit, we developed our knowledge of rationing and we even got to experience our very own 'Dig for Victory' activity. We then used the vegetables to design and make our own vegetable soup.

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In November, we continued to work extremely hard across the curriculum. We started to learn all about the 'Home Front' and investigated the role of women across the past 100 years.

As a treat, we all visited the Vue Cinema in Gateshead. We watched the very emotional film 'A Dog's Way Home'. We then completed a film review based on the movie.

In December, we have enjoyed learning about the differences between the two gospel stories of Matthew and Luke. We compared and contrasted the different versions of the Nativity story. We have also taken parts in lots of festive activities such as the Christmas Fayre. We worked alongside our Reception class to take part in a Christmas crafts activity and we created Christmas stories together. We then turned the stories into books.
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