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Years 5 & 6 Curriculum Overview
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Year 6 have been learning about rationing and making some rock cakes, which were popular during World War Two.The children were shocked to learn how small the food ration was per person, per week and also to find out that clothes were rationed too.
The children enjoyed making the cakes and certainly got quite sticky in the process.
The children were also given the challenge of choosing clothes with their raton of 60 coupons, which would have to last them the entire year. They certainly found this a difficult task - especially taking into account summer and winter clothing.
Children have also been learning about the Blitz and how it became necessary to have an air raid siren which gave the public advance warning and time to get to a shelter or take cover.
The children found the air raids entertaining - although they did realise that squashing under the table during the raid could be rather uncomfortable - but they embraced a fighting spirit and managed to carry on with their learning, even if it was under the table
To go along with our Blitz learning, we have created some Blitz silhouette art, which looks extremely effective, as it give the outline of a city skyline against the flaming colours of a blitzed sky.
The pupils in Year 5 and 6 took part in a workshop this week about staying safe from issues such as gangs and staying safe on the streets. The workshop was delivered by Excelsior CEO, Mark Pearson, who served for 30 years in the police force. The children enjoyed having the opportunity to discuss these topics.
Pupils listened to Mark tell them about Josh's Story. It helps them to build their resilience to saying no to gangs, drugs and violence and helps them develop the thinking skills to better understand the risks they may well experience and to make the right positive choices.
This was explored through the personal experience of 'Josh', his family and his friends.
The session covered the following areas: -
The session was informative and well received by the children and Mark will be back in the future to deliver an assembly too!
In term 1, we will be using the book war Horse by Michael Morpurgo as a focus point for out English and Topic based learning. The book is set in World war I and tells the story of Joey, a spirited farm horse, who finds himself part of Britain’s war effort in Europe. It truy is a great story and gets the children hooked on not only writing, but also finding our more about World war I - in particular the plight of the soldiers and animals who fought on the front line. They will be initially writing diary entries in role as a character from the book.
Much of maths in Year 6 is revision based, so we have started the academic year off by looking at number and place value to 10,000,000. The children have been looking at he value of digits along with ordering numbers in ascending and descending order and rounding to the nearest 10, 100, 1000 and 10,000.
Some examples of our class learning: