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Autumn 1 curriculum leaflet

The children are currently learning about the Second World War in Europe and why the Battle of Britain was such a significant turning point in British History. They have researched the lives of the ordinary people who faced the Blitz and had to deal with rationing and evacuation and about the inspiring stories and achievements of significant people such as Anne Frank and Winston Churchill.

They have been developing skills in portrait drawings and have created portraits of significant people e.g. Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill.

They have been developing their writing of a variety of genre including diary entries and letters. They are currently planning to write a newspaper report.

The children are particularly enjoying extending their learning at home to complete a project. So far, we have some brilliant and creative examples on display.

Autumn 2 

To end our Autumn topic, The World at War, Year 6 visited Eden Camp in Malton, North Yorkshire. Luckily, the weather was kind to us, albeit cold. This amazing museum transported us all back to wartime Britain where we experienced the sights, sounds and even smell of those dangerous years. The children were fascinated that this was an actual War Camp built in 1942 which housed Italian prisoners of war. It comprises of 29 huts each focusing on a particular aspect if the war such as the Blitz, rationing, evacuation and there were a few ‘shrieks’ when we tried to find our way through the blackout! We all had a great day – it was a long journey there and back but well worth the visit.

Our new topic for Spring term in Discovering North America…now there’s a thought!


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