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Autumn Term

To celebrate the amazing World War 2 projects, and because adults have not been able to come in and see our exhibition, the teachers created made PowerPoints so that you are able to see what everyone has created. These really were amazing and we are so proud of the children for the hard work they put in. Hopefully some of the projects will be kept safe in your families for a long time.

Every child who completed their project has a slide dedicated to them, with an audio file explaining what their project was about. Check your emails to view the PowerPoint for your child's class.

Enjoy - and thanks you for all your support.

Year 6 held an exhibition for all of their wonderful project work yesterday. All three classes were able to show off their amazing work to one another, talk about their projects to other people, as well as see what their peers had created. We have been hugely impressed by their efforts this year. We have been blown away by the variety and quality of the work. There were some absolute stand-out pieces!

Today in Miss Taylor's English class the chairs decided to go on strike! Year 6 had to write letters of apology to persuade the chairs to come back. Luckily, Year 6 wrote such fantastic letters that the chairs have decided to return. Pheww!

Year 6 Evacuee Day

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Year 6 had a great day this week learning about life as evacuees. The children came to school dressed in some brilliant costumes, many with old-fashioned dinners, so thank you to our amazing parents for making the effort! During the day, children learnt dances and songs of the day, baked delicious carrot cookies, made war medals, played traditional games and even took part in exercise drill. Have a look at the photo montage to see what we got up to.

Blitz Art

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Year 6 have been studying the events of the Blitz. We have discovered why the Blitz took place, what happened, and how it affected those involved and changed the towns and cities of Britain. We even looked at how people in Newark were affected- examining evidence about children who were evacuated to Newark, and also those families who chose to send their children abroad to Canada. The children have produced some amazing Art work and descriptive writing based on their work.

Our first topic is called 'World War II and the Holocaust'.


Our history work for the term will focus on the Second World War and particularly how children’s lives were affected during this time. They will learn about evacuation and rationing and how the Blitz affected children living in London and other major cities. We will enhance our learning by reading 'The Silver Sword' by Ian Serraillier, which tells of a Polish-Jewish family's traumatic struggle to reunite after the German invasion of Poland. This links excellently to our work, learning about the Holocaust, in the second half of the term.

Our work in English links to our topic in a cross-curricular way as much as possible. We use events such as the Blitz and evacuation as a basis for our writing and comprehension, also enhancing them with our Evacuee Day in early November.

The children have also come home with details of the annual World War II home-learning project, which will culminate in an exhibition of their work after the deadline date of Monday 30th November. We are amazed every year as the quality gets higher and higher.