Key Term Topic

How does War Affect Children?

We will be looking at the timeline of events leading up to World War II, some of the main events of World War II and how the war affected everyday life. We will particularly concentrate on how war affected children and evacuation. We will use Carrie’s War as a basis for this. We will also be looking at The Diary of Anne Frank and thinking about how Jews were treated. We will then move on to look at modern day refugees and some of the issues causing refugee crises today.

As part of our work on this topic we will be visiting Bletchley Park to see the Enigma machine and take part in an intelligence operation from 1941.

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Key Subject Focus

Literacy – In reading the children will be following the SFA programme. In writing we will be using from our topic work, science work, film clips and war poems as a stimulus for our writing in a variety of genres.

Maths – Our main focus in maths for the first few weeks will be place value, number bonds, times tables, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Once we have nailed these we will move on to applying what we know to other areas of the maths curriculum.

Art – In art we will be looking at war art. We will study some pictures by wartime artists and then have a go at creating some art work of our own using paint, pastilles, water colours and collage.

Computing – In ICT we will be making a film of our own poems, set to music and our own art work.

DT – In DT we will be doing a Make Do and Mend project. The children use an old piece of clothing or another item and then design and make something else with it that can be given as a present to someone else.

Geography – In geography we will do some work using atlases and maps based around the countries that were involved in World War II. We will also look in more detail at some of the countries that have a modern day refugee issue.

History – See above for details of our World War II main topic.

Music – In Music we will look at songs that were written and performed in war time. We will learn some of these songs and will be taking part in the singing day at the Cresset in November, where we will perform these songs alongside other schools.

RE – In RE we will be studying Judaism. We will look at the main beliefs, how Shabbat is celebrated in both the home and the synagogue and the festivals of Passover and Yom Kippur.

PE – In PE the children will continue to have one lesson a week with the sports coach, Miss Hunt. In our other PE lessons, we will be learning the rules of Tag Rugby and Basketball and playing matches in houses.

PSHE – In PSHE we will be looking at getting along together and conflict resolution strategies that the children can use. We will also be writing a class charter, which the children will be expected to follow.

Science – In Science we will be looking at Light and Shadows, This will take the form of a crime scene investigation, where the children will design and carry out their own investigations to eliminate suspects and find out who committed the crime.

Spanish – In Spanish we will be learning the names of places in the town. We will learn how to say which places we have in our town and to describe their size. We will also learn to write sentences about our town using the vocabulary we have learnt.


Year 6 Work