Spring 2 2020
Spring 1 2020
Autumn 2 2019
Autumn 1 2019
Year 6 launched their topic for the next two half-terms: World War Two. The morning began with a discussion of the holiday homework, with the children sharing what they had learnt so far about the wat. Then, they were introduced to their challenge. The children had to research, design and build a London garden from WW2, featuring an Anderson Shelter and a vegetable patch that reflected Dig for Victory.
The morning was spent researching using the iPads, discovering what and Anderson shelter was made from, what it was used for and what it contained. The children also found out why Dig for Victory was important and how this affected gardens during the war. Following the research phase, children designed their garden, choosing the materials they were going to use
After break, children began to construct their gardens. A wide variety of materials were used, including: cardboard, wood, pipe cleaners, paint, wool, cloth, felt and straws. The children worked extremely hard to make sure their model was not only creative and well-presented but also historically accurate. Finally, Year 6 presented what they learnt and explained the features of their model as well as the history of the shelters and gardens.
Spring 1 2019
‘We are not doing enough to protect the planet from human harm.’ was the statement that met the children as they walked into the classroom. Playing the game, ‘Where do you stand?’ they considered their opinions and were asked to justify their thoughts.
We then discussed what climate change is and the different global causes of climate change. Children thought about the impact that we are all having on the planet. We examined different images and watched clips from different sources to broaden and develop their understanding of this very complicated issue.
Using what we had discussed, the children then debated the motion: ‘This house believes it’s the government’s job to tackle climate change.’ We thought about the different opinions of world leaders and learn about the ‘Paris Agreement’, which is a commitment to ensure global temperatures don’t rise more than two degrees Celsius.
In the afternoon, we discussed what we can do every day at school and at home to help tackle climate change. The children created posters with thought- provoking images and tips on what practical steps we can take to tackle climate change.