Year six have created some amazing projects to showcase their learning from this term’s study of WW2. They presented their work to their peers. We have had cookies made from rationed ingredients; interactive quizzes; a life-sized ration pack; family WW2 history studies – including medals, report cards and ration books; Anderson shelter models; non-fiction books that the children created themselves and many, many more creative ideas.
We are really impressed with the children’s hard work and determination throughout this experience, well done year six.
We thought that you might enjoy looking at a selection of the photographs from this year’s residential trip to Thurston. It looks like everyone had an amazing time.
We’ve learned so much about life as a child during the war from our trip to Beamish. We were evacuees for the day. We made our own gas mask boxes, identity cards and ration books, which was a lot of fun. When we arrived at Beamish, a warden took us by bus to Home Farm, where we tended to the animals, stayed in an air raid shelter, put up black out materials in the cottage and baked carrot cookies using rationed ingredients. It was a really good day, but we are pleased to be back in modern times – where we now know is the luckiest place to be.
Year Six had a fab day out for their leavers’ trip. They played bowling and had a delicious three course meal at Sambucas before finishing off in the park. They thoroughly deserved a treat after all their hard work this year.
The children in Year 6 had a great day taking part in a ‘Play in a Day.’ They learned a lot about moving up to secondary school throughout, as their theme was: What was I worried about? They then performed the play to the whole school. We all really enjoyed it. As well as having some good messages about not worrying when changing classes or school; it was also very funny.
As part of their Mayans topic, year six were lookin g at food discovered in ancient civilisation. Mrs Baker, from Fair Trade, came in to talk to the children about the history of chocolate, the production of chocolate today and the role of Fair Trade. We really enjoyed it because it had a strong link to or last geography topic, which was Brazil and the Amazon Rainforest. We learned a lot! Moreover, we enjoyed the chocolate sample even more!