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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6


Our class theme this term is War and Peace


This term, Year 6 is being transported to a time when London skies were lit up by swerving aeroplanes and glaring searchlights. We will delve back into the 1940s to find out for ourselves what it was like to be evacuated from London and sent to the countryside, to dig for victory on the Home Front, or to shelter from air raids in the middle of the Blitz! In English, we will look at variety of texts to help deepen our understanding of the Second World War, including ‘Goodnight Mister Tom’ and ‘I am David’ as well as extracts from Anne Frank’s diary. In history, we will use primary and secondary sources to answer questions about the war and develop our understanding of key events, as well as making a visit to the Imperial War Museum. In addition, we will explore philosophical and ethical questions relating to the theme, for example: is it ever right to fight?


Our art will reflect this theme too as we study sketches by Henry Moore and other art inspired by the images of WWII.


In science, we will learn about the human body and sound.

Please take a look at our Parent Overview Spring 1

Escaping the Blitz- Year 6 Production with Digital Works

Operation Pied Piper was the name of the plan designed to evacuate children from areas at risk from bombing and invasion. On 31st August 1939, three days before war broke out, an evacuation order was given for the next day and what followed was a massive logistical operation to move people to areas of safety.

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