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Year 6 - Blwyddyn 6
During the Spring term Blwyddyn 6 will be studying the following topic:
A Child's War – Humanities (History)
Learners will be studying World War Two. We will look at how WWII affected Wales and its impact on the towns and valleys.
We’ll imagine what it was like to be evacuated and live with a family other than our own. Using different source materials, we’ll learn about evacuation and write a diary entry and story. We’ll plot the Second World War’s events on a timeline and learn about rationing, school life and sing wartime songs and create wartime dances. From a range of maps, we’ll identify safe and dangerous places during the war, and learning about the Swansea Blitz will make us think about the consequences of war. We will research wartime recipes and we hope to cook and taste a chosen recipe! Using our allotment we will ‘Dig for Victory’ and plant vegetables. We will learn about Propaganda and create our own posters.
We hope to visit the 1940’s Swansea Bay Museum to find out what life was like for a child in the war. Carmarthen Museum will loan artefact boxes linked to ARP and the Women’s Land Army.
Learners class novel is ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’.
Learners will develop their investigation skills through carrying out the following investigations:
-‘How does the size of a parachute effect the speed of its fall?’
-‘How much Carbon is collected from our classroom air?’.
Help your child prepare for their project:
-Visit your local library together to investigate how the Second World War affected your local area?
-Read an exciting fiction book set during the war.
-You could ‘make do and mend’, working together to create a model inspired by the Second World War from recycled materials or unwanted household items.
Homework will most often be set in our Google Classroom - "Blwyddyn 6 2023-2024".
Reading should be carried out as often as possible e.g. every other night for 20 minutes. Please date and record the pages read.
Mental Math will be set once a week - on a Monday and to be returned by Friday.
English, Maths or Thematic homework will be set on a Monday to be returned the following Monday. If there are any problems with the homework then please see Miss Fallon before the due date.
Times tables should be revised on a regular basis.
Reading books and reading records are to bought to school daily.
PE will alternate every Monday. Learners are asked to arrive to school wearing their PE clothes.
Thank you once again for all your continued support.
Diolch yn fawr.
Miss Fallon and Miss Rees