Year Six is taught by Mrs. Meteau, Mrs Horley, Mr White and Mrs Nash. This term our topic is World War II and we are linking our learning to the local area, exploring how important events, like D-Day, affected local communities. We will be finding out about and visiting the village of Tyneham and how the people there were affected by the Government’s decisions – we will also be visiting Fort Henry and the Swanage Museum. We will be having a mock ‘public meeting’ pretending that we are either villagers or representatives of the government, formulating arguments to present our point of view. After half term the focus shifts to Europe and we will be spending time investigating the impact of the war on other nations. We will finish the term with a social action activity for the Red Cross, raising awareness about their work and funds to support it.
Our DT is linked to food and rationing and in art we are practising colour mixing , drawing skills and finding our about the work of the war artist, Henry Moore. Using these skills we will be producing some of our own ‘war art’ linked to the images we see at Tyneham.
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An overview showing the planned learning for the year is on the curriculum page.