We will begin to learn about World War II – how and
why it began – focussing on key figures and dates
that shaped this period of worldwide conflict. We will,
of course, be using high level texts such as My war Diary, Anne Frank’s Diary and The boy in Striped Pyjamas to look at how war was experienced through the eyes of children. As a class we will gain insite into the attrocities of the presecution under the Nazi regime led by Adolf Hitler.
This half term, Year 6 will be continuing our World War studies with our new topic, ‘Behind the Bombs’.
Having spent the past half term focussing mainly on WW1 we will move onto the Second World War. Our studies will involve learning about the rise of Hitler and the Nazi’s, as well as understanding a life of persecution for the Jews. We will use the diary of Anne Frank to uncover the heart-breaking truths of living through a time of war and persecution.
We will continue to investigate life in Britain during war time with some learning about rationing, evacuation and the Blitz. To support this, we will visit Coventry (Transport Museum, Herbert Art Gallery and the Cathedral) which was heavily bombed during the war. This local study is an extremely important part of the children’s education as they understand how our country was formed today.
In the build up to SATS in May, our core subjects will continue to be a large focus of our morning sessions, with particular focusses on reading and SPAG to prepare the children fully. In Maths we will be recapping all areas of Maths alongside revision sessions which will be essential for the children to succeed