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Foxes - Yr5/6

Welcome to Foxes Class

Welcome to Foxes Class 1
Welcome to Foxes Class 2

On Monday 25th February, Foxes class visited the Imperial War Museum at Duxford which provided the children with a memorable experience to kick start our topic of ‘A Child’s War’.

 

The sun shone the whole day and the children were a credit to Holme School. We visited the  Air Space Centre, American Air Museum, Land Warfare and the Battle of Britain Museum. The children thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the shop where they bought some lovely souvenirs.

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A Child’s War

A siren sounds and a Spitfire zooms overhead! It’s 1939 and Britain is at war.

This half-term and the first half-term of the summer, 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 letters to our families ‘back home’. We’ll plot the Second World War’s events on a timeline and learn about rationing, Pearl Harbour and the Battle of Britain. From a range of maps, we’ll identify safe and dangerous places during the war and make persuasive posters to support the war effort.

After reading an extract from The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, we’ll write our own diaries. We’ll learn about what it was like during the Blitz and think about how soldiers might have felt. In D&T, we’ll make Anderson shelters At the end of the Project, we’ll reflect on Winston Churchill’s stirring speeches and write our own. We’ll compose and perform wartime songs and create a presentation to show what we have learned.

Project focus

History

English

Letters, diaries, persuasive writing, narratives, 1st person recount of an RAF pilot and wartime speeches

Maths

Fractions: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division (Year 6). Decimals and percentages

History

The Second World War

Computing

Using search technologies, using presentation software

D&T

Building structures – Anderson Shelter

Geography

Human geography, cities of the UK

Music

Learning and performing wartime songs and adding musical accompaniment

Science

Healthy Living

PSHE

Financial capability

RE

Salvation

 

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