Summer Term 2021
Year 6 wanted to continue their WW2 topic (Bombs, Blitz and Blackouts) for another half term as lockdown meant that we couldn’t undertake all the activities that we wanted to do. We will complete a short topic on The Olympics – ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger’ in the last half term of this year.
There will be a range of skills covered across the curriculum through both these themes and plenty of opportunities for individual, paired and group work as well as for practical and creative tasks.
We will be studying war poetry and composing our own pieces using emotive and figurative language such as personification, metaphors and similes and we will be writing our own stories after reading several books as stimuli. For both topics there will be the opportunity to write chronological reports and biographies of well-known people.
Both topics will also provide the opportunity to look at world geography: locating and investigating the countries that send athletes to the Olympics and those areas that were under German occupation during the war. Children will compare and contrast different countries in 2021 and compare the features of 1940s life in Wales and life now.
The effect of diet and lifestyle will also be considered; during wartime and rationing as well as the restrictions that athletes place upon themselves. We are hoping to grow some of the ingredients required to make some typical WW2 recipes and, if successful, part of our work on enterprise will be to market and sell this product!
There will be a Welsh element to both topics as we research the Swansea Blitz of 1941 and find out about Welsh athletes now and in the past.
As part of our whole school work to achieve the Eco Schools award, Year 6 will be looking at minimising waste in school, at home and in the community.
Welcome to Year 6. Our theme this term is: World War 2. Through our topic, we are learning about the lives of people during this period, with a particular focus upon the lives of children in Wales and other parts of Europe. During our residential visit in February, we will be staying on a farm in Brecon, where Jewish refugees were offered sanctuary.
We have had a busy start to the year, with a visit from the Urdd, which allowed use to try Welsh dancing and use Welsh to problem solve. Cawson ni hwyl a sbri!
In addition, a visit from Cafod allowed us to learn more about the plight of refugees so that we could become better informed and have empathy.