Welcome to Pentaloe Class!
This term, our topic is WW2.
We will be constructing a timeline of the events in WW2 and finding out about how it started, researching why the Battle of Britain was such a significant turning point in British History, explore all about the heroic events at Dunkirk, the Blitz, the D-Day landings and the celebrations of VE Day. We will research the lives of the ordinary people who learned to live with the Blitz, rationing and evacuation.
Other subjects include:
- Science: Light and electricity
- Geography: our local area
- RE: Is it better to express your belief in arts and architecture or in charity and generosity? Is Christianity still a strong religion even 2000 years after Jesus was on earth?
- Art: pastels, sketching
- Y6 project: design a WW2 garden!
Homework will centre around reading. We will be sharing a class book, doing whole class Guided Reading and borrowing non fiction books from our library. We will be encouraging children to try to read as wide a range of books as possible at home!
Spellings will be set on a Tuesday, and Times Tables tested during our Friday Frog Club. Children have 5 minutes to complete as many multiplication questions as possible, to try to get their frog onto the next lily pad!
Don’t forget, Year 6: you will need outdoor PE kits in school every day.
As the weather improves, we will be doing our daily mile, so make sure you have trainers and spare socks in school!
Meeting the Reptiles!
Nigel Hand, snake expert, brought in some of his reptiles. We learnt lots about British reptiles and heard all about his experiences with snakes all over the world.
At Forest School, we made insulated nests for hibernating mice, and tested which ones were the warmest. We also experimented with camouflage and produced some Andy Goldsworthy style art.
Marine Conservation Society Workshop
Our visit from the Marine Conservation Society taught us all about some of the weird and wonderful creatures living deep in our oceans. We designed our own creatures with amazing evolutionary features!
Konflux Theatre- Space Workshop
Frome and Pentaloe children worked hard all day to learn their lines for a drama which culminated in a performance for the whole school, all based on what they have learnt about space!