Dundee Road, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 4BS
Our School Council representatives are Aleena, Eiliyah, Zac and Yousef.
Year 6 are working hard to make sure they are ready for their Key Stage 2 SATs. Remember you can practice your times tables on Times Table Rock Stars, read daily including using Bug Club and complete homework each week. You may find the following websites helpful.
Here you can find out about some of the exciting things we have been learning about.
This half term we will be learning about...
World War II
As part of our introduction to the question ‘What was life like during WWII?’, we had a visit from George, who served as both an air raid warden and a soldier.
To start the Wow Day we learnt about the blitz and the various air raid precautions Britain employed to avoid being bombed. We had the opportunity to wear a range of clothing worn by different services during the blitz. After learning about how Britain tried to defend itself during the blitz, we had the chance to hold and examine parts of incendiary bombs as well as parts of the V1 and V2 rockets. Next, we had the chance to learn about rationing, when we handled ration books; we wore gas masks and studied the types of items evacuees were permitted to take with them when they were evacuated.
During the second phase of our Wow Day, we had the chance to play a variety of children’s games including marbles, a card game designed for evacuees and shove penny. We also practised using a World War II stretcher and followed the first aid instructions to bandage someone who had been injured. Finally, we learnt about the importance of stirrup pumps used by everyday citizens to put out fires. We had the chance to use stirrup pumps and pretend that we were putting out incendiary bombs.
In the third part of the Wow Day, George had been conscripted and was no longer an air raid warden but now an active soldier. We learnt about the training that soldiers experienced, the equipment that they carried and some of the weapons that both British and German soldiers used. Later on, we had the chance to practice bayonet drills and throw replica grenades as well as handle a replica luger pistol.