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Language + Questioning = Communication


These three words sit at the heart of our curriculum.

Children need to have:

  • a good grasp of language
  • be able to question and reason

We achieve this by using the principles of Philosophy for Children to become: critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers; this will allow our children to become good communicators which is an essential life skill.

Year 6 Parents SATs information

Summer Term Reading Stimulus

This term we are using ‘The Giant's Necklace’ by Michael Morpurgo as the stimulus for our English; a tense and thrilling ghost story.

As pat of our transition work with the local secondary schools we will also complete some narrative and non-narrative pieces based on the topic of 'Titanic'.


Spring Term- Reading Stimulus

Shackleton's Journey is a re-telling of Ernest Shackleton's landmark expedition crossing the Antarctic from one pole to the other. The children have the opportunity to apply to be part of his crew, travel on Endurance and become immersed in his journey.

Autumn Term - Reading Stimulus

This term we are using ‘Letters from the Lighthouse’ by Emma Carroll as the stimulus for our English.  This book is set in the period of World War Two. Olive's sister went missing in London and then her mum evacuated Oliver and her little brother Cliff to Devon. ... Letters from the Lighthouse starts when Olive's sister Sukie goes missing. This fits in with our History topic on World War Two.





Bewdley Trip - WW2

On 11th November 2022, Year 6 visited Bewdley Museum to gain further insight into life during World War 2. 


During our visit, we found out that Neville Chamberlain was DESPERATE to avoid war, especially after 'The Great War' (World War One). After Hitler broke the Munich Agreement, war was declared on 3rd September 1939. 


We explored many areas of World War 2, including evacuation, the blackout, gas masks (including the equipment used by babies and infants), air raid shelters (we walked through a real Anderson shelter), make do and mend, rationing and toys. 


Pupil comments:

"I found the air raid shelter interesting. I know lots about these, but it was different to see what they actually looked like inside."

"I found taking the role a Tile Bomb Buster was a challenge to get it into the bucket within 10 seconds. This made me feel as though I was a real WW2 warden."

"I enjoyed learning about the different toys and games in WW2. They were so different to today and made me appreciate what I have."



Work on the Phoenix - a balance discussion