Language + Questioning = Communication
These three words sit at the heart of our curriculum.
Children need to have:
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 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.
During Anti-Bullying Week, Year 6 became 'Secret Angels' for one another. This involved us being buddied up with someone else in the class. We observed our buddies and made them a card to empower them and to help them to realise how much we think of them and appreciate them.
We completed the cards over a week and gave our cards to our buddies at the end of the week.
Some of the comments from the children were:
"This made me feel extremely happy and made me feel that I am a really good person!"
"This card made me feel really loved and emotional,"
"This made me feel very happy, loved and warm inside. I feel so happy and grateful."
Year 6 pupils have requested for us to complete these cards again - watch this space!
Bewdley Trip - WW2
On 5th November 2019, 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.
"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."