Autumn Term 2nd half 2018
Our main focus for the second half of the autumn term (in Year 6) was The First World War. Our class novel was Private Peaceful and we thought about the character’s lives and how World War I impacted on them. In history lessons, we learnt about life in Loughborough during the war and about the role of men and women at this time. Just before Christmas we wrote a narrative which was a recount of the Christmas Truce. We highly recommend you read these moving accounts. We have all enjoyed learning about this time period and have a better understanding of what life is like in the midst of a World War.
“The silence was as eerie as a deep, foreboding cave. In the distance was the enemy trench fortified by barbed wire and sandbags as heavy as stone. Ominous gunpowder filled the air create a smoke screen…” Zach 6DB
“This lonely, isolated place had long since been torn away from hope, peace and love. A melancholy despair hung in the air. There was no escape from this threatening imprisonment.” Emily 6DW
Year 6 have had a busy start to the term which has included a visit from Zoolab, bread making with Roberts Bakery and the first T-day of the year.
The theme of our T-day was ‘Rainforests’. The children overwhelmingly voted to design their own animal adapted to surviving in a rainforest environment. Weird and wonderful creatures were devised showing, not only, great imagination but also that the children were able to apply their knowledge gained over the previous weeks. In groups, we worked together to compose a musical journey through the rainforest using percussion instruments to develop sounds and moods. Not to be deterred by the Autumnal weather, we collected natural materials from the school grounds and combined these to create jungle inspired collages.
The day ‘flew by’ and provided a great opportunity to conclude our topic in a fun, enjoyable and creative way. Well done, Year 6!