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Year 6 Blog

January 2020

  • Children of War 16.1.20

    Published 23/01/20, by Danny Alden

    On Thursday Year 6 ventured to Stevenage museum to learn about the life of an evacuee child. 

    On this trip we experienced being an evacuee, and to make this experience seem realistic, we dressed up in dresses, shirts and shorts. We investigated things from the war: real gas masks; boots; books; old fashioned cameras; photos; toys; clothing and more. To make it more surreal, whenever a siren was signalled, we had to scramble under the tables with our gas masks at hand. We also learned that babies used to be placed in a special gas mask tunnel to keep them safe at all times during a gas attack. Fun fact, there were actually no gas attacks in World War II. At the end we read out real letters from evacuee children to their parents about their new life with another family.


    It was extremely fun and we are grateful to Stevenage Museum for having us.

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  • Geography Week 13.1.20-15.1.20

    Published 23/01/20, by Danny Alden

    This week was a Geography themed week.

    For the first three days of the week all of Key Stage 2 swapped rooms to learn about different countries .Yr. 6 was Germany; Yr. 5 was Peru; Yr. 4 Cedar was Kennya; Yr. 4 Rowan was the U.K; Yr. 3 Pear was Italy and Yr. 3 cherry was U.S.A. We went to each class on a different day and we learnt a lot about each country. In Year 6 Mr Alden taught us about Germany. We learnt some German vocabulary and designed paper plates to act as a fact file. Mrs Jarman (Year 5) had us make a comparison sheet of Peru’s and UK’s mountain ranges. Miss Smith (Year 4 Cedar) had us look at fact files of animals in Kenya and we made mind maps on what animals are becoming extinct, how they are becoming extinct and how we can stop it. Miss O’Reilly (Year 4 Rowan) told us to pin point certain places in the UK and landmarks on a plain map of the UK. In Miss Whitfield’s class (Year 3 Pear) we made a fact file on a certain place in Italy- the boot as people call it. In Miss William’s class (Year 3 Cherry) we learnt about the United States of America. Miss Williams had us colour certain states on a map then she had us pin point the top 10 cities in America by population.

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  • 1st week back!

    Published 16/01/20, by Danny Alden

    1st week back!


    Happy new year to all, hope you’re having an amazing 2020. In the first week of the second term of the year, Year 6 have been very busy completing tests and starting new topics in Science, English and Topic/History.


    Year 6 have a new topic named Children Of War – this involved us looking at the start of some major wars: WWI, WWII and the war of Afghanistan. We know a bit of how the First World War started but we will keep you on the edge of your seat until next week.


    Year 6 also have a new topic in science which is Animals including humans. This topic includes talking about the different systems in the human body and animal body. We talked about the organs, bones and muscles. There are three different systems we talked about – the digestive system, the skeletal system and the muscular system.


    We promise this is last new topic in this blog, we started to read a new book called the Journey,which is about refugees (this links to our topic Children Of War). We will tell you more about the book next week.


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