This project has a history focus and teaches children about the Second World War including an understanding of the reasons for war, the impact on the everyday lives of people including childrenand about significant individuals of the period. Children will alsolearn about the significance of the Swansea Blitz and the socialand human impact of it. At the heart of this project children write narrative stories based on historical facts and develop additional skills in using flashback as a technique for telling stories.In the Innovate Stage children apply their skills and understanding by planning their own VE street party.
In this project the children will learn:
• About the political, social and economic reasons which contributed to WW2;
• About the chronology of events between 1939-1945;
• About the impact of the war on the everyday lives of ordinary people in Wales;
• About the Swansea Blitz of February 1941;
• About significant people of the time who played an important role in the Welsh war effort;
• About the key aspects of narrative story writing, including flashback;
• About how to use a range of sources to find information.
Monday 6th January - Friday 17th January
Year 6 have had a very busy fortnight back in school. We launched our new topic 'Blitz' through using a real WW2 air raid siren, which the children found very exciting! We have spent the last two weeks researching the events leading up to WW2 and looking at how the war had an impact on the lives of people living in Britain. Year 6 took part in an evacuation day which gave them the opportunity to role play evacuees and undertake rationing and 'make do and mend' activities. Please look at the folder before for some photographs. Children have mapped out Germany's invasion of Europe and have ordered significant events within a timeline.
Monday 20th January - Friday 31st January
Year 6 have been continuing to enjoy their topic of the 'Blitz.' We have been researching the Swansea and London blitz during WW2 and how it impacted the lives of people living in these cities at the time. We have written newspaper articles and diary entries reporting on a night in the blitz. Children have also used the internet to research the life of Winston Churchill and the role he took within WW2. Children have begun writing biographies about this famous British icon. We are now beginning to make preparations and rehearse our Welsh performances for St David's Day.
Monday 3rd February - Friday 14th February
Year 6 have had a very busy fortnight preparing for our St David's Day celebrations on the 3rd of March. Within their house colours they have written their own welsh scripts which they will perform for the school during our concert. We have also begun to gather ideas for the various competitions which will be completed in our Welsh Culture Week, beginning after half term. Please use the link below to help your child rehearse the welsh poem recital and to find out more about our homework competitions.
Monday 3rd March - Friday 7th February
We have had a very exciting week celebrating Wales and everything Welsh. The children competed during our Eisteddfod concert on Monday to win points for their houses. Children took part in Welsh sketches as well as Welsh poem recitals and singing. On Wednesday the children were stunned by the visit from the South Wales Male Voice Choir who gave a fantastic performance. They also sang with the school and staff choir, it was a brilliant afternoon!
Our topic for this half term is called 'Skin Deep'