I can not believe we are almost at the end of the year already, it has gone so quick. I hope the children are all happy with their new classes and that you all received their end of year reports.
This term we have been focusing on 'War and Peace'. We started the term looking at Ancient Greece with a focus on the Trojan War, specifically their war tactics. Next, we moved on to look at World War 1. The children were immersed into this topic through a World War 1 expert coming into the school. Through this, the children were able to handle artefacts and hear a personal account of the war. Following this, we focused on World War 2, the children were able to gain a better understanding of this topic through their visit to Duxford Imperial War Museum, where they saw many air crafts from the time period and read about the weaponry used. Throughout this term, we have written newspaper reports, diary entries, story openings, letters home and created a powerpoint presentation after completing extensive research. Alongside this, the children have also completed many art and geography activities which has enabled them to express themselves in other ways.
In maths this term, we have looked at converting units of time and measure using multiplication and division. We have also looked at position, direction, reflection and translation. The confidence the children have shown throughout this term in maths has been astounding and the progress has been incredible.
We have thoroughly enjoyed teaching the children of Kangaroo class this year and we hope they continue to push and challenge themselves next year. We also would like to wish the year 6 children good luck in their new secondary school next year.
Mr Butler and Mr Reeder