We will embark on our journey in Year 6 by completing a mini project about the Titanic, followed by studying World War 1 throughout the Autumn term. This will include analysing and performing war poetry, analysing primary and secondary sources to find out about the lives of soldiers in the trenches and exploring different maps to see what Europe and the British Empire looked like during this period. We then move onto exploring social change through the campaigns of the suffragettes and discover how important equality and diversity is to everyday life. This also links in with our RE topic, where we study the teachings of Sikhism and its gurus, accompanied by a visit to the gurdwara, along with various team building exercises. As part of our 'Learning Outside the Classroom' project, we partake in a poetry project, in our very own Glade forest, where we allow nature to inspire us into writing poetry that reflects our true emotions and feelings.
In the Spring term, the experiences of William Beech from ‘Goodnight Mister Tom’ will help us to learn more about the journey that different groups of people experienced during World War 2. We further analyse and evaluate various sources in history, which gives us a greater insight into the lives of evacuees and the experiences of those living through the Blitz. To help us empathise with those during the Second World War, we participate in a theatre workshop on the lives of evacuees, recreate recipes of yummy bakes using rationed ingredients, along with some fun with the Lindy Hop dance. Through PSHE, we learn how important it is to stay healthy, where we design and create our own healthy smoothies using renewable energy resources.
To conclude our journey at Glade, the Summer term will be action-packed with lots of revision, the end of Key Stage 2 assessments, a project on coastal lines, plastic and life in the 1960s. This is also combined with transitional work in preparation for secondary school along with lots of learning outside the classroom. We will then celebrate our success with a residential/non-residential trips, sports competitions and art projects, followed by the grand finale - our musical performance!