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This term, we are excited to be learning about World War 1. We will be exploring how it all began and who was involved as well as ways that the war affected every day life. We already have so many questions which we can't wait to get answered!
Alongside our enquiry, we will be reading Michael Morpurgo's wartime novel 'Private Peaceful.'
Pupil Voice Elections
Today we listened our Pupil Voice candidates and voted for who we felt could represent 6AO at our Pupil Voice meetings. We're all excited to hear the results in tomorrow's Celebration Assembly!
E-Safety and Computing
Today we had our E-Safety and Computing Day. We explored how the online world can be positive but how we also need to recognise and deal with situations that make us uncomfortable and sad. Lots of us were able to identify what cyberbullying is, how it affects others and how we can manage scenarios.
For our computing we used ICT to support our reading comprehension before putting lots of our WW1 knowledge into informative and well presented presentation slides!
Local History Study
Today we were very lucky to have Michael Gorley, a Historic England Historian, visit us to help us with our local history study. We were very excited to learn all about the history of Kingswood, its name origin and the people who used to live here. It was very interesting, when investing the historical maps, to see how much our local area has changed - even our school has relocated! To link with our WW1 enquiry, we also used the website www.cwgc.org to explore the lives of soldiers who lived in Kingswood before joining the war.
Today was Year 6's WOW Day. We began our day by making a traditional 'Trench Cake' after learning about WW1 rationing. After all having a go baking, we thought it tasted lovely and we enjoyed it whilst listening to our new book 'Private Peaceful'.
Later in the day we discovered what it may have been like to hear an air-raid siren go off and we practised taking cover under the tables. By candlelight, we then wrote letters in role to our loved ones. Another way many children passed the time during air-raids, was through games including 'Blow-Football'. We all had great fun playing this with our partners.
At the end of the day we met Mr Evans in role as a WW1 soldier. We we intrigued by all the equipment Mr Evans had and the information he told us. Our last activity was learning the Drills practised by soldiers. We were in fact rather good at marching in formation!