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Week 2 - 27th February

It’s been another action packed and busy week for Year 6. We’ve had Book Week, World Book Day, and an athletics competition.


As part of Book Week, we looked at out book, ‘Private Peaceful’ by Michael Morpurgo, in more depth.


Our English focus for the week was play scripts. We started by looking at a range of play scripts, such as ‘Journey’s End’ and ‘Carrie’s War’, to identify the features of this text-type. Once we had established our success criteria, we began to plan our scene. Our scene was based on an extract from the book, taking place in the Peaceful’s cottage. We finished the week by writing a description of the setting for the scene. Next week, we will write our scenes, bringing to life the characters from the book.


Our Maths this week took on a World War One theme. We started the week by looking at rationing and feeding the ‘troops’. We used our understanding of fractions and percentages to help us feed our ‘platoon’, making sure everyone had the same amount of food. We finished the week as code breakers. We made our own encoded messages and then tried to crack a range of different codes.


In the afternoons, we spent time researching and learning about the First World War. One of our aims for the week was to create a timeline of the key events that took place during the war. In pairs, we researched major battles, technological advances and events at home and then used an app called Popplet to create our own timelines. With each event, we included its date, what happened and a picture to go with it. The children produced some fantastic timelines. A special mention must go to Kuda, Ella W, Georgia H and Jamie, who created a large class timeline on a piece of wallpaper, showing the events that the class had found. Check out our Pictures This Week section to see the timeline in the end of Book Week assembly.


As well as Book Week, 30 children from across Year 6 took part in the Indoor Athletics County Semi-Finals, having won our heat before half term. Again the children performed magnificently and managed to secure 4th place overall in the boys’ events and 5th place overall in the girls’ event. Thank you to all of their children for their hard-work, excellent team-work skills and high levels of enthusiasm throughout the event.