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What we are learning this term


Our topic this term is A Child's War.


A siren sounds and a Spitfire zooms overhead! It’s 1939 and Britain is at war. This half term, we’ll imagine what it was like to be evacuated and live with a family other than our own. Using different source materials, we’ll learn about evacuation and write letters. We’ll plot the Second World War’s events on a timeline and learn about rationing, Pearl Harbour and the Battle of Britain. From a range of maps, we’ll identify safe and dangerous places during the war and make persuasive posters to support the war effort. After reading an extract from The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, we’ll write our own diaries. From a range of sources, we’ll find out about children and school during the war and learn about discrimination that existed at the time. We’ll learn about what it was like during the Blitz and think about how soldiers might have felt. In D&T, we’ll design shelters and our own toys.


 Our English coverage this term includes letters, diaries and speeches. 


Year 5 will be starting a maths unit about data handling and graphs. Year 6 will be working on their problem solving skills using their previous learning.


Find out about about our RE learning and see examples of our work at


I cannot stress enough the importance of the children knowing their times tables to enable them to access the Maths curriculum and also continuing to read regularly, including book talk.

Thank you for your continued support in this.


We will also be busy practicing for our end of year production of The Wizard of Oz!

If there is any way in which you could support Class 4's learning this term, please let us know.

Air raid!

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