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Welcome to our Year 6 page where you can find out more about what is happening in our class.

 

Year 6 swim on Tuesdays, and have PE on Fridays.

 

If you have any questions or would like to contact the class team please email year6teacher@ash-grange.surrey.sch.uk or call the school office on 01252 328589 to leave a message. Alternatively you can fill in the contact form.

Half Term Project Details and Homework Ideas - A Child's War

 

A siren sounds, a building crumbles, a Spitfire zooms overhead. Take cover. It’s 1939 and Britain is at war. Deep down in the Anderson shelter, learn why nations are fighting and why child evacuees must make the long journey from their homes and families into unknown territory. Read the diary of Anne Frank, written whilst hiding from the terrifying stormtroopers in a secret annexe, and try to empathise with her hopes and fears. Make do and mend. Cook up a family meal from meagre rations. Delve deep into a bygone era, when loose lips sunk ships. And, as peace is declared, let’s get ready to celebrate. Mr Churchill says ‘It’s an unconditional surrender.’

 

This project runs for the first half of the Summer term. Homework contributions can be made throughout the half term, please make sure your child brings in something that they have worked on at home.   

 

Below are some ideas for each project, try one of these or something else project related. 

 

  • Talk to friends or family about their wartime or post-war memories or experiences. Write down or record their responses. 

  • Make a scrapbook of Second World War images and write captions for each one. Consider how the people in the photographs may be feeling. 

  • Dress up as an evacuated child. Make a gas mask box using brown paper to cover and write an evacuee label showing your name, address and school. Ask someone to take a photograph then print it with a sepia effect to make it look authentic! 

  • Dig for Victory! Find out about the types of vegetables people were encouraged to grow during the War and have a go at growing or cooking some! Popular vegetables included potatoes, cabbage and cauliflowers. The ‘Dig for Victory!’ campaign helped with food shortages during rationing and boosted morale as families became more self-sufficient. 

  • Research the foods which were rationed during the war and find out why! Can you make a meal using only rationed ingredients? 

  • Imagine you are an evacuee: you’re allowed to take just one book with you to your new home. Which one would you take? Conduct a survey amongst family and friends to find out which book they would choose and why. Present your findings to the class. 

  • Imagine a child has been evacuated to your home. How would you make them feel welcome? How could you support them if they were missing their own home or family? Which places in your local area would you like to show them? 

  • Research the countries which took part in WW2. Were they part of the Allies or the Axis? Make a fact file about these countries. 

  • How were propaganda posters used during the war? Research famous posters and slogans and recreate one or even design your own!  

At the end of the project homework period your child will receive either a bronze, silver or gold project homework badge.

Bronze = a basic piece of project homework was completed

Silver = a good piece of project homework which has clearly taken lots of time to complete

Gold = an excellent piece of project homework which has clearly taken lots of thought, time and effort to complete

Class Assembly Dates

Here are the dates for our class sharing assemblies this year, we hope you will come and join us at 9am in the hall.

  • TBC

School Trips

Year 6 will be visiting the following:

  • TBC
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