Overview of topic for the current term
Term: 2 (Autumn 2017 / 2018)
Topic: World at War – A Time to Remember
Hooks: Remembrance Day Walk, Trips: Memorial walk
Class book / Key texts: Flander’s Field (John McCrae) and other war based texts
Leading subjects & key curriculum links:
Development of values (social, personal, emotional): Respect, sensitivity, empathy, and resilience.
Year 6 journey back to a wartime Britain in order to understand the historical context which is vital for this topic. They will begin with a look at the reasons the world descended into a world war for the first time and the factors, which led to this being repeated twenty years later. First stop is a memorial walk through Canterbury on Remembrance Day. Via the use of exciting atmospheric texts the children will be immersed in the lives of evacuees. Children are challenged to reflect maturely on their learning and to show empathy and understanding in their creative writing.
In Literacy, specifically, the children will experiment with a range of sentence structures used to consider carefully the effect of chosen language on the reader. We will look at introducing inference subtlety into our writing so as to create atmosphere and suspense.
An informative and fascinating topic, which encompasses a range of exciting elements including: learning about Judaism in context with the Jewish experience of the world wars, which will also include important links with the Jewish community in Kent. Furthermore, children will be given the unique opportunity to listen and question a scientific expert on adaptation, which will include the viewing and handling of live specimens.