Summer Term 2022
Class Teacher - Ms O'Hara
Teaching Assistant - Miss Jones
Welcome back after a much needed Easter holiday!
This final term for our year 6 children is an incredibly important time and as much as it will be business as usual, we aim to ensure that the children are involved in a variety of experiences to prepare them for the next step of their learning journey and allow them to make special memories of their time at The Wilfred Owen School.
Our topic this term for upper KS2 is Rich and Poor. Although it has a high history content, we will kick start the term off with a geography focus, locating and labelling counties, cities and rivers of the UK and comparing land use from the past to the present. The children will then travel through the decades developing a deep understanding of post-war Britain starting at 1948 and finishing in the 1980's. They will find out what life was like in Britain at this time, focusing on home life, work life, technology, population, politics and popular culture. To really enhance the learning experience for the children they will be transported back in time to experience a school day as a child in the 1960's. Complete with semolina, morning milk, working from a blackboard and a visit from the dreaded school nurse (yes, she will have cod liver oil with her!)
To compliment our topic, in English we will be studying 'Windrush Child' by Benjamin Zephania. A powerful true story of Leonard, who at 10 years old makes the journey with his mother from Jamaica to join his father in England. Leonard is part of the Windrush generation, one of thousands of people and families who were persuaded by the government to help rebuild England after the Second World War and make a better life for themselves. Zephaniah draws on his own experience of growing up in Britain in the 1960s and describes the difficulties Leonard and his family face.
Throw in SATs, a super exciting residential visit to Bryntisillio and of course the Year 6 leavers performances of 'TWIST' (get your tissues ready folks) it's shaping up to be a wonderful final term for the amazing children in Grinshill Class.
Tuesday 18th May 2022 saw the children at Wilfred Owen School celebrate National Numeracy Day.
Grinshill class decided to write a whole class Rap to highlight the importance of maths and how to succeed when faced with a challenge.
Check out their fabulous performance piece!
This term the children will be using a design programme called Tinkercad. They will be introduced to the concept of 3D modelling by creating a range of 3D shapes that they select and move, manipulate objects digitally, rotate objects in three dimensions, duplicate objects, and then use grouping and ungrouping to manipulate many objects at once. As the children become more confident using the software, they will use it to design a space buggy as part of their DT project later in the term.
Needless to say, they loved being creative and learning new IT skills.