WILLOW - Y5/Y6
Wind in the Willows
For a gallery of photos of our trip to Liddington, please click this link LIDDINGTON.
On-line E-Safety Lesson
Willow Class took part in an on-line e-safety session funded by the Jack Lane Trust. The course provider was impressed with everyone's enthusiasm, attitude and willingness to take part throughout the morning.
Last term Willow class were looking at conflict in the 20th century and how this played a major role in shaping the world we live in today. We started our journey by understanding how the treaty of Versailles and the Great Depression at the end World War One led to the rise of Hitler and his Nazi party. We then looked at the Battle of Britain, D Day, and the Battle for Stalingrad. We also devoted time discussing the persecution of Jews and the holocaust and trying to understand how a nation could let this happen. The class then looked at the divisive issues around the dropping of the two atomic bombs on Japan.
As a class we then took an in depth look at how the end of World War II led to a clash of the capitalist and communist ideologies and to the start of the Cold War. During our look at the Cold War we looked at the proxy wars of Vietnam, Korea and the Cuban Missile Crisis.
In conjunction with looking at the conflict, we looked at how Britain became more diverse as a nation after World War II. This led to us looking at the arrival of the Empire Windrush and the issue of racism in Britain then and now. To finish off our topic we celebrated diversity by looking at the origins of the Notting Hill carnival.
English Big Write
Willow class have been working very hard looking at evolution and writing diaries in the style of Charles Darwin and writing letters from his children.