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Spring Term

Science

We are studying classification this term.  Initially we will be considering how different species change to deal with different environments, as well as looking at the importance of food chains. It will also include the study of Aristotle, Linnaeus, levels of classification, and micro-organisms.

 

Humanities

World War Two
1939 - 1945

For almost six years from 1939 to 1945 Britain fought the toughest war it had ever experienced. World War II was total war - every person, every business, every service was involved.

 

Britain did not fight alone, the war also involved many countries. World War II involved 61 countries with 1.7 billion people (three quarters of the world's population).

Fifty million people lost their lives and hundreds of millions people were injured

 

How did the Second World War start?

After World War One ended in 1918, Germany had to give up land and was banned from having armed forces.

 

In 1933 the German people voted for a leader named Adolf Hitler, who led a political party in Germany called the National Socialists or Nazis. Hitler promised to make his country great again and quickly began to arm Germany again and to seize land from other countries.

 

Shortly before 5am on Friday 1st September, 1939, German forces stormed the Polish frontier. Tanks and motorised troops raced into the country over ground, supported by Stuka dive bombers overhead. A total of 1.25 million Germans soldiers swept into Poland

 

When did World War Two begin?

World War Two in Europe began on 3rd September 1939, when the Prime Minister of Britain, Neville Chamberlain, declared war on Germany. It involved many of the world's countries.

Homework

This term's homework planner is shown below. Pupils may select a minimum of two homework challenges from the list and return their homework book and completed work by Friday 22nd March 2019. 

 

6G visit Trent Bridge Cricket Club

On Wednesday 20th March 2019, pupils in 6G visited Trent Bridge Cricket Ground. During the day we were fortunate to be taught by Graeme Briggs (a very knowledgeable teacher!) who guided us through the history of cricket and that of Nottinghamshire Cricket Club. We were shown photos of the Nottinghamshire Cricket players from as far back as the 1800's to the present. We had the opportunity to see the ground and pitch, as well as visiting the Peter Wynn-Thomas library, where we were greeted by the man himself! During the afternoon we had a chance to practise our throwing, fielding and batting before a quick game of cricket. The pupils had a thoroughly enjoyable day and represented the school brilliantly with their effort, enthusiasm and impeccable behaviour. Thank you for a fab day 6G. Thanks also to Mrs Ellis and Mrs Barber, who supported us on the day. 

 

Y6 Design & Technology Parent Workshop

On Tuesday 26th March, pupils in Year 6 investigated and constructed moving carousels. We were delighted to be joined by parents who enjoyed the opportunity to create a moving carousel, learn some new skills and spend time with their children. The morning was a wonderful experience from start to finish. Many thanks to Mrs Ellis and Miss Weatherall for planning and teaching the D&T session. Thank you also to the parents who joined us.