A Child’s War

Cornerstones Topic

Our topic, “A Child’s War”,  covers lots of Geography, History, Art & Design, PE, Music and PSHE objectives. In Geography we will be looking at places where children were evacuated to as well as locating WW2 bombing sites. In History we will learn key dates of WW2, what it was like to be a school child during the war and how it felt to be evacuated. Art and Design will allow us to research, design and make our own Anderson shelters as well as make wartime recipes, remembering rations were in place of course! In P.E we will experience popular children’s war time games and learn to sing a variety of songs from the period studied in our music time. PSHE will explore opinions of a variety of people, for example a mother deciding whether to evacuate her children or a world leader at the time deciding whether to send more troops in.

Power of Reading

During the Autumn term, we will be reading “Goodnight Mr Tom”. All of our writing will be topic related and we are so excited to predict what the book will be about and get to know the characters, setting and plot. We will be learning to write a variety of sentence types and genres. Come and visit our classroom to look at some of our fantastic work.

Throughout Year 6, we will be continuing our journey to becoming fluent and competent readers who can infer and deduct.


In Maths, we will be looking at place value and addition/subtraction. We will be using numbers to 1,000,000 and making sure we are confident with things we previously learned in Year 5.


We will be learning lots of different songs during the Autumn term and we will perform them in assemblies. We can’t wait to use our best singing voices and show everyone what we can do.


In PE the children will be developing the skills and understanding to enable them to play netball. They will also be improving their gymnastic skills, developing sequences of gymnastics moves to perform.


In Science, we are extending our current knowledge about our bodies with a particular focus on health and what makes our heart healthy. Investigations into what can your heart rate tell you, will take place.


In R.E. we will be focusing on:

What is worship and how is it expressed?  This is with an emphasis on worship in the home.

What festivals of light take place during this term?   


In computing the children will be learning computer programming. They will be writing advanced programmes with Scratch, progressing to learning to write programmes for the Raspberry Pi computer. There will also be opportunities for the children to use the internet to carry out online historical research into the events of World War 2.

Raspberry PI

Year 6 are going to move into new territory this term and start to develop their understanding of Python code using a Raspberry PI. This will give them a greater understanding of the functionality and structure of code. We will start with simple designs them move onto controlling devices through programming.