World War II:
In this topic, we learnt about the causes of WWII. In geography, we used maps to identify and locate the key countries involved. We also investigated what life was like for children during the war during The Blitz and wrote evacuation diaries.
Useful websites and good reads:
World War II posters:
World War II house:
Places to visit:
A Medal For Leroy by Michael Morpurgo
Carrie’s War by Nina Bawden
Goodnight Mr. Tom by Michelle Magorian
Rose Blanche by Ian McEwan
In this topic, we identified similarities and differences between the Arctic and Antarctic. Additionally, we also researched what the conditions were like aboard the ‘unsinkable’ Titanic, understanding how the accommodation differed for rich and poor. We also carried out an investigation, where we observed how ice sits in water and changes over time (depending on conditions).
Useful Websites :
BBC Frozen Planet
Kaspar: Prince of Cats by Michael Morpurgo
Arctic and Antarctic by DK Eyewitness
Assessment for learning is integral at The Meadows Primary School and drives the next steps in learning, by flagging up gaps and informing what the teachers need to plan for in terms of individuals, groups and whole class learning. As a result some objectives may be modified, added or omitted depending on the needs of the pupils.
Due to SATs we will be introducing the Cornerstones curriculum from September 2016.