Shh Walls Have Ears
Our new curriculum topic SHH WALLS HAVE EARS is a study of World War 2 and its effect on Plymouth and our local area. This topic has a historical focus, as we uncover hidden war-time treasures that have been discovered in our local area. Also, it will delve into the secret world of codes and ciphers. We will also have a geography link, as we study the impact of the war on the whole world. In art, we will be inspired by the artist L.S Lowry. Please use the links below to access the curriculum poster and letter that is linked to this topic:
World War 2 Trip
Y6 have just had the most exciting experience - a visit to The Soapbox Theatre at Devonport Park. In the corner of Devonport Park sits the Soapbox Children's Theatre. The modest brick building juts out amongst the 33 acres of green Victorian parkland and is home to Stiltskin Theatre Company.The historic structure in Devonport Park is one of the last remaining venues of its kind in the country and certainly the only one that has been converted into a theatre for children.The unique theatre company create specialist theatre projects for children and young people.
This month, in the run up to remembrance day, they have been offering an immersive learning experience on the Plymouth Blitz for local school children - which is very apt considering the theatre started life as WWII mustard gas decontamination unit.
Y6 were lucky enough to visit just before remembrance day.
World War 2 Memorabilia
The children in the class are really interested in our topic and have been speaking to their parents, grandparents and great-grandparents about World War 2. Some children have brought in memorabilia and shared this with the class; it is always fascinating learning about something when family members have experience of it.
Y6 have just had one of their most enjoyable lessons so far - making and testing gravity spinners as part of our forces topic. They had to investigate if the force of gravity increases or decreases the speed and object falls when it becomes heavier.