It’s finally here – the first blog of the year for year 5/6! It is here that we will show you all the amazing things that we get up to and all the great learning that we do here at Beechwood.
Well, it has certainly been a fast pace start to the year and we are flying at super speed in Upper Key Stage 2. The children have loved our first unit in Literacy where they have been studying poetry and this week they wrote their own poems about what happens in the classroom when all the children go home. Using personification, alliteration and other poetic devices they created some top quality, imaginative poems which really captured our imaginations. Keep your eyes peeled over the next few weeks as some of them will be displayed around the school and in the classrooms.
Our topic – Dig for Victory has really engaged the children so far and they are thoroughly enjoying learning about the events of World War 2. A visit from two World War 2 enthusiasts, Tom and Robert, proved to be a great success as they turned up to school in a 1944 War vehicle. They shared stories with the children, allowed the children to handle items from the 1940’s and answered the children’s questions about life in Britain during World War 2. The children especially enjoyed dressing up in some of the uniforms and sitting at the wheel of the army vehicle.
5/6T lead the way in being the first class to do a class assembly which of course they did on World War 2. The children did brilliantly – sharing their knowledge, reading poetry and singing some well-known songs from the war. It was a very poignant and thought provoking assembly which was enjoyed by all.
Next week: News about 5/6T’s trip to the Imperial War Museum and Roald Dahl Day – don’t miss it!