Monthly Archives: January 2023

Inferences with evidence

Year 6 have started making inferences in guided reading and have been practising backing up their inferences with evidence. Today we looked at the picture book ‘Small Things’ and made inferences about the characters and the way they were feeling. This book is a wordless picture book so it is really useful to make inferences in order to understand what is happening throughout the story.

History Man – World War 2

Our afternoon with David, The History Man, started with briefly discussing World War One and how that impacted and influenced World War Two.

David then showed us and talked about a variety of different things and aspects of World War Two. This included the different types of gas masks there were, toys during World awards Two, shooting rifles, clothing, an air-raid siren, etc.
After learning lots of interesting facts, the children were then given some time to explore and were able to use the siren themselves, try on some clothes, and even practise their rifle skills!

The children had a great afternoon and really did love every minute of it. Thank you so much for David from all of Y6 for such a wonderful and informative time!

A New Year Carol by Benjamin Britten

Last week the children started their new music unit – A New Year Carol by Benjamin Britten. In this week’s lesson the children listened to a different version of the song, a gospel version and compared it to the original. Lots of children preferred the second version of the song as it was much more upbeat.
The children have also been learning to sing the song. It is sounding very impressive even with all the high notes!


After taste-testing the pasties, Year 6 continued their DT cooking unit.
The children were first required to design their own products after their research. This included the ingredients, flavours and even the final design of their pasty!
We then discussed the importance of storing all of our ingredients correctly using our knowledge of micro-organisms after writing out our ingredient and equipment lists.
The children then had to write out the instructions for creating their pasties before having a full day of cooking and evaluating.
During the cooking experience, the children had to demonstrate lots of different skills:
  • Measuring ingredients accurately (in order to create the pastry)
  • Chopping and peeling their vegetables
  • Boiling and draining vegetables
  • Seasoning and mixing their filling
After all of that hard work, the children were finally able to taste the delicious pasties that they had made. There were some divided opinions, but most of the children enjoyed what they had made.

World War Two

This week saw Year 6’s final lesson of their World War Two topic. The children have thoroughly enjoyed this topic and were sad to see it come to an end.
In this lesson we looked at what events occurred leading up to end of the war and considered why Germany surrendered. We used play-dough and a map to show where different countries fought and invaded. This helped the children understand some of the events that occurred and the reasons for them.