Croeso i Ddosbarth Llwyfen!
We are a lively class of 30 pupils and we are all in Year 6. Our teacher is Mrs. Wynne-Williams and Miss Courtney is our Teaching Assistant. Our class goal is to set an excellent example to the rest of the school both inside and outside of the classroom!
This half term, our context for learning is 'The Blitz.'
In English we will be developing our reading skills so that we can carry out independent research. The main genres we will be studying are: reports, biographies, diary entries and poetry.
In Maths we will be developing and applying our number skills across our topic as well as exploring shape, space and measure.
As a part of our topic we will be collecting, recording, organising and presenting data in various forms using ICT.
Through our context we will learn about the causes and consequences of the Second World War, the lives of children during that time, and the impact that the war had on Wales. We are really looking forward to our trip to the Regimental Museum in Brecon where we will dress as evacuees for the day!
This week, we have been learning about how WW2 ended.
On the 8th May, 1945, Britain celebrated VE Day - Victory in Europe Day - which marked the end of the war in Europe. The German forces surrendered and Britain and the allies claimed victory. There were huge celebrations all over the country with parades and street parties. After 6 long years, the war was finally over.
Elsewhere in the world however, conflict was still ongoing. It wasn't until Japan surrendered that WW2 was completely over. The news was announced on 15th August 1945 and this day is known as VJ Day - Victory over Japan Day.
We first converted the imperial measurements into metric measures - from ounces to grams - because only imperial measurements were used in 1940. Then we worked out how much an adult would get of each food item when they were rationed for one week. We also calculated how much a family of 4 would receive each week.
Then we considered how much of each item we had in total to begin with and then carefully estimated the amounts. We recorded our estimates and then weighed them. Some of us were really close! We were able to estimate by using our knowledge of fractions of quantities.
We needed to read the scales very carefully and accurately as not all of the divisions were marked.