Year 6Autumn 1
As part of their History work, Year 6 have been learning about World War II. War was declared in 1939 and lasted for 5 years. VE day (known as Victory in Europe) was declared in 1945 when Britain received a formal acceptance by the Allies of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces.
Year 6 began the topic by learning about why war broke out; they have listened to Neville Chamberlain’s famous speech, stating that Britain was at war with Germany because German troops were not taken out of Poland.
The children have been looking at the Battle of Britain, in particular the role of the Spitfire. Using Pop Roc (a modeling material using plaster of Paris and bandages) the children have made their own model Spitfires.