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Penguins Year 6

Mr Carter and Miss Tolley




Hello Penguins! We hope that you had a good summer break and are delighted to be welcoming you back to the start of a new school year.  


With an exciting curriculum coming up this first term, starting with our Evacuee Day, we are very excited to share with you that our topic for this term is Homefront Heroes. We will be learning about the Second World War in Europe and how ordinary people’s lives were changed during this time. We will be covering topics such as the outbreak of the war, evacuation, the Blitz, the D-Day landings and the celebrations of VE Day, as well as researching the lives of the ordinary people who faced the Blitz and had to deal with rationing and evacuation. We will also be considering the changes to women’s lives brought about by the war, and hearing about the inspiring stories and achievements of significant women such as Noor Inayat Khan. 


On our return, we will be focussing on our three core values: 

  • Be ready 
  • Be respectful 
  • Be safe 

Whilst in addition always remembering our 5Rs: 

  • Resilience 
  • Resourcefulness 
  • Reflectiveness 
  • Responsibility 
  • Respect 

All of these values are important and help us to be the best we can be whilst aiming high. As the school’s Year 6s, the other year groups will be looking up to you as role models this year, and we know you will rise to this challenge brilliantly. 





Dear Penguins,


Welcome back to the start of another term. You have all been working hard throughout the Autumn Term and achieved great things. Some of the highlights included:


  • Your evacuee stories which showed real imagination, an understanding of WW2 and also empathy for children at the time.
  • Morfa Bay where many of you conquered fears and made new friends.
  • Making some amazing WW2 bunkers at home as part of your homework.
  • Meeting author Nicki Thornton at Larkmead and getting books signed!
  • Creating new personal bests in cross-country.
  • Producing some eye-catching Andy-Warhol inspired volcanic art.
  • Writing and editing some fantastic 3d volcano books.
  • Many of you being appointed as School Councillors, Reading Ambassadors, Sports Captains and Anti-Bullying Ambassadors. What role models you are!


This term, we also have lots to look forward to. We are embarking upon a topic called, Justice for Jim, which is based around crime and punishment over the course of British history. It is also named after the protagonist of our new book, Street Child by Berlie Doherty.


In Science, we are studying evolution and inheritance. We know this is a topic that will spark your interest as many of you are fascinated by animals, plants and how our world is changing. We will also be looking at photographs of our own families and seeing how genes have been passed down through generations.


If you or your families have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.


Mr Carter and Miss Tolley.

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