We will be continuing our work on World War II but concentrating more on the life in Germany and the Holocaust . We will look at how children in Germany were affected and especially Jewish families .
We will be asking questions such as :
Who was the boy in the striped pyjamas?
How were people affected in Germany in WW2?
Why did so many people leave Germany?
Who were the Jews?
What was the Holocaust?
In English, we will continue our work on 'Letter from the Lighthouse. We will then move onto another short animation to inspire our work called 'Piano' . Our work will use these to help us write to persuade, debate and report. Our guided reading text will be 'Boy in the Striped Pajamas' and will give us an insight into the Holocaust in Germany.
In Maths, we will be consolidating closing those gaps on the four operations (+ - x /) , ironing out any misconceptions you may have . Looking at the connections between % , decimals and fractions and how to convert these in greater detail. We will also be learning how to find the fraction of a number and use the four operations when working with fractions.
We will be looking at electricity and how to build circuits, we will have a final challenge to make a working lighthouse with a switch.
Our focus for this term will be persecution and understanding that all actions have consequences. Our work will use the Holocaust as a basis for discussions and learned lessons before moving to look at more recent events.
What would be the best way of remembering those who lost their lives fighting in WW2? You will be asked to design a new memorial to those from Annesley and Kirby who lost their lives fighting for our freedom.