Gooderstone Church of England Primary Academy


Spring Term: Take One Picture!

Image result for propaganda posters ww2

This term
in Kestrels we are learning about WW2. We have taken our inspiration from the
propaganda posters of the time and ask lots of questions such as “Why were
people evacuated and where did they go?” “How did England get involved?” and
“Why do wars happen?”

We will
explore these questions through all of our different subjects and will be doing
many practical activities, including a trip to the Imperial War Museum in
London, to support our learning. Some of these are outlined below, if you would
like more information on our topic, or would like to see some of our work, feel
free to drop into Kestrels’ classroom!


Our homework this term will follow the pattern of homework
since September.

Mondays- Spellings from a spelling rule due in by Wednesday.

Wednesdays- Maths homework related to the week’s work.

Friday- Work related to our topic for the term which will be
centred on a knowledge organiser.


In English we are reading Goodnight Mister Tom. This is a
fantastic way in to discover all about evacuation and the effect of the war on
the countryside. We will be writing in character and will be writing letters
home, newspaper reports and even some prequels to the story.

History and

Our topic
really lends itself to studying Britain in modern history. We will consider the
development of the war and how it affected life in both urban and rural
Britain. We will compare this to other countries and consider the effects of
war in the past and in the present.


In Science we will be looking at different materials and how
they are used. This will be considered by researching Anderson shelters and how
they survived during the war. We will create models of Anderson shelters to
link to our Mathematical topic of shape.


We will become expert painters with this topic and will create some emotive art using our knowledge of colours and different brushstrokes. We will look at artists’ impressions of the war and try to replicate some of their pieces before creating our own.


In R.E. we are going to consider the concepts of peace and conflict and look at how the different religions encourage peace.

Our learning this term, as always, is very much centred on what the children would like to learn about linked with the National Curriculum. Through P4C and PSHE we will also develop the other characteristics which we would like the children to have which include tolerance, healthy debate, critical thinking and problem solving.

Maths Garden –
Bug Club –
BBC Bitesize
Africa -
Letter Join-

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