River of Knowledge
Our River of Knowledge topic is, 'The World at War' and we will be studying the First World War in the first half of term and the Second World War in the second half of term. The topic is linked closely to our class texts, 'Private Peaceful' and 'Goodnight Mr Tom' which all our reading comprehension work will based upon. We will conduct research and create detailed accounts of the past using different genres to communicate our ides including newspaper reports, comic strips, non chronological reports and diary entries. We will be using 'primary sources' in the form of letters written at the outbreak of WW1. How people on the homefront were affected in WW2 will also be studied, including rationing and will be planning WW2 style menus and cooking using our war rations. In maths we will assume the role of the billeting officer and will solve problems involving billeting the evacuees. Our artwork is based on drawing and we will be using our techniques learned to create tone in our sketches from the trenches.