Welcome back to Quartz class for Spring 2022. This term, our exciting new topic is The Battle of Britain, where we learn all about Britain's involvement in World War 2. We have lots of exciting things, and even some trips, lined up. Our English lessons will be following our new book, Letters from the Lighthouse, which is about two evacuees escaping from The Blitz in London. In science, we will be learning all about the human body, and we will be learning about everything from code breaking in ICT to creating our own stuffed toys in DT. We can't wait to share all the exciting learning with you all!
Yr. 5 and Yr. 6 Football Match – Alconbury Primary on Tuesday 3rd February
After winning our previous games in the Dickenson cup, the football teams progressed through to the quarter finals, which was held away from home in Alconbury. The match was extremely competitive, and the boys really gave their all, showing true sportsman ship and determination. Although they lost the match, they represented the school with pride. Well done to Ben, Caleb, Zach, Alex, Cameron, Josh, Jayden, Noah, Harry, and Jaidyn
Yr. 6 Trip to Duxford War Museum on Wednesday 16th March
In Years 4, 5 and 6, the children have enjoyed their studies this term on The Battle of Britain, which included a visit to the Imperial War Museum at Duxford. The visit gave the children a chance to come face to face with several vehicles and artefacts from the Second World War, and they were able to speak with survivors of the war. The different hangars gave the children the opportunity to see the planes used by the British, German, and American forces, and look inside a 1940s Operations Room. The day really brought the topic to life, and it was great to see the children talking enthusiastically about all the things they have learnt this term.
Yr. 6 visit to Cambridge College on Thursday 10th March
The children in Year 6 were invited to attend a science morning arranged by the Lindemann Trust. Hosted at Magdelene College, the children listened to several different presentations from scientists and professors on subjects such as brain waves, using a laser microscope and DNA. The children were thoroughly engaged throughout, and particularly enjoyed being able to see one of their teachers being electrocuted. Following this, the children were given a tour of the old Magdelene College site, and even got to look inside the chapel and dining rooms. This was a followed by a tour of Cambridge and a stop of at the American Cemetery in Madingley to see the memorials to those who lost their lives in the Second World War.
History off the Page day - Tuesday 22nd March
To finish their topic on the Second World War, the children enjoyed a themed History off the Page Day. Dressed as evacuees, the children were transported back to the outbreak of war in 1939 and were evacuated to a new school and village. During the day, they attended a 1940’s school room (complete with writing in ink), created ID cards and ration books, before spending the afternoon shopping for supplies and trying different foods (including SPAM sandwiches). It was a wonderful day, and it really brought the topic to life.