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Commando Joe’s – Mission 1

This week we have started our new Commando Joe’s unit. Our focus this term is Amelia Earhart.

Our thought provoking statement this week was, ‘It’s a Man’s World’

Our mission this week involved us putting the theory to the test. Amelia worked with a group of men. Her role was relay information from the maps. However, i 1927 women were not considered equal to men and therefore Amelia was often ignored. During this weeks mission, pilots got to understand the disadvantage that women Amelia faced being a woman.


Welcome Back

Welcome back year 6.

This term our topic is ‘Amazing Americas’. to coincide with our topic we will be reading ‘Journey to the River Sea’.

Homework will still be sent out on a Thursday including reading, maths and SPAG.




Commando Joe – Mission 8

‘ We all need someone to lean on’

We have now come to the end of our Commando Joe’s journey. This mission involved us transporting allied soldiers along a route. Unfortunately, one of the soldiers was injured and teams had to create a stretched which they could use to transport their soldier.


After the session, we evaluated ourselves against the respect framework.



A visit from our local vicar

Today, we were lucky enough to have a visit from Marian. She told us lots of interesting things about men from Rastrick, who went to fight during WW1. We explored a map of Rastrick and how it looked during that time. We are able to ask lots of questions.


Making our own wire loop game

In science, we have been creating our own wire loop games to test the electrical current in the circuit. Some circuits didn’t work so this provided us with a discussion about what can stop the flow of electricity.


Football match against Luddendenfoot


Tonight, year 5/6 had an exciting and challenging game against one of our trust schools (Luddendenfoot Academy). We put on a determined and resilient match against them but unfortunately lost 3-0.

We have now started football practice on a Monday night with our sports coach Max and look forward to our next match.