Petworth Boys’ School Memorial and National Poetry Day

Last week, year 6 spent a lot of the week learning out about a significant local historical event: the bombing of Petworth Boys’ School in 1942. The children enjoyed being historical detectives, looking at a variety of source material and analysing it. This was particularly engaging as they discovered how an event in the past can continue to have repercussions up to present day. For example, discussing the controversy over the housing development on the site of the old school. Children learnt about different theories as to why this tragic bombing took place and used evidence to support their own judgements.

In addition to their historical work, children took part in activities linked to National Poetry Day. This year’s theme was ‘vision’ and children used the song lyrics of Louis Armstrong’s song ‘What a Wonderful World’ to inspire their own creative writing.

In maths, children have continued to work on developing their understanding of addition, subtraction and multiplication with a focus on formal written methods of calculation.




This week we have been SO impressed with the children’s attitude: they are clearly delighted to be back at school. In Maths, we have been learning about the value of numbers and how the position of each digit informs of us of its value.

We have also been learning about the importance of lines of longitude and latitude in Geography and using these to locate different points around the word.

In Science we have made some basic circuits to recap on previous learning and begun to find about the pioneering work of scientists such as Benjamin Franklin and Michael Faraday.

Come to think of it, we’ve been so busy that we’ve forgotten to take lots of pictures of the children actually doing their work, so here are some pictures of what they have recorded in their books instead!

Enjoying the sunshine, we have been playing hockey.

Why read inside… when you can read in the warm sun outside?

Making the most of the lovely weather this week.