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Oak, Year 6

Welcome to Oak, Year 6

Year 6 is a lively, fast-paced learning community, which we believe combines the desire to work hard with the need to be mindful and develop ourselves as 'Maltby Citizens': ready for the next step on our individual journeys. 

We demonstrate our values of Achievement, Excellence and Opportunities by:

  • Being committed to achieving our personal best
  • Striving to be excellent ourselves, and challenging this in others to benefit our learning community
  • Engaging in as many wider opportunities as we possibly can


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The question ‘Why did Britain go to War?’ focuses on the history of the main 2 conflicts of the 20th century – The Great War and World War 2. We will start by looking at the four main reasons for the build up to WW1 and discover what the catalyst for the war was and how and why Britain became involved. We will go on to look at life in the trenches and specific battles before identifying which factors led to the end of the war.

We will use this knowledge of warfare to learn about the Second World War in Europe and why the Battle of Britain was such a significant turning point in British History. Learn about the timeline of events such as the outbreak of the war, the Battle of Britain, the heroic rescue at Dunkirk, the Blitz, the D-Day landings, the liberation of the concentration camps and the celebrations of VE Day.

We will research the lives of the ordinary people who faced the Blitz and coped with rationing and evacuation as well as learning about the inspiring stories and achievements of significant people such as Anne Frank and Winston Churchill.

Using a range of fiction and non-fiction texts, we will build on our reading fluency and stamina, at the same time building our technical vocabulary and understanding of the History of warfare for Britain.



  • Letter to a lighthouse
  • Goodnight, Mr Tom
  • Rode Blanche
  • D-Day Dog
  • Little Ships
  • Private Peaceful
  • Coming Home
  • When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit


  • Anne Frank’s Diary
  • A WW2 Evacuee
  • D-Day Girls
  • The Missing


  • High Flight
  • The Little Smuggler
  • Our Town is Burning
  • A Beam of Sunlight
  • A Gunner’s Day