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Crigglestone St James
CE Primary Academy

KS2 Team

Class Teachers in UKS2: Mrs Joyce (Class 6), Miss Shallcross (Class 5/6) and Miss Court (Class 5)

Support Staff: Mrs Lloyd, Mrs Rawlinson & Mrs King

Autumn 2017

On Wednesday the 6th of December, UKS2 held their very first World War Museum. The hall was transformed back in time to the 1940’s, with a variety of war time artifacts on show. From World War 1 helmets, periscopes and sweetheart pins, to trenches and rationing, there was so much to see.

The children were so excited to dress up as a character from the World War eras. We had soldiers, nurses, evacuees, Land Army girls and so much more. Parents were spoilt for choice with the fabulous displays to see and the competitions to enter.

Once the museum was in full swing, all classes performed the hit ‘Hey Mr Miller’, which was written in memory of Glenn Miller (a famous performer for the troops). To conclude this amazing night, the parents were in for a treat with two fabulous Charleston’s to celebrate the end of World War two.

UKS2 team would just like to say a huge well done to the children as they were absolutely awesome and really got in to the spirit of the evening. Thank you to all the parents and family members that came to support us. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

Photos to follow


To consolidate our recent learning of rationing during the war, the children of UKS2 were set the challenge of making a meal, with strict criteria, fit for a family of four. In groups, the children had to research and plan their meals, and then prepare and cook it for their judges: Mrs Joyce, Miss Shallcross and Miss Court. The children had to work as a team to ensure that their meal was presented well, was a balanced diet and most importantly, was edible and tasted good!

The children absolutely loved this challenge and have promised to put their cooking skills into action at home!


Children of UKS2 had the experience of a 1940's Housewife for the day last week. They looked at primary sources of evidence from the local areas of Wakefield and had to complete a rationing challenge based on the information she provided. Dorothy told us interesting facts about World War 2 and what it was like for people during this time.

Overall a fantastic experience for the children and they thoroughly enjoyed it.


Class 6CJ were invited to Church on Wednesday 15th November where Reverend Kevin and Mr Wainwright discussed Tanzania; specifically the region of Mara which is where Ragata School is based.



On Thursday the 12th of October UKS2 visited Eden Camp and experienced what it would have been like for soldiers and people during World War I and World War II. When we arrived, our first stop was to watch a puppet show, where we watched performances from famous stars from the World War period. The children enjoyed jokes, songs and some of them even got showered.

After a fab introduction to the camp, we had the opportunity to walk around the huts and experience the sights and smells from the war years. From huts that showed the black out, walking through a trench and even a submarine, the children thoroughly enjoyed their day and it definitely bought History to life.


Today, Class 6 welcomed an ex pupil (Ben Day) in to the classroom; he delivered a fantastic presentation on his recent experience in Tanzania. The children listened to traditional Tanzanian music, looked at pictures and were provided with lots of interesting information . Overall , the children were intrigued and enthusiastic to find out about his time there. Thank you Ben!



Year 5 and 6 have been learning all about World War 1 this half term. Recently, the children had the challenge of becoming teachers and researching a specific event of the War. All of the children used primary and secondary sources of evidence to help them produce a fantastic presentation, which they then shared with the class. Here are a few pictures of the children’s finished products.

Yesterday the children in UKS2 were taken back to the 1900’s, where they met General Joyce, Sergeant Shallcross and Colonel Court. They were involved in three different activities throughout the day, which included stitching sweetheart pin cushions, military fitness training and making helmets. The children thoroughly enjoyed their day yesterday and are now ready to start their first Topic of the year: A World Without War.

Spring 2017

To consolidate our knowledge on this term’s topic ‘Can a Leopard change its spots?’ the children went on a visit to Yorkshire Wildlife Park. During the visit the children got the chance to explore the park and take part in an educational session which looked at Animal Habitats and Adaptation.