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Shakespeare Class - WWII Day

WWII day with Portals from the Past, who provided us with an inspiring history workshop, was a great success today. Children enjoyed the chance to dress up wearing some fabulous costumes including: evacuees, Walter Tull, soldiers, land girls and air-raid wardens.
They were taught, in great detail, the events that led to Britain and her allies defeating Germany and the axis powers. The children impressed our visitor with their extensive knowledge of the key events but were able to extend their understanding of life during the blitz, the home front and home guard, rationing and evacuation.
There were also a range of WWII artifacts to observe including soldier's uniforms, survival kits, helmets, weapons, including rifles and ammunition. They had a go at testing how steady their hand might have been for bomb disposal and also code braking.
The afternoon was rounded off with drill practice; a great time was had by all.


Anti Bullying Week

Shakespeare Class discussed different types of bullying and thought about how people feel in these situations. We thought about ways to prevent bullying and how we might help if we suspected someone might be being bullied. We designed posters on jigsaw pieces to show our determination to stop bullying and also to celebrate the fact that we are all unique and wonderful.
Some of us rehearsed, and then performed an anti bullying play which told the story of Charlie who was being put under pressure by a group of older children. We learned about the need to speak out and do the right thing rather than ignore bullying.

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Y6 love Maths and some of us are very skilled at problem solving. Tallyn and Bradley showed great resilience today.

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WWII Rationing

When World War 2 started Britain suffered a shortage of some food types. They were able to grow a lot of their food but the rest came over on ships from abroad. The Germans tried to make the British people give up by bombing the ships, hoping that the people would starve and surrender. To make it fair, the government started rationing to ensure that people were given an equal amount. Due to the fact that sweets were rationed there were not a lot of overweight people during wartime.

We were surprised when we weighed out the small amount of rations that each adult received. Even though we were learning about history we also did some maths to convert ounces to grams and shillings to pence. By Amelia

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Week 1 Autumn Term 2 

It's great to be back after a week off to recharge our battteries! Everyone has seemed really happy to be back at school this week. As the weather has been mostly dry we have been able to have some fun at breaktimes playing a new game introduced to us all by Jaden. We also completed our next Commando Joe Mission which involved building shelters out on the playground. This linked closely to our history and DT work. We have displayed many great examples of creativity and teamwork this week, and supported each other both in lessons and during our social time.

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Week 7 Autumn Term 1

This week Shakespeare class have been busy researching the different air-raid shelters used during WWII. They designed their own Anderson shelters and 'Dig for Victory' gardens. They used a range of materials and were extremely creative with their designs - take a look at some of their finished shelters.



Week 6 Autumn Term 1

This week Y6 had great fun during their science lesson. they were tested different ways to prove that light travels in straight lines. Mr butler was extremely impressed with their ability to use scientific vocabulary to explain their findings.

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Year 6 also impressed Mr Butler and Mrs Smith this week showing excellent communication skills when working on our new Talk for Writing topic. We are looking at information texts and the features that they include to enable us to be able to write our own. Mr Butler fooled many of us (including Mrs Smith) with some photographs and news reports of dragons out on the rampage! Today we worked enthusiastically on our Cold Writes, about one of the dragons from Harry Potter - next week we will work on our new targets to improve our writing further.


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