What an exciting trip we have had! Dressed up as evacuees, tags on, imaginary gas masks in hand, we visited Stockport Air Raid shelters. We gained a real idea of how terrifying it must have been for families to have to shelter night after night. We also went back to the Homefront and had a go at making rag rugs and washing clothes.
Thanks to everyone at home who helped us dress up and have a themed lunch: it really added to the authenticity of the day.
Check out our highlights below.
6C Stockport Air Raid shelters!
Today, we were joined again by Tony Walsh in year 6 – we are very lucky to have him in school! The children are incredibly enthusiastic to see a celebrity around school and have once again made us proud with their hard work across the day.
We worked hard to gather ideas around inspiration and aspiration – ask us the traits that we will need for future success. Then, we worked on creating a poem combining these traits with the jobs they linked to e.g. If we are determined, wise and patient, we could be teachers, doctors and coaches.
Check out some pictures from the day and feel free to ask us to read some of our poems!
This week, our focus has been air raid shelters. In literacy, we have been researching Anderson shelters, Morrison shelters and public shelters (like the one we will visit in Stockport) in order to write a non chronological report.
In design and technology, we have been thinking about structures and what makes them strong. We were given a challenge to use scrap paper and sellotape and create a structure 5cm off the table that would support the weight of 2 glue sticks. The excitement in the classroom was palpable as teams worked well together to build some interesting structures! After having a go, we were shown ways we could strengthen and stiffen our structures. We then had another go; round 2 was much more successful! Next week, we will apply these skills to design a functional air raid shelter.
Today, we improved our writing by helping each other! It was a bit tricky but we stuck at it, worked hard and got there in the end.
We are absolutely thrilled that our first topic is World War Two! We are really enjoying learning about the war- so far we have looked at causes of war, rationing and evacuation. To kick off our topic, we thought about what it would have been like during the Blitz. We worked incredibly hard creating a piece of work depicting the skyline at night during the Blitz. What do you think of our work?