Our topic this term has been World War 2. We have been finding out about The Blitz, blackouts, evacuations and what life was like for people in the UK at that time.
The pupils have also been working in small groups to research a chosen aspect of World War 2. The groups have chosen to research:
The Soviet Union
Women in World War 2
New Inventions/Products in World War 2.
Everyone has been working so hard on their presentations and we are looking forward to sharing what we have found out with each other next week!
Some pupils have also been conducting some further research at home, finding out about their own family members who lived during the time of World War 2. We are going to share these on Monday and Tuesday in the last week of term. I can’t wait to see and hear what they found out!
We have been thinking about what it would have been like to be evacuated in WW2. We are going to write letters home, pretending we have been evacuated, thinking about the differences between life in a city and life in the countryside.
It was just too lovely outdoors so we took our planning sheets out of the classroom and enjoyed working in the sunshine!
Today Mrs Douglas did a science experiment with the class to find out which material would work best to black out our windows during an air raid in World War 2.
We had 4 materials to choose from. We made a hypothesis, writing down which materials would be most effective or which materials would be least effective.
Then we attached the materials to the windows and went outside to test them. From inside the classroom , Mrs Henderson shone a torch behind each material and we had to see if any light could be seen on the other side of the window.
The red cellophane was the least effective and we were surprised to find that the light was blocked by the white paper!
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