On Thursday the 5th of March we learnt about the enigma code. We learnt how Germans used this secret code to communicate with each other and how Britain and Poland tried to solve this code using machines.
We had to figure out the enigma code and tried to work out the message. The we had to make up our own code for our friends and our teacher and had to write a secret message.
On Thursday, we did research for our own V-E day party. we did the research because we didn’t know what they would have had in World War 2.
We wanted to know what sweets, drinks, music and clothes we all found out a lot of stuff like Amy found out that the v sign (peace sign) you make with your fingers actually came from World War 2 because Winston Churchill was making a speech and and V stands for Victory.
For the past couple of weeks, we have been looking at what it would have been like for a child living during World War Two.
We each created our own WW2 name and character. We had to make ID Cards – which everyone in Britain had to carry with them and Gas Masks which people also had to carry.
We have been practising what it was like by carrying our Gas Masks everywhere (including during lunch and the toilet!!) because we never know when a surprise gas attack might happen!
With Izzy, we have had a few drama sessions about Evacuation. We have been exploring how these children would have felt when they left their families behind and how they felt during the “Billeting” process where children were chosen to live at certain homes based on the way they looked.
This helped us to really understand the Evacuation process and how children really would have felt.
As our characters, we then wrote letters home to tell our families how we are and how we felt being evacuated.
We all made World War 2 skylines. We had to paint the background warm colours ( Red, Orange and Yellow.) We drew the outlines of the buildings on black paper then cut them out and glued them on our backgrounds. They were really fun making!!!!!!!
We took pictures of them to show you how they turned out..
This week we have been learning loads about World War Two but this is about the WW2 shelters.
We got to make our own Shelters with lots of useful things like cardboard and paint and sellotape.
We also did a lesson in the afternoon about the WW2 shelters what we did is we put the chairs in a circle and our teacher Miss Calvert told us a lot of facts about the shelters in WW2. But every 5 to 10 minutes there would be a WW2 bombing siren that went off and we would have to go under the tables we used them as shelters. There was the Morrison shelter, the Anderson shelter and the underground shelter.
This week we have been learning about how the war started and the countries involved and what side they were on.
The war started because The Nazi’s invaded Poland, Britain and France immediately declared war on Germany. The two sides were called the Allies and The Axis. The main countries in the Allies were Britain, France, Soviet Union (Russia) and USA. The Axis were Germany, Italy and Japan.
Some of us made WWII airplanes, we also started our Personal Projects about WWII.