Year 6

VE Day

The children came to school dressed in clothes similar to those worn in WW2 or they wore red, white or blue as people did on VE Day. The children spent the morning finding out about how the war ended, watching videos from VE Day and making things for their VE Day celebration as people would have done when it was the end of the war. They made bunting, flags, mini flags for their cupcakes and paper hats. The children listened to Winston Churchill’s speech announcing the end of the war, they listened to music that was popular at the time of the war and sang cheery songs such as ‘pack up your troubles’ and ‘it’s a long way to Tipperary.’ The children then took part in their very own street party where they listened to music that was popular at the end of the war and tried food such as scones, jam tarts, spam, and homemade bread.

Anderson Shelters

The children designed their own Anderson shelter in their Topic books, labelling parts and explaining what parts would be made from and where they would get their materials from. Then working in mixed ability groups the children used all of their best ideas to create mini versions of Anderson shelters. The children spent a lot of time initially creating their shelters and then decorated them with paint, paper, tissue paper. To make the Anderson shelters look realistic the children put moss and grass on top of and placed used tea bags outside to represent sand bags. Some of the children added gardens, washing lines, ponds, flags and signs. The finished Anderson shelters were then placed outside and were very well disguised around the school ground.

 

Respectfully, the children in 6R listened to the epilogue from the book containing children’s drawings and poems from Terezin concentration camps 1942-1944. The children then listened to the poem ‘I never saw another butterfly.’ As a whole class we discussed the epilogue of the book and the poem before the children all created unique butterflies to contribute to the whole school collection of butterflies.

 

 

 

 

Children had the opportunity to study the different planes used during ww2. As a class we then discussed the differences between the Allies planes and Axis planes. The children found out why the Spitfire was such a celebrated aircraft. Children worked in mixed ability pairs to draw their chosen World War Two aircraft. Each child drew one half of the plane and once completed the two halves were put together to create the completed picture. Children worked collaboratively ensuring their halves matched up accurately and looked as seamless and realistic as possible. 

PGL Trip 2018