On Monday 19th January Year 6 invited their parents in to help them with some topic-themed art and DT work. Year 6 have been learning about World War 2 and the different types of air raid shelters people used to keep safe. We decided to make our own 3D shelters using a range of different materials and we have been very creative and included lots of details to make some very authentic and personal shelters.
On Friday 2nd December, year 6 went on an educational trip, which was held in Maidstone. Our exciting trip was to the Kent Museum of Life to experience life during World War 2, which is the topic we have been studying for two terms.
The day was set out to enable us to really experience life during WW2 and we followed activities through the day as we travelled back in time. Our main aim for the day was to discover what it was like for people during the war and how they coped. During one of discussions, we learnt about the importance of the Land Army. We saw many farm animals, including: horses, donkeys, pigs, goats and sheep. We went on an old bus, which was constructed in 1935. An elderly man, who was an evacuee during WW2, explained to us how people travelled and about his bus which was named Molly. Incredibly, the bus is still working today! Then, a woman showed what it was like to of been part of the WAAF. We also created small rugs which were made from old rags of material. The rugs would then have been laid on the floor to create warmth underfoot. We also learnt about how to cope in an air-raid on being part of the Home Guard - we even practised marching!! It was an amazing day for everyone.
The children in year 6 have been taking part in a series of cycling lessons, both on the school site and our local roads. They have developed their road safety awareness and have gained either level 1 or level 2 certificates, having completed the course successfully.