Dramatic Evacuations

September 20, 2019

Confusion. Devastation. Moments of excitement, even.

What sort of emotional ups-and-downs did evacuees experience during World War 2? This is just one of the questions that we have explored through dramatic role play this week. In fact, we have been considering the impact on the entire family and country as a whole.

Inspired by this and the work of Henry Moore, we have been drawing evacuees and the shelters in which they and many others used throughout wartime Britain. Carefully considering the shape and texture in order to make our drawings as 3D as possible took incredible focus.

In Maths we have been exploring numbers – not quite up to a quinitillion though.

Here is some of our learning if you’d like to have a go:

Week 2 Place Value

Children were also given their Power Maths books and could tackle pages 6-15 if they wish. Answers will be given next week (entirely optional).

Also, it’d be great to check out Read Theory online over the weekend.

Next week and notices:

  • Trip to Duxford on Wednesday – please ensure you have given permission and that you come into school in your uniform
  • Comparing larger numbers
  • Considering factors behind how WW2 came about
  • If you were unable to make the parent workshop, please find it here: Parent Curriculum Session Y5.6
  • Snowdonia is fast approaching – please ensure you have given permission – please find Mr Drane or Mrs Bullen-Smith if you would like to discuss your child’s attendance on the trip as we are not yet full…! Please find kit list and itinerary attached: Draft Programme Kit List


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