We were very lucky this week to hear some stories from World War Two. Max’s grandad was just a little boy when the Second World War started but has shared some really interesting stories with Max which we then shared with the rest of the children in the class.
Our afternoon with David, The History Man, started with briefly discussing World War One and how that impacted and influenced World War Two.
David then showed us and talked about a variety of different things and aspects of World War Two. This included the different types of gas masks there were, toys during World awards Two, shooting rifles, clothing, an air-raid siren, etc.
After learning lots of interesting facts, the children were then given some time to explore and were able to use the siren themselves, try on some clothes, and even practise their rifle skills!
The children had a great afternoon and really did love every minute of it. Thank you so much for David from all of Y6 for such a wonderful and informative time!
To end our history unit on the Maya Civilisation, we looked at the possible theories regarding the civilisation’s decline. It was clear to us that there are so many theories as to why it declined, but no one actually knows for sure the real reason why. Working in small groups, the children took on the role of arguing why it may have been due to a particular theory. For example, we had Professor Poor Soil in one group and Dr Drought in another.
Evie and Kennie both came into school this week with something to share with the class.
Evie had a lovely recount that her great grandad had written about his experience in the war and she confidently read this aloud to the class.
Kennie shared photographs of his great grandad who was in the war, as well as photographs of French money and ration books.
Thank you both for sharing those things with us!
After a very long wait year 6 finally were able to create their rationing recipe – honey cakes! The children had previously planned for these cakes and considered the ingredients and equipment that would be needed.
The children had to work in small groups to measure, weigh and mix the ingredients together before kneading the mixture and creating small honey cakes. The children then waited for their cakes to bake and filled out their evaluation forms. Once they had finished, the children tasted their cakes and evaluated the flavour and texture. They then tasted modern day Madeira cake and compared it to the rationing recipe.