Penguins Class Assembly – World War 2!

Children from Year 3 Penguins class performed their class assembly this World War Ii Memorialmorning, explaining how World War 2 affected people and places in Britain.

Children explained how they had written diary extracts from the perspective of children affected by the war. They also explained how the allies (Britain’s friends) worked together against Germany during the war, but that many children were still forced into evacuating to the countryside.

Children explained their thinking from different characters and how they might feel when they were being evacuated away from their families. The Penguins also explained the Blitz bombing raids, helping the rest of the school to understand how difficult it must have been to have your food rationed and not have very much to eat.

The Penguins then performed an excellent performance of a traditional World War 2 song from Gracie Fields, as they “left to their work for the day”. A fabulous assembly, filled with information and great examples of work!

Housepoints this week were won byAderin-Pocock (Blue) =  667 points

Attenborough (Green) = 664 points

Hawking (Red) = 662 points

Turing (Yellow) = 583 points

The assembly finished with a great performance of “Do They Know It’s Christmas” by the Makaton Choir, with signing supported by the whole school.

[Written by Mr Thorns]

 

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Trip to the Submarine Museum!

Those children not going to Wales have embarked on their own adventures this week, beginning with a trip to the Submarine Museum in Gosport.

The day began with a guided tour from a real submariner of HMS Alliance – a World War 2 era submarine. The tour was very interesting and filled with amazing places to see inside the submarine, such as the control room, the engine room, the mess (relaxing area) and the loos! We had to climb and duck through the hatches, stepping over all sorts of items on the floor and exploring what life was like for people living in a submarine.

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Egyptian Theatre at Holbrook!

Today, children across Year 4 and 5 took part The Openbox Theatre Companyin an OpenBox
Theatre Workshop, based on the Egyptians. Workshop team (Ken and Alma) explored life in Ancient Egypt with the children… recapping the learning from our History work before providing children with a chance to take part in daily life back in Egyptian times.

Children were given the opportunity to dress up in Ancient Egyptian outfits while learning about the Egyptians. Covering topics such as oatmeal-deodorant, dung beetles, Ra and even animal-fat-perfume, children were enthralled by the many topics covered by the OpenBox team!

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Egyptian Archaeology Explorers!

As part of their work on the Egyptians, Year 4 and 5 took part in an Image result for egyptian artefactsarchaeology lesson. Children located artefacts hidden within the sand, identified what they thought these items were used for during Ancient Egyptian times…

Some children made their way into imaginary tombs to discover hieroglyphic paintings, while their classmates used laptops to research the objects that they had discovered…

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