Autumn Term

We launched our study of World War Two this week with a fantastic trip to GWR Winchcombe!  Dressed as evacuees, we were transported back to the 1940s as we were evacuated to the safety of the country on the steam train.  The children amazed us with their enthusiasm, questioning and participation in all of the activities. We enjoyed singing WW2 songs on the train, catching German spies, training with the Auxiliary Fire Service, studying artefacts from the time and even experienced the sounds of an air raid.  What a brilliant way to start our topic!  
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World War Two Art

 

Year 5 have been busy in Art lessons this term!  We started by using oil pastels to create a Blitz scene, cutting out a black silhouette of London to create a skyline.  We then learned about the significance of Armistice Day and made our own finger knitted poppies.  We've also looked at work by the artist Henry Moore.  He is most well-known for his sculptures but during WW2 he drew numerous sketches of scenes from the London Underground, which were used as air-raid shelters.  We had a go at replicating these in chalk and charcoal.

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