In writing we have been using the stimulus of The Meddlers books. Interestingly, we have had some messing around in our class this week. Today we are setting a trap to see if we can catch them. This is the mess they left on the last day of term. They also turned on the taps and hid Miss Wright’s glasses away.
Then we danced with Taylor
Finally we ended the week with some games like moulding tinfoil onto our faces, hands or feet, playing keep up or football with a paper ball that we made, musical statues and finally playing with balloons. Much fun and feeling good was had by all.
We took a time travel coach to the Lincolnsfields Centre where we experienced what it was like in the 1940’s. There were 3 activities:
- Our favourite – We rode on the back of an army Jeep to an old shelter where we saw an unexploded bomb and had to evacuate to an air raid shelter while there. It was dark and there were sounds of aeroplanes and bombs.
- We also saw how people turned their gardens into places to grow food and build Anderson Shelters. Here we also heard the siren that warned people to go to the shelter and got to try put out a fire. Then we rode the Jeep back and explored a museum where we held a disabled firearm as well as wear an army helmet and backpack.
- Finally, we went into an old house and saw how people lived.
Much fun was had by all.
Firstly we spoke about what it was like to live during the war. Then we discussed about what it was like to be in a concentration camp. Finally, we made gas masks and drew the belongings that we would take in our suitcase.
We learnt how important it was to look for patterns and work methodically during our problem solving exercise today.
We had to free the toy that a witch trapped in a box by moving witches and cats to opposite sides.