To finish off our work about World War One and Two, we recently visited the Imperial War Museum where we became undercover spies for the 'Ministry of Memory'.
We had to find out why it is so important that we remember war (we had to wear headphones so we could receive secret missions and carry them out without anyone noticing).
We also worked in groups to find out about The Blitz using the information and artefacts in the museum and finally, we were able to visit the special exhibit 'Lest We Forget'.
This half term, our topic has been 'Wish me luck as you wave me good bye'. We have been learning all about what life was like in World War One including how the war started and what life was like in the trenches. We have studied two very different picture books in English called 'One Boy's War' and 'FArTHER'. We have produced some excellent work from studying these texts including letters from soldiers explaining to loved ones what life in the trenches was like.
In Science, we have been learning about light and for one of our investigations we made our own telescopes to look at how light travels. We found out how the soldiers in the trenches used them during the war to keep watch for oncoming soldiers. We also showed what super bakers we are when we made World War One trench cake. We worked well in groups to weigh out all the ingredients and follow the instructions of how to make it. Most of us enjoyed eating the cake the most and we even wanted to take extra home with us.
We are looking forward to next half term when we will be moving on to learn about World War Two.