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This morning we had a pretend evacuation. Without warning we asked the class to put on their coats, take their bags and the gas mask and evacuation labels we had made, and follow us onto the field. We then told them they had been evacuated before walking away and leaving them on their own (once out of site we hid in strategic places where they couldn’t see us to keep an eye on what they did!). We left them with a microphone to record what happened and after a few minutes rejoined them and went back to class. When we were back in class we talked about how they felt being on their own, and how the WW2 evacuees must have felt.
Here’s what happened when we left the class on their own (with a microphone!)
Here’s what the class thought of the experience:
This morning we looked at the Dig For Victory campaign that ran through the Second World War. We recreated the famous poster by taking pictures of our feet with a spade, then put them into ‘Publisher’ to make the main poster. We then printed the lettering, cut it into individual letters and saw if we could match and correctly order the letters on the posters. The results are below – can you guess which feet belong to which student?
This morning we watched the first few minutes of the film ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’. The class looked to see if they could spot any of the World War 2 things we had been looking at. They recognised the evacuee labels and gas mask boxes as well as the steam train and WW2 uniforms. Here’s what the class remembered a bit later:
This morning some of the class watched a video about the Blitz then used the video for their writing. We then used ‘Wordle’ to make a ‘word cloud’ from our writing. We went to www.wordle.net and pasted the text we had written into the box then chose the style we liked. We did 2 versions, one from our own writing and one that I had spellchecked. We then played spot the difference between the 2 clouds of words. Our word clouds can be seen below!
This morning H and L, B and K used Purplemash to make some World War 2 newspapers. They used this template – www.purplemash.com/blitz . They worked independently and produced some great work – well done everybody!
**(Our work was also mentioned on the 2Simple facebook page! – see comments)**
Great piece of writing from G:
The Blitz was when the germans bombed london and lots of homes were blown up. There were lots of planes flying over london and the planes had loads and loads of bombs. There were sirens to warn the people to go to shelters, it wasn’t very nice. There were lots of flames and buildings were burnt and they were destroyed. The people were scared and some of them died. The flames were bright. The bombs were loud and the people didn’t like seeing their homes destroyed.