We spent an absolutely brilliant day at Cannon Hall yesterday being evacuees!
The children participated in four different activities:
In "Rationing", we made carrot biscuits using our weekly rations. The carrots bulked them out, made them tasty, and were easy to get hold of because you could grow your own! We then learned about why things were rationed during the war, what was rationed and how people dealt with it. Did you know that it was illegal to waste food during rationing?
In "War Messages" we learnt all about Morse Code - how it was used, who invented it and how to use it ourselves. We decoded messages, changed messages into Morse Code, and used torches to send our own messages. We also looked at posters and slogans from the war and used these to design our own posters, which we will finish back at school.
"Make Do and Mend" taught us about how hard it was to get hold of new clothes during rationing. We made a rag rug and learnt to darn a sock, as well as looking at artefacts from the time.
In our final activity, "Toys and Games", we learnt how different entertainment was 80 years ago! Despite there being no tablets or phones, we actually really enjoyed playing with marbles, tiddlywinks, jacks and various other games, including Monopoly!
It really was a wonderful day, but we were very relieved to be told at the end that it was just a drill, and that we could go home to our families this time! What a wonderful place to be evacuated to though!
A massive thank you to all parents / carers / guardians who did fabulous jobs with the children's outfits. It really contributed to making the day more special.
Year 5 Blog
Miss Levitt, Mrs Mundy, Mrs Tadajewski, make up the Year 5 team.