Our history continue in Year 5 when we started to look at how the war changed the roles of people left in Britain. We began by looking at jobs and used a Venn diagram to decide who we thought would have done those jobs. We were surprised to learn that women took most of the roles as the men were away fighting. Did you know that Queen Elizabeth was a mechanic during World War 2?
As part of our World War 2 topic, in Year 5 we have been looking at the allied and axis forces during this conflict. We used our acquired map skills to locate the countries who supported Britain and those that supported Germany during the war. We also looked at neutral countries and ones which were invaded by the allied forces.
In computing over the last few weeks, Y5 have been creating PowerPoint presentations to encourage everyone to follow the Golden Rules. They thought carefully about what following each rule looked like and why it was important to keep to it. Each pair and group demonstrated excellent team work, combining their ideas together and listening to each other carefully.
Today Year 5 consolidated and extended their locational knowledge of Europe. We looked at maps and matched flags to their country. We finished with a quiz to see how much we’d learnt by the end of the session.
Our first day back happened to be the 80th anniversary of the start of World War 2. Early on in the war (and even shortly before it began), many children were evacuated from major cities to live with relatives or strangers in the countryside. We thought about what we would pack in our suitcases if this were to happen now. We then looked at the packing lists from 1939 and compared them. Finally we made and "packed" suitcases according to the packing lists! The children worked in pairs initially to help each other draw around the template. They showed superb team work and supported each other brilliantly.
Year 5 Blog
Miss Levitt, Mrs Mundy, Mrs Tadajewski, Mrs Alcock, Mrs Joyce and Mrs Bailey make up the Year 5 team.