Year 6 have had a very busy week, beginning with our trip to the RAF Museum on Monday. The pupils set out on this educational visit to gain some basic understanding about the World Wars prior to beginning our new topic: Impact of War. During the visit, the pupils began by engaging with a workshop which gave the pupils an opportunity to see what it was like being a schoolchild in the classroom during World War II. We looked at the curriculum that the children of that time would have been studying before attempting to scribe with fountain pens. Finally, before we were getting ready to depart, the air raid siren went off! The pupils were shown what would be expected of children if they were to hear this and how best to survive – we even noted how the windows were taped to minimise shattering of the windows should an explosion go off in close vicinity.
After the workshop, the pupils had the opportunity to explore the museum and marvel at some of the planes that were used for the RAF across the World Wars.
Finally, in preparation of Remembrance Day, the pupils reflected upon their own lives, the lives of others before us and the sacrifices that were made in order to establish the country we are in. The Year 6 pupils have also been in charge of the Poppy Appeal, raising money for the armed forces.