We are planning on building our own Anderson Shelters. First we had to find out which shapes and materials would be the strongest. We did this as a science investigation. It was very hard to stick the straws together to create different shapes.
We were told that we were going to be evacuated. We had a night to pack our cases. What would we take?
This is an example of one of our cases. We had lots of ideas such as photos, teddies, blankets, Xbox, journal, clothes, pens and games.
We then looked at what an actual evacuee packed and we were shocked at how little they took with them. We discussed why they were not taking things like a PlayStation. We discussed needs and wants.
We then filled out an identity card. We had to include our name, school and a description.
After reading Carries war and learning a lot about evacuation we decided to write a letter back home .We discussed how we would feel if we were sent away to live with a stranger. We talked about the train journey to the new place.
We have been learning about rationing during World War 2. We read lots of information and researched on the laptops to understand what rationing was.
We had to keep a food diary for a week. Once we had completed the diary we then coloured the items that were rationed during the war. We also looked at war time recipes and decided that they were very different from today.
We found out that is wasn’t just food that was rationed but clothes too. We researched how many clothes coupons we would have a year. We then used these coupons to create our own war time wardrobe. We had to use our maths skills to work out how many coupons we had used. We couldn’t believe how little they were allowed compared to what we have today.
On Tuesday 4th February Y3 children will be taking part in a cluster ‘Ball skills’ event at Presteigne, organised by Jody Owen, Sports Development Officer for the area. Watch this space for feedback from the children and photos of the event!
On Thursday 6th February children in KS2 will have the opportunity to take part in the first cluster cross country meet of the year! This time it will be held within the school day and Knighton are hosting the event over at Bryn Y Castell/Football club. We look forward to lots of the children taking part!
Today we have been exploring the stop motion app. We had to take lots of photos and move the models a little bit at a time. We then pressed play to see our models move which was very exciting. We all had fun doing this. We cant wait to record our movie next week.
A lot of the children asked if they could do this at home. The app is called stop motion (it is free) and can be used on a phone or tablet. It works really well with lego.