Beamish Outreach came to visit us yesterday to talk about what it was like in Britain during World War 2. We especially enjoyed learning about evacuees and playing “detective” with the lost evacuee suitcases. We were able to find out so much about the children who owned the suitcases from their contents!
We had lots of fun when author, Stuart Reid, came to visit. Stuart presented an engaging whole school assembly where he told us all about his books and writing, as well as helping to showcase Mr Hair’s hidden acting skills. He also held an excellent Writing Workshop for some children from KS2.
This term, we visited Beamish Museum, so we could find out what it was like to be an evacuee. We did lots of work in class to get information on why children were evacuated and what it was like for them.
Our teachers thought it would be good if we could live like an evacuee for just a day. We dressed up as evacuees and then travelled to Beamish Museum.
One of the first activities was the school play ground. Pupils got to play with the kind of toys evacuees had. One of the favourites was the iron ring, you have to run next to it and keep it rolling with an iron rod. There was also skipping ropes and skittles.
We had a great day at Beamish Museum and everyone was happy on the bus back to school.
Our history topic in the Autumn term was ‘The Romans’ and as part of our studies, we had a ‘Roman’ day. We got the chance to dress up as Romans and we made and ate some Roman food.