During the Christmas 2012 term, we studied World War 2 as our topic. We investigate various types of shelters and designed and made our own Anderson Shelters.
In Science, we tested various materials to see which material would be best to use as a parachute for a paratrooper. Our picture below shows us experimenting with a parachute to understand air pressure. We made pastel pictures of the Blitz, as well as comparing the life of a child during the War with the lives of children today.
Children even did their own research to find out answers to their questions. They interviewed members of their families and even brought in some equipment from wartime.
To reinforce the theme, we went on a trip to Cardiff Castle, where we had a tour of the air raid tunnels, as well as made wartime Christmas decorations. Please click on the thumbnails below to see pictures of our day in Cardiff Castle.