This half term, the children in Years 3 and 4 have enjoyed learning about World War 2. They were particularly interested in the impact the war had on the Brandon community and they were keen to share the experiences of their own families and the different roles people played in the town. Having learnt about evacuees, the children were fascinated by the log that had been written by the head teacher of Forest Academy at that time. He had given a very ‘disagreeable evacuee’ the punishment of ‘2 swishes.’ In DT, they designed and made a box to store their most precious things which were small enough to pack in a suitcase should they have been evacuated. The children also used our new virtual headsets to immerse themself in the Battle of Britain, experiencing what life would have been like during the Blitz (now they understood why children were evacuated!) and had a great time visiting the Imperial War Museum at Duxford to consolidate their learning.
In Science, the children have been learning about sound and the way it travels. They have consolidated their scientific enquiry skills, by planning and carrying out a range of experiments giving careful thought to their observations and the way they presented their results.
The Year 4 children have participated in a number of events with the Forest Heath Sports Partnership, including a tag rugby festival and a multi-sports festival. Both were opportunities to increase confidence and allow children to enjoy a range of different sports. The children wore the school kit with pride and demonstrated our key values: to be kind, safe and responsible. They were a credit to our school.
Next half term they are looking forward to learning about the water cycle as part of our new 'Splish, Splash, Splosh!' topic and States of matter in Science.