Today 4BD were lucky enough to go on a school trip to the Martlesham Heath Aviation Society. The Aviation Society aim to preserve history whilst educating all. Following topic this term, we are now all WW2 experts so today put our knowledge to the test. Once we arrived 4BD sat and listened intently to a informative presentation and were really keen on sharing their knowledge of children in WW2! The children were particularly surprised by how much devastation the bombs used in WW2 created for people just like them.
After this, we explored the Aviation Society's own museum. We were amazed by how many genuine WW2 artefacts there was for us all to see and touch. The volunteers at the museum were so helpful and answered all of our questions. Vincent and Tyrese from 4BD got a guided tour around the american war museum! Very lucky members of the class.
Next was the bunker experience. The children were led underground into a real life WW2 bunker! We were only lit up by a small lantern and huddled close together on two benches. We listened to the sound of a genuine air raid whilst we kept close and safe in the bunker, whilst imagining what it would have truly felt like to hear those sirens go off. We were left with the thought of how lucky we are to have our friends and family around us, as for children in WW2 this may not have been the case.
4BD owe a massive thank you to the Aviation Society for allowing us this WW2 experience. Not only are we WW2 experts, but we can now all say we have been in a real life WW2 bunker!
Here is the Aviation Society's website if you wish to find out anymore information and become even more of an expert!!
First of all, thank you ever so much to all the parents who gave up their time to join 4BD for the Christmas craft morning. It was lovely to be able to welcome so many of you into our classroom. We all got into the festive spirit and the children thoroughly enjoyed creating products to sell at the Christmas Fayre. Our 3D snowflakes proved how resilient we could be and these decorations really have the WOW factor. Make sure to purchase our reindeer hot chocolate cones, snowman photo frames and festive bracelets as well. Remember to come and buy them at the Christmas Fayre on Friday 8th December from 3.40pm until 5pm.
Last term we were incredibly fortunate to welcome two paramedics from the East of England Ambulance service. They taught the children resuscitation and CPR. We practiced how to put each other in the recovery position, which the children thoroughly enjoyed. During the session we were also given the opportunity to look around a real ambulance and witness how a patients heart rate is monitored. Luckily, Riley and Bo's 'heart traces' were fit and healthy! Phew!