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Squirrels (Year 5)

 

Welcome to the super Squirrel class.

 

We pride ourselves on being enthusiastic and passionate squirrels who work hard! The class teacher is Mrs Hodgson and the teaching assistants are Mrs Wilson and Mrs Duncan.

 



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World War Interviews

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Today we interviewed a RAF pilot, an evacuee child and a victim of the Blitz.

 Meet Jake the victim of the Blitz bombings.

Kayden: what do you do during a blitz attack?

If the air raid siren went off we would go to the air raid shelter to get cover to keep us safe.

Sophie: explain what it was like during a raid?

Glass smashed everywhere and bombs were incoming. Rapidly people got out of the streets. There were loud thumps and bangs.

Davey: when the buildings were falling down where did you hide?

We went to the air raid shelters.

 Charlotte: discuss the sounds you could hear.

Guns and bombs whistling through the air.

 

 

Meet India an evacuee child.

Charlie: where did you go when you were evacuated?

I went out to the countryside on a train and stayed with a nice family.

Charlotte: explain how you felt leaving home.

It was very scary leaving mum and with the war on also it was very scary. It was also rather exciting to go and meet a new family.

 Alex: what was it like in the train station?

It was very crowded and there were lots of children with teachers and parents. When we got on the train there were lots of mums waving goodbye.

Ky: tell me what it was like on the train.

It was exciting but very busy and crowded. There were lots of children - many were crying.

 

 

 

 

Meet Thomas – a pilot in the RAF

Oron: what was your opinion of being in the RAF?

It was very scary because the plane may have been shot down. It was my job to fly the plane and to decide when to drop bombs. I felt proud fighting for my country.

 

Jack: what would you wear when you were fighting?

I needed to wear an oxygen mask to overcome the g-force and we also wore a parachute.

 

Sophie: what were the conditions like inside the plane?

There was very little room and it was very cramped. It was very noisy in the plane.

War-Time Communication: Using Semaphore Flags