Seal Class weekly update 17.09.2021

Wow -what a busy week! In English we have been writing a narrative story based on the book ‘The Lion and the Unicorn’ written by Shirley Hughes. The main character in the story is a boy called Lenny who is being evacuated from London. We have also read ‘The Little Ships’ through which we learnt about the heroic rescue at Dunkirk in World War II . Wednesday 15th was nationally ‘Battle of Britain Day’ so Yr 5 & 6 spent the morning learning about the lead up to the Battle of Britain and what it actually was. We made paper Spitfire planes, and considered some of the experiences that a Spitfire pilot would have had. To learn about trust, we worked in pairs and one person was blindfolded whilst their partner gave them directions. We learnt about radio language and code names and then went on to experience flying in formation and dog fights- realising the importance of having a wingman for support! The final activity was learning about the RAF uniforms and insignia and the meaning behind Churchill’s famous quote, ‘Never was so much owed by so many to so few’.