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5w 2016-17

This month we have been researching what happened to Liverpool and its people during World War 2. We worked in mixed groups to use our findings to create museum interpretation boards. We shared our boards and artefacts with the other classes in our year. We also learnt how to interact with museum artefacts successfully. 

We are having a wonderful time sharing our research and artefacts about WW2. You can see some of the pictures below.

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We have been imagining ourselves in the middle of an air raid. You can read our descriptions of one night in the Blitz below.

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We are studying WW2 in Liverpool. To help us prepare for researching the war in our local area, we are learning some background information about the war. Below you can see timelines of what we identified as the key events of WW2.
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We have discovered that the Maya achieved many things. You can read about some of their achievements below.
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We are studying Mayan beliefs. We have listened to and retold the Mayan creation story. We compared the story to other creation stories and discussed why so many creation stories exist.
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As part of our studies of the Maya, we have researched facts about their city, Chichen Itza. We have created some leaflets to persuade tourists to visit this amazing city.
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We have been investigating Anglo-Saxon fashion. We drew and labelled the clothing that we thought different society members would have worn. You can see some of our designs below.
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Many historians argue about whether the Anglo-Saxons settled in Britain or invaded in Britain. We had a fierce debate about this as a class. You can see some of the complicated reasons why both sides of the argument could be valid in the work we did below.
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Our topic for Autumn is the Anglo-Saxons. We have been discussing who they were and why they came to Britain. We hot-seated a Saxon and wrote a first person diary in role as them.
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5w 2015-16

We have been busy creating our World War 2 in Liverpool display boards in groups. The finished designs look amazing.
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We have enjoyed learning about World War Two so much that the whole year group have been doing display work for it. We have created various fact posters about the war, its leaders, its key dates and its artefacts.

As part of our display work, we have also created some pictures of how we imagine Liverpool to have looked whilst it was being bombed in World War 2.

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As part of our studies of WW2, we have been interpreting sources of evidence. We have been identifying primary sources and secondary sources. Ask us about what these are and about the types of evidence sources that are trustworthy.
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We have been studying World War Two. We will be working towards creating a museum of Liverpool at war. We have started by discussing life in the war. With Miss Wood, we imagined that we were evacuees and wrote letters home to tell people about our experiences.
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We have been discussing the achievements made by the Maya. We have written a report about them. We used formal language, technical words, headings and sub headings to inform our reader.
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One city that the Maya inhabited was Chichen Itza. We have researched the city and created some persuasive tourist brochures to encourage history lovers to visit this amazing place.
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This term we are learning about the Maya. They lived in Central America. We have started to gather information about them by looking at paintings, artefacts and reconstructions. Like all historians, we have pieced together some key facts which we shared with one another during a snowball fight in class. 
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We studied and designed Anglo-Saxon settlements. What natural resources did the villagers need to be close to? What features would you expect to find in the village?
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You can explore an Anglo-Saxon settlement by following the link below.
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