We hope you all had a lovely half term break; we have a very exciting few weeks in the lead up to Christmas and have just started our next project ‘Could you have kept calm and carried on?’ which is a history based topic.
We have set a date for evacuation day which will be Tuesday 5th December. Children will come to school wearing clothes similar to those worn during the WW2 period and they may also bring a box for their ‘gas mask’. We will send a letter out soon with further details.
A huge thank you to all the parents who have contributed towards the SATs Buster books as these will be so useful for the children; they should have already brought home two of the books for their SPaG and Maths homework this week. If you haven’t already contributed, can we send another plea as we have only received enough payment to cover the cost of just over half. You can pay online if that is easier.
Please can we also remind children and parents that it is very important that homework is completed on time and that it is useful to have a go at the task set within the first couple of days so that we can help those who are struggling so they have time to take on board our advice and have another go.
The Woolton Pie!
As part of our History and Design Technology, the children have already been learning about rationing during the war and in the years which followed. They found out about the Ministry of Food who were responsible for encouraging families to eat healthily with a focus on foods which were not rationed. Lord Woolton, who was head of the Ministry of Food, designed a pie which incorporated different vegetables as these could be easily grown in people’s back gardens.
The children will be designing their own Woolton Pie in groups next week and we will be asking each child to bring in a vegetable to contribute to their pie. The children will then be able to have these as their lunch option on this given day. More information will follow next week.
Below is the official recipe which was printed in ‘The Times’ newspaper during WW2.