We have all enjoyed our Vikings topic. Some of us have been drawing pictures and making models at home of longships and Viking houses. 

On Viking Day we learned all sorts of new things about them, as well as participated in many fun activities.

We learned about rationing on World War II. How would you have coped with what people were allowed to buy then? Many chose to grow their own food on allotments.

We dressed as evacuees to board the home front bus on World War II day. We were very cramped in the small, hot, smelly Anderson shelter that we had to go into during an air raid. We also visited a World War II shop where we learned about rationing as well as how much shopping had changed since the 1940s. Finally we got to play as children from that time would have done. Not an Xbox or an iPad in sight!

Chislehurst Caves were used for shelter during World War II from German bombing raids. Up to 15,000 people could sleep there! It was like a mini underground city and there was even a dentist surgery. It was all very organised and people paid for their own pitches. Can you spot Delta Echo 1?

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