Friday, 29 May 2015
This is the War in 1915. My biplane is going to destroy another plane.
One man flies the biplane to fight other planes.
The pilots are shooting the enemy
This is the Red Baron’s Biplane. He shot down lots of other
The Biplane is camouflaged.
The Biplane is flying high in the sky during the First World War.
This plane is used for shooting other planes down.
The plane was used in the First World War.
My biplane is high up in the sky. By Ali-Jon
Thursday, 28 May 2015
The typewriter was used to type telegrams.
Medals were worn by the soldiers.
This is a field telephone used to send urgent messages.
The soldiers used the Morse Code to sent messages.
The soldiers used Semaphore to send Messages.
These are cars from the First
|Model T Ford|
World War era.
We had a fun day at Motat looking at all the vehicles from the early 1900's to 1940's. It was a very rainy wet day but we still did everything and went everywhere. We spent time with the Motat Educator who told us about using Morse Code during the wartimes and semophore. We were able to have turns with the flags and try to spell out our names.
We learnt a lot about communication during wartime and how information and messages were sent and received.
Looking at all the medals and letters sent from the soldiers during the First World War
Trying to write a message using Morse Code
Pigeons were wonderful message carriers and delivers
Saturday, 2 May 2015
|ANZAC Biscuits All ready for us to eat We had to finish our work first though. Wow did they taste Yummy.|
Mrs Greenham was lucky She got two because you know she works so hard.
|Mrs Dee helped us set the Anzac Balls out on the trays|
There was lots of room so that they spread and go flat. They harden up
once they are out of the oven
|We watched as we got the ingredients ready|
|All the ingredients in the bowl We had turns at mixing it all together|
|The ingredients :Brown Sugar, Butter, Flour, Rolled Oats, Coconut, Treacle|
|Mrs Kelly shows us the ingredients. The trays are already for the cookies|
In our class we are going to make Trench Cake At the moment we are learning that children make special trench cake to mark First World War centenary… using vinegar but no eggs
- IN ROOM 1 IN OUR CLASS Children will bake cake that was sent to soldiers on the front line
- THIS WILL: Encouraged to dedicate creations to those who fought in the war
- TO BE: Part of nationwide plans to commemorate the war
- IN ROOM 1 WE HAVE BEEN LEARNING
The cakes were made without eggs and with vinegar - the currants,sugar and coco meant that they were far from unappealing . They were quite delicious.They were tasty compared to the Army rations that the men were eating.
Their bland wartime diet, usually a combination of tinned bully beef and hardtack biscuits - made from flour, salt and water - meant that the men often suffered from digestive stomach problems.
'Constipation was a bit of a problem,' said Dr Duffett. 'Their miserable diet was lacking in fruits and vitamins. And the fruit cake helped.'
Crucially for morale,to help give the soldiers some happy moments the cakes gave the soldiers an emotional boost, she said.
'They were a taste of what the men had left behind.
'Being in a distant and horrible place and eating something familiar connected them with home. It gave them a reminder of what they wanted to return to.'
THE REAL GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF: HOW TO MAKE A TRENCH CAKE
Trench cake which was part of the care packages were not only sent from family members, but also by anonymous strangers - including schoolchildren.
School children made these yummy fruit cakes to send to the soldiers.
First World War exhibitions are also on display across the country, remembering local heroes who gave their lives.
Communities are encouraged to organise concerts for local bands to play songs that were written to spur men into enlisting, as well as those that celebrated the soldiers coming home.
IN ROOM 1 WE HAVE BEEN LEARNING ABOUT CARE PACKAGES
We have been learning about Care Packages. We know some of the useful products that were sent to the soldiers to cheer them up and to help them have something appetizing to eat.
Include a mixture of items as:
- - personal hygiene items such as toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, shaving cream, razor blades, razor;
- - reading material such as magazines, paperback books, hometown newspapers, joke books;
- - mind challenging items such as puzzles, crosswords, riddles, deck of playing cards;
- - hard candy (something that won't melt)
- - chewing gum
- - combs;
- - homemade cookies;
- - notepads, pencils that have erasers, non-mechanical pencil sharpeners;
This is what we learnt about the school children at the time. They learnt to knit so they could make small articles of clothing to send to the troops i.e finger less gloves and socks.
Here are some pictures of the school children in 1915 knitting and sewing for the troops overseas. They might of sent their works to a friend of the family or a family member or a soldier that they knew was feeling lonely.
Friday, 1 May 2015
We have learnt lots of information about the Anzac Biscuits and how to make them.
The ANZAC Biscuit*
The ANZACs were WWI soldiers from the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.
The Crunchy ANZAC Biscuit was made by women on the home front and sent across the sea to their soldiers.
Originally named "Soliders’ Biscuits" and containing just flour, sugar, milk powder and water, these simple biscuits were made to endure the journey at sea.
Now the biscuits are more of a treat with the addition of butter, golden syrup and desiccated coconut.
ANZAC Day is a national holiday in Australia and New Zealand celebrated annually on April 25.
*In Australia and New Zealand cookies are called "biscuits".
We have been studying about the Anzacs We have had many great books read to us and have been doing lots of interesting learning about the Men and Women who fought in the war for us.
The teachers told us at assembly about their families in the War. Mrs Greenham bought a photo of her father when he had been an Aircraft Engineer in the Second World War and showed us the planes he used to fix in the Pacific and Hawaii. Mrs Kelly brought a photo of her dad and he was in his Naval Uniform.She told us all about him going away to war too. He was a very young man at the time too.
Today we are going to make Anzac biscuits and talk about Care Packages that were sent to the troops
Ingredients for Anzac Biscuits