Anderson Shelters by Javade

In ww2  air raid shelters were essential to people in Britain there were three main shelters Anderson Shelters , Morrisons Shelters and public shelters. the first anderson shelter was made on 25th of Febuary 1938 and they were made from corruragated steel sheets these shelters were not bomb proof from a direct hit however they were blast proof . These shelters were not made to be sound proof or nice and warm either.

 

 

Anderson shelters by Bluebelle

All about air raid shelters.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Anderson shelter was an air raid shelter designed to hold  up to six people. It was designed in 1938 by William Paterson and Oscar Carl  Kerrison .The Anderson shelter was named after Sir John Anderson.In 1938 the British Prime Minister Nevill  Chamberlian placed Sir John Anderson in charge of the air raid shelters. Anderson worked with an engineer called William Patterson to design and ball a small, inexpensive air raid shelter that people could build in their garden.The first Anderson shelter was built in 1939. It was built in a garden in Islington, London on February 25, 1939.Over 1.5 million Anderson shelters were given out before the start of WWII . They were made  between February 1939 and the start of the Second World War that September. The shelters were given to people in areas that were at risk of being bombed by the Germans.Anderson shelters were free for people who earned less than £250 per year. For those who earned more could an Anderson shelter for £7.The shelters were very easy to build. Anderson shelters were made from six corrugated steel panels that were curved and bolted together at the top.Also you had to construct your own shelter. The corrugated sheets made them extra strong against compressive force and was perfect for protecting from nearby bomb explosions.A lot of people dug up the old shelters when the war ended to use them as garden sheds. This could include growing flowers or vegetables on the roof.UK bombings on German cities killed about 500,000 people but because of Anderson shelters German bombs killed 90% less — around 50,000. This shows just how effective the Anderson shelters were.Only 27% of people in London used Anderson shelters according to a 1940 survey. 9% slept in public shelters and 4% slept in underground railway stations. 60% of people were on duty at night or just slept in their own homes.

I hoped you learned something that you didn’t know and I hope you enjoy the rest of the day.Bye

Children in World War Two by Jessica 6L.

During WW2 life changed for everyone including children , for many it was a period of family separation. Nearly two million children were evacuated from their homes , they were evacuated to places like the countryside where there was hardly any bombing. When children were evacuated they had a label attached to them with there names on it as if they were parcels some children were separated from their brothers and sisters going to completely different houses. At school children had to take regular gas drills so that if a gas attack ever did happen they knew what to do, they found these drills hard to take seriously as they laughed every time the rubber made weird noises. When a gas mask drill happened the children would all gather in the hall and the head teacher would time how long it took for them to put on their gas masks. If a real air  raid happened the children would be taken to the school shelter where the teachers would  read them stories to try and keep the children calm. As every child from a tiny baby to a teenager had to carry a gas mask with them the government thought that children under 5 years of age would be scared of the gas masks so  they designed a special one with mickey mouse on it .

I am really enjoying this topic and cant wait to learn more .

Jessica 6L .

Great Corrie Bake Off

We are so proud of our school for raising £415 for Cancer Research UK.
The school council worked really hard to organise such a fantastic event for an incredibly worth while charity. Thank you to all the parents and pupils who contributed by baking a cake or visiting our cake stalls. We should be really proud of Corrie’s community for doing something so amazing. Also a huge thanks to local businesses who donated prizes (the works, Fletchers Arms, Stockport county FC, Sainsburys and Baked by Boo).

Coming Home by Bobby G

One Icy cold day on Christmas eve there was a damp isolated old broken shed. Suddenly a robin popped his head out of an old broken teapot. That robin was me. I flew and looked in the distance and saw trees. I must go to get my friend. I took off flapping my wings then gliding it was cold and Icy.

I was cold and numb I could not feel my feet and my wings. It was cold black and grey and it was lightning crash! Bang! The lightning went I was exhausted.  I was hungry I looked but I could not find a worm not even one! Suddenly I saw a hole. I went in there to get shelter but then I saw a black nose it was a ferret! I fled away.

I was flying about the mountains and the trees. I was freezing I like an ice cube. The cold breeze was blowing against me. Suddenly I saw a hawk staring at me with his beady eyes looking at me. Then it flew off with a bang. So close I had to twist and turn to get away. I was safe that was a close one.

I am under a rock I am safe my cold feet on the green grass. I was waiting for the sky to calm down then I was off with a flash. I was flying in the breeze. I saw a lighthouse the light was as bright as the sun. Oh no a giant storm. Crash! Bang! It was like a laser crashing on the sea bed I was horrified.

I saw an isolated boat on the deep dark sea. The dark clouds gathering together. The white raging sea. There was a boat I was relieved I flew to the boat. Suddenly a monstrous wave hit me like a car. I was sliding across the hollow wooden floor. Stomp a man with a big white beard scooped me up and he said rest little robin rest.  Will I die? Will I make it?

The next day the man opened the box and the man fed me. I got up and flew away. I will not give up. I will get there. I was flying above the Icy cold deep sea I saw a fish. I was flying for a long time. Where is the village? I think I see the house.At last I am home but she’s not there. I whistled. There she is at last. She said “I was worried”. We had our mince pie for Christmas dinner.

Tudor Day – Brooke Pires Year 5

We have been learning about Tudor times and the other week we had a special day in year 5. Some people came into school to teach us fun things that used to happen in Tudor times.

We learnt about what happened in a Tudor court room and what would happen if you stole a cloak. The best thing  that we got to do was play a game where we rolled a dice and if you got a 7 you give wedding present by putting a shell on, if you rolled a 2 you got everything on the board except the wedding presents. If you got 12 you get everything on the board even the wedding presents and you win the game and the game would be over. We played twice but i didn’t win.

We did a play on Francis Drake and i had to play an instrument that looked like a french horn.

We all had so much fun and we got to dress up n Tudor clothes. I wish we could do things like this again.

the 7 wonders of the world by brooke pires

in school we leanred about  the wounders of the world i am going to tell you about the The Giza pyramid complex, also called the Giza Necropolis, is the site on the Giza Plateau in Greater Cairo, Egypt that includes the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Pyramid of Khafre, and the Pyramid of Menkaure, along with their associated pyramid complexes and the Great Sphinx of Giza. now here is  some other one The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World as listed by Hellenic culture next is The Colossus of Rhodes was a statue of the Greek sun-god Helios, erected in the city of Rhodes, on the Greek island of the same name, by Chares of Lindos in 280 BC. another is The Temple of Artemis or Artemision, also known less precisely as the Temple of Diana, was a Greek temple dedicated to an ancient, local form of the goddess Artemis. It was located in Ephesus i know lot more let us carry on The Statue of Zeus at Olympia was a giant seated figure, about 12.4 m tall, made by the Greek sculptor Phidias around 435 BC at the sanctuary of Olympia, Greece, and erected in the Temple of Zeus there. there is another  The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus or Tomb of Mausolus was a tomb built between 350 and 353 BC in Halicarnassus for Mausolus, a satrap in the Persian Empire, and his sister-wife Artemisia II of Caria. The structure was designed by the Greek architects Satyros and Pythius of Priene. here is the last one The Lighthouse of Alexandria, sometimes called the Pharos of Alexandria, was a lighthouse built by the Ptolemaic Kingdom, during the reign of Ptolemy II Philadelphus, which has been estimated to be at least 100 metres in overall height. BY BROOKE PIRES