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Archibald the evacuee

Year 6 had a special visitor from the 2nd World War period. Archibald is an evacuee. Year 6 asked intelligent and thought provoking questions in order to find out as much as possible from Archibald about his evacuation experience.


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Exploring artifacts – from the Second World War

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Wandsworth Museum came into school to tell us about all the different things that happened in WW2. They asked us what we knew first. On the board they drew a mind map and we told them all the different things that we already knew.

There were lots of big boxes that they had brought, full of artifacts, (things that were from a long time ago). The first one we were shown looked like a mushroom. We asked lots of different questions to find out what it was – it was a darning mushroom! (Something that helps you to darn things like socks.)

After splitting into four groups we were given a box or bag that had different artifacts inside it. We then had to discover who the things belonged to, and why they had them. We were like detectives! There was lots of many different kinds of evidence to help us.

At the end we had to tell the rest of the class who our mystery person was, and present and talk about our evidence to the class. It was great fun, and we got to dress up as our character!

Reported by: Nicholas Boyd

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If you could have chosen who to be in the Second World War, who would you be, and why?


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