Prae Wood Primary School

Prae Wood Primary School

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Spring B

This term, we have been studying Asia. As part of this, we became an expert on 1 of 5 regions of Asia and researched the current climate threats they are facing. We looked into recent case studies in specific countries to help write a persuasive speech ahead of our very own 'COP 28 Summit'. We then invited several guests, including 3 of our school governors, SLT and Mrs Cohen - who is the lead teacher for Topic. We had to persuade one of the guests that our region of Asia was most in need of financial aid. Each judge had a certain amount of "money" that they awarded to each of us based on how convinced they were. By the end of the summit, £3,674,250,000 had been "awarded" to help overcome the climate threats in the different regions across Asia. We were thrilled to be handed a cheque for the amount we each won at the summit!

Spring A

We have completed some really interesting science investigations so far in this term. First, we learnt about how the eye works and how we are able to see. Then, once we understood how we can see, we completed an investigation about 'bending' light around corners using a mirror. We knew that light can only travel in straight lines, but when you use a mirror you can bounce the light and make it 'bend'. We used a ribbon to replicate the light beam and a torch as our light source. Finally, we looked into how the size of our shadows change depending on how close to a light source they are. Next, we are going to design our own experiment to find out more about our shadows.

Autumn B

On Wednesday 16th November, we visited Lincolnsfield Children's Centre. We learnt about life in the 1940s and what it was like during WW2. This is what we have to say about our trip...



'We experienced what it would have been like in the Blitz. We heard different sounds, such as: an air-raid siren, planes and bombs. We also saw an unexploded bomb, and learned about how they were diffused and the impact they had on London.'



'The school house was 1940s inspired and we learnt all the punishments that children would have faced, and what it was like for children to go to school during the war. We also learnt what happened if you didn't carry your ID card - you could have been killed!'

Jack Be


'When we looked at the Anderson shelter, we saw that the shelters were very cramped. People would even grow crops on top of it to camouflage themselves and to use all the space in their Dig for Victory garden for growing food.'



'We looked at a 1940s 'Dig for Victory' garden. We learnt all about the different things they would grow and animals they would keep. For instance, they would keep chickens (3 or 4 per family) and 5 or 6 households could share a pig.'



'We went into a 1940s house and learnt about life around that time. I learnt that they would make a cake out of cardboard, then only put a tiny cake underneath!'


Here's a video of us attempting to put out an incendiary bomb. In the 1940s, they had to use pumps and fill the buckets of water by hand.  

Look at these photos of our amazing trip!

We've really enjoyed our first topic lesson on World War Two. We completed a quiz to see what we already knew and then had a look at some WWII vocabulary. We were asked to sort the words into any groups we wanted and write three questions we wanted to know the answers to. Here are some examples!

Autumn A

We've had a really fun time learning about some of the world's major rivers and mountains in our topic lessons. For our immersion, we were put into groups and given a river or a mountain to scale up. We had to decide what scale we were going to use and carefully measure out the size of each part. They look huge!