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World War 2 rationing cooking

We have been learning about World War 2, and especially rationing! We found out that lots of food wouldn't have been available. We used a recipe to make biscuits that they would have made during World War 2!

Here was the recipe that we used:

  • 5 oz plain (all purpose) flour
  • 4 oz porridge oats
  • 2 oz sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 oz lard
  • 2 oz dairy free margarine
  • 2 oz golden syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Cream the lard,margarine, sugar, vanilla and syrup together until creamy.
  2. Add the dry ingredients and mix until a dough starts to form eventually using your hands to bring it all together.
  3. Roll out the dough and cut cookies to about 1 cm thickness.
  4. Bake at 170 c for about 15 to 20 minutes or until golden.
  5. Transfer to a wire rack to cool then store in a airtight container or tin.

Dunkirk rescue boats!

We learnt about how hundreds of boats went across the English Channel to rescue British soldiers. We had the challenge to build boats out of 1 piece of A4 paper and only using selotape! 

World Book Day!

Didcot Railway Centre Evacuee Experience

We had a brilliant (but cold!) trip to Didcot Railway Centre for an evacuee WWII experience. We had a great time in a shelter (experiencing flickering lights and air-raids and having to climb out through a tunnel!), looking at artefacts, riding on a steam train as if we were being evacuated, meeting people who remember being evacuated themselves and learning all about trains and the station.

Salt dough WWII medals

We made salt dough this week to make World War II medals. We studied medals and designed our own, then made them. We will be painting and decorating them soon!


We went to Abingdon community hospital to learn about first aid and how to stay safe.

We learnt how to help someone who is unconscious through learning the letters DRS ABC (ask your child at home what they stand for!).

We also thought about dangerous situations and how we could keep ourselves safe.

Finally, we all had casts put on our fingers (luckily it was just for show, no fingers were injured in the making of this trip!).

Classroom coordinates!

We turned our classroom into a huge grid with four quadrants. Year 6 had to place themselves around the room and work out their coordinates. They also then worked on translations and moved to their new coordinates!

Shakespeare quote hunt

Year 6 have begun to look at Shakespeare. To introduce his language Year 6 had to search for quotes around school, memorise them and write them word for word back in the classroom. As an extra challenge they also had to guess which play each quote was from (there was a clue in most of them!). Year 6 also made some Shakespearean insults and compliments using language he used in his plays so please don't be offended if you are called a delicate tiger-booted welsh cheese - it's actually a compliment!

Making a bottle of 'blood'!

Oak class have been learning about the human body. We used plastic bottles, water, food colouring, mini marshmallows and many other things to make our own bottle of 'blood'! Each ingredient represented part of the consistency of blood.

Mrs Bennett Greek story telling

Mrs Bennett was kind enough to come and share some Greek stories with us! We learnt about Greek Gods and have started to hear the story of Troy!

The Great Oak Bake Off!

Oak class took part in their own bake off! They choose recipes and created some spooky treats, measuring ingredients, setting ovens and following instructions. They then wrote up the recipe in their own words with an introduction and all the features of a set of instructions.

Eerie eyeball cake pops!

As Halloween is almost here, we made eerie eyeball cake pops, and then wrote instructions for how to make them!

Here's the recipe we used:

Our finished Greek pots!

Painting our Greek pots

Making Greek pots out of clay

Oak class have been studying, designing and making Greek pots out of clay. Keep your eyes peeled to see the finished products!

Learning about the heart

Oak class became blood cells and different body organs today to learn how the heart works! 

We made 4 parts of the heart and learnt their functions, then the children moved around the room, delivering oxygenated and de-oxygenated blood cells to the heart and different parts of the body!

Greek tzatziki dip making

To start off our new topic of Ancient Greece we made some traditional Greek tzatziki dip and then tasted our delicacies with pita bread, celery and cucumber!


Here is the recipe we used:

  • 125ml greek yoghurt
  • 1/2 a grated cucumber
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice