Two lockdown history project winners.
They did great work about Victorian times,
finding out interesting facts and considering just how far these times were good or bad times to live in.
Today (15.9.2020) is the 80th anniversary of the
Battle of Britain 15th September 1940
Here are some photos of our relatives who were in the RAF.
In Year 6?
Want to be a history ambassador?
Catching up with a prize winner from just before lock down!
Do you love being creative? Here's your chance to explore stories from war time.
This could be a family story or one from a viewpoint we don't often hear.
The story can be told in one of the following four ways
Poetry, art, speech or song.
See below for details
Southport commemorates VJ Day 15th August 2020
Find out more using the links below
If you have family members or friends who served in any of the conflicts since 1914 we'd encourage you to contribute to the remembrance wall run by the Commonwealth Graves Commission. See the link below
Black Lives Matter.
June 2020 is seeing a world wide movement using this title.
See below for links that help us learn more about the history behind this.
May 12th = 200 years since Florence Nightingale was born.
History is full of individuals who can inspire us and who have a lasting impact on how we live today.
Use the video below to find out more
VE Day is here
Enjoy and remember
Please continue to send photos to me. Thank you to those that already have - it has been great to see your relatives and read their amazing stories.
We want to do a children's relative's video too and we need more photos from you!
We also want photos of what you do today that you don't mind sharing to do a similar thing.
Friday 8th May is VE Day!
Thursday 7th is our history day to get ready for this.
See the link below to the online history lesson we'd like you to complete before you choose from the creative activities below to get ready for making Friday special.
There is a KS1 and KS2 version.
Years 5 and 6 should try the KS2 version but feel free to swap to the KS1 version and Years 3 and 4 should probably use the KS1 version... as we haven't been in school you haven't had any background to this.
Please send photos of any relatives you have who took part in any way during World War Two.
They don't have to have been soldiers or pilots. They might have been children during the war. You can send photos of them from then or ones showing what they look like now. Even better if you can include a sentence about where they were and what they did.
Please send any photos and stories you have so I can include them here on the website
Here are some of my family photos.
My Mum was at school when the war started. The 'new normal' for them meant rationing and blackouts but much of life carried on as normal. She went on walks in the Peak District with her school and played tennis with her friends. She did a degree at the local university. You can see her graduation photo below. She became a teacher and went a long way from home to teach in a school in Devon where they were desperate for teachers because the men had gone to fight in the war. She was just 21. Most people did not have phones then and her family waited anxiously to hear by letter that she got there safely. She loved her time there and kept in touch with her 'old scholars' until she died.
You can see my dad in the photo with the shire horses. He was a farmer which was a 'reserved profession' (key worker) so he did not have to join the army. He was a sheep and dairy farmer and did not usually do any ploughing. He is ploughing in the photo because farms were asked to grow food as well.
My uncle trained to be a pilot and took part in Operation Manna exactly 75 years ago this week. This involved dropping food from planes to help feed people in Belgium and The Netherlands.
My aunt was at school for most of the war. In the photo she is wearing a brooch to show that her brother was in the RAF