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Year 5 Fleet Air Arm Museum Trip

This term, Year 5 have been continuing with their World War 2 topic by visiting The Fleet Air Arm museum in Yeovilton. Following the museum’s history programme, the children took part in two workshops; Prepare for War and Rationing in World War 2. During the first activity, Preparing for war, the children explored evacuation during 1939 examining the contents of an evacuee’s suitcase and producing ID cards. In the second activity, the children looked at rationing during the war, which foods were reduced and how to make a war time menu. They used pre-decimal coinage to buy rationed goods which they then measured and weighed creating interesting menu choices for the adults. After lunch, the children had chance to explore the museum with a small team of qualified guides many of whom were experts in aviation. They learnt about early flying machines, aircraft of WW2, took a tour of the first Concorde and spent time on the aircraft carrier experience. All in all, the children had a fantastic day and can’t wait to go back again!