We loved our trip to the Discovery Museum to learn more about our topic, World War Two. We had time to explore the museum first, where we learned about the history of Newcastle, including throughout the war years. Then, we took part in a workshop where we had the chance to handle real artefacts from the war, discussing why they were used and who used them. We also had a go at rationing in groups, creating a weekly shopping list and food diary. It showed us just how hard it must have been during this time !













Year 5 have been learning about levers, gears and pulleys in our Science unit about Forces. We identified different objects as a lever, gear or pulley and then had a go at making our own lever with cardboard, paperclips and elastic bands. It was tricky to make them, but if definitely helped our understanding of how levers work.