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Turning Points in History – World War 2

As part of our work on World War II, we will be reading Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian, about the experience of an evacuee, Willie, who goes to live in the countryside.

Use these links below to begin finding out about the evacuation process:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/world_war2/evacuation/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/events/evacuation

Photos at:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/world_war2/evacuation/

Animation at:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/interactive/animations/wwtwo_movies_evacuees/index_embed.shtml

Research into signIficant Maya inventions and discoveries

We worked in groups to research the Maya writing system, number system, cities, ball games and of course chocolate!

We then presented our findings to the class. Which was the most significant in your opinion and why?


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Bridge building

Inspired by Robert Stephenson, we designed road bridges from household materials.  We looked at how to strengthen structures, how to move from a design to a prototype through to the final model.

The strongest bridge could withstand the force from all of the weights in the cupboard – very impressive!

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George Stephenson by Nicole

when Gorge Stephenson was 8 years and he looked after cows. In 1819he built the first railway in Hatton. He had a race to see who’s engine was better. He had to go 15 miles an hour and he won 500 hundred pound. He invented the Geordie lamp help miners to see under ground.

A man got knocked over by the Rocket. He also built lots of other railway. He built lots of railway so all people could travel 6000 miles of railway. Also Gorge Stephenson had a son called Robert Gorge Stephenson was born in 1781 and died in 1848 and his birthday was June 9th 1781

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facts about Robert Stephenson by jasmin

Robert Stephenson was important because he built bridges that meant the railways could spread across the country. (they were very useful)

His designs were new because he used iron girders to support the arch making it a strong shape.9 They made the bridges very strong and safe)

Bridges were so important at the time because they had to carry heavy loads like coal and lots of passengers.

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The Industrial Revolution By Jack

Transport

The biggest change in transport is it took 12 days in 1750 to go from London to Edinburgh and in 1900 it took an astonishing 9 hours!

Population

The population changed a lot firstly there was eleven million then there was 21 million and then it changed to a spectacular 40 million…

Work

Farming at the time was a very popular job and there were a lot of farmers but mines were introduced and factories developed by 1900.

Health

There were doctors who done operations while their patients is still awake however, now they put their patients to sleep!

Living Conditions

The streets were dirty and had diseases lurking around but now by 1900 they clean the streets every single day!


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Industrial revolution Demi Leigh

Jobs 

 

Transport

In 1750 it took 12 days to get from London to Edinburgh by road. By 1825 there were many canals had been built and roads were improved. 1900there was steam trains and now it took only 9 hours.

Population

In 1750 there were 11 million people lived in Briton. By 1825 there were 21 million people lived in Briton. By 1900 there were 40 million people in Briton.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      


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Robert Stephenson By Kian

Robert Stephenson was important because  his bridges meant that the railways could spread across the country.

His designs were new because he used iron girdes to support the arch, making it a strong shape.

His bridges were so important at that time because they had to carry heavy loads like coal and lots of passengers!


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