Tuesday 12 May 2020

Project 134: World War II

World War II was picked as the project coincided with the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

We started the week with an introduction to World War 2 with a presentation and lots of books.

WW2 Books
We played Memoir '44, a strategy game based around a number of D-Day battles. The age difference between the two children probably reflects the difference in opinions. Solomon (age 7) describes it as "the best board game in the world", Monica (age 5) describes it as "rubbish".
Memoir '44
Monica was, however, far keener on the week's film, the BBC film version of Nina Bawden's Carrie's War. They also re-watched a couple of films based in WW2 they had seen previously: The Sound of Music, and Bedknobs and Broomsticks. 

For our VE Day tea we had some traditional WW2 foods - including some spam sandwiches and we made an egg-free cake.

Spam and egg-free cake
Finally, we finished the week by starting to make an Airfix Spitfire (although it's a bit trickier than we expected!):
Supermarine Spitfire
Next project: Tom's Midnight Garden

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