How to Survive an Air Raid by Sam

Posted in Writing we do at school, WW2

How to Survive in an Air Raid

Do you need some instructions on surviving in an air raid well you have come to the right place? I am going to show you how to keep you and your house safe in an air raid.

What to do when you here the siren:

What you should really do is stay calm and walk vastly to the nearest public shelter, or your own shelter or your house with a refuge room. You will need to get you gas mask on and gloves but kids will put theirs on first with help then you will put on yours. If you are caught on the streets you will be told to lie flat to be flat on the floor or if you are anywhere else.

Gas attacks:

You probably all know that gas attacks are very dangerous and if you breathe the gas you will get very ill. You will need a gas mask so you don’t breathe in the gas and gloves because gas will burn your skin. The ARP warden will direct you and tell you what to do in a gas attack. Hitler will not send any warning.

Protecting your house:

When it comes to protecting your home you will need to need to have: blackouts, barricades and more. You will need to barricade windows and doors or paint them black. To protect the windows from shattering cover them in tape or netting to catch the shatters. Or maybe you could cover the doors and glass with dirt barricades or just surround your house with piles of dirt (this is optional)

Make your refuge room as safe as possible:

When you keep your refuge room safe you will need to have a Morrison shelter.  And you’ll need supports for the roof. Maybe you will barricade every window and door. You don’t need to worry about using tape for the windows you could just put a bookshelf full of books in front of the windows. I suggest that you don’t have your refuge room facing the streets because that’s where the most of bombing is mostly going to be. Remember to collect as much food and water as possible before the raid to bring to the shelter.


You’ll need a shelter when you are at war a Morrison shelter is the best because it’s safer and it can take a heavy roof falling on it. You could go to the cellar if you have one but most people won’t have one. Some people will be away, and you don’t have a shelter so you might go to a public shelter. A public shelter might be a tiny bit more comfortable because there are people to talk to. You might decide to dig quite deep then plant your vegetables on top of your shelter if you make it outside and if you’ve got a garden. If there is a gas attack and you leave the vegetables just don’t eat them you will probably die.

Blitz Poem by Sam

Posted in Poetry, Writing we do at school, WW2

Hitlers hell


London waiting quietly

For the deathly terrors of Hitler,

Parents hurrying their children

To the air raid shelters,

Silence floods the city,



Doodle bugs glide high over heads,

Hurricanes of fire

Melting people’s lives,

Sirens going mad,

Raining Bombs roaring at everything,

Ready to explode,

Our hero’s fight the fire of our houses

People screaming in fear.


Finally it’s all over,

Skeletal remains of houses,

Blood red dawn.

WW2 is Announced by Sam

Posted in Writing we do at school, WW2

Dad turned on the wireless just in time for Neville Chamberlain’s speech. “I am speaking to you in the Cabinet Room in talking to you 10 Downing Street…”  Everyone was surrounding the wireless hoping that there won’t be war declared. Everyone seemed fine on the outsdie but I knew inside, everyone was broken.

We were all there in our best clothes: Jimmy, Edward and Dad were in white shirts and tie, but Mum, Patricia and Rebekah’s Mum were in their dresses. Rebekah ws playing outside with Avril. Rebekah was very lucky she was moving to America; she didn’t have to deal with the war.

Patricia was biting her nails very anxiously and opposite her Dad and Jimmy were sitting on a sofa hoping that war would not be declared. Then Neville Chamberlain said “We have  reason to believe that we are at war with Germany. War is declared.”

The fireplace was flickering like something was wrong. The room was full of depression however we all stood defiantly and sang the National Anthem.


Mrs Bancroft Memories by Samuel

Posted in Mrs Bancroft, Writing we do at school

I remember when I was in Lerryn class and Mrs Bancroft took care of us for the day and we played a fun game called splat. When we were in Helford class she booked us in for a morning at the cinema to watch Frozen. Every morning she would say “Good morning Samuel,” which made me ready for the day. Mrs Bancroft gave us the advantage of wearing boots on the field instead of going onto the playground which made us all happy.

Mrs Bancroft has been very helpful with the school and when we were little there were no stickers then when Mrs Bancroft joined she started giving stickers to kids who ate all their food. Back when I was in Lerryn, Mrs Bancroft came again and we did some fun addition.

She got builders to make our play area stronger so it wouldn’t fall apart. Mrs Bancroft makes everything fun; we will be sad to see her leave. She would also make Tuesday assemblies fun because she would tell a story.

Mrs Bancroft also brought in the Premier League Trophy and the Plymouth Argyle coaches we also had a picture with the Premier League trophy. She also allowed us to go on our class trips like ice skating at Eden.

I will miss Mrs Bancroft because of what she did for our school.

Patience Camp Shackleton by Sam

Posted in Frozen, Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure, Writing we do at school

30th December 1915

Patience Camp

We have been at this place for six days; and we are naming it Patience Camp because we are waiting for the ice to the ice to melt. We are all really hungry because we have not eaten for a day or two. It is really hard to settle in when its winter because the tents are really cold inside.

It is really hard to hunt for food because there are blizzards everywhere. The foods that we eat taste fishy because we eat penguins and seals. We are always hungry because we don’t get much food to eat but back at home I can walk to the cold room to grab anything.  The other day we killed a leopard seal and we found some un- digested fish. What we normally do is simple we cut the blubber off the seal/penguin then we eat at breakfast, dinner and supper.

What we do for entertainment is really fun because we like to do sport like: Soccer, sled-dog races and human running races. Every night we dance me and Hurley did a dance in front of the team which was really cheering me up from the endurance. Another thing we like to do is read which is encyclopedia really good because it tells me facts. I really like it when the dogs jump at me because it’s a sign that they like me. We also have entertainment for dogs to we take them for walks and play fetch with any sticks we find. We like it when Hussy plays his annoying banjo it’s really relaxing. When we play soccer we normally play a two vs two me and Hurley vs Hussy Charles Green.

Weather at patience camp can get very powerful when we do our jobs there is normally a blizzard. We don’t get that much sleep because it’s very cold in a tent. In my garden when I go camping it is shivery but the Antarctic is so blizzardy. Some of the team have had frostbite which is really bad because it leads to having a finger chopped off or a finger dropping off.

Everyone has a job to do which is really hard work. Some of us haul ice from the floor and melt it for drinking water. We also hunt for food with guns its takes lots of time to get an animal killed. Sometimes we like to hunt for a while to hopefully get more food. We get our best men at shooting to do the job. These are the jobs that we do: hunting, hauling ice and melting ice for water.

Now I have got to go and help put up a tent that fell down.


Shackletons Recruitment Advertisement by Sam

Posted in Frozen, Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure, Writing we do at school

Do you want to help me set sail for 1500 miles on the Antarctic? Im looking for tough men who aren’t afraid of ice. I will give you some clothing to keep you warm. I’ll also need some people who can fix the ship and vet the dogs and also someone to keep us healthy. This is for brave/adventurous people. You have to be eighteen or over to join me. So please join me on my Inperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition.


My First Blog Post by Sam

Posted in Writing we do at school

This is my first blog post and I’m gonna tell you how my summer was.My summer was really good my favorite part was when I went to Jump 4 trampoline park for 1 hour.I also enjoyed going swiming at Ships and Castles I liked going down the slide.I went to Flambards  I liked the Carousel and the Helicopters.I also went to Maenporth beach and went in the sea.

I went to football golf and then I went to Swanpool beach to have ice cream.Also I went to Raze the Roof and had pizza and fries we were there for three hours.