This year for Numeracy week we were looking at different types of code. In our classes we cracked codes and made our own secret messages for others to try and break. Reception wrote their names in numbers, Year 1 ‘cracked’ jokes, Years 2 and 3 worked out messages from Aliens and Years 4, 5 and 6 became secret agents for the government.
As part of Numeracy week and related to our History studies last term Years 2 – 6 visited Bletchley Park, home of the Code Breaking machine Enigma. Whilst there we found out what life was like on the home front during World War 2 and what it was like to be an evacuee. We were treated to an old style cinema showcasing actual World War 2 footage, which was fascinating. Finally after exploring the grounds of this former ‘top secret’ base camp we had a workshop looking at decoding different codes and ciphers using pocket Enigma’s. We all had a fantastic day.