Hello and welcome to year 4! My name is Mrs Hounslow and I will be your class teacher this year. I am really looking forward to getting to know you all and I am sure we will have a brilliant year!
3 facts about me:
1) I have a crazy boxer dog who I adore. His name is Reggie and you will hear me speak about him - lots!
2) My favourite subjects are maths and art. I also lead maths at Templars Academy.
3) As lots of you may know, I have spent several years teaching year 6, so year 4 will be a new and exciting challenge for me!
Our learning support assistant this year will be ...
Our classroom is called Chancery Lane. Chancery Lane is a London Underground station in central London. It is only open Monday to Saturdays, as it is very close to other stations. It is on the Central Line between St. Paul's and Holborn stations. The station was opened on July 30, 1900. It is one of eight London Underground stations which has a deep-level air-raid shelter underneath it. With London suffering major air raids during the Second World War, the London Underground became a natural source of shelter. During the intensive bombing of the Blitz between September 1940 and May 1941, deep-level tube stations sheltered thousands every night - including those inside Chancery Lane station. After World War II the deep-level shelters at Chancery Lane were turned into Kingsway telephone exchange.
Below are some photos of people in the shelter to help you to visualise what they were like:
Perhaps the most important facility of the deep-level shelters was its three-tiered bunk beds, laid out in vast tunnel-like chambers. The bunks were hard and basic and shelterers had to provide their own bedding, but with a permit to return this could be left in the shelter.
With space for around 8,000 people, each deep-level shelter was not a place for privacy. Instead, shelterers often attempted to lighten the mood with entertainment ranging from impromptu parties and singalongs to knitting or a game of draughts.
Class timetable information:
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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