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A Child at War

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A siren sounds, a building crumbles, a Spitfire zooms overhead. Take cover! It’s 1939 and Britain is at war. Deep down in the Anderson shelter, learn why nations are fighting and why child evacuees must make the long journey from their homes and families into unknown territory.

Read the diary of Anne Frank, written whilst hiding from the terrifying Stormtroopers in a secret annexe, and try to empathise with her hopes and fears.

Make do and mend – and cook up a family meal from meagre rations. Delve deep into a bygone era, when loose lips sank ships.

And, as peace is declared, let’s get ready to celebrate. Mr Churchill says ‘It’s an unconditional surrender!’



What a great start to our first week in Year 6! On Friday 8th September we ventured to Dover Castle to explore the war tunnels, Operation Dynamo, the command posts, the amazing views and of course, it would be rude not to have a look around the medieval castle whilst we were there!

The pupils gained a wealth of knowledge and didn't let the downpours dampen their day!

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Take a look at our war-time baking! We used real life rationing recipes to help us fully experience the kinds of ingredients that we would have had available!

We learnt about how people protected themselves during such hard times in the war, we created safety guides for living during the Blitz and after learning all about the structure and materials used to build Anderson Shelters, we created replicas of our own in our DT lessons. 
To bring our topic to a close, we learnt all about how the war came to an end and VE Day celebrations. We listened to speeches from world leaders at the time and wrote our own speeches, considering what we would say if we were in this situation. We then invited our parents, carers and families to come and join our own VE Day party, where we celebrated our learning this term. Can you guess what kinds of war time characters we chose to be? 
Have a listen to some of our end of war speeches recorded by our peers! 


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