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Term 1 - A Child's War

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!’

Here is what we covered this term:

We made up our own evacuation boxes and each had a label telling us the location of our host family and new school. This helped us to get a better idea of what it really felt like to be evacuated.


Bake off here we come! We used war time recipes and our knowledge of rationing to create eggless sponge cakes!


We made Anderson Shelters in our Art and DT lessons, first we learnt how they were made, their purpose and the conditions people experienced when in the shelters for hours!


We were learning all about rationing and the foods that people have missed during this time! We discussed how to make some things taste nicer - therefore we chose to make jam!


At the end of our topic we held our very own VE Day Party with our parents and carers to celebrate our learning!