Year 6 Autumn Term (2)

A Child's War - Autumn 2
(World War II)
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. Delve deep into a bygone era, when loose lips sunk ships. And, as peace is declared, let’s get ready to celebrate. Mr Churchill says ‘It’s an unconditional surrender.’
This topic will begin with the children carrying out a video interview with someone who was evacuated three times during the Second World War. She will share her story and tell the children what it was like to be an evacuee.
This half term the children will learn about pre and post war Britain. They will explore the impact that the war had on Britain and the events leading up to it. The children will find out about life during the war and will focus on evacuees in their foster homes and school life. Children will apply their geography skills as they will use their knowledge of map work to identify allies and enemies of the British, during World War II. Children will understand which countries were involved and how they were impacted during the war.


By the end of this unit, the children should be able to recall key information about World War II, including important facts and dates. They will understand the impact that this was has had upon life today. They will be able to create their own narrative work around World War II and they will be able to create a non-fiction text that details all the key information that they have learnt.