We’ll meet again… Evacuee Day in Year 6

 

Parents and pupils learnt side by side this week as they experienced what it would have been like to live during World War II as a child in London. Our topic enrichment day started with lesson of why WWII started and how so many children were evacuated from their homes for their safety. Our children dressed up and imagined living through the war as a child, saying goodbye to parents and having their lives changed forever. The day started by listening to the 1939 radio announcement made by PM Neville Chamberlain, writing a diary to record their first reactions and preparing to be evacuated to the countryside. It was a poignant and powerful way to start the term’s cross-curricular topic. Year 6 will be studying several fiction and non-fiction texts relating to WWII this term including Friend or Foe by Michael Purpurgo.