Remembering World War Two

Date: 9th January 2023

By: Mr Slattery

Category: British Values, Creativity, Dance, Design, History, Hope, Love, Music, Performance, Reflection, Spirituality, Teamwork, Worship, Year 6

Well, haven’t we been busy!

In November, Year 6 performed a stunning worship dedicated to all of those who lost their lives in World War Two.  The children were absolutely fantastic and really drove home the message of remembrance.  In it, we looked at war from a child’s perspective; from learning of the war, to leaving parents as evacuees and hearing air raide sirens in school . The purpose of this was to give the whole school an idea of what it would have been like to live through the two World Wars, from the eyes of children their own age.   We were all so proud of our Year Sixes and felt it was a poignant tribute to those who have lost their lives through war.

Following on from this, we had a wonderful World War Two day in Year 6.  We were fully immersed into the daily lives of people from the 1940s.  Within this, we learned about rationing, how to cook wartime recipes, how to sew a button and run a stitch (some even managed a cross stitch!), how to decifer codes and how Morse Code was used as a tool of communication.  We all had a wonderful day, learning skills that we will be able to use for the rest of our lives.  At the end of the day, we gathered in the hall to learn the Lindy Hop dance and even toast Victory in Europe with a biscuit and squash!

All of this has provided us with a real insight into life in World War Two.  We will remember them.


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