We will begin to learn about World War II – how and
why it began – focussing on key figures and dates
that shaped this period of worldwide conflict. We will,
of course, be using high level texts such as My war Diary, Anne Frank’s Diary and The boy in Striped Pyjamas to look at how war was experienced through the eyes of children. As a class we will gain insite into the attrocities of the presecution under the Nazi regime led by Adolf Hitler.
This half term, Year 6 will be starting our World War studies with our new topic, ‘Behind the Bombs’.
We will delve into the gruesome, harrowing life of soldiers in the trenches during 1914 – 1918 in WW1. During Remembrance Week we will read some of the famous war poetry from poets such as Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon – exploring personification, metaphor, onomatopoeia and juxtaposition.
We will continue to investigate life in Britain during war time with some learning about rationing, evacuation and the Blitz. To support this, we will visit Coventry (Transport Museum, Herbert Art Gallery and the Cathedral) which was heavily bombed during the war. This local study is an extremely important part of the children’s education as they understand how our country was formed today.