Meriden C of E Primary School, Fillongley Road, Meriden CV7 7LW  

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Headteacher: Mrs Lucy Winkler

Meriden C of E Primary School

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Moving on we will begin to learn about World War II – how and why it began – and focussing on key figure and dates that shaped this period of worldwide conflict. We will, of course, be using high level texts such as ‘My war Diary’ and Anne Frank’s Diary to look at how war was experienced through the eyes of children.

We will 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 - we should have a brilliant day – keep a look out on Twitter for pictures!

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Behind the Bombs

Welcome back to a busy term in Year 6!

This half term, Year 6 will be venturing ‘Behind the Bombs’ in our study of both World War I and World War II.

We have begun with a look into the gruesome, harrowing life of soldiers in the trenches during 1914 – 1918. In Remembrance Week we have read some of the famous war poetry from poets such as Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon – exploring personification, metaphor, onomatopoeia and juxtaposition -  and used these to pen our own verses.