As part of our current history topic, Year 6 took part in a World War Two themed day on Wednesday 22nd June 2022. Our day was enhanced by a visitor who spoke to the children about what life was like during WW2. We started our day with some handwriting making an evacuee name tag which they children wore all day. Our day then consisted of various activities including playground games involving skipping, blitz artwork and a session with our visitor. The children showed great skill when painting and paid careful attention to their colour mixing and blending. The addition of the silhouettes really brought the scene to life. The children enjoyed the skipping games as well as playing cricket. Our visitor played the character of a woman living during WW2 and told us about her husband at war and son who had been evacuated to the countryside. The children really enjoyed listening to her stories, singing war songs and joining in with some historical dance routines.
Some of the children shared their thoughts about the day:
‘I enjoyed the dancing with Mrs Ethel Brown – it was so much fun.’
‘I enjoyed creating the Blitz art. It looked really effective when we stuck the silhouettes on top of the painting.’