This half term, the children have enjoyed reading Goodnight Mr Tom as part of our topic ‘A Child’s War.’ This will form the basis for our World Book Day theme. The children can dress up as evacuees, billeting officers, members of the war effort or nurses/doctors from WW2.
In addition, the children have enjoyed learning about rationing, propaganda, air-raids and survival during the war. The children have also used their Literacy lessons to write balanced arguments about evacuation, diaries as characters from the war and learned about Anne Frank – a pivotal figure in history.
I hope the children look forward to our new topic, ‘Darwin’s Delights’ for Spring 2. We have started to cover this already during Science lessons but we will delve deeper into the importance of evolution!