'We Journey With Jesus Beside Us'

Spring Topic - World War 2

In this topic we will learn about the Second World War in Europe and why the Battle of Britain was such a significant turning point in British History.

We will learn about the timeline of events such as the outbreak of the war, the Battle of Britain, the heroic rescue at Dunkirk, the Blitz, the D-Day landings, the liberation of the concentration camps and the celebrations of VE Day. We will research the lives of the ordinary people who faced the Blitz and had to deal with rationing and evacuation as well as learn about the inspiring stories and achievements of significant people such as Anne Frank and Winston Churchill.

Seeing as this is a very inspiring topic we will have a number of different writing outcomes such as a diary extract in the style of Anne Frank, a non-chronological report, a letter from an evacuee, recipes made with rationed food, a script for a radio broadcast and an interview for somebody who lived through the war. We will also be doing some more writing through our Science topic, ‘Animals including humans’ and our RE topic, ‘The Church Community: Mission’. 

We are lucky enough to be going on three amazing trips with our WW2 topic. We will be going to the Imperial War Museum, the Stockport Air raid Shelters and The John Rylands Library for a Manchester Mapping session.

 

Some useful vocabulary will be:

 

air raid

Allies

Axis Powers

Blackout

Blitz

Civilians

D-Day

Evacuee

Forces

Holocaust

Adolf Hitler

Invade

Liberate

Jews

Occupy

Nazi

Rationing

Refugee

Siren

Propaganda

 

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