Autumn Term 1 – A Child’s War

To help understand life in the war, we visited Bewdley Museum where children had the opportunity to see World War Two artefacts, meet a gentleman who was an evacuee and sit inside an Anderson Shelter.  During the afternoon, everyone got to play with 1940s playground toys and have a go at making a rag rug.

War time posters and gas masks
Making timelines

English

In English, we read ‘The Lion and the Unicorn’ and learnt about life as an evacuee.  Our writing included writing diary entries, describing settings and using speech marks. Our second book was ‘Rose Blanche’. Through reading this story, pupils gained an understanding of what life was like for a child in Germany. The powerful pictures within the books were an engaging tool to help pupils understand the thoughts and feelings of different characters. 

Maths

Our Maths focused on place value and the addition and subtraction of 4 digit numbers.  Everyone is getting very good at exchanging both with and without using equipment.

Speech and Language

In Speech and Language sessions, we developed our shape coding skills to help plan sentences. Our ‘Word Aware’ sessions focused in developing our vocabulary and focusing on topic-based words such as ‘invade, shelter and propaganda.’