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A Child's War

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We kicked off 'A Child's War' with a really fantastic Engage Day - we were evacuees!

 

Everyone in Year 6 went into the hall to find out where they would be evacuated to. Many of us were split up from our friends to help us understand what it would have been like for real evacuees to be unsure about where they were going and who with.

 

We were evacuated to many different parts of the world - some of us only went as far as Bedford, while others ended up in Canada! It was really interesting to research what life was like for children arriving in these new places.

 

Did you know that a child from London at the time of the war had probably never seen a cow before? This was really exciting for them when they arrived in places like Wales and Cornwall to work on farms!

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In English, all our writing focused on the book 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas' by John Boyne.

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Despite the mature and often upsetting nature of the story, we all really enjoyed uncovering the truth about what happened at Out-With and reading the story has helped to make us all aware of the atrocities of the Second World War. 

 

We produced some of our very best writing to date based on the idea of 'Innocence or Ignorance?' - Miss Archer was very proud of how hard we all worked and the quality of our stories was brilliant!

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We rounded off this interesting and though-provoking topic by researched and designing our own Anderson shelters. We all really enjoyed the challenge of building a successful model shelter and came up with some excellent design ideas. 

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