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Vale View Primary School

Vale ViewPrimary School

Term 4

Our topic this term is entitled 'World War 2'.

What experiences did children in Dover have during the Second World War? Children will experience events in the order they occurred and then record their own thoughts and feelings in their own secret war-time diary. Children will learn which key countries were involved in World War II (France, Germany, Italy, USA, Japan, Russia and United Kingdom) and that Chamberlain, Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini and Tojo were influential leaders during the war. The children will evaluate the impact of the significant events in our locality, during World War 2, including Operation Dynamo and Pied Piper, The Battle of Britain and The Blitz. Greatest emphasis will be upon how aspects of national history has impacted Dover. Our key skills are using and interpreting primary resources to discuss the past. Children will construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of relevant historical information.


On our return to school, war had been declared! We came to school dressed ready for a momentous occasion. We were told that we were to be evacuated to different counties and were informed of what we could take with us. Some of us were shocked, others pleased and some were worried about our parents and friends. We spent time investigating where we were being evacuated to. We located the counties where we were to be evacuated.