Our topic this term is 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. 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.
After reading some sources of information, we realised that we must take our gas marks with us. We used our knowledge of nets to be able to create the gas mask carrier that we would need to transport this vital object.
As part of our design and technology learning, we designed, made and evaluated Anderson Shelters. We began by researching the structure: its uses, popularity and design features. We continued to make a prototype of our model. We created templates that we improved and used in our final design. We learned how to safely use a hot glue gun. Take a look at our impressive shelters.