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Year 6 - Children on the Home Front

Today, was Year 6's WWII Day and an amazing effort had been made by all; the costumes looked fantastic and really helped us to get into character. We have had a busy day exploring what life would have been like for people on the Home Front during WWII. The children spent some time in the School's Anderson Shelter, even during a bombing (sticks and stones). We learnt about VE Day and made some bunting for the celebration, following the Government request of Make Do and Mend. The children then had to take part in their own air raid and take shelter under the tables. 


The day finished with the children performing their very own WWII themed play-in-a-day based on the real life events of ‘Children on the Home Front’. The amazing Ben from the Treehouse Theatre Company helped to bring our WWII topic to life and focused on the role of civilians who contributed to the war effort whilst at home. The children empathised beautifully with a variety of characters and took their roles very seriously. These included: soldiers, evacuees, shopkeepers and land army girls.


We were impressed with how confidently the children delivered their lines too. There are certainly some impressive actors and actresses within the year group.


Take a look at the photos below to see how in awe the children were of their year group performance.