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Year 6 World War II day - quick, that's the air raid siren!

Year 6 experienced what life would have been like as an evacuee yesterday during our World War Two themed day. The children took part in a variety of activities such as: sewing, medal making, gardening, army drills and an Anderson Shelter air raid practise. The children were able to empathise with how civilians would have felt when they heard the air raid siren sound, particularly if it happened to be at an inconvenient time of the day! 

It was so lovely to see how much effort the children had gone to with their costumes. One child even brought in a genuine WWII gas mask box as part of their outfit. The whole year group were in awe of this authentic artefact as many had gone to the effort of making a replica themselves at home. 

The Year 6 children have been enthusiastic about the history of the war so far and we cannot wait to delve deeper in our historical enquiry as the term develops.

Take a look at our photos to see what we got up to.