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Year 6 Read “Carrie’s War”

Posted on: 15 Sep 2014 by Weston Green School | Category: Key Stage 2, Year 6

This week the children have been exploring the lives of evacuees through their guided read ‘Carrie’s War’ by Nina Bawden.  Following on from in-depth discussions about what life would have been like for an evacuee in World War II, the children used these as foundations for producing their own letter from an evacuee, describing their thoughts and feelings on being sent away from home to a new and alien place.
The children started planning and researching their letter before producing a draft.  Year 6 had to be very careful to ensure that the language used, complemented the tone of the era. In order to give their letters more of an authentic, old look, they stained their blank paper with used teabags (thank you teachers for your help with this!).
The purpose was to not only complement their writing skills but to encourage the children to understand what life was like for someone of their age, at that time. By the end of the sessions, they came to really appreciate what they have as children in the twenty-first century.
At home The Imperial War Museum has reopened and it is well worth spending a whole day visiting, to not only enhance learning of life as an evacuee but to also understand the events that led up to both of the World Wars.
Next Week:  Year 6 will be carrying on with ‘Carrie’s War’ and will be using drama to explore further issues that are raised in the story.

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