As part of our World War 2 topic, the Year 6 children experienced what it might have felt like to be an evacuee in 1940. Last Friday, we visited the station, where the children reflected on how they would have felt if they had been travelling away from their homes to be evacuated, leaving their families behind. In addition to this, we visited some places of relevance in the village to find out more about the roles that they had played in World War 2.
On our return to school, we were fortunate to have the opportunity to hear about some of the children’s fascinating family histories and involvement in World War 2. The children loved looking at photographs and artefacts and listening to first-hand accounts from relatives. A huge thank you to Ivan and Ella’s families for providing us with this invaluable opportunity to enrich the children’s learning, and to all the helpers who kindly gave up their morning to accompany us on our walk.