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Year 6

Year 6 Staff

Teachers: Mrs Green (Monday -Wednesday) & Mrs Valentine (Thursday - Friday)

Teaching Assistants: Miss Lindley & Mrs Roxby

 

 

Welcome to our Year 6 class page!

a childs war.mp4

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Welcome to our learning journey, as we step back in time 80 years ago, where we will find out what life was like for a child growing up during World War II.

WWII was a battle between two groups of countries - the Allied powers and the Axis powers. The major Allied powers were Britain, France Russia, China and the US. The major Axis powers were Germany, Italy and Japan.

Together with the Nazi Party, Hitler wanted Germany to rule Europe. To gain more land and power, on 1st September 1939, German troops invaded Poland. Adolf Hitler refused to stop the invasion. Britain and France declared war on Germany - WWII had begun.

 

Have a look at this video from BBC Bitesize about how WWII started. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-the-outbreak-of-world-war-2/z7d847h

 

Campaigns and Posters

The war meant that food and many things were limited. Posters were created stressing the need to stop waste and unnecessary consumption, for the recycling of scarce materials, and for boosting food production from gardens and allotments. These posters were called propaganda and were an integral part of encouraging people to support the war effort. Posters and slogans were put up to remind people for the need to get involved or save whatever they could.

Have a look at some more of the posters and the catchy slogans here  http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/war/campaigns.htm#:~:text=The%20war%20meant%20that%20many,production%20from%20gardens%20and%20allotments.&text=Posters%20and%20slogans%20were%20put,save%20what%20ever%20they%20could.

Have a go at designing your own propaganda poster to support the war effort. Make sure you share it with us on Class Dojo!

 

 

Rationing

In January 1940, the British government introduced food rationing. The scheme was designed to ensure fair shares for all at a time of national shortage. The Ministry of Food was responsible for overseeing rationing. Every man, woman and child was given a ration book with coupons.

Basic foodstuffs such as sugar, meat, fats, bacon and cheese were directly rationed by an allowance of coupons. 

As shortages increased, long queues became commonplace. It was common for someone to reach the front of a long queue, only to find out that the item they had been waiting for had just run out.

Have a go at making something using a  wartime recipe. Here are a few examples:-

Wartime Loaf - https://the1940sexperiment.com/2009/08/08/return-to-the-1940s-wartime-loaf/ 

Wartime Ration Scones - https://www.lavenderandlovage.com/2020/03/wartime-high-tea-recipes.html

Wartime Carrot Cake - https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/croome/recipes/wartime-carrot-cake

Don't forget to show us your wartime baking efforts on Class Dojo!

 

Recommended Reading List UKS2

Helping your child at home:

Below is a list of useful websites that will help you learn at home.

    Practice your Y5/6 spellings here

 

                                                                              

   Challenge yourselves with mental maths here!

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