Year 6 Staff
Teachers: Mrs Green (Monday -Wednesday) & Mrs Valentine (Thursday - Friday)
Student Teacher: Mrs Stringer
Teaching Assistants: Miss Lindley & Mrs Powell
Welcome to our Year 6 class page!
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!
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 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!
Year 6 Fun Curriculum Games