Wednesday, 10 October 2018

WW2 Experience Day - 4th December 2018

Hi again,
Here is some further information about our lovely experience day which is coming up next half term (Tuesday 4th December). It looks really exciting and, having used this company before, I'm sure the children will have a fantastic day. We do need 10 eager parent helpers for the afternoon session please (12.45-3.15) to make the scene setting work well (also dressed in costume if at all possible). If you are able to help please let the office know asap and we will make a list. Thank you in advance :-) The children also need to wear a costume to feel part of the day (hence the advance notice). Some ideas for simple costumes are below. Should you have any concerns about sorting a costume please let us know as soon as possible.

Many thanks
The Year 6 Team

Homefront ’40

Operation Pied Piper

It is October 1940, and the Luftwaffe’s bombing raids have switched from military to civilian targets — the Blitz has begun.
1940sHM Government ordered your school to evacuate last autumn, and the children travelled by train to safety in the countryside as part of Operation Pied Piper. The children live in foster homes and will remain for an indefinite amount of time.
Due to school overcrowding, the children attend class only during the morning (local children attend in the afternoon). During class the children learn about war precautions such as war precautions, old money and rationing. The lessons receive reinforcement in the afternoon when the children visit our village shops, including a dairy, a butcher and a green grocer. How far will their ration books get them?

By the end of the school workshop, the children should have a good understanding of the cause and effect of the evacuations during the Second World War.

To make the most of your children’s day, please help us with the following:

  • Adult helpers: We will need 10 adults to help run the shops in the afternoon.
  • Costumes: Please encourage the children to dress up in simple costumes. It helps them feel the part.

What to Wear

Costumes need not be complicated — we suggest the following “homemade” alternatives:
  • Boys: Collared shirt (with tie, if possible); grey jumper; dark shorts (sports shorts are fine); socks and black or brown shoes (no trainers, if possible)
  • Girls: Collared shirt (with tie, if possible); grey jumper; dark short or pinafore dress; socks and black or brown shoes (no trainers, if possible)