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Spring 2 and Summer 1 - World War 2

Spring 2 and Summer 1 – World War Two

We will be discovering how the people of Brighton and Hove were affected by the Second World War by exploring concepts such as: rationing, bombing, evacuations and adjustments to home life. We will visit our very own Air raid shelters and have talks from local evacuees and build Anderson shelters in DT. 

As writers we will be looking at the book ‘Friend or Foe’ by Michael Murporgo.  This book focuses on evacuation.  We will be letter writing, creating a radio broadcast, looking at persuasive writing and debating morals within the story.

After Easter our book focus is ‘Number the Stars’ by Lois Lowry. This book looks at the war in Denmark from the perspective of a young Danish girl and her Jewish friend.  We will be writing, newspaper reports, diary entries, a cine broadcast and a narrative resistance story.

During the Brighton Festival in May, Year 5 will display examples of their writing and artwork at Take Shelter for members of the public to enjoy. 

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