Private Francis arrives in your classroom to help with the evacuation. The children need to be ready for what they’re about to experience and know the details about what is happening across the world. He is willing to prepare those of the class who want to find refuge in the British countryside and those who want to fight for King and country.
This is a wholly interactive day of learning which can include:
Soldier endurance drills
Salutes and Etiquette
‘Evacuate to the Country’ geography workshop
‘Tanks and Tactics’
Radio Communication Game
These lead up to our big event. The school is under attack. Create a battle plan using tanks, airplanes and soldiers to defend your land in an exciting game that tests communication and teamwork.
World War II is a huge topic and a crucial part of Britain’s recent history. This programme covers two main themes: evacuees and soldiers. The evacuees are expected to learn about the differences between rural and urban life and the soldiers should be prepared to go through rigorous tests and drills.
The final battle plan is a huge group event which prompts the children to act quickly and intelligently as a team. It allows you as a teacher to identify areas of interest and spark their imaginations for the whole term.