World War 2 for kids learning in KS2 at Primary School. Homework help on the history of World War 2, the Blitz, Evacuations and D-Day.
World War 2 started on 1st September 1939 and ended on 2nd September 1945, lasting 6 years. it was fought in Europe, Russia, North Africa and in Asia. 60 million people died in World War 2.
BBC Primary History – World War 2
This website covers everything you want to know about World War 2 from air raids, the blitz to children at war and evacuations.
Childrens British History – World War II
Find out why the war started, the leaders, the Battle of Britain and D-Day.
Primary Homework help – World War 2
Facts about World War 2 include the Blackout, the Blitz, air raid sirens, evacuations and much more.
The School Run – World War 2
Homework help on World War 2. Find out what it was, 10 top facts, view the gallery and find out things you really didn’t know about the war.
Horrible Histories – Woeful Second World War
History learning site – World War 2
Loads of facts and information on World War 2. Learn about what the children went through .
BBC History – World War Two The causes, events and people of the most destructive war in history.
Imperial War Museum Visit the Imperial War Museums in London, Manchester or in Cambridgeshire for a close up view of war life.
CBBC – D-Day The D-Day landing in 1944, during WWII, was the biggest invasion by sea in history. Find out more about what happened and why it was important.Remembrance Day
CBBC – What is remembrance day? The second Sunday of November is Remembrance Sunday, but what does it all mean and what are you meant to do?
British Legion – Remembrance Day The First World War officially ended on the eleventh hour on the eleventh day on the eleventh month, 1918 – Armistice Day. This is Remembrance Day.
World War 1 and Remembrance Day Homework help on World War 1 and Remembrance Day. Find out what it was, 10 top facts, view the gallery and find out things you really didn’t know about the war.
Poppies and Remembrance Why poppies have become a symbol of remembrance.
Remembrance Day at Activity Village Get involved and understand what Remembrance Day is all about with our collection of Poppy Day colouring pages, classroom printables, crafts and activities.
Poems for Remembrance Day Poems that are used for Remembrance Day.Shop for World War 2
Miss Robinson and Mr Carson
Welcome back to a new term and a new year!
2016 is going to be a blast.
The year starts with Year 4 developing and consolidating the written methods for subtraction and addition as well as multiplication and division. Division will be a particularly important area of study but with all the hard work that both classes have put in towards learning their times tables should not prove too difficult to master.
Throughout the year, we will revisit and hopefully extend our knowledge of these important skills.
We will also be revisiting fractions where we will focus on equivalent fraction before extending the work into decimals.
Acute right and obtuse should be terms you become familiar with, if you are not already, when we continue to develop our understanding and knowledge of shape.
We will start the school year with a real focus on spelling. In the second half of the term our focus will be a book called Christophe's Story. The book will be used as a starting point for the children's work on writing recounts.
The children will enjoy a range of poems in the unit 'Creating Images' and discuss and explore their uses of figurative language. They learn and revise metaphor, simile and personification and then identify the features of free verse, haiku and performance poetry. Finally they draft and write their own poems using ones from the unit as models.
In science, we will be learning how to group animals and plants to classify them. We will then be investigating sound!
Humanities (Geography, History, RE, PSHE)
We will be completing our history focus as we look at World War 2. We have already looked at when and why it happened, who took part and what the impact was on those left at home (evacuation, rationing). We will also look at the Blitz and how we remember WW2 and other wars. Although this is may appear to be a history theme, there will be a strong geography element as we look at the countries that took part in the war. In the new year we will look at post-war Europe and how it has changed.
In R.E. we will complete a week long project on Judaism (including visiting a local synagogue), which ties in well with some of the books we have been studying (Rose Blanche, The Lion and the Unicorn, The Diary of Anne Frank).
Arts (Art and Design Technology)
Both art and design technology will be linked closely with our World war 2 study. We have already made model gas masks. We will be researching and designing our own propaganda posters and model Anderson shelters. As part of our Remembrance work we will making a poppy wreath to layat the cenotaph in Victoria Park, as well as making clay poppies inspired by the artwork which appeared at The Tower of London in 2014.
Closer to Christmas we will be making a variety of pop-up cards in our Art and Design lessons.
Both classes will continue to learn guitar on a weekly basis. We will also be learning lots of new songs for our Christmas performances.
We will complete a unit called 'We are Music Makers' which links nicely with our science unit. We will be looking how to sequence sounds and how ICT can be used to make music.
We have PE twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays.
In Indoor P.E. we will first undertake some gymnastics floor work before starting a dance unit in which we explore expression, presence and improvisation skills.
For Outdoor P.E. both classes will have a go at 'Try Golf' activities. In the second half of the term we will be participating in some team sports.
As the weather turns colder, please ensure Children have the correct P.E. kit in school (both for indoor and outdoor P.E.) and that they leave it in school for the entire half term.
Children will be given homework for both Literacy and Maths every Monday, to be returned to school, on the following Thursday. As we are trying to improve spelling across the school the children may also have spellings to learn.
On-going homework, for all children, will be reading every night and learning their times tables.
Some children may be given additional homework to support and consolidate their learning. Your support with all homework is greatly appreciated.
We have lots of educational visits planned this term. We will be visiting the cinema to watch Finding Dory for P.S.H.E. and paying our respects for Remembrance Day at the cenotaph in Victoria Park. We will hopefully have the opportunity to visit a local sosque to support our work in R.E. As always we will be visiting Ditton Library once each term, so please remind children to keep returning their books so that they can benefit from these visits.
Monday - Homework sent out.
Monday / Wednesday - P.E.
Tuesday - Guitar
Thursday- Homework returned