World War 2: A Child's Eye View from the Home Front

Block F - Victory

Prepare for the 70th Anniversary of VE day celebrations at the end of World War 2 in Europe by studying the start of the war, the Dunkirk rescue, the Battle of Britain, the D-day landings and finally the end of the war, all from a child’s perspective.

Learn about the significance of the D-Day landings and the events leading up to the end of the war. Write coded messages and make a World War 2 final timeline display. Present all your World War 2 models and make a special exhibition as you recreate VE day street parties with flags, songs and party food.

This Topic is written for Lower Key Stage 2. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives.

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01: The beginning of the end

Learn about the D-Day landings and the beginning of the liberation of Europe; write coded messages; study the map of the English channel and the Normandy beaches.

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02: Surrender and party planning

Learn about the final days of the war and plan a VE day party, including bunting, food and hats.

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03: Victory party!

Re-cap your learning about WW2, begin to understand about the United Nations and host a victory party for your class and visitors.