Upper Key Stage 2 WW2 in Europe & the Battle of Britain

Learn about the Second World War in Europe and why the Battle of Britain was such a significant turning point in British History. Learn about the timeline of events such as the outbreak of the war, the Battle of Britain, the heroic rescue at Dunkirk, the Blitz, the D-Day landings, the liberation of the concentration camps and the celebrations of VE Day. Research the lives of the ordinary people who faced the Blitz and coped with rationing and evacuation. Learn about the inspiring stories and achievements of significant people such as Anne Frank and Winston Churchill.

Block A
3 sessions
The Battle of Britain

Understand why World War 2 started, the events leading up to it and the ‘Phoney War’. Discover which countries were involved in the first year of World War 2. Understand German invasion plans and the role aircraft played.

History, Art & Design, DT, Geography
Block B
3 sessions
Churchill and Key Moments of the War

Develop an understanding of who Churchill was and his significance as a leader, using a range of sources. Become curators of a Churchill exhibition!

History, English, Art & Design, Geography
Block C
4 sessions
Home Front

Learn about the home front, rationing, digging for victory, ‘make do and mend’, Dad’s Army, the Land girls and women's role during the war, the Blitz and the experiences of evacuee children.

History, Art & Design, DT
Block D
4 sessions
Anne Frank and The Holocaust

This is a sensitive block about the lives and deaths of Jewish people during World War 2, including prejudice, oppression and the concentration camps. Study the life of the inspirational Anne Frank.

History, English, Art & Design
Block E
3 sessions
VE Day - End of the War in Europe

Research the events leading up to the end of the war. Learn about the D-Day landings, the role of the French Resistance, the surrender of countries, the Battle of Berlin, the death of Hitler and the Paris Peace Treaties of 1947.

History, DT, Geography
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