Description of the Y3 & 4 worksheets and activities


What was it like for children in the Second World War?


There are three downloadable worksheets to support different activities around the theme of evacuation. These worksheets are available in Word 7 or PDF format


Name of fileActivitiesExpected outcomes
KS2 Evacuation 1 Leaving LondonLook at photographs on a websitedescribe what happened during evacuation and begin to recognise that it had causes
use sources of information to make simple observations about the war
Find out where London children were evacuated
Find out what was happening in London which forced people to evacuate the children
Find out what some children did when they were evacuated
KS2 Evacuation 2 Barbara and GeorgeRead two accounts by two London children of what it was like to be evacuated during the Second World Wardemonstrate factual knowledge and understanding of the impact of the Second World War on children in particulargive reasons for, and the results of, evacuation
ask questions and answer them using a range of sources and communicate their learning, using specialist terms in ways that show understanding
Find out how London children were evacuated
Find out more reasons why London children were evacuated
Find out what some children did when they were evacuated
KS2 Evacuation 3 Persuading the ParentsWrite captions for two Ministry of Information photographs, trying to persuade parents to send their children out of Londonexplore in greater depth how the war affected children in different ways, and the reasons for these differences understand the complex and varied feelings that people had about evacuation
Write a poster for the Ministry of Information as part of the campaign to persuade parents to send their children out of London
Read the Overview section, looking for more effects of evacuation on the evacuees and their foster communities

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