Learning By Topic KS2 & KS3 : World War 2 and English

Theme/Spelling words: rationing, Allies, submarine, sergeant, evacuee, combatant, conflict, invasion, liberation, political 

List spellings in alphabetical order; write synonyms and antonyms for words (where appropriate); create a crossword puzzle for your theme words; write your theme words in sentences or use all of them in a short story, Include some effective language features e.g. similes, metaphors, alliteration and personification.

Imagine you are a child evacuee during WWII, write a diary entry about the day you left your parents behind in London. Having never before left London you have travelled to the country and just met the family you will be staying with who are complete strangers to you. Top Tip: Reading Goodnight Mister Tom and Carrie’s War will help your understanding of what life was like for child evacuees. (Genre of writing: Literary Recount)

List 10 questions you would ask Winston Churchill if you got the opportunity.  Answer the questions as best you can from watching/reading old speeches and interviews. Now voice/record or film the interview – getting a family member to be one of the voices OR changing the tone of your voice. (Cross Curricular:  Drama, Script writing)

Research what rations were issued during WWII, from the list of food come up with something that you could cook for dinner (your options will be quite limited!) Write a set of instructions for your recipe.

The war was obviously very, very strenuous to the soldiers on the front line but what do you think life was like for the women and children back at home? (Genre of writing: Discussion)

Imagine you are a soldier and write a letter home to your family, describing what life at war is like. Remember to describe the emotions the soldiers would have experienced. (Genre of writing: Recount and Description)

Write a poem in sonnet format that commemorates soldiers who fought and died for our freedom.