Norfolk in WWII

Key Stage One, Two & Three

History
English
Drama
Cross Curricular

This workshop encourages visiting students to take on the persona of children on the brink of evacuation from Bethnal Green, London during WW2.

This interactive 'Evacuees Day' enables children to extend on their WW2 school studies with 'in character' workshops that concentrate on WW2 Home Front Life.

Period characters such as the Billeting Officer, ARP Warden, Observer Corps, WVS and various civilians amongst others add reality to the day and we positively encourage children and visiting staff to choose and remain in 'period character' for the duration to greatly enhancing the experience.

The combination of historical fact and immersive drama fuel the imagination, making this workshop an excellent addition to a WW2 study module.

National Curriculum

KS1 History

  • Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally.
  • Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.
  • KS2 History

  • A study of an aspect or theme in British History that extends pupils chronological knowledge beyond 1066.
  • A local history study.
  • KS3 History

  • Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world, 1901 - present day.
  • At least one study of a significant society or issue in world history and it's inter-connections with other world developments.
  • A local history study.
  • KS1 English (statutory requirements)

  • Listen and respond appropriately to adults and their peers.
  • Listen in discussion, presentations, performances, role play, improvisations and debates.
  • QCA Schemes of work

    History KS1 & 2

    Unit 9
    What was it like for children in the Second World War.

    History KS3

    Unit 18
    Hot War - Cold War. Why did the major twentieth century conflict affect so many people.