World War Two Week

As part of our history learning, the school was involved in a commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the WW2 D-Day landings.

1940’s clothing was displayed in the school library, and guests were invited to speak about their wartime experiences.  Year 6 pupils helped other children across the school learn about the sacrifices made by so many in 1944, and also taught the whole school a 1940’s-style dance which was performed on the school field in front of parents on 20th June.  Residents from our neighbours in Highclere House were invited as guests of honour to see the children and staff dressed in 1940’s costume.

A re-creation of an American nursing station, a command post and authentic WW2 vehicles were on display on the school field, and children learnt about the history of WW2 medical provision, communication and transport from members of a WW2 re-enactment team, the 29th Infantry Division US Field Nurses.

 

One Response to World War Two Week

  1. Sarah M July 8, 2014 at 8:54 pm #

    What an interesting week, learning all about WW2. I really enjoyed the WW2 communications tent – especially when the soldier showed his ‘mobile phone’ (a huge old telephone), and his ’email system’ (an old typewriter)! Well done to Mrs Painter, Mrs Thorpe and Mrs Naylor for organising such a fantastic event.

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