Year 6 gained an insight into what it might have been like for a London family during the first night of the ‘The Blitz’. They entered the classroom with the sounds, smells and fears of the terrifying event. They sought protection inside our Anderson shelter.
We listened to first-hand accounts to enhance our understanding of the event. Over the coming weeks, children will write their own informative newspaper reports about the dramatic events that took place on the first night of the Blitz.
Working in pairs, the children then analysed a newspaper report on ‘The Blitz’ (WAGOLL), annotating their work on larger sugar paper. They were able to evaluate the text, commenting on the purpose, structure and specific language. Children were able to ‘read like a writer’ and explain why the writer choose to use certain layout features and descriptive techniques.