Year 6 experience World War II
Dressed as evacuees, children discovered the impact of rationing during World War II and how people adapted to deal with reduced product availability. Children discussed and compared a wartime menu with a modern-day menu before cooking two war time meals. Children used scales and measuring jugs to accurately measure different weights of food and volumes of liquid. They used mathematical vocabulary to discusssize, weight, capacity and volume. Everyone very much enjoyed their trench stew and cheese and potato balls.
We also visited the allotment to create a ‘Dig for Victory’ garden. We planted cauliflower, rocket and cabbage. We examined why men and women across the country were encouraged to grow their own food in times of harsh rationing.