Children will explore fiction, non-fiction, and poetry throughout the theme of World War II. They will read and discuss Carrie’s War, explore how the author uses historical details to place the book in time and debate the right and wrongs of Carrie’s actions. They will research the Blitz and evacuations, writing an information poster for children. They will investigate first-hand accounts of evacuation and read parts of The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.
Children will explore animals including humans. They will identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood, recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way the body functions and describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans.