Year 6 and Year 11 Collaborate on History

Over the past two weeks, Mr. Wheatley and his Y11 History students joined Y6 for two sessions linked to our Term 2 topic on World War II.

Each session consisted of a carousel of 5 activities, led by a pair of Y11s.  They focused on a range of topics that included:

  • An introduction to WWII
  • The Nazi & Soviet Pact
  • Appeasement of Hitler
  • Chamberlain’s declaration of war
  • Anschluss – the annexation of Austria into Nazi Germany
  • The Treaty of Versailles
  • Auschwitz
  • The Holocaust
  • Ghettos 

 Y6 enjoyed learning new information from their older peers and were clearly taken in by their reflections about the recent Y11 trip to Poland and Germany.

 Gabriella from Y11 said 

 “For the past two weeks, every Wednesday my classmates and I have been going over into Primary and talking about WW2 and specifically Nazi Germany. I enjoyed this experience as, in my opinion, it is extremely important to talk about these things to the younger generations, so that history doesn’t repeat itself. It was gratifying to be able to share the stories and experiences we encountered during our visit to Germany and Poland as part of a History trip. The Year 6 class was a joy to be with and to talk to as they were eager to learn and listen to our stories. It was a huge delight to teach them and I hope to do it again soon!”