KS2 history Second World War outstanding lessons
Inexplicably axed by Gove from the 2014 curriculum, my advice is to carry on teaching highly successful unit Life in Britain since the 30s focusing on the social aspects of World War two in general and the Home Front in particular. You can shave time from other units to make room for this because you know it works so well and leads to great learning. At KS2 it is often the case that great learning trumps curriculum compliance.
I am less convinced about looking at the post-Second World War war decades, except in the context of immigration which would make a great long-term thematic study showing how different settlers have come to these shores since roman times, enriching our lives as if streams pouring oxygen into the lake of Britishness.
- pupils learn to ask...