History KS2: A soldier's daughter

Sarah was a child in Bolton during World War Two.

With family friend Tyler, she remembers the outbreak of the war and the effect that rationing had on family meals.

This short film is from the BBC series, Children of World War Two.

Teacher Notes

This short film could be used to spark a discussion about the impact of war on children.

Pupils could begin by formulating a comparison chart of the life of a child in World War Two and that of a child now.

You could provide prompts on such a chart, like 'food' and 'family'.

This could build up to an empathy activity where pupils write a diary entry as if they were a child during the war.

Curriculum Notes

This short film will be relevant for teaching history.

This topic appears in KS2 in England and Northern Ireland, Foundation Phase and KS2 in Wales and Second Level in Scotland.

More from the series: Children of World War Two

An evacuee's adventure
video
Living through the air raids
video