Worksheets and resources to support teaching and learning about World War 2 in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.


 This CD includes a 5 minute air raid on London - great for use in the classroom!

World War 2

This section contains free worksheets, flashcards, online activities and other educational resources to support teaching and learning about World War II in Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Some may be useful when delivering QCA Scheme of Work for History Unit 9: What was it like for children in the 2nd World War?   

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Second World War Worksheets and Resources
Resource Name Type Resource Name Type
Unit 9: What was it like for children in the Second World War. QCA         
World War II Links

BBC: Children of World War II  -  Child-friendly information, lesson plans and worksheets from the BBC.
Caring on the Home Front
  -  A website from The British Red Cross and St. John Ambulance containing a wealth of  resources for teaching what life was like during war time. Lesson plans and project ideas are available for download from the website for teachers to run classroom activities for children aged 7-14.
World War II in the East Midlands
  -  Lesson suggestions and support files including a letter from an evacuee.
Primary Resources: World War II  -  A selection of resources to help children learn about World War 2. Most are in PDF or Word format.

Please contact us with useful links or if any of the above links are broken.

Selected World War 2 Book

Big Tom

Authors:  Jean Ure

Synopsis:  Life in London during the second world war, as seen through the eyes of a lively nine-year-old boy. Neville Chamberlain has just made the announcement: Great Britain and Germany are at war. Mum worries about Derek in the army; Dad's thinking about the Andersen shelter he's just built in the garden; Elaine is thinking about boys and stockings and her job at the factory. Jenny, aged eleven is worrying about the animals. But Bobbie -- aged nine, has never been so excited in his life. He thinks the war is the most fantastic game. His only worry is that it will end before he is old enough to join up -- he wants to see the planes -- He knows the names of all of them; he wants to catch a German spy; he wants to be kept in the Andersen shelter over night. It's only when his beloved Big Tom, a cat, is missing believed dead, that Bobbie realises the truth about war. A wonderful picture of childhood and a sensitive portrayal of family loyalties in times of crisis. Excitement, terror, misery and humour -- the poignancy of Goodnight Mr Tom plus the humour of Hope and Glory in this beautifully crafted young novel.

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 Last updated:  12th April 2006


First School Years - World War II