Our text: Letters from the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll
This narrative, which follows the life of 10 year old Olive, is our chosen text because it is crafted in such a way that is shows our learners what life was like for children in the war. Subtle details are dropped in to the narrative which adds much context to our history learning. From the descriptions of rationing, the movies at the ‘flicks’ to Olive’s experiences of evacuation, the author does such a good job of elaborating on the facts Y6 learn in history. To add to this, Emma Carroll’s characterisation is so strong that our Y6 children can really relate to her characters – this enhances their understanding of the life of evacuees and we build a strong link to our main character. This book has everything we need to support our own amazing writing.
History Knowledge Organiser