World War 2 – Y5 Dramatic conventions

In this unit, the children explore the issues around evacuation during the second world war.  They use radio broadcasts, newsreels and images from the time to identify the emotional impact created on the audience and how it has been created.  In groups, they write and perform their own scripted radio broadcast.  Resources for the unit are available from various web sources;

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/world_war2/evacuation/

Learning objectives

Air raid siren sound effects can be found on;

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schoolradio/subjects/history/ww2clips/sounds/air_raid_montage

Learning objectives

Teaching sequence

Playscript and dialogue text type information

For children unfamiliar with play layout, the playscript Bombs and Blackberries by Julia Donaldson is a useful text for Guided or whole class reading.

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