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Growing Up in the Second World War

The Second World War was a time of major upheaval for children in Britai with over a million evacuated from towns and cities. Here are 11 ways children were affected by the Second World War.

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7-11 year olds
Listen and Play The Little Red Hen

A BBC EYFS resource with songs, rhymes and listening games to join in with and the story of The Little Red Hen. It has teachers' notes and a download option.

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3-5 year olds
How the Sun and UV Cause Cancer

Find out how to protect your skin in the sun. There is an animation showing you what happens to your skin when it is burnt in the sun.

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5-11 year olds
The Women's Land Army in Pictures

Images which show jobs women were employed in a wide range of roles during the First World War.

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8-14 year olds
The Middle Ages

Find out about the worlds of Thomas Becket, Women in Medieval history and more by examining sources such as manuscripts, charters, chronicles, maps and other sources in the British Library.

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11-16 year olds
Get Gas Safe

Get Gas Safe is an education programme for UK children aged 9 to 11 created by Gas Safe Charity. It aims to help teachers deliver key gas safety messages to children and their families. Registration necessary to access free resources.

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9-11 year olds
The Snowman

A magical, animated story about a snowman that comes alive.

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3-7 year olds
Ordering Numbers

A game where you need to order numbers against the clock. Be quick or the bandit will get you. Take care to read the questions carefully. You can play the game without the recording sheet which has imperial measures.

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5-7 year olds
The Victorians

A comprehensive radio broadcasts about the Victorians from the BBC which includes information on the lives of Victorian children, the railways, key events and key people from the era.

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7-11 year olds
Drama

There are practical ideas for a variety of activities such as acting, improvisation, mime and dance. The site includes video teaching demonstrations. A Northern Ireland site but the activities would work well anywhere.

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3-14 year olds
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