Today we imagined being one of the children in London during the war.
We imagined what it would feel like to have to go and stay with another family in the country. We discovered that the children often had a tag with their name, age and address on it pinned to their coat. They boarded a train that took them to the countryside where they met a new family who took care of them.
The children were called evacuees. This meant they had been evacuated from London to keep them safe and away from the war.
It was very hard for the children and their parents but it was the best way to keep the children safe.
We listened to some clips of the letters the children wrote home to their families and then we had a turn at writing our own letter.
We also watched a small segment of Goodnight Mr Tom - this is a very sad and happy (in the end) movie about wartime. We watched a small snippet of the movie that showed the children getting onto the train and being delivered to their new homes.
One clip we listened to was of a man who had been evacuated as a child.
We used teabags to stain some paper that we will use to create a postcard. We wrote letters home and then added a special ANZAC stamp.
Tomorrow we will publish our letters onto the postcards.