Cowley Hill Primary School

Learning for tomorrow everyday

Winstre Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 5DP

020 8953 2218

Year 6

Year 6 have honed their writing while learning about the second world war and the tragic events of the Holocaust. Through our topic book 'The children of Willesden Lane', the children have envisioned themselves in the footsteps of child refugees from that era, their passage on the Kindertransport system, and finally to safety in the UK.
This topic, which proved both moving and fascinating for many children, then culminated in a trip to London to see a musical dramatization of the novel as well as meeting Harry Bibring, a former child refugee from Austria during this period. This topic lent itself to a wide-range of texts including fictional stories, letters, reviews, newspaper reports, diaries, persuasive speeches, biographies and other writing associated with this period, which the children then used as inspiration for their own hard-work!