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Living Paintings

World War 2

Suitable for: 7-11 years (Key stage 2), Teachers

Sponsored by: The Marit and Hans Rausing Charitable Foundation; ; Marchday Charitable Trust

Available braille grades:

This educational resource is designed to support History, Key Stage 2, on the National Curriculum. With the added element of traveling back in time and meeting various people, the atmospheric experience of this resource will no doubt interest and inspire readers. Children tell us about their experiences in World War 2 – their homes, what they had to eat, being evacuated and wearing a gas masks. And adults reminisce about Winston Churchill, the soldiers, the home-front and the war machines. Lastly we learn about Anne Frank, a Jewish girl who wrote a diary about her life in occupied Holland. This educational resource may support other subjects across the National Curriculum and is great for home-schooling, homework-help, project work and independent learning.

Listen to an audio clip

The teacher pinned a label on each of us which had our names on. We then picked up our little suitcases which had a change of clothes, night shirt, socks, toothbrush and hankies in them. Next we were taken to a big railway station. At first I thought it was a bit of an adventure but my Mummy was trying not to cry. (Short Pause) On the train we had a biscuit and a drink. Our teacher, Miss Reynolds, looked so worried I wondered what was going to happen. We stopped at a funny little station with green fields all round. We had to walk in a "crocodile", that means in a line, two by two. We came to a village hall like our school hall and had to stand in a line. I started to cry. People walked past us, looking at us, before choosing who they would take home with them.

What's inside

  • A collection of raised tactile pictures.
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • An A4 large print colour image pack.
  • Guidance notes for parents and teachers to help you make the most of using this book.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

Touch to see image list

Winston Churchill
Child wearing a gas mask
Evacuees with suitcase
Anderson shelter, stirrup pump, sand bucket and wheelbarrow with vegetables
Kitchen with radio, candles, window with blackout curtain, rations on kitchen table, fire place with kettle
Home Guard and Land Girl
Lancaster Bomber
Sherman Tank
Parachute Jeep
RAF Pilot and German Infantry Soldier
The Bismarck and Biber Submarine
Anne Frank writing at her desk

What our members say

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Wirkd War 2 My child enjoyed going through the packs very much. He loves planes, in particular spitfires, and this was very interesting for him. Janine
Very relevant to lessons and curriculum My pupil really enjoyed accessing this pack and asked to use it independently at various times. Library Member
Perfect Perfect with what were doing as a class. Especially enjoyed the sections on the land girls and bunker pictures together with the amazing music. Used as part of class display. Rose
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