Focus of lesson
To teach the children of the role of women in war, in particular the Women’s Land Army.
What jobs were the ladies responsible for?
Why were they needed on the land?
Was life easy or hard?
History Objectives: K1,K2, E1,E2,H1,O1, O2
Using the Activity
Pupils watch footage of the Land Army at work.
Pupils meet the ladies and hear their stories.
They get the opportunity to ask the questions that they devised.
They take notes.
About the Source
There are eight ladies who are prepared to come into school to talk to the children,
obviously depending on how fit they are on the day. If it should not be possible to meet
with the ladies, accounts can be taken from “Wooler at War” and “The Land Girls of
Some pupils will use their notes to write a biography.
Pupils to devise questions to interview a relative on their wartime experiences. To write
up in neat.
Pupils will develop their Speaking, Listening and Responding skills.
Asking questions pertaining to money and pay. Working out what the modern equivalent
Cross curricular Opportunities
Science and Geography- Agricultural techniques, sustainable farming methods can be
considered. Farming methods then and now compared.
Land Girls, footage from “BritishPathe” Website. Camera/video camera/Dictaphone to
make a record of the visit.
Extracts from local newspapers about the Land Army in the Area