Y6 Film The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Dear Parents/ Carers,

Year 6 have been learning about World War 2 from the perspective of children this half term, in our topic ‘A Child’s War’.

To enrich this topic, we have been reading the book ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’. This is a story about a German boy’s experience of moving to Auschwitz, and befriending a prisoner there. We would like to show the children this film, which is classified as a 12A.

The film has been given this rating due to some situations of threat but these are mild, and counterbalanced by the reassuring presence of a parent figure (Bruno’s mother always close at hand). The violence is implied (it is mostly heard or suggested off screen) and lacks any gory detail.

We plan to watch the film in the final week of school; if you have any objections to your child watching this film please inform the school office no later than Monday 12th December.

Thank you in advance,

Year 6 team