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Britain at War

This project teaches children about the causes, events and consequences of the First and Second World Wars, the influence of new inventions on warfare, how life in Great Britain was affected and the legacy of the wars in the post-war period.

During the topic, we will be trying to answer our big question:

What impact does war have on the World?

Week 3

In the 3rd week of Britain at War, we have looked at a timeline of the First World War and looked at some of the key battles and events of it. The children had to order some timeline cards and research some of the missing information. 

The children have also done an assessed piece of writing in the form of an autobiography as if they had been a soldier in World War One. 

Week 2

The second week of Britain at War has seen the children looking at what life was like in the trenches of World War 1. They watched videos, examined a letter and looked at some photographs. The children also looked at features of propaganda posters and created their own based on an aspect of the war. The children also found out about some of the weapons used in the Great War and what impact they had. 

Remembrance Service

Week 1

The first week of our new topic saw the children have a Poppy and Poetry ‘zoom’ workshop. This was run by West End Productions and Spilsby Primary School also had their own zoom call. The workshop talked the children through The First World War through poetry and drama. 
During the week, the children have learnt about the cause and start of the First World War and have started to answer our big question ‘What impact does war have on the world?’

In art, the children did some silhouette art - with images of soldiers, poppies, planes and buildings. 

In R.E, the children were set an 'Escape Room' in the classroom. The children were given riddles, maths problems and a jigsaw puzzle to solve in order to find crack a combination lock and open a locked door. This was to link with out Bandi Chhor Divas. This was to celebrate Guru Hargobind who released 52 Hindu princes from Gwalior Fort in 1619.

Knowledge Organiser

Britain at War Curriculum Overview

Autumn Term 2 Year 5/6 Spelling List