Our first topic in Year 6 will be.......
The Sun sets on the battlefields of France and solitary bugle sounds the Last Post.
Known as 'the war to end all wars' the First World War was a conflict that had a devastating effect on millions of people across the world.
What started this global tragedy? What was life like for families on the home front as they waited for news of loved ones who were 'missing in action'? How did the soldiers endure the terrible conditions in the trenches? How was a fragile peace finally achieved?
In the Fallen Fields project, you will learn all about World War One and the impact it has had on Britain today.
We will delve into the causes of the First World War, who was involved and how it all came about. You will use and develop your research skills to find out which countries were the Central Powers, which were the Allied Powers and which were neutral. You will also study wartime propaganda and reflect on the significance of poppies. Throughout the topic, you will order significant events and decide who were the most influential figures of the First World War. After researching devastating battles, you will write short stories from the viewpoints of a British soldiers. We will spend some time reading wartime poetry and examine artwork to pick out evocative imagery and thought-provoking themes.