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Term 2

This term, Year 5 will be learning about World War One. Our key question this term is "The Great War - a war to end all wars?"


On Thursday 9th November 2023, Year 5 will have their World War One workshop delivered by Portals to the Past. During this educational, exciting and moving workshop, the children will be provided with a depth of understanding of the Great War in an impactful, but sensitive and age-appropriate manner. 


Supported by WW1 artefacts and information boards, this workshop will covers topics such as:

  • How did World War I start?
  • “It’ll be over by Christmas”
  • The involvement of the British Empire
  • A war of propaganda
  • Sign up here
  • Life in the trenches
  • Maximum fire power and the dawn of new technology
  • Tactics
  • “The darkest hour before the dawn…”
  • Germany’s eventual surrender.


Towards the end, there will be a minute’s silence to acknowledge and pay tribute to the events and loss of life during the Great War, and the workshop will finish with bayonet practice.



Below is a link to the Year 5 History and Geography Topic Map, if you would like to see the content taught for this term's focus:

Christmas Carol Service - Robin Class - Believe (from The Polar Express)

Christmas Carol Service - Badger Class - Hope Was Born This Night

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