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Term 2

Our Topic this term is entitled 'Remembrance'.

When was World War One and how has this impacted life today? How and why is it remembered? World War One started 1914 and ended in 1918. The Allies (Britain, France, Russia, Italy and the United States of America) fought against the Central Powers (Germany, Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria, and the Ottoman Empire). Fighting in World War One caused mass loss of life and events within this time, including The Battle of the Somme, left a devastating impact. Soldiers and animals gave their lives for their countries. War Horses were transported into the country for the purpose of war but was this morally justifiable and does everyone share the same opinion on this?  Today, we commemorate the loss of life through remembrance services and through the symbol of the poppy. But what were the long-lasting effects of World War One and how did this lead to the Second World War?


Year 6 have started their learning on WW1 with their Lift Off Day. We've learned the significance of the poppy and their different colours. We've made wreaths in pairs, we've made clay poppies and we've collaborated to make a giant poppy using different media such as watercolours, felt tips and paints.

Last week, year 4, 5 and 6 were treated to a musical performance by a trombone group called the Old bones. The children listened to different types of music and were asked questions about them after.