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Autumn Term 2

In the trenches


This half term, we will be focusing our work around World War 1.  There will be many exciting opportunities to develop a deep understanding of life in Britain around the time of the Great War. We will be writing letters home to loved ones, reading poems written by soldiers, recording radio broadcasts to share news and experience what it was like to wear the uniforms from the British Army.


As part of our learning, we will be visiting Fulwood Barracks to learn about the rules soldiers had to follow before heading off for war and life as a soldier.

As part of our annual, charitable efforts, we will be working with the Royal British Legion to sell poppies throughout the school to raise money to help the families of injured soldiers.

Year 6 visit toFulwood Barracks

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As part of our learning in Literacy and history, we have been learning about WW1 to coincide with Armistice Day in November.

To experience what it would have been like for people to ‘join up’, we have been to Fulwood Barracks, where we were taught to march and stand to attention by official army soldiers.

We have used this experience to develop our writing skills when we wrote a story about going to war and the Christmas truce.

We have also developed our understanding of imagery through water colour and reading poems written during WW1.

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