As part of the whole school project on WW1, Year 2 have focused on three main topics.
A Soldier's Story
The children took part in role play activities to prepare for some writing in role. We also created non-fiction texts about a soldier's uniform. Finally, the children took part in the 'A Soldier's Story' workshop.
100 Years of Remembrance
Our History lessons have focused on Remembrance. The children have learnt about who, why and how we remember when we wear poppies. We learnt about the Cenotaph in London, the Islamic Peace Garden in Woking, the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium and the Hall of Memory in Birmingham. We also went on a trip to visit the Hall of Memory.
The Christmas Truce
In our English lessons, we read and learnt from the book War Game by Michael Foreman. We produced pieces of writing and artwork about the famous 1914 Christmas Truce and football game.