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River Primary School


Fallen Fields is the History topic for term 2 2023

Our key question is, 'What was the true cost of World War One?'




The Sun sets on the battlefields of France and a solitary bugle sounds the Last Post.


This half term, we will start by listening to an audio recording of a soldier leaving for war. What would he have felt and what can we learn about the First World War? Using inspiring illustrations, we will write diary entries from the perspectives of soldiers affected by the war. We will delve into the MAIN causes of the First World War. Our research skills will help us to find out which countries were the Central Powers, which were the Allied Powers and which were neutral. We will order significant events. We will read wartime poetry and examine artwork to pick out evocative imagery and thought-provoking themes. We will reflect on the significance of poppies.