Year 5 WW1 Week

To commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the end of World War One, Year 5 will be taking part in a range of related activities this week. 

Today we read a beautiful story called ‘The Best Christmas Present in the World’ by Michael Morpurgo, which tells the story of the 1914 Christmas Day truce. We reflected on the story and how it made us feel.

We then learnt about life in trenches for a soldier and went on to create mini models of trenches from soil, lollipop sticks and other bits and bobs. Everybody enjoyed this task and talked about the features such as periscopes, barbed wire defences and sandbags. 

These tasks are preparing us to write letters in the role of a soldier in the trenches, explaining his experience to his family. We will write these later on in the week.