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Autumn Term 2022


We hope you all had a wonderful and restful Summer holiday and are now ready for a new learning adventure!

This Autumn term we travel back in time to find out more about a conflict that rocked the world…

World War 1.


This War took place over one hundred years ago. This might seem like a very long time ago, but it isn’t really. Your great-great grandparents were around then, and they would have lived through, and maybe even taken part in, this terrible conflict.


As historians this term, we will be debating the cause and impact or wars and comparing this time period to our own. We will be investigating:


  • What would have been the impact of living through and between the Great Wars? 
  • How did they begin? What were the key events? What major battles were there?
  • How were children and animals affected during the war?


We will explore the impact of war, trench life, evacuation and look at the key events and how they impacted on our lives today.




  • World War One started in July 1914 and ended in November 1918


  • World War One was known as the ‘Great War’ because it affected people from all over the world and was the biggest war that anyone had ever known.


  • There were major developments in technology during World War One. New weapons and machines changed the way war was fought forever.


  • There were major developments in weapons and technology during World War One including: planes, bombs, tanks and submarines.


  • New warfare changed the way the war was fought forever, including poisonous gas and gas masks.


  • Trenches were long, narrow ditches dug into the ground where soldiers lived.  Many soldier developed lots of medical conditions from living in the trenches including trench foot.


  • Over 16 million animals served in the First World War. They were used for transport, communication and companionship.





  • force is a push or pull that causes a change in speed, direction or shape of an object.


  • Objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object.


  • Forces are measured in newtons using a force meter.


  • Air resistance or ‘drag’ is a force caused by air. The air particles hit the front of an object, causing it to slow down.


  • Water resistance is a type of force that uses friction to slow things down that are moving through water. It is often called drag.


  • Friction is a force that holds back the movement of a sliding object


  • Some mechanisms, including levers, pulleys and gears, allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.