Year 5

Spring 2021

Explore Project: Is living the same as surviving?

Autumn 2021

Discover Project: Does adversity bring out the best in people?

Our History-driven project for this term starts with World War 2.  We will be discussing the concept of adversity and how it helped bring people together and built great community spirit during the war years and following times.  We will also be making links to the wider world we know today and considering our project question in relation to our recent lock down experiences and also the lives of refugees during WW2 and beyond.  Your children will be discussing and debating how adversity can unite people but conversely divide them.  Led by the children, we will explore the concepts of duty, sacrifice, community and resilience in relationship to our project question. As good historians they will be analysing and questioning primary and secondary sources, interpreting bias and constructing timelines of key events.  We will research the themes of evacuation, rationing, the roles of men and women in the war years and much more.  During our project, pupils will be visited by our local historian, The History Van lady, Kathryn, who will share Second World War artefacts and share fascinating facts about life during the war years.  Throughout the project, we will continue making links to our project question and analysing other times where great resilience has been witnessed – both by groups and individuals. We will also be using these concepts to make cross-curricular links in Geography, Art and design, Design Technology, RE and Science.