5NB Teacher Blog:
Since returning for our Summer Term, Year 5 have had a variety of new things to discover across the curriculum. Our overarching topic for this term is World War 1 (The Great War), and this has been embedded in various ways. In English, we have investigated propaganda, and the role it plays during times of conflict. This has been followed by delving into how it must have felt within the trenches and on the battlefield, allowing us to create a descriptive text applying our findings to a first-person thesis. Elsewhere, In Art, we have studied the work of famous war and landscape artist Paul Nash, viewing his surrealism pieces. Using this, we created our very own landscape pieces, applying a perspective and vanishing point to make our work three-dimensional. In History, we have discovered the infamous events that led to the outbreak of the First World War (involving Franz Ferdinand – Austrian-Hungarian Royalty, not the musician) as well as the rise and fall of the British Empire, which influenced which nations provided support during those horrific times. With all this just in the first few weeks, we cannot wait to discover more - so be sure to stay tuned via the ETP Newsletter and Blogs!