Teach the First World War at Key Stage 2 with our FREE project, Fallen Fields.
On 11th November, people around the world will be reflecting on the lives that were irrevocably changed and those that were lost. Although the study of the ‘Great War’ is not a history topic specified in the KS2 national curriculum, many primary schools believe that it is important to teach its significance to children.
Our special history project, Fallen Fields, is designed to teach children key knowledge about the First World War and comes with a wealth of time-saving resources. Appropriate for children in Years 5 and 6, it provides a series of pre-planned lessons across a range of subjects. Fallen Fields is best taught over two to three weeks, culminating in a fundraising activity where the children plan to raise money for The Royal British Legion. However, some schools decide to adapt the project to teach across one to three days for a more immersive experience
This free sample project comes with a full set of bespoke and stunningly designed lesson resources to help bring the subject to life, including original illustrations and examples of first-hand evidence. Through these resources, children learn about the significant events, leaders, dates, and issues around the First World War, including the diversity of the people involved. We have also included a First World War knowledge organiser, which children can read before starting the project, and an end-of-project quiz.
• The Cornerstones pedagogy and how it works.
• Full Fallen Fields project.*
• Project Programmes of study.
• Statements of what matters (Wales).
• 51 teaching resources, including knowledge organiser, audio stories, display stationery and presentations.
Please note – This Cornerstones Curriculum sample project gives you a taster of what’s available on the online platform, Maestro. We’ve created it in a one-off printable version for this freebie. The full primary curriculum on Maestro is an online, live curriculum that links to assessment and an inbuilt knowledge and skills framework.
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