Do you have a 'Great War Story to share? If so, then we would love to hear from you!
World War One affected every one in our country, whether you were at school or had a father, brother, relative or friend fighting for the nation or supporting the war effort. Exploring the causes of the war, Year 6 have been penning their own 'war diaries'- a combination of historical knowledge, imagination and empathy. Indeed, Harvey is the first to have sighted his Great-Great-Grandfather, Samuel Brown, as having fought on the front lines, establishing friendships which endured for many years.
As we have approached the complex ideas of nationalism, Empires, alliances and treaties and the 'trigger,' the assassination of Archduke Frantz Ferdinand, I have been both surprised and proud of how the children have approached these themes.
The story continues ... but our diaries are taking shape and I thought you may like to take a 'peep.'
If you do have an interesting story to tell, from your family history then please let us know. We would love to hear!