I have used the poem Christmas Eve in the Trenches poem to create a comprehension task for higher ability children in a Year 5 class. This comprehension includes word classes, retrieving information from the text and inference. Hope it is useful.
The truce within parts of the Western Front trenches is one of the defining moments of the First World War for many people. These activities seek to look at the emotion and the feelings that the men in the trenches would have been feeling as they spent their first Christmas in the Trenches. <br />
The activities take back the events from a novelty advert to the real emotion of the men in the trenches. <br />
The exercises encourage the students to empathise with the soldiers and to consider their actions in terms of what they had previously been told about the Germans. <br />
There is a link with English as the students then look at writing a poem about the events, taking influence from some of the great war poets.
No discussion of the First World War is possible without reference to the trenches on the Western Front. If the students gain an understanding of the trenches then the whole experience and time of the war makes more sense. <br />
The activities in this Recipe book cover a wide range of topics relating to the trenches without specifying any particular part of them or any specific battle. The aim is to give the students a general understanding of the trenches and life in them so that they can complete a more focussed piece of research on a specific battle. <br />
Includes Lesson Plan, PowerPoint and Handouts.<br />
PowerPoint presentation contains sensitive image(s) and teachers are advised to view content before using it in the classroom
Here are all my resources when teaching OCR Paper 1 The Cold War - events - Vietnam War....took me ages! hope it helps at least one person!!
I have put them in chronological order and the worksheets go with the powerpoints provided.
please comment if you find them useful so i know if to add more!
Just finished this assembly with my Y5 class, it went so well and they loved it.
It involves an 'X factor' style show where each Greek god auditions to be king of the gods, whilst telling the audience a little bit about the Ancient Greeks.
It involves throwing confetti at the audience, a dance routine to music from Disney's Hercules, and a boy dressing up as Cheryl Cole....if you want.
Adapt and use as you want. Enjoy.
This lesson involves pupils working in groups to produce an election campaign for one of the claimants to the throne in 1066. (Before the Battle of Hastings lesson) The PowerPoint goes through the claimants to the throne in 1066 which allows students to work in groups for the election campaign task. <br />
The CV worksheet provides students with extra information to support with the group task. The election task work sheet gives clear instructions alongside extension tasks to enable students to complete high quality group work.