Breaking the stalemate

From cavalry to automatic weapons, Year 6 have been tracking the development of the gruesome tools of war. We have realised that a lot of the technical developments...

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From cavalry to automatic weapons, Year 6 have been tracking the development of the gruesome tools of war. We have realised that a lot of the technical developments led to a war of attrition, the employment of defensive tactics and, ultimately, a stalemate. Would our modern-day tactical nous be good enough to break the deadlock using an array of WW1 weapons? Alliances were formed, orders were drawn and budgets calculated.. trench warfare ensued.

Unlike WW1, our skirmishes proved to be over and done with quickly, with some alliances happier than others..!

As well as weapons, we have been thinking deeply about the morality of war, with a particular focus on the choice (or not..!) to fight, through the complex lens of desertion.

Our place value knowledge is growing in strength and depth – consolidation sheets can be found here: Week 3 – Place Value

Next week

  • If you have not yet brought in a picture from home for our family board, please bring or send one in ASAP so that you are included
  • Women of the War
  • Will Lt. Shepard make it back to England?
  • How did the boar make it onto Queens’ badge..?!