Your homework for this week is to write a response to Wilfred Owen’s famous poem ‘Dulce et Decorum est’.
Your work should include direct references to and quotes from the poem (remember ‘point-evidence-explanation’) and you may also want to add some background detail about the poem. Think about the language used, what is being described and the effect on the reader. Can you find out what ‘Dulce et decorum est’ means?
Please write your response as a comment to this post – try to refer to other people’s points and opinions!
As part of our World War One work, we have been investigating what life was like in the trenches. This week we have read poetry and diary extracts, created our own soldier and written diary entries in the role of our character.
Today we worked in Kagan groups to research the different elements of life in the trenches: layout, dangers, weapons and Christmas Day 1914. We then worked in partners to create a Thinglink on the ipads.
Here are some examples (hover over the image to access the embedded multimedia):
The hundreds of miles of trenches on the Western Front became home to many soldiers during World War One.
What were the conditions like?
What was a soldier’s daily routine?
Leave a comment in note form to help us with the work we’ll be doing in class next week.
Watch the video below, this should give you a bit more background information about why trench warfare was such a key aspect of the war:
After some fantastic research over half term, we have been working in our new Kagan groups this week to script, direct and produce these brilliant screencasts using theExplain Everything app.
Did we make it clear what the causes of WW1 were?
What did you learn about WW1?
. . . pushing through the earth . . .
Next half term, we will be learning about World War One and the effect it had on life in Britain. To get started, we’d like you to investigate the causes of this conflict and the events that preceded Britain’s involvement.
Please try to post at least one thing and preferably also comment on other people’s inputs and ask them questions about what they’ve posted and what their sources were.
Last Friday Year 6 became poets for the day and crafted their very own Valentine’s inspired poems.
Add your poem as a comment for others to read.
In maths this week, some children have been using Explain Everything on the ipads to explain some pretty tricky maths questions.
Do you think they made it clear how to solve the problem?
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Congratulations to the A and B lacrosse teams who both competed at the Cheshire Finals yesterday.
The B team fought hard, winning and drawing two games.
The A team played outstandingly well and were unbeaten all tournament. They were crowned the best team in Cheshire after a 12-4 victory in the final against Puss Bank, Macclesfield.
Congratulations to both teams.
Next stop: Nationals!