In Year 6 this week, the children have begun their new topic on the First World War by learning about the outbreak of war: why did the war start? Why were Britain involved?
As part of this learning, the children are planning a newspaper article that would have appeared on the front page of a paper on August 5th 1914 – the morning after Britain declared war. To help them with this, they interviewed some important people that may be useful to quote within their newspaper article. These included the King and the Prime Minister, as well as some famous pacifists.