Introduction to Key Stage 2
The following eleven worksheets are all in the form of questions. They run in a chronological sequence starting with the actual cutting of the badges, through the recruit’s training, wartime experiences, demobilisation … and remembrance. The sheets need not be followed chronologically, for each one has largely been designed to stand alone, so that the teacher can ‘cherry pick’ individual sheet, or sheets, to suit the age, maturity and interest, of the children involved.
The gruesome horrors of war have been deliberately played down for children of this tender age, but something of the trauma of the situation in which men found themselves is also indicated.
Remembrance and the futility of war is the final message of these worksheets.
Now click on the following headings to go to the individual worksheets, including the Teachers’ Briefing Notes.
- Worksheet 1 – What are those shapes ?
- Worksheet 2 – Who cut the badges on the hill in Fovant ?
- Worksheet 3 – Camp life – where did the soldiers live ?
- Worksheet 4 – Why were the soldiers there ?
- Worksheet 5 – Who looked after the soldiers in camp ?
- Worksheet 6 – What equipment did they have ?
- Worksheet 7 – How did they train ?
- Worksheet 8 – What communications were there ?
- Worksheet 9 – Where did they go into action ?
- Worksheet 10 – When was the beginning of the end of the war ?
- Worksheet 11 – How are the soldiers remembered ?
- Index to Key Stage 2
Content last updated
30 December 2012