In addition to the lesson plans and assemblies available below, we are pleased to offer the latest version of our popular Remembrance assembly pack for primary schools for download as well.
The Remember Together assembly packs we have created look at all Commonwealth and Allied nations who came to Britain’s aid during the Second World War, and without whom victory would not have been possible.
We offer an introductory standalone assembly (available for download right) or if you wish to go into more detail, you may also download the whole set, which includes the introduction assembly along with 4 additional assemblies which look at
the vital contribution made by the Commonwealth and Allies in three key battles; Monte Cassino, D-Day, and Kohima and Imphal. These battles highlight the shared remembrance heritage of Britain’s many diverse communities from the British South
Asian communities through to the Polish and Afro-Caribbean communities.
During the First World War children across Britain rallied to do their bit by working in war factories, turning schools fields into allotments to help provide food or as boy scouts and girl guides working as coast guards.
By introducing the life of a Child Mill worker during the First World War, these lessons provide not only literacy outcomes, but also offer children the chance to practise their research and inquiry skills.
Using the example of Florence Cordell, one of the first women to work as a bus conductor in Britain, these lessons show the social impact the First World War had on the job market, the workplace and the role of women.
Together with discussing broader issues surrounding women's expanding role in the workplace, these lessons explore what day to day life as a bus conductor would be like for women like Florence Cordell.