# History KS2: Machines of the military

This short film highlights the importance of technology in the war effort and the key roles that tanks, planes and ships played.

An eye-witness called John describes seeing fighter planes when he was growing up, and recalls the time he mistook a German plane for a British plane.

The ‘Did You Know’ section examines the developments beyond the military that came about as a result of World War Two.

Created in partnership with Imperial War Museums.

### Teacher Notes

This short film could be useful in maths:

• Pupils could learn about degrees of turn, angles and coordinates and how these can be used to locate people and places.

This falls within the “Properties of shapes/Position and direction” section of the national curriculum in England in the following years:

• Year 3
• Recognise angles as a property of shape or a description of a turn.
• Identify right angles, recognise that two right angles make a half-turn, three make three quarters of a turn and four a complete turn; identify whether angles are greater than or less than a right angle.
• Year 4
• Describe positions on a 2-D grid as coordinates in the first quadrant.
• Describe movements between positions as translations of a given unit to the left/right and up/down.
• Year 5
• Identify, describe and represent the position of a shape following a reflection or translation, using the appropriate language, and know that the shape has not changed.
• Year 6
• Describe positions on the full coordinate grid (all four quadrants).