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WE WILL REMEMBER THEM...

To mark the centenary of the end of World War One, we held WW1 week to remember all of those people who gave their lives for us..

To mark the centenary of the end of World War One, we held WW1 week to remember all of those people who gave their lives for us.  Our week began with a special assembly to introduce our Legacy Box, which contained a variety of different objects and artefacts related to the Great War.  Each class then spent an hour with the box studying the contents of the box and producing freeze frames and short role play scenes to illustrate the significance of the item.  It was wonderful to see the children use these objects to show what life would have been like during the war.

 

We were also very lucky to have Mr Sandford, our chair of Governors, visit each class to speak about the war and how our local area was so important.  He showed the children a range of first hand sources of evidence, including letters and photographs which really allowed the children to empathise with the various people involved.

 

Alongside their drama and historical studies, each class produced a piece of writing inspired by the week including letters, diary entries, postcards and stories.  We were so impressed by the quality of work produced and how empathetic the children were.  They captured the essence of the week perfectly and showed how respectful and incredible they are.  Each child also learned about the significance of the poppy for Remembrance and produced a piece of "poppy art" using a range of different media.

 

This has been a SECAT project and has allowed all of the schools in the academy to work together.  Our CEO, Ruth Brock, visited today and was incredibly impressed by the hard work, attitude and empathy of our children.  I was incredibly proud to show her around and discuss what a successful week have had.

 

Our week will end with the children learning poems based around the Great War with representatives performing as part of our whole school assembly culminating in a 2 minutes silence. 

 

I would like to thank everybody for their hard work and enthusiam.  The children have been amazing and all of the staff at the school have created inspiring lessons.

 

Mrs Wood