As Remembrance Day is at the end of this week, the children have been reflecting on the lives and experiences of people who have been affected by war. In Years 5 and 6, there has been a particular focus on the first and second World Wars due to our History topics covering these tragic periods.
On Monday, Year 6 visited the RAF Museum in Cosford, where they learned about the stories of several flying aces from World War 2, and what life was like for children during the Blitz. Through our English sessions, the children also wrote Remembrance poems, inspired by the facts and tales from books in our class library. We particularly focused on the conciseness of our language choice and carefully considered the position of our line breaks to affect the rhythm and meaning within the poem. Many of these poignant pieces were read the other classes during the afternoon.
Year 5 have had an amazing, immersive WW1 experience throughout Friday. History expert, Jason King, delivered a full-day's workshop filled with a myriad of artefacts, drama and intrigue.
We observed a two-minute silence as a whole school at 11 o'clock to remember those who gave their lives with us in mind, and Diamond Class continued to sell the remaining poppy-themed items at break times to raise money for the Royal British Legion.
Next week, Year 6 will be having a special guest visitor to speak about their immediate family's experience of the war whilst stationed in Japan.