Poppies

Year 2’s week of remembrance

12/11/18

Year 2 had an amazing week learning all about World War 1. We started our week with a visit from Tony and Tom who were WW1 experts. We learned how to march, what the soldiers wore and what they sang on their long journeys to battle.

In the afternoon, Mrs Mullick taught us a special war time dance called a Charleston Stroll.  The music was jolly and we had lots of fun.

On Tuesday we learned all about the Christmas Truce. We watched videos showing us what happened, and thought very carefully about how the soldiers felt. We even acted it out in our classroom and pretended to be soldiers.

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Katie “I realised that the soldiers weren’t always enemies.”

Louisa “I realised how scared and afraid the soldiers must have been.”

Archie “I realised the Germans just wanted to be friends on Christmas day.”

We made the link between the war and our no outsiders rule in school. We realised that the Germans were no different to the British, they just had a job to do.

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We used our knowledge of what happened on that wonderful day to write letters home to our loved ones. We talked about what happened, how we felt and how much we missed our friends and family back at home.

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On Thursday afternoon we had a real treat. After learning about the different features of trenches, we actually made our own! We used chocolate cake and different sweets to represent the different features.

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Finally on Friday we used crepe paper to make poppies for our whole school display in the hall. Don’t they look beautiful!

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Albin – “This week was phenomenal because I loved learning about WW1 and the trenches.”

Emilia – “I think this week was absolutely brilliant because I love learning about history.”