Another productive and purposeful session tonight. The four main activities continue with Year 6 working on the statements for the WW1 timeline, Year 5 working on the casualty map and the timeline for the fallen, and Year 4 working on the logbook. Neil Storey joined us and worked with Billy and Finley on the casualty […]
To get the content onto the project website we have set up an after-school club. We have recruited 20 young historians to get the job done by half term! Tonight our budding young historians met for the second time as they pushed forward on the work for the project website. We have 4 groups working […]
Over the summer, artist Emma Skeet completed work on the two tapestries that were made with the children and their families at the end of the summer term. She brought the completed pieces to school on 5th September and they now hang at either end of our school hall. They look absolutely stunning. Peace articulates […]
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On 30 and 31 July, the UK Government in partnership with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the city of Ypres, the Municipality of Zonnebeke and the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 will mark the centenary of Passchendaele, the Third Battle of Ypres. The official commemoration begins on the eve of 30 July with a traditional Last […]
Today we had our second sewing session with local artist Emma Skeet. We made leaves and letters to add the tapestry that will go on display in St Barnabas Church at the end of term. We got to see the tapestry which contains the poppies we made last week- it looks amazing! Everyone did really […]
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Today, Dolphin Class had their second tapestry workshop. In World War 1, soldiers would do tapestry to regain their motor skills in damaged arms. They would use the time to chat and relax, in peace and quiet, to get over shellshock. We have spent 2 workshops learning to sew and do basic embroidery stitches. Many […]
As part of our “Working as Historians” project, Year 4 have recently been creating some of their own stories in response to the poem, “Flo of the Somme”.
This morning, Armes Class worked with Mrs Skeet to create a leaf and poppy to be added to a larger tapestry. As well as learning sewing skills, the children also learned a lot about resilience. We learned that some soldiers learned to sew after World War 1 to help combat shell shock.