World War One Week.
To mark the 100 year anniversary of the great war, we held a commerative week. Throughout the whole week, children learnt about World War One in a variety of ways including:
A visit from Neil Hanson, the author of the 'Unknown Soldier', he talked to the children about his books and how to include significant details. An artist - Kerry Machin - came and worked on a mosaic to represent peace. Children from Years Five and Six teamed up with our Reception to create a wonderful, lasting piece of artwork which is proudly on display on our junior corridor. Year Five worked with 'Great Photos for Great Kids' to produce images of the time.
Every child across the school made their own poppies, which were then used to create a sombre display in the entrance hall. Children in the infants enjoyed a workshop with a World War One nurse and Year 3 and 3/4 a soldier. A dance teacher worked with each year group to learn a dance from the era. Major Boardman visited Year Six to help them understand what war is like and what role the army play in facilitating peace in war-torn countries.
World War One themed books were purchased for each class to use during the week ranging from picture books to war poetry.
Year Six attended a Remembrance Service at St Aidans Church in Billinge.
The children produced some amazing work and rich, meaningful learning experiences meant they developed a truly outstanding insight into the Great War.
Have a look at the pictures and year group Animoto to see all of what we did...