WW1 Trench Re-enactment

There was great excitement today as we planned and took part in our trench re-enactment on the playground!

First, we imagined a character for ourselves, then we used boxes and card to make bayonets, guns, a dug-out and periscopes.

We set out the playground using furniture form the Y4/5 classroom. We used upturned chairs for barbed wire and tables in a zig-zag shape for the front line trench.

Finally we were ready! We took it in turns to be in the front line trench, the dressing station or the reserve trench.

The children really enjoyed it. It was great to see them applying their new knowledge from the topic.

   

First Advent Service

Will, Joseph and Jamie led us in our first Advent prayer service today. The theme was on hope. They shared a lovely reading from Isiah which showed us how God will look after us and how we should always have hope. We all placed a stone into a pool of water as a silent prayer asking for hope for someone we were thinking of.

This really was a wonderful, reflective end to the day. Thank you boys.

Thank you too to Mr Evans for joining us.

Advent Prayers

As part of our Advent preparations, we will be holding simple Advent prayer services in our classroom at the end of each day.

We have been really impressed with the Collective Worship services that the children have planned and led so far this half term and so we have asked that they each take it in turns to lead us in prayer and reflection as part of our preparations for Christmas.  Each child has been allocated a day and a theme. The timetable for this is on the whiteboard in the Y6 classroom.
If you would like to join us on the day that your child is leading the service, please let us know either in person or by emailing one of us directly. We would love you to join us. The services will be held at 3.15 each day.

WW1 at Longshaw

We have all had a fantastic day at Longshaw today.

We have found out all about how a wounded soldier would have been treated at the front and then sent back to Longshaw to recover from his injuries. Here, he would be cared for by volunteer nurses until he recovered from his wounds. Some men were sent back to France and Belgium.

Many of the Sheffield Pals Battalion were killed on the first day of the Somme. Very few survived without injury.