We will remember them
Remembrance day this year was a sombre affair and one that perhaps brought us all a little closer to the lives of those who lived through conflict and worked hard at home.
We have been thinking about serving – how did people serve our country in the II World War and who is working hard to serve our country now – we prayed for those in the NHS and people putting their lives at risk for our families health and safety. We said thank you to all those who who have made sacrifices for us to be healthy and safe.
Whilst every child made a poppy Owl class went to the church yard to look for the crosses which had been planted to represent each person from the local area who are mentioned in the War Graves list in church. The crosses were simply made to show what the original war graves would have looked like. Squirrel Class helped to make some of these with Mr Brimer.
Here is a poem written by Squirrel Class which was inspired by a short animated video called ‘beyond the lines’. Squirrels have been learning to find, categorise and write using figurative language and so they worked hard to write their own war poems based on the video a poem written in 1943 which describes the sounds and smells of the battlefield.