What a wonderful start to this new year with all smart uniforms and smiles, lovely to see you all again!
This is another year packed with fun, but also full of hard work ready for the move to high school. We are really looking forward to joint success and a fabulous year of learning.
This week Year 6 have been learning all about the World Wars. They have discovered what life was life for evacuees on the home front and what food was available because of rationing. They have even tasted some of the wartime recipes and designed some of their own like - The Meat cake, Chocolate surprise and the Farty Party Cake which consisted of an awful lot of Brussel Sprouts! The children have also learnt about the Holocaust and the pain and suffering caused by prejudice.
The week finished on a high with a workshop led by Portals to the Past where the children completed a quiz on facts about the WW2, a code breaking session, dressing up and a good old sing song to raise the spirits. On Friday the whole school commemorated the centenary of the Armistice with a poppy sculpture at the entrance to the school and KS1 placed remembrance stones at the memorial in Atherstone, whilst KS2 wrote thank you letters to the fallen of Atherstone and planted a cross in each soldier's name. We will remember them.
A siren sounds, a building crumbles, a Spitfire zooms overhead. Take cover! It’s 1939 and Britain is at war. Deep down in the Anderson shelter, learn why nations are fighting and why child evacuees must make the long journey from their homes and families into unknown territory.