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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
The Commonwealth War Grave Commission (CWGC) is marking the Centenary of Passchendaele – The Third Battle of Ypres. Fought between 31 July and 10 November 1917, Passchendaele was one of the bloodiest battles on the Western Front, with both sides suffering significant losses. Find out more by clicking here.
Thanks to the hard work of two young historians from Y5, we have found out that we are missing the details of 10 men. On the last day of term, two young historians from Y4 return to the CWGC website to try and find the missing information, and then add it to the database. Thanks … Read more
Two young historians from Y5 take up the task of checking the Y4’s database work against a master copy of the names on the roll of honour. They make short (and very accurate) work of checking off the names entered and identifying inaccuracies. They find that we are missing the details of 10 men! It’s … Read more
Emma Skeet returns for a final series of workshops on Tuesday. Parents and family members joined us to complete the work. There was a wonderful atmosphere as parents and grandparents worked alongside the children. The completed tapestries will be on show in the autumn when the project is officially launched.
Year 4 continue today with work on the database. It is not glamorous work, but it is vital if we are to create an accurate database for ‘Our Lads’. So far we have entered the details of 117 men. We hope to get the work completed by the end of the week. Meanwhile all children … Read more
This week has seen the second tapestry workshop with Emma Skeet. The children were working on stitching the lettering that will be used in the centre of the tapestry. Throughout the week, Y4 have been continuing work on the database, carefully entering the details of ‘Our Lads’ as we create the searchable database that will … Read more