Thank you very much to children and adults for the effort that went into the costumes for Key Stage Two History Week. The variety of outfits was incredibly impressive. A range of different activities took place during the week. Year 3 children had a visit from representatives from The Royal British Legion, who showed us genuine artefacts from World War One. They also made charcoal drawings of trenches and produced some lovely writing, using a poppy and horse as a writing prompt. Year 5 had a visit from the World War One expert at Exeter University and used this opportunity to ask questions to develop their knowledge of the war. We had members of the Devon Heritage Centre come in to teach Year 6 children about the war. They brought a wide range of interesting articles with them, including recruitment posters and newspaper articles about soldiers from our local area during the war.
Many thanks to the parents who volunteered to come in and share their relatives’ stories. The stories and scrapbooks that were shared really helped to make the topic come to life for the children. We also enjoyed reading the excellent stories that children produced as part of the Home Learning activity. The children really engaged with this topic, which is excellent because it is such an important part of our history.