This week we have gone back in time 100 years all the way to 1918 and been looking at what life was like for children in the First World War. We decided we definitely prefer school nowadays – the benches the children had to sit on were hard and the teachers were really strict. Sometimes there could be up to 60 children in one class! We prefer the school dinners nowadays too and appreciate being able to eat them in our lovely dinner hall! We also found out how the children helped in the war, collecting eggs, milk, conkers, sending messages, knitting socks and scarves for the soldiers as well as helping at home by managing the veggie patches! It all sounds like very hard work! At the end of the week we looked at the story “Where the Poppies Now Grow” and learned about the significance of poppies through the story of two boys called Ben and Ray. We have also been learning our number bonds to 5 as you will have seen on Tapestry, been on an Autumn Hunt and had a totally magical (and much drier) Forest School session making potions for the Forest Fairies!
Apologies for the cancellation of the Stay and Play session this week. I would like to re-schedule for this Wednesday – 3rd October at 2pm and hope you can still make it. There is another Stay and Play scheduled for Wednesday 17th October at 2pm if this is too short notice. (See our Termly Newsletter for further Stay and Play dates.)