As you know, Sunday marked 100 years since World War 1 ended. To commemorate this event, KS2 spent time learning about the lives of WW1 soldiers, with a particular focus on five from Isham who sadly lost their lives during the Great War. Year 5 & 6 wrote biographies detailing the lives of these five soldiers and these were accompanied by Year 3 & 4’s WW1 shape poems. The children also made war medals (thinking carefully about who they would award their medal to and why) and models of WW1 trenches. Pastels were used to depict sunset soldier-silhouette landscapes and to provide a background for children depictions of the white stone WW1 gravestones, focusing on the light in a time of darkness. Much of our work centred around poppies and their significance as a symbol of remembrance.
Children thought carefully about their reflections and creations; all KS2 staff were incredibly impressed with the level of respect with which they approached their writing and the curiosity shown by Years 3-6. Visitors to the exhibition commented on how thought-provoking and emotive the children had been in reflecting on this significant event in history. We hope they enjoyed the chance to display their work in the local Church and that the work they have done about this significant event will stay with them in years to come.