Greatham Primary School marks centenary of war’s end

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Wednesday 14th November 2018 4:45 pm

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GREATHAM Primary School has marked the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

School children helped make a large poppy out of plastic bottles in the shape of the number 100, and they also observed a minute’s silence.

Pupils also learnt about the First World War throughout last week.

Children in Years R, 1 and 2 learnt about some of the First World War’s key events and how it is commemorated today, as well as reading the book Where the Poppies Now Grow and listening to poems.

Pupils in Year 3 had a geographical focus on how the landscape in Belgium changed through the war, as well as reading First World War poetry.

Children in Year 4 learnt about the similarities and differences between Greatham and Ypres, and they also read the diary of a soldier during the first battle of Ypres.

Pupils in Year 5 learnt about the effect of the weather on life in the trenches and read letters from My Secret War Diaries and wrote their own version.

Children in Year 6 learnt about the contribution of the Commonwealth leading to an allied victory in the First World War.

The school also held a sharing assembly, where each year group presented their topic to the rest of the school.