“On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, when the guns fell silent,
we will remember.”
This year marks 100 years since the end of the first world war and last week, on the week beginning 5th November, Treloweth Primary School came together to remember the men and women who gave their lives for their country.
The pupils took part in a range of special lessons to learn about Armistice Day.
The children learned about World War 1 and why we wear poppies as a sign of remembrance. They read a range of war poems including ‘In Flanders Fields’ by John McCrae and used this as inspiration to write some of their own poems. Year 6 pupils also used this poem as a stimulus to create some fantastic
animations using different apps on the I Pads. Amber in 6W explained, “We had a lot of fun learning about the soldiers who sacrificed themselves for us to live. We enjoyed making animations to show how poppies grew in Flanders Fields.”
All children across the school created some brilliant poppies, such as painted pebbles, clay poppies, paintings and origami, which are now on display in the entrance hall. “It was really fun and interesting learning about the people who risked their lives for us. I am very grateful.” Chloe, 6W.
Treloweth’s special week of learning, culminated in a reflective assembly led by Mr Lawrence. During this assembly, students had the chance to share their learning as well as pay their respects with a two-minute silence. The children of Treloweth showed a great deal of respect and empathy throughout the whole week and we are very proud of them.