To add to our WW1 learning this autumn we had a visit from Retrotec, a local business, who collect, make and display historic war artefacts and specialise in the engines of historic aeroplanes from here and abroad. It really helped to enhance the children's learning about this part of our topic. Adults and children alike had a great morning, handling weapons and other items. Thank you to Mrs Black and her team for such an informative and enjoyable time.
Our Trip to Ypres
We went on an amazing trip to Ypres in Belgium to kickstart our World War 1 project. We stayed in a youth hostel at the Menin Gate. We attended the Last Post at the Menin gate which is held at 8 p.m every day. It was a wonderful experience and enabled us to remember those who lost their lives in WW1. We visited British and German war graves and went into a trench to experience the lives of the soldiers. At the Flanders Museum, we learnt about weapons, war horses, nurses and soldiers. It was a great trip and we are now producing work in class based on our experience.