Posts From May, 2016

Building a tank

We are trying to make a model of a World War One tank using newspaper sticks.

 

Code Breakers

In World War One they used Morse Code to send messages. We used a website to find out how to make each letter using dots and dashes, then we used instruments to send messages to each other.

P4 - 7 worked in 2 teams to break codes. It got quite competitive!

World War One Lunch

Emma used recipes from World War One to make our lunch.

For main course we had lentil and cheese savoury. Some of us liked it and some didn't!

We all liked pudding though - Apple Charlotte!

Baking

We did some baking using recipes from World War 1.

Nursery - P3 made gingerbread

The older class made trench cake, which would have been posted to the soldiers.

We are going to take the cakes with us to Kirkwall to eat as our snack on our trip!

World War One songs

We sang "It's a long way to Tipperary" at the same time as "Pack up your troubles".

 

Animals in World War One

P1 - 3 found out about the roles of horses, dogs and pigeons in World War One. Each group had to present their animal to the rest of the class.

Pte DD Rendall

Sheila Garson came in to tell us the story of Davie Rendall, who came from Shapinsay and fought in the trenches in France in World War One.

We saw some letters that he had sent home to Shapinsay to his parents. Some of the writing had been censored before it was sent.

Davie was injured. This is the information sent to his family in Shapinsay.

Fortunately Davie survived, but one piece of shrapnel was still in his hand until it came out 60 years later! This is it:

Davie was given a medal by the people of Shapinsay in recognition of his service.

Seeing the artefacts, and seeing (and feeling) Davie's uniform really brought home to us that World War One affected people in Shapinsay. Many thanks to Sheila for bringing this all in to show us, and for talking to us about Davie Rendall's story.

 

World War One Songs

We have been singing some songs from World War One.

 

 

Poetry from World War One

We read some poems from World War One and thought about their meanings.

 

 

P4C

We watched a film clip of soldiers climbing out of the trenches and looked at some photos from WW1. The question we chose to discuss was "If you could travel back in time and stop WW1 - would you, and if so, how?". We were joined by some adults too for this enquiry.

 

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