Since returning to school after half term, each class has been reflecting on the theme of Remembrance and finding out more about why it is important to remember those who have fallen in different conflicts.
Our topic began with a lovely Collective Worship, when we were able to welcome Mr Yates and Rev Susanne to school. Mr Yates talked to the children about the background to the Dishforth War Memorial, as well as sharing some fascinating facts he has discovered about villagers who fought and lost their lives during the 1st World War. He also visited Class 3 to talk in more detail about his research and has left them with some challenges to try to find out more facts about the soldiers who are remembered on the war memorial. To conclude Collective Worship, our reflection and prayer was led by Rev Susanne.
Our Remembrance Gallery
In Flanders Fields by John McCrae - drawings & audio by Class 2
We were also very grateful to Mr Lynch and Mr Mason who visited school to help our learning. Class 2 listened attentively to the information Mr Lynch was able to share and were fascinated by the collection of family medals he brought in. Class 3 had the opportunity to talk to Mr Mason who was able to show some artefacts from the 1st World War and also provide some additional information to support their research about Fred Mason, who is named on the Dishforth War Memorial.