Remembrance 100 years on.

The whole school have been remembering the First World War and those that died fighting for our country. In year 3 we have been reading and writing letters from the trenches; learning a little about what life was like for the soldiers.

We have also been listening to some World War One poetry written by Wilfred Owen, who was a soldier in World War One. He wrote letters home to his mother in the form of poems to let the world know what it was really like. We then wrote and performed our own poems in the style of Wilfred Owen.

Poppies are a very important part of remembrance; we created some for our display using many different types of materials.

It was lovely to see so many children on Sunday for the Remembrance service in Ombersley. The children who came represented our school beautifully by laying wreaths and crosses to remember those who died in the two World Wars.

On Thursday Keystage two children joined children from Sytchampton, Tibberton and Hindlip for a very moving Remembrance service in Ombersley Church to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the end of World War One. Year 4 children gave a wonderful account of life in Ombersley during the Great War. Year 3 and 4 children sang beautifully. They all made us extremely proud.

After the service we walked around the churchyard to find the World War One Commonwealth graves.