At Grove Primary School and Nursery we are historians!
We want our pupils to be avid historians. We want them to have no limits to what their ambitions are and grow up wanting to be researchers, curators, archaeologists and archivists. We want them to embody our core values and motivated in their exploration of history.
We all believe that we can: “Bring Out the Best in Everyone”.
The history curriculum has been carefully crafted so that our children develop their historic capital. Bringing history to life is important to us and pupils benefit from excursions, special themed days and visitors. We want pupils to be fully engaged in their learning, ask questions with enquiring minds, analyse, evaluate and explore historical events through a range of different sources, evidence and artefacts. We want our children to remember and cherish their history lessons in our school and to embrace the many opportunities with which they are presented
Willow Class also watched a short remembrance film. The children felt that some parts of the film made them sad and worried about the little rabbits. At the end though the beautiful red poppies made them feel happy again.
Here is a link to the film.
It has been great to receive some fantastic VE Day related art work over the weekend. I have shared various fabulous examples in the school's VE Day gallery on Purple Mash. This is only a selection as I was spoilt for choice. Please take a look.
Over the course of the bank holiday weekend I enjoyed cooking various war time recipes including corned beef hash and apple fritters for my family, which they seemed to enjoy! We also decorated bunting to display and my daughter enjoyed designing her own t-shirt to wear. Our neighbours played various music from the 1940's and there was a lovely atmosphere on the street as people enjoyed picnicking on their drives and chatting (from a safe distance of course).
I hope that you were able to celebrate the occasion over the bank holiday weekend at home. If you have any other photos that you wish to share we would love to see them. Above is one from a member of Pine class. Absolutely super bunting.
Stay safe everyone.
VE DAY, May 8th, 2020
The Second World War ended on May 8th, 1945 in Europe when the German army signed the armistice, surrendering to the allies. Britain had fought for six long years and suffered tremendously. Next Friday will mark the passing of 75 years since this momentous day and once again will be a public holiday in honour of this occasion. I expect many of you will be celebrating the event at home in different ways. We would love to hear what you do on this historical day so please share any photos or send us a message of how you spent your day.
There are many free resources available online which provide excellent information relating to VE day and can be downloaded should your child wish to be creative and would like to participate in such activities as colouring posters to display in your windows, creating bunting and researching war time recipes to make at home.
With members of the public unable to attend VE Day 75 events, The Royal British Legion is playing a central role in the delivery of a range of remote activity, including:
Two Minute Silence
At 11 a.m., The Royal British Legion are encouraging people across all generations and communities to take part in a national moment of Remembrance and pause for a Two Minute Silence to honour the service and sacrifice of the Second World War generation and reflect on the devastating impact Covid-19 has had on so many lives across the world.
There is no right or wrong way to take part in the Silence, some may wish to stand at their windows, step outside their homes while remaining distanced from others, watch the broadcast on television, or simply sit in a quiet moment of reflection.
Autumn 2 2018
During Autumn 2, the whole school studied World War 1.