Head’s Blog – 11th November 2022

From Reception to Year 6, we have spent time this week reflecting on what it means to serve your country and gave thanks to those who have fought and fight in wars both past and present. Many of which losing their lives in the process so that we can live in freedom. As always, we go into the village at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month to remember these people and animals. This year, we were joined by members of our community at St. Peter’s Church. Eevee, read out her beautiful poem that she wrote.

Young soldier strolls through the poppies, leaving his children behind. Dark clouds roaming around the sky making spirits whisper in his ears. But hope and love save him from the clouds above. Poppies shine and rain falls whilst a rainbow shine and rain falls whilst a rainbow of positivity grows. A big smiles appears on his face and he’s filled with peace.

Eevee, year 5

After our two minutes silence and the Last Post, Mrs McBean read “Flanders Field” and Richard Henson lay a wreath at the memorial. It was very emotional and our children were extremely respectful. Then we went into the church and Mrs McBean talked to us all about Private Miles VC, who lived in Clearwell and actually attended our school. We also talked about the other men from our parish who lost their lives during the first and second world wars. Thank you for helping the children to understand the importance of Remembrance day Mrs McBean.

Years 3 and 4 have experienced their STEM afternoon with Mr Ridgway making bridges. They had a fabulous time learning about how to strengthen one piece of paper enough to hold a car!

Meanwhile, most of the children from year 5 and 6 attended an athletics event at Dene Magna. They had lots of fun and did their best. They were very supportive of each other and tried events out of their comfort zone. Well done.

Our Celebrations

Florence was top learner for History.