World War 1 Study for Year 6
As part of their study of World War 1 Year 6 visited the military museum in Chester to learn more about the role of the Cheshire Regiment. They experienced the feeling of being in a trench environment and also got to handle some artefacts from the war period. The pupils were particularly impressed to learn about Private Thomas Alfred Jones VC who captured 102 prisoners by himself! The children also looked at the work of the war artist William Hutchings whose pencil sketches tell us much about a soldier’s life in WW1.
They children have really enjoyed this study and have created some wonderful work around the topic. Their diary extracts and poems are beautiful and will be used in our remembrance act that will take place on Friday 9th November as the whole school gathers to remember the centenary of WW1 and the many other conflicts that have been and continue to this day.
The Y6 pupils also recently took a whole school assembly where they gave a very poignant, well acted and very moving account of life in the trenches during World War 1 using dance, poetry, diary extracts and drama.