Year 4/5 Class Newsletters (2018-2019)
Music in Year 4 and 5 - The White Cliffs of Dover.
As part of our work looking at 'The War Years' (1914 - 1945) the class have been learning about the role played by Dame Vera Lynn, when it came to entertaining the soldiers and trying to lift their spirits and moral during World War 2. After learning the song as a class these children bravely volunteered to come to the front of the class and sing.
Visit to the Distington War Memorial.
To kick off the work on our new topic, which is going to be looking at the period of history between 1914 and 1945 (The First World War and The Second World War) we visited the village war memorial. Children had some time to discuss the the meaning of the memorial and what it represents with their peers and we also had a quiet period of reflection in memory of all the men from the local are who have died or been injured fighting in many different wars around the world. We also saw and image of the Silent Soldier, that has been displayed in the village as a tribute to the 100 anniversary of the end of The First World War.