Women in War & The Christmas Truce
Thursday 14th December |
This morning, Year 6 enjoyed a visit from Clare at the Farsley Library. She came to do a special “pop-up” library session about women in war. The children worked in groups of 15 to learn how to access the Leeds Library computer system to search for resources and then were privileged to look at some very old books about World War One.
While half the class was working on the Leeds Library session, the other children took part in a lesson about the Christmas Truce in 1914. Click on the photo below to go to the Sainsbury’s Christmas advert from 2014 that depicts this special day.
We spent time talking about how the soldiers might have felt on Christmas Eve in the trenches, why the truce happened and what it might have been like to go back to fighting afterwards. The children had many insightful comments about hope, respect, love, trust and peace.
A message about holiday homework in Year 6:
We will not be sending any additional homework for the Christmas break. We hope the children will rest and enjoy themselves after a very busy term then come back recharged and ready to work hard in January.
Please keep reading regularly. The holidays are a great opportunity to really get stuck into a book. If you would like something else to do, practising spelling words and doing Mathletics are valuable activities.
We have sent home the results of our first Year 5/6 Spelling Words test. The children know which words they need to practise (6H – the words that are not highlighted / 6S – the highlighted/asterisked words). We will test them again at the end of January.