In a Soldier's Pocket
Class 4 read the book "Where the poppies now grow". After we read the book we understood the sacrifices that the soldiers who went to war made. This book inspired us to write our own poems about what you would find in a soldier's pocket. We had some fantastic ideas such as a heart from their mum, a Bible so that they remembered that God was with them and a spade to dig a trench.
We used pastels to create our own pictures of fields of poppies. We learnt about why people wear poppies around the time of rememberence day. They wear them to remember the soldiers that fought in the war. Did you know that purple poppies are worn to remember the animals that died helping the soldiers?
Learning about Malala in Class 4
Class 4 have being learning about a very brave girl called Malala. Malala enjoyed learning and loved going to school but one day the girls in Malala's country were told that they could not go to school anymore. However Malala said she had the right to an education so she would not stop going to school or learning. One day on the way to school a man stopped the bus and said "Who is Malala?" This man was one of those who did not want girls to go to school. Malala was shot because she had been brave enough to speak out and fight for her education. She was then taken to hospital and then to England for treatment. When she was in hospital getting better Malala kept learning by reading her books.