Our current W.A.U topic is The Victorians. We have been looking at: Queen Victoria, the Empire, Children at Work and the Great Famine. We have also studied some Victorian silhouettes and made our own alternative versions using Microsoft Word. Editing the colours and changing the filters, we produced really fascinating pieces. We hope you enjoy our work.
The Christmas Truce Creative Writing
As part of our WAU we have been looking at WW1 and the Christmas Truce. We watched a short film on the Literacy Shed which showed events in the trench from Christmas Eve 1914 to Boxing Day 1914. After discussions and planning, we began our writing and focused on the feelings of the soldiers at different stages over the three days. Our writing was in the form of 'diary entries'. Here are some extracts of our work.
I could hear something coming from the other trench, I think it was singing. It was muffled at first but then it became clearer. The Germans were singing Silent Night. Bill joined in, then me. Soon enough the entire trench was singing. All but Charles, he had been shot in the lower jaw the previous night. He was curled up in a ball in the corner - Jamie
The most extraordinary thing happened today! So, I woke up this morning remembering it was Christmas Day. I was yearning to interact with the Germans. So, I held my arms in the surrender position and cautiously stepped up onto no-mans land - Grace
After what felt like hours of fear, I saw another man from the opposite trench creep out like a fox and walk towards me. We shook hands and exchanged photos. He introduced himself ( his name was Otto). - Erin
I felt very sad and homesick. The facilities are horrible and I really miss my family - Jodie
We really enjoyed this lesson because:
The video helped me with my writing - Lucy
Because you got to see the events from the perspective of both characters - Jeri
It brought warmth to me - Euan
We are getting into the Christmas mood in Room 20 and have been completing different Problem Solving activities based on Christmas. We have completed a Numeracy task on the '12 Days of Christmas' which required us to work with patterns and triangular numbers.
Here are some photos of our ChrisMaths Co-ordinate work.
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