6P – war medals for animals

6P have been learning about the important roles that animals played in wars – especially WW1.

Some animals were even awarded medals for their service, and one particular medal, The Dickin Medal, was awarded to animals in WW2 for their gallantry and devotion.

Freddie has designed some wonderful medals to award animals who have served in a war.

Outdoor art

6P had a lovely, creative day yesterday.

Using natural materials they could find around school, they created some patterns and art. We looked at the art of Andy Goldsworthy to get ideas.

Some children wrote messages while others created elaborate mandala style patterns.

6P World War 1 Memorial Modelling

6P have been exploring WW1 memorials during topic lessons. They have studied and evaluated the qualities that an effective memorial has, so they can develop ideas to create their own.

Using what they have learned, they have gone on to design what they think would be a fantastic memorial.

After tinkering with clay, salt dough and a dough mixture of flour and water, it was decided that clay would be the most effective material to work with.