10 November 2023
Our book at the beach today was ‘Poppy Day’ by Eliza Berison. After listening to the book and finding out why we have Remembrance Day we spoke about how the armed forces are made up. We discussed the army, the navy and the air force.
Our writing today was to label a poppy that we had drawn. We used our ‘Fred Fingers’ to help us write the words thinking carefully about the sounds.
We made some paper aeroplanes and thought about the pilots in the air force that fly the planes. We then dug a big trench in the sand as we thought about the soldiers. We then discussed the navy as we made boats and ships in the sand.
We also learnt that at 11 o’clock on the 11th day of the 11th month people have two minutes silence to remember people that have died in wars. People often listen to church bells at 11 o’clock. We all used musical instruments to sound like church bells striking. We carefully counted to 11 as we played the instruments 11 times.
Today, we had an incredible day at beach school! We started off with a solemn Remembrance Worship by The Waves. Together, we shared some beautiful poems, whispered a heartfelt prayer, and observed a 2-minute silence to honor those brave souls who have sacrificed everything for our freedom. It was a poignant and meaningful start to our day.
Afterward, we plunged headfirst into our English lesson, exploring a collected selection of poems curated by the talented Sue Ellis. We delved into the emotive world of poetry, reading three thought-provoking poems. As we read, we reflected upon the feelings evoked, the vivid imagery portrayed, and the literary devices employed. It was a mesmerizing journey into the power of words.
Following our literary adventures, we progressed to our PSHE lesson, where we focused on the importance of healthy relationships. In today's session, we emphasized strategies to maintain good mental health. We discussed and practiced various relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing and mindful meditation. It was a valuable opportunity for our children to learn self-care and emotional well-being.
To release some energy and have a bit of fun, we dedicated some time to honing our throwing and catching skills. It was an exhilarating experience as our little ones unleashed their inner athletes and showed impressive progress. We also took a moment to recap the rules of dodgeball, ensuring we are all aware of the game's regulations and play responsibly.
What a day it has been at beach school! Our children have soaked up knowledge, developed crucial life skills, and created lasting memories. We can't wait to share more exciting snippets of their learning experiences with you soon!