Theme Week - WW1

We are holding our first Theme Week between 15 - 19 October 2018.

To mark the centenary of the Armistice, the theme will be the First World War and Remembrance.

The whole school will be engaged in lessons linking our curriculum to the First World War and we shall be touching on many aspects of this during lesson time. 

We are having an Armistice Formal Dinner for Year 8, a visiting 'digger' from the trenches, a themed lunch, a debate on conscientious objection and a poetry competition. 

There will be displays of World War 1 artefacts around the school. 

Check back here during 15-19 October for all our Theme Week news!

Tommy

'There but not there'

Tommy from the British Legion, funded by the FOHH, has been moving about the school this week. 

 

Boarding

The Year 8s had their first Theme Night of the year on Wednesday. The Theme was Armistice and they had a formal dinner in an army tent with original recipes from 1918 served on enamelware with vintage cutlery. They had trench stew and Maconochie stew served with bread and prune bread. Homemade lemonade and tea to drink and trench cake and ANZAC biscuits for afters. We toasted the King and shared our 'cigarette cards' and 'postcards'. Roger, the chef, told us about his career as an infantryman and cook in the Army.

After this we played some traditional Edwardian Parlour games, Much hilarity ensued before settling down to watch the final episode of 'Blackadder Goes Forth'.

‘The food was really delicious’ Patch

‘The cultured Parlour Games were good!’ Josh

‘I loved the Hidden game!’

‘The realistic World War One dinner was surprisingly tasty’ Owen

‘I loved the activities and the food - Boom Boom Boom’ Louis

 

Geography

Year 4 reconnaissance mission.

 

 

 

Maths

In maths, Year 3 became agents in 1914 to break a code to find out where we will be attacked!

  

Science

In Science, Year 3 learned about trench biscuits and dentistry in World War One.

Digger

Children in both the Pre-Prep and the Prep have been treated to a visit by 'Digger', an Australian soldier (aka Anthony). He brought along his kit and showed them the sorts of things a soldier would have with him in the trenches.

 

Trial in the Tent

A Year 7 PRE class held a trial based on four real conchies in WW1 and the judge and jury decide upon their fate.

 

PRE

Year 5 learned about the Multifaith Trench in WW1. They pretended to be British soldiers and sent Christmas cards home to their families.

Maths

Year 3 have been enjoying sinking each other's WW1 battleships in maths today. #HHOpportunity #HHYear3

 

  

Science

The Year 4s have been busy in science, testing the WW1 rations for the presence of starch. #HHOpportunity #HHScience