Today, we were using our ‘Empathy and Listening’ learning muscle to develop our understanding of life in the trenches during WW1.
We acted out some of the daily tasks/chores that the soldiers had to do when they were in the trenches.
We also wrote letters from the trenches home to our parents, imagining that we were soldiers in the trenches. We were using all of our senses to try to begin to imagine what it was like.
Monday 22nd September 1916
Dear Mum and Dad,
I’m really missing you. I cant believe how long it has been since I saw you last. It really smells in the trenches and I am all squished, but I have made lots of new friends. Unfortunately, three of them have died, but that is just how life is at war. This life is like living on a knife’s edge! One of my main duties is being on guard. I am so hungry that I worry I am more than likely going to die of hunger than be shot. I haven’t had anything to eat for four whole days.
I so, so, so want to come back to you.
(Sam, Giraffe Class)
Tom kindly brought in some WW1 artefacts to share with the rest of the class. If you have any artefacts, stories or interesting facts about WW1, we would love to be able to share them with you!