Merry Christmas everyone!
Children visited Norfolk Records Office to find out what effect the second world war had on the village of Marsham. The children handled real artefacts from WW2, aswell as looking at original documents. These gave us intriguing snippets of information about the village during this period for example the Parish Council giving permission for the home guard to exercise on Marsham Heath – But not to dig any trenches! .
Over the last ten weeks children from Kestrels class have been finding out what it was like to live through a war. To try to answer our philosophical question “Who are the real losers when we go to war” they researched the major events of the second world war and then interviewed six people from the village.
Each person came in to school and spent an hour with the children explaining details and stories from their own childhood. We took the most moving or interesting parts from each conversation and the children used these clips as the basis for some animations. We wanted to bring the stories to life and make sure they are not forgotten or lost. You can view the finished animation below. We hope you enjoy it.
On Monday 2nd October, class 2 at Marsham travelled back in time to 1940! They all became evacuees and spent a great day learning how it would have felt to have been part of the vast number of children relocated to the countryside during World War II.
Kestrels have been working hard on Friday afternoons to create a Samba performance. If you click on the hyper link you can download our dress rehearsal for the Marsham Summer Fayre.