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So proud...

posted 11 Nov 2016, 04:43 by Jenny Sparkes


In Flanders' fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place: and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders' fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe;
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high,
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow  
In Flanders' Fields

On Friday we got back from Forest school at about quarter to eleven covered in mud after our fabulous stomp. Even though they were excited, hungry and covered in mud the children still managed to get themselves to the carpet, calm and ready for the two minutes silence that was observed whilst watching the BBC coverage. 

The children were amazing. Two minutes is a long time for little people and they were silent and respectful. They did you proud. It was one of those real lump in the throat moments. 

This week the children have been focusing on money and sentence structure using describing words. We were looking in the woods for different items and thinking of describing words for them.

I have looked at a lot of reading record books and am a little concerned with the lack of reading by some children (or is it just not being written in?) also it is clear that some children are not practising their spellings. I know it is difficult with the busyness of after school and in the evenings but cannot over emphasise the importance of both reading and spelling. 

I'm off to a wedding this weekend so hopefully it will be lovely and sunny like today!