Village to be painted red

PUBLISHED: 11:18 19 October 2013

Children from Thurton Primary School have travelled on the 'poppies' train as evacuees for the day

Children from Thurton Primary School have travelled on the 'poppies' train as evacuees for the day


Children from Thurton Primary School have spread Flanders scarlett poppy seeds across the village to paint the village red next year in time to commemorate 100 years since the start of the first world war.

The pupils from years three to six spent the afternoon with staff and members of the community sprinkling the seeds along the road side.

The venture was the brainchild of headteacher Cassandra Williams who asked the parish council if members would be happy for the children to take part in such an event.

This isn’t the only activity over the past week which has enabled children to gain an understanding of history. Year five and six pupils travelled back in time on the poppy line train, where they became evacuees for the day. The insight that they gained from that experience has helped develop ideas for their home learning evacuee journals.

And children in years three and four took a trip to Ipswich Museum to visit the Egyptian display, while year two children made a toy museum.

Mrs Williams said: “The school has a very much enquiry approach to learning, where children ask questions about what they would like to learn about their focus area of learning and then spend time answering these questions through rich learning experiences both in school, outdoors through Forest Schools or through educational visits.

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