Saturday, 24 April 2010

23rd April

23rd April 2010

St Georges day.
Class 2 celebrated St Georges day as part of their topic 'Heroes and Monsters'. All children could come to school either as a knight, princess or dressed in England sports wear or just red and white clothes. This alone sends them into a crazed mob and you don't get much out of them when it's a none uniform day!

We had lots of activities set up to do, such as, making strawberry jam sandwiches on white bread, making tissue paper rose corsages, draw a dragon, construct a shield and my activity was to make a giant dragon.
First they helped me tape paper straws together and I built the frame.

Then the children pasted glue onto large pieces of tissue paper.

Then this covers the frame. We didn't get it finished but when it is I will post a photo of it. The children had such a great time, and went home at the end of the day knowing a lot more about their Patron Saint of England.
23rd April 1904
Today at 3.15pm the scholars were taken (in charge of the whole staff) up the hill, to Moy Hill Farm, Mr C Fairbank having invited them to take part in the Annual "Swailing".
Swailing is when fires are lit on the moors to burn off dead vegetation to allow new growth. Mixing children and fires, I don't think, would get passed the Health and Safety Regulations these days!


  1. Just imagine the risk assessment though!

  2. I bet todays children would really enjoy the swailing but I bet they enjoyed making the dragon too! x

  3. Just found your 'other' blog Lyn. What a great idea. I'll follow avidly..... and maybe get some good arty/crafty ideas for my classroom too :) Ros

  4. We mollycoddle them too much these days. A bit of singeing around the edges wont hurt

  5. What fun ideas for the children! You must be a favorite teacher! :-)
    ~ Deb