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Submitted by headteacher on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 23:20

Let’s celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day this Friday in Benenden & Iden Green by putting out the bunting, ringing the bells, toasting the heroes of WWII from our front gardens and singing along with Vera Lynn.

The village timetable

  • Flags will be raised on the village green flagpole and on the church for the day and flowers will be left on the Commonwealth War Graves in the churchyard and at the war memorial.
  • 11am: Two-minute silence
  • 11:15am: VE Day livestream: listen to stories and memories from those who served and sacrificed during the Second World War, as well as recognising the difficulties people are experiencing today.
  • 2.45-3.45pm: BBC One Special Programme including the nation’s toast at 3pm. Break out the bubbles and join in a village-wide toast from your front door
  • 7pm: St George’s Church bells rung by Rod & Karen Lebon, so join in from home in any way you can. The church will be floodlit until midnight.
  • 8.00pm-9.10pm: BBC One Special Programme includes the ‘Cry for Peace’ and ‘Tribute’ and Singalong with Vera Lynn. Why not join with neighbours and sing from your front gardens.


Useful links:

- Plan your VE Day party with original recipes

- Toolkit to make your own bunting and posters

- Dan Snow’s VE Day Challenge

- Royal British Legion website with lots of information and learning packs

- We’ll meet again lyrics



Forest School at home WB 04.05.20

Submitted by Forest on Sunday, May 3, 2020 - 13:07

Each week we are going to upload a new Forest School blog to give you ideas of what children could be doing at home in the garden on during your daily exercise. Some of the activities are simpler than others, and some require more planing and preparation. Each week there will be 4-5 activities, some will appeal to KS1, others to KS2 or they might appeal to all ages. We would love for you to send us or comment photos of the children partaking in these activities and we can add them to the blog each week! At the moment we all need that bit of fresh air so hopefully below you will find some refreshing ideas to make it a little more exciting!

This week we are having a D Day theme ready to celebrate on Friday!

1. Make a shelter

Think about what materials you could use to make your shelter.

2. Natural art

Use natural materials to create a poppy or a flag picture outside

3. Make some chalk paint 

Decorate your area with bright colours and picture ready for Friday! 

4. Party crown!

You will need a piece of card measure around your head and taped/stapled into a circle to make the base of your crown. You could cut pieces out to make it more crown shaped! Then you will need strong glue, cellotape or double sided tape to put on the outside ready to stick your natural materials to. Then find natural materials to stick on your crown to decorate it!

5. Mud pies (or cakes)!

Make a mud pie (or cake) for your party!

Keel Toys

Submitted by class1 on Monday, March 2, 2020 - 20:17

We had Steve from Keel toys come in and speak to us about their toys. They make them from plastic bottles!

Phenomenal Pyramids!

Submitted by class5 on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 15:52

Here are some of the amazing homework projects that Swallow Class have designed and made this term - aren't they fantastic?

Class Blogging - Hands on History

Submitted by class5 on Monday, February 10, 2020 - 16:28

The children wrote group blog posts about their Hands on History day. Please read and enjoy!

Our Thaumatropes!

Submitted by class1 on Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 21:09

We have been looking at Victorian toys and have made our own thaumatropes. Here is a video to show you:



Class Assembly

Submitted by class5 on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 14:55

Well done Swallows for a brilliant class assembly! You all did a great job of sharing your learning.

'Lights, Camera, Action'

Submitted by class2 on Friday, December 20, 2019 - 15:17

As part of our 'Lights, Camera, Action' topic the children learned about the life and cultural significance of Charlie Chaplin. They had great fun recreating digital stills of the man himself. We were also able to use these in conjunction with PSHE when discussing how people may convery certain feelings through their body language. 

The Gunpowder Plot

Submitted by class1 on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 11:58

We have started to look at the Gunpowder Plot story. Today we were acting out the story. We took the roles of Guy Fawkes, another plotter, King James and a guard. Look how good we were!

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