Year 1 enjoyed learning more about Ukraine through research. Along with the rest of the school, they wore blue and yellow to show support to the people in Ukraine. During the day, they learned all about the Ukraine flag and what it represents. They used their understanding of the representation to create their own flag.
"The blue part represents the sky and the yellow part represents wheat" (Jaxon)
They also discovered many interesting facts including:
"They build lots of spacecrafts in Ukraine" (Thomas)
"Ukraine grow the most potatoes" (Ava)
"In Ukraine there is a long river called Dnieper" (Buddy)
"They have lots of species of birds in Ukraine" (Nathan)
"Ukraine have wolves that live in the wild" (Bella V-H)
By the end of the day, the children understood the purpose of raising money and had a better understanding of Ukraine.
The children were invited to school wearing yellow and blue to show support and unity towards Ukraine. The children joined in with various activities linking to Ukraine such as:
- Using a mind map to write our facts down that we have discovered about Ukraine
- Looking at Ukraine’s national flower, which we discovered was a sunflower and linked it to Vincent Van Goughs Sunflower portrait. The children used oil pastels to create their own version of a sunflower with the words ‘peace’ or ‘love’ on the head of the flower. We also found out that the flower also represents their flag as yellow is seen as ‘wheat’ and the sky is blue.
- Linking to our topic, we looked at Ukrainian traditional dancing called Hopak. We had a go at learning a routine!
By the end of the morning, we had a better understanding of topics linked to Ukraine and were able to say a fact about the country.
Year 5 enjoyed learning more about Ukraine. Along with the rest of the school, they wore blue and yellow to show they were thinking about the people in Ukraine. During the day, they also wrote letters of support to a child in Ukraine. They made posters to raise awareness and created some large artwork together through mosaics.
Year 6 were so engaged and loved learning more about Ukraine. They have been so interested in what is happening with Ukraine and Russia and are already so knowledgeable, and so it was great to discuss what they knew and find out more. Along with the rest of the school, they wore blue and yellow to show they were reflecting on what is happening and thinking about the people in Ukraine. During the day, the children created a piece of writing. Some wrote persuasive letters to Putin, some wrote persuasive speeches and some wrote poems.
Year 6 also created sunflower art work, including Ukraine's colours of blue and yellow. They learnt how the sunflower is Ukraine's flower and we thought about the positive connotations linked to sunflowers, in the midst of all the sadness and destruction.