National Day of Reflection

Following the Prime Minister’s backing of Marie Curie’s National Day of Reflection, East Hoathly observed the minute’s silence for those that had lost their lives during the current pandemic. The children spent time during the morning taking part in activities to remember the year past and used the time as a springboard to talk about their hopes for the future.

Hedgehog Class sat on the carpet all together and talked about all of the things they missed doing during the lockdown and they discussed what they did that helped them stay happy through the lockdown.

Squirrel Class had a discussion about all of the people who helped them and others over the course of the last year. The children also created rainbow love hearts to remember those whose lives had been lost. The love hearts can be seen brightening up the Squirrels’ windows!

Fox Class reflected on a year passing since the first lockdown. Using a rainbow design, which has become a symbol of hope during the pandemic, the children added in their hopes for the future. The children had lots of ideas about what they had been missing over this difficult period. Stan is looking forward to seeing his relatives and going on holiday. Beatrice can’t wait to have assemblies back in the church and not have to wear a mask anymore!

Owl Class observed the minute’s silence, whilst reflecting upon the lives lost during the pandemic. Jack C said “I am looking forward to the leisure centres opening back up so we can go swimming again!” Spencer said “I’ve missed going on school trips, I hope I get to go on one soon!”