A huge thank you to all our partner schools for producing such wonderful “Great Blackberry Pick” displays for Local History Day 2015 at Droitwich Library last Saturday! We also had home-made blackberry jams made by Ombersley and Tibberton First Schools and jam jar labels by Hindlip and Tibberton First Schools, all judged by three of … More Local History Day 2015 @ Droitwich Library
It was very exciting to hear the children from our four first schools on BBC Hereford and Worcester last week! The children had recorded a short radio report about their blackberry picking trips to Smite Farm. Emmy and Jack from Tibberton narrated the report – they sounded clear and confident and we were very proud of them. … More Great Blackberry Pick on the Radio!
We went blackberry picking in our garden. We froze them ready to make the jam.
As well as supplementing their diet from the hedgerow, children in World War 1 got involved in growing vegetables and fruit. We went to the allotments in Ombersley to find out more – read the blogs from the children. ” Today Ash Class visited Ombersley allotments. We went to Roz’s. We saw the sacrecrow guarding … More Growing vegetables during WW1
After we had been picking blackberries, we listened to Seamus Heaney reading his poem about blackberry picking. We had a go at writing our own poems – here are some lines from our poems and, at the foot of the post, audio recordings of Mya, Joe,Harry and Bethany reading their work… Jacob – ‘Black like an … More Blackberry Poetry
After we got back to school on Monday, we laid all the blackberries out on trays to dry and throw away any that didn’t look good. Grace, Beatrice, Mya, George and Harry had been blackberry picking at home and brough in even more blackberries. Mrs Bastock and Mrs Osborn brought in apples. Some of us … More Sticky fingers at Ombersley!
It was pouring with rain, we all had our coats and wellies on – what a day to pick blackberries! We were all excited and after an introductory talk about farming in World War 2, we couldn’t wait to start picking. The rain held off and we trudged through the fields, some of us climbing … More Picking blackberries in the rain!
Julia and Michael came to school to introduce the Great Blackberry Pick. We looked at sources from the First World War including Princess Mary boxes that were sent to the soldiers with letters from the children. Michael explained what the artefacts were. Julia brought in lots of things she had got from the hedgerow -did … More 17th September Julia and Michaels visit to Ombersley
Last year as part of our History Week we found out about the soldiers who had come to our school and died during World War 1. We have looked at the school registers and have found their names – we are still looking for the school log books to find out more. We have a … More WW1 and Ombersley School