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Priory Fields School

Priory FieldsSchool

Term 2

Harmony’s Term 2 Lift Off

To inspire our learning and help us get a sense of how things have worked in the past we took part in tradition that children previously did at this time of year – Penny for the Guy.

As the fabulous collaborative cats that we are, we used our team work skills to make our own guy.  We drew his face onto a padded out old sheet and stuffed an old onesie with scrunched up paper and hay.  We decided that it would be a good idea to tie string around the end of the arms and legs to help keep all the stuffing inside.

Photos of Guy making

Once he was made, we put him into a pushchair and went around the whole school, in different groups, knocking on doors and saying ‘Penny for the Guy.’  We managed to collect 103p or £1.03.  In the past children would have used the money collected to pay for fireworks or other treats like sweets.  We used ours to buy marshmallows and hot chocolate.

Photos of finished Guy

We then joined Liberty class to (pretend to) roast our marshmallows and drink our hot chocolate around a bonfire. It was a busy but fun day!

Photos of mock fire with Guys