Remembrance Day

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At 11 o’clock, on the 11th day of the 11th month, we stopped what we were doing to had a two-minute silence to remember the soldiers who have died for our country in wars past and present.

We watched a live feed on the internet and saw that everyone around the world was silent at 11 o’clock.

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People wear poppies as a mark of respect to remember all of the soldiers who have died in the first and second world war but also the fighting that is happening today. Click here to visit the Newsround website for more information.

Click here to watch a short animation from Cbeebies about Remembrance Day. It follows a young rabbit through the poppy fields.

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Poppies were the only thing that grew in the fields after the fighting has stopped.

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There is a famous poem by John McCrae, written in May 1915 that was inspired by all the poppies in fields. Click here to read it.

In class, we have written in our topic books about what Remembrance Day is all about and made some poppy crafts in our independent learning time.

How to continue the learning at home:

  • Talk to your child about what the poppy symbolises and why people wear them.
  • Watch the Remembrance Service on television on Sunday 13th November with your child.
  • Visit a local cenotaph and talk about why the poppies have been laid.
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