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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Explorers

This half term, we are learning about the explorers Neil Armstrong and Robert Falcon Scott.

Here are some questions that we will be asking over the next few weeks.

  • What is an explorer?

  • What are they famous for?

  • Why are they significant?

  • How do we remember them?

Do you know any facts about these explorers?

If you do, please comment below to help us out with our learning.

Don’t forget to let us know who you are and where you are from.

The Great Fire of London

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In History this half term, we have started to learn about the Great Fire of London but we don’t know much about it yet.

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Can you help us by commenting on this post if you have any information or facts that you think that we will find useful?

Here are some questions that you could help us to answer.

  • Where did it start?
  • When did it start?
  • How long did it last?
  • How did the fire spread?
  • How did people escape from the fire?
  • What happened after the fire?
  • Which buildings got damaged in the fire?
  • Was anyone hurt in the fire?
  • Who is Samuel Pepys and why is he important?
  • Were there fire fighters to help put out the fire?

We hope to find out some answers soon.

What you could do at home to support your child…

  1. Use the internet to find out facts about the Great Fire of London.
  2. Comment on the post with any facts you have found out.
  3. Visit the library to find information books about the Great Fire of London.
  4. Share these facts with your child.