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Year 4, Thinking about Remembrance Day

'Where the Poppies Now Grow'

Remembrance Day In Year 4 we talked about what war means and the children's knowledge of war. We made a list of words associated with war and talked about why wars begin, the conditions of war, what happens when the war is over and how there are wars happening all over the world at some time.

The children talked about their relatives and their involvement in the Second World War. We then focused on the First World War. We read a book entitled 'Where the Poppies Now Grow' by Hilary Robinson and watched a video about Remembrance Day, how the poppy became a symbol for the British Legion and how the collection money helps veterans of war.

The children practised drawing the poppies growing in Flanders Fields and added descriptive phrases about war using their senses. They then added a poppy they made from card to represent those worn on Remembrance Day by us who will never forget their sacrifice.