Remembrance Day

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This week we welcomed the Reverend Richard into school to mark Remembrance Day with all the children.

We stood in the playground and honoured the two minute silence before he took an interesting assembly about the work of the British Legion and the symbolism of wearing a poppy.

Class 1 explored John Mc Crae’s poem, ‘In Flanders fields’, they read the poem aloud before illustrating it with references to lines from the poem. They were asked to justify and explain their choice of illustration and how the illustration might be viewed from the perspective of a relative of the dead and wounded. They also had to think of a title for the poem because although it is known as Flanders fields John Mc Crae didn’t give it a name.

The children were very sensitive and reflective throughout this task and enjoyed delving deeper into the hidden meanings of the poem.

 

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