Remembrance Day 2011

This past week we have been learning about Remembrance Day in Britain and why the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month is so important.

The children found out why we wear a red poppy and when the first two minute silence happened in London? The First Two Minute Silence in London (11th November 1919)

We used the Woodlands Junior School site to find much of the information.

We talked about the feelings that someone going to war might have and wrote emotion colour poems.

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We also read the poem In Flanders Field by John McCrae and thought about the meaning behind the words he wrote. We made a short movie for the school to use during our Remembrance Assembly on Friday and used this poem to start the assembly off. Many thanks to Simon Widdowson from Porchester Junior School (@xannov on Twitter) for sharing the Animoto video his school made last year. It really inspired my boys!

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