Remembrance Day - Class 2

11th November 2020

To mark Remembrance Day in school we held a two minute silence across the whole school at 11 o’clock in order to remember people that have died or have been affected by war.

Year 2 also visited the War Memorial in the village along with Reverend Simon who explained to the children the origins of Remembrance Day.  The whole class recited a poem about why we wear poppies and two pupils laid a wreath on behalf of our school.  We listened to the Last Post during our two minute silence and a few of the local community, who were passing, joined in with us. 

As well as learning their poem, Year 2 have also made their own poppies.  They learned that the reason we wear poppies is to remember those who have given their lives in battle and poppies were the flowers which grew on the battlefields after World War One ended. This is described in the famous World War One poem ‘In Flanders Fields’.