Remembrance Day

As Theologists, the children in Year 3 have been learning about the significance of Remembrance Day and the importance of remembering this special event. We visited the Cenotaph at the All Saints Church in Hessle, where we laid a poppy wreath and held a 2 minute silence to pay our respects for the sacrifices made by individuals during the wars of the past, as well as for those who endeavour to maintain peace in our world today.

 

Back at school, the children worked collaboratively to identify why we should remember Remembrance Day by sharing their views and opinions before creating their own group mind- maps…

 

We then shared our own reasons as to why we should never forget the important events of the past which Remembrance Day commemorates…

We also discovered that whilst we wear a red poppy as a symbol of respect for all individuals who have sacrificed their lives to fight and assist in the wars of the past, as well as for those who continue to maintain peace today,  that there is also a  purple poppy which is a symbol of respect for the animals which have played a significant part in major conflicts around the world and a white poppy to symbolise peace.