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Thockley Primary School

ThrockleyPrimary School

Remembrance Day

Classes across the school observed Remembrance Day with special activities such as:

  • Reception watched 'Poppies' on CBeebies, which is a short, child friendly animation about the war and shows the poppy fields afterwards.  They also learned that people wear purple poppies to remember the animals that were involved in the war too.  The children’s favourite task was making their own remembrance crosses using cutting skills and placing them in the flower beds beneath Mrs Stuart’s and Mrs Cunningham’s windows. 
  • Year 1 used a number of different skills including cutting, colouring and drawing, to create a beautiful poppy picture.
  • Year 5 investigated how square numbers came to have their name. The children found out that because you multiply a number by itself, you can make squares with four equal sides. Inspired by Remembrance Day, the children created their very own square poppy fields to represent as many square numbers as possible, and then used reasoning and problem-solving skills to calculate the area.
  • Year 6 did some work around The ‘Last Post’ in their History lesson. They listened to the music and then discussed the different emotions this evoked. They then analysed the poem ‘In Flanders Fields’, by John Mcrae, before creating a poppy of their own that analysed words which symbolised fallen soldiers.