Remembrance reflection 2020

Armistice Day is on the 11th of November and is also known as Remembrance Day. It marks the day World War One ended, at 11 am on the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918. A two-minute silence is held at 11 am to remember the people who have died in wars.

The Nursery and Reception children listened to stories about the War and looked in detail at the fields where soldiers had fallen.

We looked at how poppies were grown all over the world and the significance of a red poppy during Remembrance Day.

The Nursery and Reception children worked together as a team to create a poppy wreath. Through this activity, they learnt what team work was all about and made references to solders who worked together during the war.                             

The Reception children used Miss B’s special sketching pencils to sketch the poppy field. They then used water colours to create tones and shades of red.

“We worked together as a team to make the poppies and then we stuck them together to make the circle”

“We watched Miss B draw the poppy. We then had a go by ourselves. We then used water colours to paint the poppy and then we used the newspapers to make the background. We coloured the soldier in and stuck him in the front”

Nursery learnt all about the significance of a poppy. They used a special sketch pencil to draw the petals, poppy head and the stem, then painted it using watercolours. 

The Reception children looked closely at the poppy fields and watched Miss B sketch the flowers. The children then used special HD pencils to draw the poppy’s before painting them using water colours.