This week we have been concentrating on Remembrance, discussing who and why we remember and why the poppy is used as a symbol for this.
After our class trip the pupils have taken note of some of the names of local people who lost their lives in WW1. Some pupils have also found members of their own family who were involved too – we hope to research this more in the future.
As part of the act of remembrance the class were introduced to the Remembrance Cross, where crosses are decorated with a poppy and dedicated to a particular soldier. We decided to use the information from our trip to dedicated a cross to our own local hero.
Each member of the class was given two pieces of wood, some sandpaper and string to create their own cross. The pictures above show them sanding down the rough edges in preparation. They then decorated the cross with a poppy and dedicated their cross to a soldier they were either related to who had lost their life during the war or one that we had learnt about during our trip.
The pupils have taken their crosses home with them where they will either keep them to remember their soldier or leave it at a War Memorial this weekend.
Well done P5/6 the crosses look fabulous and you have all done a great job in understanding and respecting the meaning of Remembrance.