Armistice Day 2016

Remembrance StaircaseArmistice day is on 11 November and is also known as Remembrance Day.

It marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, back in 1918. At eleven o’clock on a Monday morning the guns fell silent. Every year, Remembrance Day reminds us of this moment.

In World War 1, a lot of the fighting was done in a place called Flanders in Belgium. Everything was destroyed; buildings, roads, trees all vanished. The men were fighting in large fields, but as they fought, all the ground turned to mud, where no grass or plants grew.

Only 1 thing grew – poppies! These flowers like to grow in soil that has been rooted up. The poppies grew every year, and reminded the soldiers to keep hoping and fighting for their country. We wear poppies to show that we remember.

During lessons this week, each class created poppies using a variety of media to create our Remembrance Staircase. During our assembly on Friday, the children in Year six told us all about Remembrance Day and we held a two-minute silence at 11am to remember and honour all the servicemen and women, some family and friends, who have died in wars old and new…lest we forget.