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Church Lane, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN5 7EZ


Barnburgh Primary School

Learning to shine together


Remembrance Day 2021

Remembrance Sunday, which falls on 14 November in 2021, is a national opportunity to remember the service and sacrifice of all those that have defended our freedoms and protected our way of life.

We remember the Armed Forces, and their families, from Britain and the Commonwealth, the vital role played by the emergency services and those that have lost their lives as a result of conflict or terrorism.

Foundation Stage 

11th November

The children in Nursery and Reception shared their knowledge of Remembrance Day through a special assembly. The children shared their thoughts on the Poppies animation. They talked about how we remember the soldiers who were hurt during the war.

During the week, Nursery watched the Poppy animations, talking about the meaning of it. The children developed their fine motor control by using half an apple and a cork to print poppies. Then the children and adults cut them out to make a wreath of poppies.

During the week, the children in Reception have used a wide range of creative materials to make their own representations of a poppy. The children have developed their fine motor skills including how to control a pen, pencil and paintbrush, scissor skills and they have developed their hand-eye co-ordination. The children talked about why poppies are worn at this time of year. The children also developed their problem solving and creative thinking skills by choosing the processes that they wanted to use in order to create their poppy representation. 

Key Stage 1

Year 1


The children were encouraged to share their knowledge of Remembrance Day through a phase assembly.

" Remembrance Day is to remember all the soldiers who fought in the war"

"The soldiers died in the war"

" On Remembrance Day we are quiet for 2 minutes to remember the soldiers"

" Poppies are the flowers that came up on the field where the soldiers died"

The children were encouraged to learn the ‘Poppy Poppy’ poem and we spoke about the significance of the poem as well as producing collage poppies.

By the end of the session, the children were able to speak confidently about why we support Remembrance Day and wear a poppy on our clothing.

Year 2:


The children in Year Two shared their knowledge of Remembrance Day. The children shared their thoughts on the Poppies animation and what it represented.


"This shows you how the animals felt during the war, and what they heard. It isn't just people we remember we remember animals too" (Poppy)

The children also spoke about what the soldiers sacrificed and how they fought for our country to make it a better place in the future for us. Thhe children used fantastic vocabulary such as respect and sacarifice. The children were encouraged to learn the 'In Flanders Field' poem and we spoke about the significance of the poem as well as Acrostic Poems and perspective art work.


By the end of the sessions, the children were able to confidently speak about why we support Remembrance Day and why it is important we remember them who fought for us. Alongside this, the children were able to talk about perspective art and use different materials in order to create the illusion of objects close and far and recreate a field in the distance.


"I have drawn the poppies with oil crayons bigger at the bottom of my page and smaller in the distance so it looks like they are far away in the field". (Heidi)

In Flanders Field 

POPPY Acrostic Poem

Key Stage 2

Year 3 have learnt all about the first world war, remembrance day, who takes part and why the poppy is important during guided reading. This week has seen the children ask questions to further their understanding of the day. They then completed a poppy about what they will remember, what soldiers are, why we love our country and why we are thankful to veterans. They also used their inference skills by looking at a picture and describing what ‘I see, I think, I wonder’.

Year 4

To celebrate remembrance day, the children in Y4 learnt the importance of the day and are able to perform Flanders Field with actions. Through discussion, they decided that a love heart shows the importance of caring for people so they cut this shape out to create the poppies.

Year 5

On Thursday 11th November, we celebrated Remembrance Day by coming together as a phase. We shared our learning together, as well as readings, information and a prayer. In Year 5, we decided to make poppies. We used felt to cut out the poppy petals and then a leaf shape. We used a hot glue gun to attach these together. We also chose sequins or ribbon to create a centre of the flower in black. We wore these with pride. During Remembrance Day, we created our own free-verse poems about war. We used our skills and knowledge from over the week of learning about poetry along with emotive language and imagery to write heart-wrenching poems. We then decorated the paper with a Remembrance themed border.

Year 6

To commemorate Remembrance Day 2021, Year 6 learnt about why we wear poppies. They learnt about how poppies were the first flower to grow in the muddy battlefields after the way, are were initially worn to show respect to the fallen soldiers from WW1. Year 6 also learnt about the different coloured poppies: white to represent peace; black for the servicemen and women from Black, African, West Indian and Pacific Islander Heritage and purple to represent the animals who lost their lives in wars. In groups of 3 or 4, the children used a pattern of: portrait, landscape, portrait, landscape to form the shape of a poppy. They painted their section of the poppy, following the shape of the petals, then re-joined the pieces to form the finished poppy.