The New Addition: EYFS Reading House

The Reading House in Early Years has been an amazing addition, acting as a Quiet Area. The children have not only found a quiet haven for themselves, but they have also been making new friends and getting to know each other. Through their very interesting conversations, new ideas have been generated, shared and eventually implemented in collaboration. 

Remembrance Day

« Remembrance Day was first observed in 1919 throughout the British Commonwealth. It was originally called “Armistice Day” to commemorate armistice agreement that ended the First World War on Monday, November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m.—on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

« The poppy is the symbol of Remembrance Day.

« Some of the 54 Commonwealth member states, such as Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia, observe the tradition of Remembrance Day on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Other nations observe a solemn day but at different dates. For example, ANZAC Day is observed in New Zealand on April 25. In South Africa, Poppy Day is marked on the Sunday that falls closest to November 11.

« Many nations that are not members of the Commonwealth also observe Remembrance Day on November 11, including France, Belgium and Poland.

« The United States used to commemorate Armistice Day on November 11. However, in 1954 they changed the name to Veterans Day.

« The United States used to commemorate Armistice Day on November 11. However, in 1954 they changed the name to Veterans Day.

Facts and poems about Remembrance Day were shared in today’s assembly.

Poppies are red

Violets are blue

When the soldiers fought in the war

They fought for you.

They shine do bright

They fought so brave

Now we stand beside their graves

 

In Flanders's Field, the poppies grow

But on and on the love one’s go

With soldiers’ souls carrying

Through the love they showed.

 

Shall their glory never fade

Honour the charge they made.

 

Poppies are red

Violets are blue

When the soldiers fought the war

We will remember them too.

 

Jessica - Year 5 

 

(Source http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/information-for/educators/)