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A Day to Remember

Week beginning 8 November 2021

Why do we wear poppies on Remembrance Day?

This week Reception have read two beautiful books about Remembrance: A Day to Remember by Beth and Karl Eastham and Hector’s Hero by Laurie Vidak. In A Day to Remember Orla asks lots of questions about why people are wearing poppies at this time of year, which her Mummy and Daddy answer.  In Hector’s Hero, Hector takes us a journey through his family's army heritage and tells about his big brother, Franky, who is in the army now. We learned that veterans make the poppies that we can buy and so we helped them by making poppies ourselves. We talked about how the men and women who serve in the army are our superheroes for keeping us safe. We joined the rest of the school on the main playground on Thursday to observe the two minute silence, and we took our poppies with us.

In maths we are continuing to look at numbers 1, 2 and 3. We rolled dice and planted poppies in our play dough garden and talked about how many we would have if we planted one more or, if we took one away and had one less. 

This week it is Copper Class’s turn to build dens in Forest School. Bronze class had fun constructing dens with large willow branches and tarpaulin, last week.