Oak class have been learning all about Remembrance Day this week and why we wear poppies. We watched a Cbeebies video showing us all about poppies and found lots of teachers were wearing them. We then made our own split pin poppies and coloured some to make a wreath. Oak class dressed up pretending to be soldiers for the class to salute them. We identified what soldiers did and why it made them important. Everyone then made their own medal for something special their friends or soldiers might have done. We had some fantastic medals including ‘for being brave’ and ‘for being kind’.
Oak class had the opportunity to visit some soldiers to learn about what they do. Sergeant Goldie told everyone he wanted to be a soldier to protect people. He then showed us all the vehicles they drive and let everyone have a sit inside. The big tall green truck seemed to be the favourite! Following this we talked about why people are wearing poppies and Major Tate gave us a special poppy on a cross ready for Remembrance Day.
A big thank you to the Queen’s Own Yeomanry in Newcastle for making Cedars Academy so welcome :)