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As the First World War was formally declared over at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, we traditionally hold a minute of silence throughout the Commonwealth on 11th November every year.

Read the poem below and answer the questions (you may need to do a little research).

In Flanders Fields

The poem “In Flanders Fields” by Dr John McCrae, written in 1915, is the reason that we use poppies to remember those that have died in wars.


1. What/who are we remembering on Remembrance Day?

2. What does the poem make you think, feel and wonder?

3. Identify at least two tier 2 words and find their meanings.

4. Why Do we wear poppies on Remembrance Day?

5.Write your own arcostic poem using the word REMEMBER, there may be a yummy prize for the best one from each grade. (This could be used as a…

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