Over the last week we have been talking about Remembrance Day and why we remember this special day. During circle time we spoke about wearing poppies on our tops or coats to remember the soldiers who faught in the war. Pre-School recognised the colours of the poppy and we used the paints to make our own poppies. We also read stories and looked at photos about the war and why poppies are so important.
Yesterday Pre-School participated in a 2 minutes silence to remember the fallen soldiers, and went to the Methodist Church along with the Baby Room to look at a large poppy display that had been made on the wall of the church by the local community. There were so many poppies!
We went into the church and gave them a book of poppies that we had made, Jon one of the volunteers at the church, put it on a table ready for the community to see. Whilst we were there he told us that the purple poppies are to remember the animals from the war.
Understanding the world: People and communities – Recognises and describes special times or events for family or friends, 30-50 months.
Expressive arts and design: Exploring and using media and materials – Manipulates materials to achieve a planned effect 40-60 months.
Expressive arts and design: Being imaginative – Create simple representations of events, people and objects 40-60 months.
Communication and Language: Listening and attention – Maintains attention, concentrates and sits quietly during appropriate activity 40-60 months.