We have been finding out why people wear poppies in November.

We found out that the poppy is a symbol to remember those who have lost their lives in conflicts around the world. It also represents the
contribution of families and of the emergency services. 

It is linked with Armistice Day (11 November) but the poppy's origin as a popular symbol of remembrance lies in the landscapes of the
First World War. Poppies were the flowers which grew on the battlefields after World War One ended. This is described in the famous World War One poem 'In Flanders Fields'. 

For this reason poppies are used to remember those who have given their lives in battle.

We have been painting poppy fields while talking about the acts of remembrance that we have taken part in. Lots of us have family who are remembered and commemorated at this time of year.

Year 4 Curriculum Letters