This week in Year 1 we have been learning about Remembrance Day.

We enjoyed an assembly with Padre Nicoll on Wednesday. We met some of the forces parents within the Merry Hill community and found out about their jobs. We listened carefully to the ‘Poppy Poppy’ poem recited by the children from Forces Club; they did a marvellous job!


In class, we learnt why poppies are used as a symbol of remembrance and were surprised to find out that remembrance poppies are not always red.

We worked hard to make our own poppies using a variety of materials:


How to help at home 

  • How many people can you spot wearing poppies on the TV? Or when out and about? Can you make a tally to show how many you saw?
  • Visit the memorial at the end of School Lane – can you see the Merry Hill poppy wreath there?
  • Create some poppy artwork at home – remember to send us a picture on Seesaw.