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KS1 Remembrance Day Resources Pack – Why Do We Remember?

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Develop Y1 and Y2 pupils’ understanding of Remembrance Day using this resource from Plazoom.

Pupils will explore how images or objects help them to remember and how the poppy is used as a symbol of remembrance on Remembrance Day.

In their final task, pupils will create their own poppy, writing simple sentences about whom we remember and why when we see this symbol.

The resource will:

  • Give pupils the opportunity to share important things to them that they remember
  • Stimulate discussions about why it is important to remember.
  • Enable pupils to understand why 11th November is a day of Remembrance.
  • Teach pupils why the poppy is used as the symbol for Remembrance Day.

This resource pack includes:

  • Teaching slides
    These can be used to guide the class through the activities and displays key information about Remembrance Day.
  • Vocabulary cards
    PDF cards that can be used to discuss new vocabulary and create a display in the classroom.
  • Helping me to remember worksheet
    A PDF worksheet that gives pupils the opportunity to record information about a special object that helps them to remember an event or person.
  • Poppy template
    A template for pupils to use to create their own poppies.
  • Themed writing paper
    PDF writing paper for pupils to use to display their final draft.
  • Teaching notes
    Guidance on how to use the resource is given, divided into three smaller activities. Additional activities are also suggested.

National Curriculum English programme of study links

  • Pupils will compose sentences orally before writing.
  • Pupils will write about real events.

  • PowerPoint
  • Vocabulary cards
  • Helping me to remember worksheet
  • Poppy template
  • Themed writing paper
  • Teacher notes
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