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Dore Primary Marks Remembrance Day

posted 13 Nov 2019, 08:17 by Douglas Paterson   [ updated 13 Nov 2019, 08:26 ]

On the 11th of November, Dore Primary School observed Remebrance Day: remembering those who have died in conflict and have been affected by war and strife. As part of a day of lessons and assemblies, Y6 childern went into the other classes and led the children in a short service of remembrance, which included the sharing of remembrance themed art work, as well as the recital of poety prepared by the chidren. There then followed a minute of silence, observed by staff and pupils.

Y6 have been studying World War Two as part of their "We'll Meet Again" topic. As part of this, they have looked at war poets and poetry: studying various famous poems and identifying the features and characteristics of war poetry. They have learnt ambitious and emotive vocabulary that could be used as part of a war poem and have practiced using descriptive techniques, such as figurative language. The children have written powerful poems, that try to convey the nature of war and the importance of remembrance.

The Y6s have also used the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's website to conduct research on local men and women, named on the Dore memorial, who died in the first and second world wars. They were able to find details of the units that they fought with, as well as where they lived, giving a more personal view of the sacrifices made by the men and women of Dore.