This week at Orchard, we have been learning about WWI and what the poppy symbolises in the lead up to Armistice Day on Sunday.

Every class has been making poppies each day using various materials which we will then combine together.

KS2 have been learning songs linked to war time, understanding why we went to war in 1914 and where did the idea for poppies first come from.

Year 1 and Reception made an old war time soup receipe and Reception listened to a story linked to WWI.

Year 2 went to Sidcup war memorial, on the green near Queen Mary's hospital and were shocked to discover that 208 soldiers lost their lives from this area. You can click on the link to see the names of the fallen soldiers. Click Here

We all now understand that by wearing a poppy we are remembering those who have given their lives in battle because they are the flowers which grew on the battlefields after World War One ended on 11th November 1918.