Remembrance Day is part of the annual calendar at Godwin - we always partake in a shared silence to remember and respect those who fought, and are still fighting, for our freedom.
This year, as Remembrance Day fell on a school day, children across the school took part in their silence at 11 o'clock.
Additionally to this, children have taken part in a 'Poppy scavenger hunt'. Using their geographical skills to read maps of the school, they have been searching for the poppies in their environment. Each of the poppies are displayed alongside Remembrance Day facts and a letter which the children have to unravel to find a mystery word.
Children in Reception and nurture groups have been making their own poppies.
In addition, having learnt about Remembrance day in their history lesson, Year 1 went on a local visit to the memorial in Dagenham Heathway. Here they laid a poppy wreath on behalf of the school and were lucky enough to meet an armed forces veteran who answered all their questions. We send many thanks to Mrs Spicer's dad for this.
Year 4 also had the opportunity to find out more about the experiences of people during the war, when visiting the local residential care home on their monthly visit.
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