Thursday 11th November
Thursday 11th November 2021
Good afternoon everyone,
Today is Remembrance Day. A two-minute silence was held at 11am to remember the people who have died in wars around the world.
Remembrance Day marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918.
Remembrance Sunday is also marked each year; this falls on the second Sunday in November. On this day, there are ceremonies at war memorials, cenotaphs and churches throughout the country, as well as abroad.
The anniversary is used to remember all the people who have died in wars - not just World War One. This includes World War Two, the Falklands War, the Gulf War, and conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The first two-minute silence in Britain was held on 11 November 1919, when King George V asked the public to observe a silence at 11am. This was one year after the end of World War One.
In nursery the children made poppies and don’t forget you can see their work on display in Tesco.
Children were also experimenting with paint mixing and exploring what happens when colours are mixed and how they can alter the shade of a colour to make it lighter or darker.
In red class children enjoyed working with torches and looking at the patterns the light made in the dark tent.
Have a lovely evening.