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Remembrance Day at Brambley Hedge

We learned all about Remembrance Day by creating beautiful poppy artwork in our woodland area!

Remembrance Day at Brambley Hedge Nursery

We made poppies in our woodland area for Remembrance Day

At Brambley Hedge we like to have outdoor adventures whatever the weather, so this year we went outside to learn about Remembrance Day.  We took a variety of art materials to our woodland area, where we set about making our very own poppies.

Making poppies in our woodland area

We made beautiful poppy wreaths by attaching red cupcake trays to a cardboard ring and painting the centres black to create a flower effect. Then we hung the wreaths on our nursery gate for all to see.

We also worked together to make our own poppies out of paper plates and clay. This took a lot of care and patience, and we all did wonderfully.

Making Remembrance Day Poppies

Using paper plates and paint to create poppies for our Remembrance Day display

poppies

Making the poppies took lots of care and patience

Continuing the floral theme, we used a flower press to press real flowers. Lots of lavender grows around the nursery, so we pressed some of it to make lavender oil!

flower-press

We pressed flowers and made lavender oil using a flower press

Our Remembrance Day Poem

When we finished making our colourful creations, we gathered round to learn all about Remembrance Day and why it is a part of British heritage and culture. We read a poem called ‘Poppy, Poppy What Do You Say?’ by T’Prang to help us understand what the poppy represents:

 

Poppy, Poppy What Do You Say?

Poppy, poppy what do you say?
Wear me on Remembrance Day.
Poppy, poppy what do you tell?
Many soldiers in battle fell.
Poppy, poppy what should we know?
That peace on earth should Grow, grow, grow!

 

We had a lovely day learning all about Remembrance Day and would like to thank all of our parents and carers for dressing the children in red for the day!

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