Resources to mark Remembrance Day

Nicola Davison
01st November 2017
Poppies to represent remembrance day resources for EYFS, primary and secondary pupils

Assembly presentations, lesson plans and activity ideas to help pupils to remember fallen soldiers on Armistice Day

As 11 November approaches and the wearing of poppies becomes commonplace, it's vital that students of all ages understand the meaning and significance of Remembrance Day.

To help you to guide your reflections and commemorate those who have lost their lives in the line of duty, we’ve hand-picked a selection of top resources for early years, primary and secondary classes.

EYFS resources

Introduce Remembrance Day to young learners using this simple presentation, including meaningful images and statements illustrated with Widgit symbols. Then, why not extend pupils’ understanding by incorporating it into other areas of development? These differentiated counting sheets are ideal for use in numeracy, while this craft pack enables learners to get creative with the theme.

For something a bit more straightforward, this poppy template works well for a teacher-led activity as it also contains some basic facts.

 

Remembrance Day

Adapted powerpoint for Remembrance Day. We also included video clips and music such as last post but these will not transfer to upload. Used within EYFS and ASD provision Includes Symbol support
By jovest

Count the poppies

3 worksheets. Count the poppies
By teresa1978

Remembrance Day Craft Preschool and Kindergarten

Craft Activities Preschool/Kindergarten to commemorate Remembrance Day. 9 Pages.
By TeachEzy

Remembrance Day Poppies - Activity

Two simple Remembrance Day poppies to colour and cut out. Simple facts / information included.

By mychalkface

KS1 resources

Explain the importance of Poppy Day with this introductory presentation, which can be used in class or as part of a wider assembly, before exploring the significance of poppies in this well-structured lesson.

Later, find out how much pupils have learnt about Remembrance Day in this seven-question quiz. Or, distribute this visual word mat to support writing about this significant event.

 

Remembrance Day Powerpoint

A powerpoint explaining Remebrance Day etc. Includes Tower of London etc
By andy7painter

Remembrance Day powerpoint

A brief powerpoint I made for my Year 2 class, reminding them of what Remembrance Day is all about. Hope it's useful!
By emzbubble

Remembrance Day Quiz

A Remembrance day quiz for KS1 and perhaps even lower KS2. Can be used as a template for other questions.
By wackerley

Remembrance Day Word Mat

An A4 sized word mat with words and images related to the Remembrance Day topic.
By mpriest

KS2 resources

Including a reference to John McCrae’s well-known poem, In Flanders Fields, this thought-provoking assembly works well as a starting point for learning about Remembrance Day. Take students’ learning further by introducing an element of discussion using this detailed lesson plan.

Alternatively, try engaging pupils by getting them to study this in-depth comprehension worksheet, or through music with this sensitive song.

 

Remembrance Day Presentation

A ppt. giving some information about Remembrance Day and why we wear poppies. Hope you find it useful
By michelle.mearns

What is Remembrance primary lesson plan

All the resources needed to teach lesson 1 from War Memorials Trust's KS2 cross curricular topic plan, &'What is Remembrance?&';. Also suitable for adapting for KS1. Children will learn what happens on Remembrance Day and why 11th November is commemorated.
By WarMemorialsTrust

Remembrance Day Comprehension

Comprehension task differentiated for higher and lower ability children based on Remembrance Day and why we celebrate it. I will be using it with my Y4 children. The information and pictures within the file are from the internet. The questions I made myself.
By Jaken9

A Song for Remembrance Day

This resource contains two versions of the song: We Shall Remember. One is the vocal version to help the children learn the song; the other is the instrumental track for the children to sing along to. There is also a lyric sheet. The song can be used as part of an assembly to mark Remembrance Day. Alternatively, in can be taught to the children as part of classwork centred on Remembrance Day.
By RogerHurn

Secondary resources

Enable students to build and deliver their own assembly or presentation to explain how fallen soldiers have been remembered over the last 100 years with this unique resource pack. Or, take a more exploratory approach to the origins of the act of Remembrance using this source-based lesson.

For activities more suited to tutor time, these printable worksheets give pupils a chance to reflect on their existing knowledge of Armistice Day, while this up-to-date presentation encourages learners to "rethink Remembrance" by highlighting the stories of younger veterans.

 

Remembrance Day Lesson Plans

The Remember! resource enables students to build and deliver an assembly that explains to their school friends how our country has remembered soldiers who have lost their lives in conflict over the last 100 years. The Who do you think they were? resource works to enhance pupils’ understanding of the close bond between the Army and community, through a focus on the lives, service and deaths of local men who served during the Great War. Students remember soldiers within their own communities who have lost their lives.
By ArmyinEducation

First World War Remembrance

Find out how the act of Remembrance developed during the First World War and download a selection of objects from IWM. This resource is free for you to use in your classroom. All the images are available to download together as a PowerPoint. For ideas of how you might be able to use these objects, take a look at our Suggested Activities. Visit the link to find out more with IWMs free online learning resource.
By ImperialWarMuseums

Remembrance Day: Presentation and Activities for teens

Remembrance Day: Presentation and Activities for teens!

This resource includes a high quality PowerPoint presentation which can be delivered to your class/tutor group or in an assembly.

There is also an activities pack which contains some no-prep required printable worksheets, ideal for teenage students to do during tutor time or in Citizenship lessons. These activities give students the opportunity to reflect on their knowledge about Remembrance Day, consider important key words to do with the day in the form of a word search and anagrams, and also get creative in designing poppy merchandise to raise more money for the Royal British Legion.

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Rethink Remembrance 2016 Royal British Legion: assembly or tutor time

Useful for Remembrance 2016 11th November.
Designed for form or tutor time, however could be adapted for assemblies.
Used information from the Royal British Legion website.
Links to British values, Citizenship, and History.
By lotrrulzu

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