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This week, on Remembrance Day, Blyton class learnt about the origin and significance of the poppy. The children were fascinated to discover how poppies went from being produced in a very small factory, run by a handful of disabled ex-servicemen to producing millions each year. Additionally, Blyton class discovered that the Queen has a unique wreath made exclusively for her which no one is allowed to replicate! 
 To commemorate the day, we read and discussed the poem 'In Flanders Field' by McCrae. Then, we drew poppies onto copies of the poem and used watercolour paint to add a splash of colour. I think you will agree the results are fabulous and a lovely significant lesson for the children. 



For our mission this week, Blyton class were replicating the perils of crossing the Arctic with extremely limited resources. Equipped with just planks of wood and rope, the children had to show great team-work skills to discuss the best use of the resources and demonstrate resilience when things did not go to plan. Not all teams were successful in completing the mission but each group worked extremely hard and definitely developed their team-working abilities.