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These lesson plans and assemblies are designed to help children understand what Remembrance is and give specific examples of different groups and individuals who we remember, using them as a way of demonstrating the scope of those who served and sacrificed.

In addition to the lesson plans and assemblies available below, we are pleased to offer the latest version of our popular Remembrance assembly pack for primary schools for download as well.

Remember Together assembly pack

The Remember Together assembly packs we have created look at all Commonwealth and Allied nations who came to Britain’s aid during the Second World War, and without whom victory would not have been possible. 

We offer an introductory standalone assembly (available for download right) or if you wish to go into more detail, you may also download the whole set, which includes the introduction assembly along with 4 additional assemblies which look at the vital contribution made by the Commonwealth and Allies in three key battles; Monte Cassino, D-Day, and Kohima and Imphal. These battles highlight the shared remembrance heritage of Britain’s many diverse communities from the British South Asian communities through to the Polish and Afro-Caribbean communities. 

Child Mill Worker, Reginald Cooper

During the First World War children across Britain rallied to do their bit by working in war factories, turning schools fields into allotments to help provide food or as boy scouts and girl guides working as coast guards.

By introducing the life of a Child Mill worker during the First World War, these lessons provide not only literacy outcomes, but also offer children the chance to practise their research and inquiry skills.

Florence Cordell, Female Bus Conductor

Using the example of Florence Cordell, one of the first women to work as a bus conductor in Britain, these lessons show the social impact the First World War had on the job market, the workplace and the role of women.

Together with discussing broader issues surrounding women's expanding role in the workplace, these lessons explore what day to day life as a bus conductor would be like for women like Florence Cordell.

Poppy Field

Poppy Field is a new wartime classic from two legends of children's literature; Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman who teamed up with the Royal British Legion to tell a new story inspired by the history of the poppy.

When John McCrae wrote his famous poem In Flanders Field among the trenches of war-torn Belgium, neither he nor a local village girl who saves a discarded draft of it could know what enormous power that poem would have on generations to come.

Scholastic have produced a set of four key stage 2 lesson plans designed to build Remembrance understanding in conjunction with reading the book. 

Poppy Field, Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman

Poppy Field is a new wartime classic from two legends of children's literature; Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman who teamed up with the Royal British Legion to tell a new story inspired by the history of the poppy.

When John McCrae wrote his famous poem In Flanders Field among the trenches of war-torn Belgium, neither he nor a local village girl who saves a discarded draft of it could know what enormous power that poem would have on generations to come.

Scholastic have produced a set of four key stage 2 lesson plans designed to build Remembrance understanding in conjunction with reading the book. 

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