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Reception class has been finding out about Remembrance Day and why we wear poppies.  We found out that people make sculptures and statues when they want to remember something important.  We wondered why people are wearing poppies at the moment and found out that they are a sign to show that you remember all the soldiers and people who died or were injured and hurt during the wars.

We went to Saltwell Park to find out more about remembrance. We looked at benches with messages on plaques, remembering people who had died. We looked at the displays of poppies and wreaths. We met a solider who had fought in wars. He was wearing some medals that belonged to his grandad. The medals were over 100 years old.

We were very lucky to meet the Mayor of Gateshead who was laying a poppy wreath at the monument. Two of our children had their photos taken with her.