Remembrance Sunday

This week we have been learning about Remembrance Day and why we wear poppies and have a two minutes silence. Year 5 then wrote acrostic poems about Remembrance Day. This is Holly Mae’s which was one of my favourites.


Red poppies lay across the field, row after row
Each and every soldier fought for us
Millions of graves everywhere
Every poppy reminds us of the soldiers
Many people have lost someone in their family
Brave men from every country
Remember the soldiers that risked their lives
All of them risk their lives for us
Never forget those who are lost
Countries invaded, battles fought
Ending in silence for those who are gone.

by Holly Mae

39 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Becky
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 16:38:08

    I thought that it was hard but fun it was sad to remember. And we all worked hard to think what to write.
    Please reply back
    from Becky
    hope you have a good christmas.


  2. Lucy
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 22:16:38

    Hi Holly Mae,
    Your acrostic poem is amazing!! Allot of thought was definitely put into writing that. But I am not very sure that I know what an Acrostic Poem is in full detail, can you explain it to me.
    Yours Sincerely


    • Holly Mae
      Nov 13, 2012 @ 20:12:04

      Hi Lucy it’s Holly Mae an acrostic poem is where you write down a word like Remembrance vertically and think of interesting sentences to go with that word .But at the start of the sentence the first word has to begin with the same letter at the start like R eg Rember the solders who fort for us.
      Hope to here from you more Holly Mae


  3. Lachie
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 22:26:17

    Hi I’m Lachie from NGPS,
    our school didn’t have a minutes silence but our class did read a book called ‘The Quest for Courage’ and then watched a video about a man called ‘Nick Vujicic’ who was born with out any arms or legs. We read this book and watched this video because we had to type up a small document about courage and what we thought it was.
    Lachie NGPS


  4. Joshua
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 22:27:35

    Hello its Josh from New Gisbourne Primary School
    did you find it hard thinking about what to write and what thinking was involved?
    also did you get upset thinking about all those solders that died?
    and did you like the topic of remembrance day
    from Josh.


  5. Edgar
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 22:28:33

    Hi guys Its Edgar from New Gisborne Primary School,
    Just wondering did you guys find it emotional when you were doing the topic ?
    Also what do you think Remembrance Day means for you personally ?
    Did you guys find it hard for you to write it out and how much thinking was involved?
    I think its a great topic to do and can be one to remember.
    Please try and reply.
    From Edgar


    • devoil
      Nov 16, 2012 @ 14:34:52

      Hi Edgar this is Maya,
      It wasn’t that emotional writing the poems but it was just fun doing the topic.
      I think it is a sad time and an emotional time because you remember all the solgers that fought for us.


  6. Brody
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 22:31:49

    My name is Brody and im from New Gisborne Primary School. It would have been hard at war. It would have been hard to survive at war. It was hard to remeber because of what it was like when they were fighting for us.
    from Brody


    • becky
      Nov 16, 2012 @ 17:09:21

      To Brody
      It must have been very hard work.I always think that when all of our junios had to minutes silence it was hard not to cry.
      hope to hear from you soon from Becky.


  7. Ruby NGPS
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 22:33:21

    Dear Holly Mae,
    I thought that that was a very moving and touching poem. It made me think about everyone who served our country in the war (Australia).
    Do you hear about the government putting the names of the soldiers who died in Afghanistan on the list of soldiers? If yes, do you think it was a good idea?
    We have been focusing on the “courage” part of Remembrance Day. We watched the video “Are You Strong?” Have you ever seen that movie?
    P.S: What grade are you in?


  8. Grace
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 22:35:27

    Hello Im Grace from N.G.P.S.
    Wonderful writing Holly Mae. I really like how you Said what all the letters meant to you in Remembrance. You put a lot of work into your writing I bet you all did.
    From Grace!


  9. Erin.H
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 22:42:22

    Hi its Erin from NGPS. That poem is magnificent! I love doing those sorts of poems. Remembrance Day is really sad but it is good to remember the people that fought for our freedom. Did you have any family fight in any wars?
    See you soon,


  10. Austin
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 22:47:01

    Hello I am Austin from NGPS
    That must of been very hard work for all of the grade 5’s. Our class at NGPS also studied Remembrance Day and ANZAC Day and that was very hard.


  11. Ashleigh
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 22:48:18

    My name is Ashleigh
    I think that was really creative. For Remembrance Day we read a book called Quest for Courage. This book is about a boy called Sam who has moved to a new school and starts to get bullied. At lunch he goes to his secret hiding place where he plays with his plastic soldiers, tank and ship. When a new girl called Jess comes to school everything changes. She stands up for the boy when bullies start teasing him. After that Jess teaches Sam what courage is. Jess describes courage as a Poppy for a heart.


  12. Bianca
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 22:48:55

    Hi Becky my name is Bianca,
    I also think it is sad to have to remember the solders that have fallen. Also it would be really hard to write a piece of writing about remembrance day but I would think you would have done a good job.
    From Bianca NGPS


    • Becky
      Nov 13, 2012 @ 15:59:13

      Hi Bianca
      i am glad you think that aswell well. I would love to keep in touch with you.
      Bye for now
      From Becky plase reply asap


  13. Eloise
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 22:53:30

    My name is Eloise I go to New Gisborne Primary School,
    I think Remembrance Day is very important and all the soldiers who have given their lives fighting for us deserve to be remembered.


    • Becky
      Nov 14, 2012 @ 16:33:57

      To Elosie
      I think the same hopefully we all remember.

      Bye from Becky


  14. Kacey
    Nov 20, 2012 @ 17:17:27

    I love your poem holly
    It was really hard doing it
    From kacey xxx


  15. Zeba
    Nov 28, 2012 @ 13:33:51

    Welldone! I thought that was a great piece of work.


  16. Umar
    Nov 28, 2012 @ 13:34:56

    Hi my name is Umar and I am from Mayflower primary school I like your blog post keep it up.


  17. Zaynah
    Nov 28, 2012 @ 13:35:43

    Hello Holly Mae, I really enjoyed reading your great acrostic poem!You are a talented writer! 🙂


  18. Maria
    Nov 28, 2012 @ 13:36:45

    I love your poem Holly.I think that was really creative and took a lot of time to make such a fabulous poem!


  19. Aamir
    Nov 28, 2012 @ 13:37:10

    Hi, my name is Aamir,
    I think it is a good way to write Remembrance Day for your blog. Keep the good work up.


  20. Balram
    Nov 28, 2012 @ 13:37:56

    Hello, I liked your Remembrance Day poem, it was fantastic. Keep it up!


  21. bilal
    Nov 28, 2012 @ 13:38:05

    WOW! This is a fabulous acrostic poem. Well done.


  22. Neha
    Nov 28, 2012 @ 13:38:12

    WOW Holly I really like that


  23. Nusaybah
    Nov 28, 2012 @ 13:38:27

    Hi, I am Nusaybah and I go to Mayflower Primary School. I really enjoyed reading your acrostic poem. It was great to read!


  24. Safwaan
    Nov 28, 2012 @ 13:39:12

    Hello, I thought your poem was really good. You have worked hard.


  25. Jayna
    Nov 28, 2012 @ 13:39:52

    Well done Holly, I really like your poem it’s really good! I really like how you used an acrostic poem.


  26. Ayesha
    Nov 28, 2012 @ 13:41:07

    Hi Holly
    I really like your acrostic poem. It is a very good way of writing a poem.


  27. duaa
    Nov 28, 2012 @ 14:57:58

    Wow! I like it when you have got a special word on the side of the poem. It must have been a lot of hard work making this! 😀


  28. Sajidah
    Nov 28, 2012 @ 14:59:43

    Hi Holly, I’m Sajidah and from Mayflower Primary School. I am amazed by your amazing acrostic poem!


  29. aaminah
    Nov 28, 2012 @ 15:07:08

    Wow this poem nealy made me cry well done. I dont think you need to chang any thing.You should be proud of your self.


  30. Aamarah
    Nov 29, 2012 @ 11:30:36

    Hi my name is Aamarah I think that this ost was the best out of all of them.I also think that it was also reminding m about my gret grandma how died when she was 83 yoers old.When I heared about that I thought that my god made her stay in such a long time


  31. Kacey
    Nov 29, 2012 @ 18:41:41

    It was so hard working on the poems and really fun
    Well done to holly Mae
    From kacey xxx


  32. siraaj
    Dec 01, 2012 @ 12:34:42

    I really liked this poem. It made me think about the millions of people that died.


  33. kacey and holly
    Dec 04, 2012 @ 13:48:29

    hi Aamarah its Holly and Kacey i hope you like it and im glad it reminds you of your family.
    talk to you soon Kacey and Holly


  34. Holly.f
    Dec 07, 2012 @ 19:41:03

    HI Holly Mae you have done an awesome acrosstic poem how did you think of all those ideas. That has got to be the best acrosstic poem i have ever read in my entire life. WELL DONE. You have done a brill job.
    c ya soon bye.


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