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Where The Poppies Now Grow:. CARNEGIE & KATE GREENAWAY MEDAL Nominees 2015 (Poppy)

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Hilary, who has Manx ancestry, is related to William Wordsworth via a collateral branch of the poet’s family. The book begins at the start of the 1900s during the childhood of two boys, Ben and his best friend Ray. A sequel, The Christmas Truce – The Place Where Peace Was Found, will be published later this year.

In this activity your class will read the information and answer the questions from the comprehension. It may be useful to allow your KS1 / KS2 class to listen to this brief overview of the story and the context in which this book has been written before starting.The great uncle of my illustrator, Martin Impey, also fell at the Somme. Arthur Sainty died a few weeks later aged just 19. Seeing the beautiful and moving pictures of primary school children planting poppies as part of the World War 1 commemorations has been truly inspiring.

We have also included slides that cover wider knowledge of elements of the book. E.g. Poppy Appeal and Louis Bleriot.This resource focuses on some of the useful vocabulary used in the story for your class to explore further.

The White Poppy was first introduced by the Women's Co-operative Guild in 1933 and was intended as a lasting symbol for peace and an end to all wars.They made trenches and an aerodrome to play. When they were adults, they have to fight during WWI ...

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