Sedgeberrow CofE First School

Remembrance - 100 years since the end of WW1

The whole school have spent the week learning about World War 1 so that we could commemorate the 100 year anniversary of it's end.  We went to church and shared our work culminating in placing 90 painted poppy pebbles on the village War Memorial.  Thank you so much to parents for coming to share our work with us.

In Flanders Fields the poppies grow,

Between the crosses row on row.

 

And sprinting through the muddy trench,

The men, exhausted, wet and drenched.

As he stumbles towards his death,

The soldier takes his final breath.

 

In Flanders Fields the poppies grow,

Between the crosses row on row.

 

Bravely fighting for your country,

Bullets whizzing from the enemy.

Soldiers fighting for their lives,

The wounded hope help will arrive.

 

In Flanders Fields the poppies grow,

Between the crosses row on row.

 

Another day, another gun,

Sometimes we fight, sometimes we run.

The soldiers fight in flooded ground,

With bodies falling all around.

 

In Flanders Fields the poppies grow,

Between the crosses row on row.

 

The wasted fields aflood with poppies,

Blowing slightly in the breeze,

The soldiers prepared with their guns,

Are all shot down as on they run.

 

In Flanders Fields the poppies grow,

Between the crosses row on row.

 

The guns light up the quiet night,

Another man loses his fight.

All the soldiers, glorious men,

They fight until the deadly end.

 

In Flanders Fields the poppies grow,

Between the crosses row on row.

 

In battle there is death and hurt,

The soldiers suffocate in the dirt.

Poppies remind us all of war,

We hope that there will be no more.

 

In Flanders Fields the poppies grow,

Between the crosses row on row.

 

Inspired by John McCrae

Written by Year 4