Monday, 1 January 2018

Anzac- summer learning journey

This poem makes me feel both sad and angry, that people went to war and died, I think war is totally unnecessary and wish it didn't have to come to families losing their loved ones but i am very grateful that they gave their lives for our freedom. R.I.P and thank you to all the soldiers who died for us.
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What to do
As the new century dawned, New Zealanders settled into a period of relative calm. The calm lasted for about 15 years but came to a sudden end in 1914 when World War I erupted in Europe. The war lasted for almost five years and claimed the lives of 18,000 New Zealanders.

It also claimed the lives of thousands of men and women from countries around the world. Every year, we remember these brave men and women on ANZAC Day (25 April). Many people go to a special Anzac Day ceremony where they read a special poem that was written for the fallen soldiers. The poem is called ‘In Flanders Fields’ by John McCrae.

Read the poem. On your blog, tell us what you think of the poem. Do you like it? How does it make you feel?


  1. Good afternoon Payton,

    I’m pleased to see you have put so much thought into the idea around the poem. I agree with you, I think it is awful that so many people had to be injured or die for our freedom as a country.

    It is really important that we do remember the sacrifices that were made in the past for us and I think that the poem here really does that. Do you know if any of your ancestors were soldiers or involved in either of the World Wars?

    Nga mihi

  2. Hey Payton. I hope you are having a great holidays. Awesome that you are doing the summer learning journey activities. You have thought hard about what this poem means to you, war makes me sad and angry too.
    Keep up the great work.
    Mrs Henare