Thursday, 30 April 2015

ANZACs and Us

ANZACs and Us

LI: Understand background information about ANZAC.

Most Anzac day services began with a march of returned service personnel wearing shiny medals, and marching behind banners and standards. The veterans march joined by other community groups, including members of the armed forces, the Red Cross, cadets etc.

The march continues to the local war memorial, where a service takes place. This includes the laying of wreaths from various organisations and members of the public. Flowers have traditionally been laid on graves and memorials in memory of the passed. Laurel and rosemary are often used in wreaths. Laurel was used by the ancient Romans as a symbol of honour and was woven into a wreath to crown victors or the brave. Rosemary is used for remembrance. The wreaths are laid to honour the people who have died fighting for New Zealand.

The poppy has become the symbol of Anzac Day. The Flanders poppy as it is sometimes called grew in the trenches and craters of the war zone in Belgium and at Gallipoli. These poppies grew wild in the spring. The soldiers thought of the poppies as soldiers who had died. The poppy was made famous by Colonel J.M. McCrae's poem   in Flanders' Fields. Poppies are sold on the day before Anzac Day to raise money for the R.S.A. [Returned Services Association]

In most ceremonies of remembrance there is a reading of a poem. This is often "The Ode to the Fallen" by Laurence Binyon. It was first published in the Times newspaper in 1914.

They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary then, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning.
We will remember them.

The last post of the trumpet call sounded in army barracks at 10pm at night to mark the end of the days activities. It is also played at military funerals and commemorative services to show that the soldier's day has drawn to a final close.

This is usually followed by a period of silence for one or two minutes as a sign of respect for those who have died. After observing the silence the flags are raised from half-mast to the masthead. The Rouse is then played. The Rouse called the soldier's spirits to arise and awaken for another day.

The Reveille is played at the dawn services instead of the Rouse. The Reveille is played only at the first call in the morning. It woke the soldiers up at dawn.

Often hymns the sung and speeches made. The important part of the ceremony is to remember those who died.

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Thursday, 23 April 2015


I learnt that plagiarism is bad because it is coping information from other people's work.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Holiday Reading- Rewrite The Ending

Title- Franklin's Christmas Gift
Author- Paulette Bourgeois, Brenda Clark.
Type of Book- Non-fiction.
Why your ending is better-

This Christmas that we have had was religious and it it is very good because Jesus was born on that day and we as a Christian respect this religion.

Monday, 13 April 2015

Holiday reading- Setting

Title- International Kittens of mystery.
Author- Chris Dolley
Type of Book- Non-fiction
A line from the book describing the setting- A camp where, under the supervision of pet humans.

Holiday reading- New Cover.

Tittle- Into the Wild
Author's- Erin hunter, Dave Stevenson.
 Type of book- Non-fiction.
Why my New Cover is better- My cover is better because it looks like it goes with the book. 

Holiday reading- Retell

My book is called, GO GO GREEN and it's by Tanille Edwards. The book is Non-fiction book.
Jordan and Justine was outside and jordan said 
"dad' s back with the new car! Then they went to put fuel in the new car & go home.