Remembrance Day reading comprehension

Last updated: 15/11/2023
Remembrance Day reading comprehension
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This lower KS2 Remembrance Day comprehension includes two sets of differentiated questions and three challenge questions. It explains the difference between Remembrance Day and Remembrance Sunday and explores why we celebrate Remembrance Day and what we might do to mark it. The text is suitable for years 3 and 4. 

Answers are included. 

For year 5 or 6, try our What is Remembrance Day? Comprehension. You may also like our other Remembrance Day resources.

An extract from the resource:

Key Fact

Remembrance Day and Remembrance Sunday are not always the same thing. Remembrance Day is always 11 November and is also known as Armistice Day. Remembrance Sunday is the Sunday that is closest to 11 November. Occasionally, this may actually fall on 11 November itself.

On Remembrance Day, it is common for people in the UK to visit their local cenotaph. A cenotaph is a monument or statue that is used to help people to remember the names of people who have died in wars – especially those who lived nearby. The word ‘cenotaph’ comes from Greek words which mean ‘empty tomb’. People stand around the cenotaph and take part in a one-minute or two-minute silence at 11am. They spend this time remembering the sacrifices made by those that lost their lives during wars.

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