The Unknown Warrior assembly for primary

Key stage

KS1; KS2


Religious Education; History




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Grave of the Unknown Warrior covered in poppies and crosses


Travel back 100 years to uncover the history and significance of the Grave of the Unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey. Pitched at KS1 and KS2 students, this assembly looks at how Reverend David Railton devised a plan for one unknown soldier to be buried in this national memorial following the First World War. This assembly concludes with thoughts about how and why people of all faiths, or none, continue to remember fallen soldiers.

Learning objectives

  • To find out the story behind the Grave of the Unknown Warrior
  • To understand its significance historically and in the present day