Celebrating the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

This Thursday we are commemorating 75 years since the end of the Second World War.

VE Day took place on 8 May 1945, the day after Nazi Germany surrendered. It marked the end of nearly six years of con´Čéict in Europe during which time many thousands of people had contributed to the war effort and served their country.

For many, VE Day was a day of celebration. Bunting was hung in the streets and people danced with friends and neighbours. Many people gathered outside Buckingham Palace to catch a glimpse of King George VI, who gave a radio broadcast at 9.00pm, and the future Queen Elizabeth II.

 

We have created a list of activities for you to do over the long bank holiday weekend with your family.  Please send your teacher photo's of anything you make, bake or do!

 

If you're in Years 1 & 2 here's some activities for you to do:

Something to bake

Have a go at baking one of these amazing recipes.
Pancakes
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-h-4736-wartime-pancakes-recipe
Potato scones
http://home.bt.com/lifestyle/eating-for-victory-try-these-real-wartime-ration-recipes-for-ve-day-11363980000968
Homemade lemonade - https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/chefshomemadelemonad_74839


Something to make

-Create your own bunting with messages of peace on each flag to display on your window.

 

Design a special medal for the brave soldiers who fought in the war.
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-428-remembrance-day-design-a-medal


Something artistic

Peace artwork – Create your own rainbow with different materials.

Design your own Union Jack Flag.

Make a poppy to wear with pride
https://happyhooligans.ca/easy-poppy-crafts-for-kids/

Design and make a paper Spitfire plane
https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Fold-an-Origami-F-16-Plane/

Sing a song from Out of the Ark Week 7
Keep Calm and Carry on
https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/?utm_medium=email&utm


Something to research

World War II research
https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/world-war-ii/

Year 2 – take the quiz on the same page.

Have a go at playing the different World War 2 games that the children played.
Hopscotch:-
Handclapping:-
Cats cradle: -

How much does everyone know about
Victory in Europe Day?

Spend some time
researching what happened on this important
day in 1945.

You might find these links helpful:
http://tiny.cc/whatis-veday
http://tiny.cc/ve-dayphotos


Something to write about

• Write some important facts about VE Day.

Why is it such an important day?
What are we celebrating?
How do people celebrate?


• Write an invitation to your family members to a garden party to celebrate VE day.
Remember to include the time, date and venue on your invitation

Years 3,4,5 & 6 VE Day activities

Something to bake

Have ago at baking one of these recipes.

Wartime Carrot cake -https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/croome/recipes/wartime-carrot-cake

Potato scones
http://home.bt.com/lifestyle/eating-for-victory-try-these-real-wartime-ration-recipes-for-ve-day-11363980000968

Re-create this wartime children’s drink.
Homemade lemonade - https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/chefshomemadelemonad_74839


Something to make

Create a bunting with messages of peace on each flag to display on your window.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4TrqYDyf4PMdLypxzyTwGDg/great-british-bunting

Design a special medal for the brave soldiers who fought in the war.
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-428-remembrance-day-design-a-medal


Something Artistic

Draw the word “Peace” in as many languages as you can and create a display using it.  Maybe include a poem as well.

We’ll meet again- by Vera Lynn

Listen to this famous wartime song, learn it and design some artwork for it like an album cover. Click here

Design and make a paper Spitfire plane,


https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Fold-an-Origami-F-16-Plane/

 


Something to research

Watch the VE Day Clip: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-ve-day/z7xtmfr

Find out how many countries fought alongside Britain to help us defeat Germany and Japan?

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/world-war-ii/allies-world-war-ii/

https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/what-you-need-to-know-about-ve-day


Something to write about

• Try rewriting lyrics to 1945 songs with a focus of the 75 anniversary of VE day.

• Look at the following front pages about VE day and design your own.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/05/08/ve-day-2019-victory-in-europe-day-may-8-1945-celebrations/

Daily Mail - https://collections.museumvictoria.com.au/items/1808576

Daily Mirror - https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/ve-day-full-edition-daily-5619141

 

Don't forget to send us your photos of you and your family doing the activities!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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