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Week commencing 03.05.20

 

VE Day
 

VE Day, which stands for Victory of Europe Day, was the day on which allied forces announced the surrender of Germany in Europe on May 8th, 1945. It marked the end of Adolf Hitler’s reign and was a cause for celebration all over the world. At 3pm that day, Prime Minister Winston Churchill told the nation that the war was over. In London, a crowd of 50,000 celebrated the momentous event in Piccadilly Circus, cheering and waving flags in the street. This year is particularly poignant, given that it’s the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

 

As it is such a significant event in history, this week we would like you to base your home learning VE Day and creating your own ways of celebrating. Below are some ideas to get you started, we would love to see photos of what you get up to!

 

Research

Research what happened on VE Day and try to answer the following question using what you have found out. Think carefully about your response and try to back up your opinions.

 

Why is it important to celebrate and remember VE Day?


Here are some websites that may help:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/48201749
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-ve-day/z7xtmfr
https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/10-photos-of-ve-day-celebrations

 

Bake

  1. Rock buns:
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/rock_cakes_03094 
     
  2. Make cupcakes and decorate in red,white and blue.
    https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/cupcakes
     
  3. Wartime Honey Biscuits
    https://100daysofhoney.wordpress.com/2011/06/19/wartime-honey-biscuits-an-austerity-treat/

 

Create

  1. Make your own bunting and decorate your house using coloured paper, pencils, pens, recyclable packaging etc. 
  2. Make a union jack flag using tissue paper or any materials you have around the house.
  3. Design a poster celebrating the end of WW2
  4. Find a rock and paint in red, white and blue. Go for a walk and leave it for somebody to find.
  5. Sketch what you think could be seen in a street when they heard the news that the war was over. Think about decorations, people's faces, how they would celebrate 
  6. Create an information leaflet explaining all you know about VE Day.

 

 

 

 

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