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Friday 8th May 2020 marked 75 years since VE Day - Victory in Europe Day - which was the end of the fighting in Europe during the Second World War.
The usual May Day Bank Holiday, which is traditionally a Monday, was been moved just for this year to a Friday so that we can celebrate this important historical anniversary. Obviously this decision was made long before the Corona Virus outbreak, so celebrations looked very different to what they might have.
If you have any photos of your celebrations please email them to Mrs Eeley by Tuesday 19th May to include them in a gallery on this page! It would be wonderful to see us all celebrating even though we had to be apart.
Find out more:
KS1 video lesson: https://www.mrtdoeshistory.com/ve-day-key-stage-1
KS2 video lesson: https://www.mrtdoeshistory.com/ve-day-key-stage-2
For the children in school this week we have been completing activities to celebrate VE Day.
On Monday, the children made tea-light holders with tissue paper and oil pastel silhouettes.
On Tuesday, children decorated the playground.
On Wednesday, children looked at real war medals and then designed and made their own using clay. They also made finger puppets to show who was involved in the original VE Day celebrations and designed commemorative tea cups like the ones sold at the time.
Finally, on Thursday, children made tissue paper pictures of poppy fields after reading “Where the Poppies Now Grow”.
Here are some ideas for activities you can do at home to celebrate VE Day:
Sing along to the Horrible Histories song: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/watch/horrible-histories-songs-ve-day-song
Make some bunting - cut triangles from paper and decorate them in red, white and blue patterns then stick them to string and hang in your front window.
Design a commemorative tea-cup to mark 75 years since VE Day - idea here
Have a tea party - perhaps with some home-made cake (and email Miss Bliss to enter her DT Bake-Off Competition)
Watch the Queen address the country on the BBC at 9pm - the same time that her father King George VI did 75 years ago.
Take part in the two-minute silence at 11am, 'to honour the service and sacrifice of the Second World War generation in an act of Remembrance'
Watch VE Day 75 live stream https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/stories/ve-day-75-livestream at 11.15am
Explore the VE Day 75 Festival - especially learn the Jitterbug and Jive in a dance class at 4pm https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/about-us/virtual-ve-day-75.aspx
Do some singing with a special song that includes Sign Language https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/bring-the-noise/ve-day-2020/zksjjhv
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