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VE Day Celebrations

Celebration activities

On Friday 8th Of May, many people will be having stay at home street parties and decorating themselves and their homes in red, white and blue to represent the Union Jack. 

Here are some activities and resources to help you to do the same if you'd like to participate. 

At 9am on 8th May, The Queen will address the nation and there will be a live stream on BBC – which is the exact same time that her father, King George VI, spoke to the UK 75 years ago, on the actual VE Day.

 

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

https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/remembrance/remembrance-events/ve-day-75

https://wharfedale.mumbler.co.uk/ve-day-lockdown-party-ideas/

https://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/family/ve-day-celebrations-in-lockdown-540015

 

Topic

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/48201749

Nursery/Reception – Explain that people in Britain celebrate today because it is a special day in history. What do we have in a party?

More ideas on the class 1 page for younger children.

 

KS1/2 read and discuss information in age appropriate power point below.

  • Create a poster filled with facts about VE day.
  • Write your own fact file using subheadings and paragraphs.
  • Role play the first ever VE day. What were you thinking, feeling etc?
  • Record yourself pretending to be a news anchor telling Britain the news.
  • Write questions about VE day and then quiz your family and friends.
  • Research your family tree, are you related to anyone who served in the war? Find out information about them.

Things to make and do -

Make a Spitfire glider or make a paper model of a Spitfire

Design a VE Day medal

 

Bletchley Park (the code crackers themselves) have produced some packs for the day. There is a lovely rosette to make in this pack, as well as it showing you how to do your hair in victory rolls!

VE Day Puzzles

Bletchley Park have produced a pack including a wordsearch, anagrams and code breaking.

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