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Celebrating VE Day!

 

This week we are celebrating the 75th anniversary of VE Day (which stands for Victory in Europe Day). This day marks the end of the Second World War.

 

Lots of people got together in London and waited for Winston Churchill, the wartime Prime Minister, and King George VI to come.

 

 

It wasn’t just celebrated in the UK though, people in lots of other countries across Europe celebrated this moment in time after years of war.

 

Have a listen to this VE Day song!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/watch/horrible-histories-songs-ve-day-song?collection=horrible-histories-songs

 

     

 

First of all spend some time going through the PowerPoint below. 

 

In terms of challenge choices, you may choose one of the below tasks.

 

POSTCARD ACTIVITY: Write a postcard to a missing family member telling them about your VE Day celebrations. Draw a picture on the other side to shoe what you did. (You can use the postcard template below or write it straight into your Distance Learning book.)

 

FACT FILE: Create a fact file about VE Day. You can use the information and pictures from the PowerPoint presentation or you might want to do your own research on the computer. (You can use one of the fact file templates below or you might want to create your own!)

 

RADIO BROADCAST: Make your own radio broadcast to announce Victory in Europe. You could even pretend to be Winston Churchill. (Ask one of your parents to film you and then you can send me the video!)

 

DIARY ENTRY FROM A SOLDIER: Imagine you are a soldier on the front line during the Second World War. You have just found out that the war in Europe is over. Write a diary entry about the experience and how you feel. (You can use the diary entry template below or write it straight into your Distance Learning book.)

 

STREET PARTY DIARY ENTRY: Using the below PDF, choose a person in the photo of a VE Day street party celebration and imagine their story and feelings on hearing about the end of the war. (You can use the diary entry template below or write it straight into your Distance Learning book.)

 

I will be uploading optional VE Day activities each day. There is no pressure to complete them!

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE A WEEK TO COMPLETE THIS TASK.

IT IS DUE IN ON MONDAY 11TH MAY.

 

 

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