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Week 5

V.E. Day

 

This week on, on Friday 8th May, all around the UK, people will be celebrating VE Day.

 

VE Day stands for 'Victory in Europe Day' and marks the day (8th May) in 1945 when Germany formally surrendered and the Second World War in Europe ended.

 

In France, and some other European counties, VE Day is a national holiday.

 

This year it is a very special year as it is the 75th anniversary.

 

Here is a picture of a street party 75 years ago:

Look carefully at the picture and think about these questions:

 

  1.  How do we know this is a celebration?

 

  2.   Look at the faces of the people. 

       

        How do you think they are feeling?

        Do you think the children are feeling differently to the adults?

 

   3.  What do you notice about the colours of the decorations?

 

   4.  What do you notice about the adults? Is there anyone missing? Why do you think that is?

 

 

VE Day Letter

 

Here is a letter written by little girl (aged 8) to her dad on VE Day, 1945.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/40/a2969940.shtml

 

Read the letter and answer the following questions:

 

  1.  Why did Margaret walk home from school early?
  2.  At the shop, Margaret's mother bought her a Union Jack flag. Why do you think se did this?
  3. Margaret wishes her dad was at home. Where do you think he was?
  4. Why was Margaret excited by the bright lights?
  5.  Margaret was surprised to see (and eat!) so many sweet treats after six years of 'rationing' - what do you think is meant by 'rationing'?
  6.  What was the name of the dance Margaret learned?
  7.  Google the dance and have a go yourself on Friday - why not share a video?!

 

Why not write a letter about how you spend VE Day this year?

 

 

VE Day Portrait

 

Here is a picture of my grandad, Samuel Habbishaw, in his World War 2 uniform.

 

He served as a medic in the Royal Army Medical Corps.

 

Look closely at the snake on his badge. See if you can find out what it represented.

 

Can you hep me to draw his portrait for VE Day?

VE Day Bunting

 

Many thanks to Mrs Barningham for pointing us in the direction of this super VE Bunting to colour and use to decorate your home on Friday!

 

https://www.bakerross.co.uk/media/patticrafts/K607%20VE%20Day%2075%20Years%20Pennant%20Bunting.pdf

 

I can't wait to see it up!

 

COUNTDOWN!

 

Challenge yourself to a game of Countdown:

https://nrich.maths.org/6499

 

The challenge is to use the numbers available and the four standard operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) to hit the target.

Each card can only be used once but it may not be necessary to use all the cards.

 


 

 

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