I hope you’re all okay and staying safe.
As you will already be aware it is VE Day on Friday 8th May so I have put together some activities for the children. I am sending this message in advance so that you have time to plan and prepare an activity if you wish to commemorate this day. We know how busy all our families are so these activities are just some ideas and suggestions for some of the things we might have been doing at school for the children to do at home instead.
I have attached a power point presentation that we would have used in our VE Day assembly, this will give the children some information about VE Day and talk about why we are celebrating the anniversary. I have also attached some resources below but you might have your own ideas as well! You can send your pictures and ideas to our Facebook page or to your class teacher via Seesaw or EExAT (EYFS).
- Decorate bunting for your front window or house
- Complete a VE day word search
- Use wartime recipes to do some baking
- Plan a celebration party/tea party – design an invitation ,design a banner, decorate a place mat or party hat, make up a dance or your own song, bake a cake etc
- Design a VE day medal
- Colour in a VE day colouring in page
- Design a card for a VE Day veteran to thank them for their service
- Write a newspaper report about the day or the commemorations
- Write a diary entry for the day the war ended
- Design bunting for your front window or house
- Design a VE day medal for a veteran
- Perform out Churchill’s speech
- Plan/have a celebration party/tea party – design an invitation, design a banner, decorate a place mat or party hat, make up a dance or your own song, bake a cake etc
- Write a letter to a WW2 soldier during war time
- Design a VE day poster
- Complete a VE Day word search
- Have a go at the rainbow science experiment
- Share information about VE Day using the activity sheet below
- Use the wartime recipes to bake
- Research and find facts about a famous veteran or a serving or vet from your family
- Fill in the VE day thoughts sheet
We would like the children to wear something red, white or blue and if possible could you send us a photograph to the following email address- email@example.com. We are hopefully going to try and make a collage with all of the photographs that we receive.
I have noticed that a lot of streets in Ingleby Barwick are having street parties (with social distancing in place). I have attached the poster that is circulating on the Ingleby Barwick Facebook pages. I didn’t know if this was something you could do in your street/garden? Please remember to send us some photographs of the activities that you complete or any parties/celebrations that you have. Our teachers are all missing the children so will look forward to receiving these photographs!
KS2 VE Day Discussion Worksheet
Power point – VE-Day-Powerpoint
A really good website for information about VE Day – https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/48201749
Take care and enjoy your celebrations!