As I’m sure you are aware, this coming Friday, 8th May, was designated as a Bank Holiday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day, or Victory in Europe Day.
VE Day marks the day towards the end of World War Two when fighting against Germany came to an end in Europe. Celebrations erupted throughout the western world, especially in Great Britain and North America. People celebrated in the streets throughout Great Britain to mark the end of the European part of the war.
In London, crowds massed in Trafalgar Square and up the Mall to Buckingham Palace, where King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, accompanied by Prime Minister Winston Churchill, appeared on the balcony of the Palace before the cheering crowds.
Obviously, in the current situation, we can’t have a big gathering, but we think it would be great for us all to celebrate VE Day nonetheless. As well as being a momentous occasion, it will be something different to do on a lockdown day!
Your teachers will be sharing some VE information and ideas during the week on the website.
Look on YOUR CLASS FILE ON CLASSWORK HANDOUTS page from Monday morning for this week's activities and work.
Here’s what we are suggesting we all do on Friday 8th May:
Make and decorate Union Jack flags – maybe you could display them in your windows next to your rainbows.
Wear red, white and blue for the day. Or wear a Union Flag!!
Have a cup of tea and eat a slice of cake on your doorstep or in your garden at 3:00pm to mark the moment victory was announced – keeping a safe distance, of course! Some are roads are organising a socially-distanced street party!
Whatever you do, make sure you take photographs!
Our next video challenge is a VE DAY CELEBRATION!
Send your favourite photo of your celebration, or of your VE Day work, to email@example.com by 5pm on Sunday 10th May so that Mrs Bond can make our next video to share on the website.
By sending in photos, you are agreeing for your child's photograph to appear on the school’s website.