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Current Affairs

Current affairs- Newsround and Dame Vera Lynn

Task 1: Watch news clips

Let’s begin by looking at today’s current affairs. Watch today's bulletin by using the link below.

Task 2:  Discuss the news

Discuss with your pod, or family at home what you have seen.

You might discuss:

Do any of the reports surprise you?

Do you agree/disagree with any of the reports?

Which one was the most interesting?

Did the bulletin give you all the information you wanted? If not, what questions do you have?


Task 3:  The Life of Dame Vera Lynn

This week we are going to be looking at the life of Dame Vera Lynn.

Follow the PowerPoint or pdf.



Discuss in your Pod or with your family at home the questions that come up.

There are also some tasks for you to complete along the way.


Extension: (These tasks are optional)

  • Create a timeline for the major events in Dame Vera Lynn’s life.
  • Create a fact sheet, including her major achievements.
  • Sketch a portrait of Dame Vera Lynn.
  • Listen to the songs ‘We’ll Meet Again’ and ‘White Cliffs of Dover’ can you create your own lyrics based around our current ‘lockdown’?

*Due to the nature of this week’s learning there are no answers*

Vera Lynn - We'll Meet Again (1943)

"We'll Meet Again" is a 1939 British song made famous by singer Vera Lynn with music and lyrics composed and written by Ross Parker and Hughie Charles. The s...

Vera Lynn The White cliffs of Dover