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History - Week Beginning 4th May 

VE Day 

It is the 75th anniversary of VE day on the Friday 8th May.  The history activities over the next two weeks aim to deepen your understanding of what VE day is. 

 

What is VE day? 

On the 8th May 1945 the Nazis surrendered and victory in Europe was declared. Sadly millions had died, but the millions who had been saved were able to celebrate the end of a six year world war and the VE Day parties went on for quite some time! 

 

Read the powerpoint, slides 1 to 8, and watch the video explaining what VE day is and the commemorations.  You can also enjoy the Horrible Histories VE day song. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-ve-day/z7xtmfr 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/watch/horrible-histories-songs-ve-day-song 

 

Activities 

Choose one of the following activities. 

1.  Do you have any older relatives/family friends who remember VE day?  Ask them about it and what they remember about World War 2.  Remember to adhere to social distancing guidelines. 

2.  Complete VE day thoughts sheet.  This â€¯will help you to think about and discuss, how and why VE Day should be remembered. 

3.  Complete VE day veteran sheet.  Research a veteran.  You may want to research Captain Tom Moore who has raised over £27, 000, 000 for the NHS.   

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