VE DAY Friday 8th May

Friday 8th May is the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. So that you can celebrate and learn about this historic achievement we have put together some resources for the whole family to enjoy. Below you will find videos, recipes, activities, craft and colouring to be completed at home at your leisure. None of this is compulsory and to be completed only if you want to. If you do complete an activity and you would like to show us please email in to the office.

Online Resources:

Here are some online resources to learn about VE Day and how people and celebrating VE Day this year.

Live Stream (11.15am) – https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/stories/ve-day-75-livestream

Grab a cup of tea and join the Royal British Legion for a 45-minute stream as they bring the World War Two generation together with today’s generation to chat about their shared experiences. They will be sharing stories and memories from those who served and sacrificed during the Second World War, as well as recognising the difficulties people are experiencing today.

Hosted by TV presenter Sonali Shah, the programme will feature contributions from social historian Julie Summers, and cook and influencer Melissa Helmsley. They will be streaming live on this page after the Two Minute Silence from 11.15am, as well as on the Legion’s Facebook page.

BBC – https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2020/75-anniversary-ve-day

The BBC are offering a wide range of dedicated programming across television, radio, social media and on their TV streaming service BBC iPlayer.

Dame Vera Lynn Singalong (9.00pm) – https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/ve-day-dame-vera-lynn-singalong-well-meet-again-lyrics-a9496291.html

As part of the ‘VE Day 75: The People’s Celebration’ music event there will be a performance from Dame Vera Lynn. Everyone is encouraged to sing along. Lyrics can be seen in the link.

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

A short film explains what VE Day and VJ Day were, and the event that led to the end of the war.

Britain declares War on Germanyhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-the-outbreak-of-world-war-2/z7d847h

A short video explaining the events that led to Britain declaring war on Germany in 1939.

Rationing in the UK – https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-rationing-in-the-uk/zbgby9q

A video explaining rationing.

World War 2 – https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-world-war-two/zjnyscw

A selection of videos regarding World War 2.

 SPSA:

SPSA BAKE OFF for VE Day  SPSA colouring sheet VE Day

Social Media

At the moment there are lots of VE Day celebration happening virtually. Here are some links to pages that you may want to join in with.

The Big Neighbourhood VE Day 75th Family Festival at Home!https://www.facebook.com/groups/695682491244696/about/

VE Day 75th Anniversary Celebration – Stay at Home Street Party – https://www.facebook.com/groups/537177453633326/about/

VE Day 75https://www.facebook.com/veday75official/

The Royal British Legion https://www.facebook.com/OfficialPoppyLegion/

Cooking

Below are some yummy recipes for cakes and scones.

Mary Berry’s Iced Fairy Cakeshttps://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw-r71BRDuARIsAB7i_QPr8pwczFbaGLA19Uj6OK9a7cSz5n53KFncqwkMMcY9Xyz-qA7tRM4aAiG0EALw_wcB

Victoria Sponge – https://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/victoria-sponge

 Sconeshttps://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/scone

Mary Berry Lemon Drizzles – https://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/mary-berry-s-lemon-drizzle-cake

British Heritage Recipes

The British Heritage have got some yummy recipes to also make.

English Heritage VE Day Recipes

 Sing and Dance

Lots of people sang and danced when VE Day came. Use this and learn a dance and song like they did in 1945.

VE Day Sing and Dance

 Colouring and Craft Ideas

Here are some crafts and colouring for the children to complete if they want to.

Thank you  Union Jack Bunting Colouring  VE Day Colouring  VE day printable  VE day teacup design  VE Day window poster  We’re taking part in  Lancaster Bomber_Paper Model colouring  Lancaster Bomber_Paper Model Instructions  Spitfire_Colouring  WW2 Spitfire Glider_Activity Paper Craft

 VE Day Activities

Here is a selection of VE Day activities that children may want to complete.

Churchill’s VE Day Speech  Half Narrow Lined Morse Code Activity  VE Day Diary Writing Template V E Day Display Fact Cards  VE Day Word Mat  VE Day Wordsearch VE Day Writing Frames Narrow Lines