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Watch this video with your child to explain about what VE day is. 

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

 

 ‘Stay At Home’ Street Party

Read this article on Newsround and look closely at the photographs. How did people celebrate in 1945? Plan your own ‘stay at home’ street party. 

What games could be played? What decorations would be put up?  What food would be eaten?  Who would be there?  Is there anyone in your family who went to a VE Day party you could speak to?

 

For something more simple, you could design your own VE Day party invitation or create your own Union Jack flag bunting or make a Union Jack flag out of Lego!

Crack The Codes

Phonetic Alphabet

The phonetic alphabet that was used in RAF ransmissions during the war. Learn to spell your name using the phonetic alphabet e.g.

Ted = Tango    Echo   Delta

 

Morse Code

Morse code is a communication system that represents the alphabet and numbers with a series of dots, dashes or a combination of both as shown here. Watch this video to find out more about Morse Code.

 

Can you write a secret coded message for your family to crack?

Wartime Recipes

With one rationed egg and a packet of powdered milk in the larder, World War II’s home cooks had to be creative. Find out what families were eating over 75 years ago.

Have a look at the link below for some wartime recipes. 

Winston Churchill

Who was Winston Churchill? Why do we remember him today? Produce a fact file/ poster displaying your information.

Create a mind map or list of facts about Winston Churchill.

What was his job?

Why was he so important during WW2?

What was one of his famous phrases?

Can you describe his characteristics?

Why he was important?

You can read more about Churchill using these links from Twinkl and Ducksters. You may present this information in any way you choose or use this template.

Spitfire Science

 Design and make your own Spitfire. You could make it out of paper, wood, recycled materials, etc. Test out your design. How far does it glide?

Does the material used for a paper plane affect the distance it travels? Try using newspaper, card, tinfoil, etc and carry out a test. Remember, only change ONE thing to make it a fair test.

We would love to see pictures of any of the activities that you have done. Have fun!

Mrs Worrell and Mrs Hussain 

 

  • St Thomas's C.E. Primary School
  • Pimhole Road, Bury
  • United Kingdom, BL9 7EY
  • tel: 01617 647565
  • Email: stthomas@bury.gov.uk
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