CELEBRATING VE DAY!

Good Morning All,

Something a little bit different to usual. Today is VE Day (May 8th) and he History Department have put together some amazing tasks to help you to understand why commemoration of this day is so important. You can complete these tasks today (as it is the day!) or look at them next week if you would prefer.

  1. Watch the short clip and find out what VE Day means.  Please remember it does not mark the end of World War Two.  Click on the link below.
  2. If you would like to read a little bit more about VE Day click on the next link (Newsround link)
  3. Download the Wartime Recipe Booklet and try one of the recipes!  Throughout World War Two rationing and low food supplies meant that people had to cook with the ingredients they had available. Something we can all relate to right now.  By the way, the pancake recipe says wholemeal flour – if you don’t have it substitute it for another flour, it will still work!
  4. (Optional Task) Do you have a relative who was old enough to remember VE day? Conduct a phone/ FaceTime interview, I’m sure they would love to hear from you!  My Nan is 95 and still remembers clearly the celebrations on the streets of Cardiff.  My Grandfather was still fighting the Japanese in Burma.  Some questions you can ask…
  • How old were you in May 1945?
  • Where were you?
  • What can you remember about the celebrations?
  • What music was being played?
  • Were you with your family?  Were any friends / family members still away fighting?
  • How quickly did life get back to normal?
  • Consider some of your own questions and write down all the answers as you conduct your phone / FaceTime interview!

Upload a picture of your cooking / interview, the best will be put forward for Mr Cole’s Head Teacher Award!

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

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/48201749