VE Day stands for Victory in Europe Day – it was considered the formal ending of the Second World War. In May 1945, Germany surrendered to the Allies and after six long years of fighting, the war in Europe came to an end. Millions of people up and down the country celebrated the news with bonfires, bunting, parades and parties, and there was singing and dancing in the streets.
On VE Day, many people held street parties, but they also took time to remember those who had still not returned from fighting and those who would never return.
VE Day Activities:
Here are just a few ideas to help you celebrate VE day with your family.
Have a go at making your own VE day bunting to hang in your window.
You can make yours using paper, card, fabric scraps or you can download and print the pdf attached.
Spitfire Aeroplane:Why not have a go at making your own paper plane and decorate it like a spitfire? You can hang these with your bunting or recreate an air battle. Follow the link below or download and print our pdf.
Plan your own VE day party:
Organise a house tea party for VE Day with just the people you live with. What activities could you complete to entertain yourselves? Here are a few ideas.
Learn a 1940’s song:
The White Cliffs of Dover
This was a very popular song in war-time Britain. You could sing along to it like many people would have done then. Click on the link to hear the song and use the lyrics sheet to help you sing-a-long!
Food and Drink:
Follow our original 1940’s recipes to make some delicious food and drinks for your celebration.
Rationing was still in place at the time of VE day so people had to be very creative with the ingredients they had.
Keep In Touch:
During the war people wrote letters to each other – they often spoke about the fun they would have when the war was over. Write a letter to a friend or relative or even your teacher telling them about what you are looking forward to doing when the current lockdown restrictions are lifted.
Crack The Code:
Morse code is a type of code that was often used to during WW II to send telegraphic information using rhythm. Morse code uses dots and dashes to show the alphabet letters, numbers, punctuation and special characters of a given message.
Use our Morse code activity to translate the messages then have a go at creating your own.
In the news recently, there has been a lot of stories about Captain Tom Moore, a Second World War veteran and a true modern day hero! Can you find out what he did during the Second World War?
Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to send us some of your learning and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can add it to our website.
From all the Y5/6 Teachers and TA’s xxx
We hope you have had a lovely weekend and been able to enjoy the sunshine! A big thank you to everyone for completing your Purple Mash ‘to do’ tasks and having a go at the learning we have put on the website. Don’t forget you can send your completed work or photographs of your creative learning to email@example.com and we will try to get as much as possible onto the school website for all to see!
Here is your Home Learning for this week: 4th May 2020. We hope you have a great week!
Please click on ‘Summer Term – Week 1’. You will need to scroll to the bottom of the page to find Week 1.
There is a video explaining the task and learning. For each lesson, there are a set of questions and answers. You can write the answers down, or tell the answer to a grown up or sibling. When you have completed all of the questions, check the answers to see if you were correct.
We have also set you some maths challenges to complete on Purple Mash, which can be accessed here;
Y6 - you will need to have done your scale factor lesson on White Rose before you have a go at this!
Remember: Save your work once you have finished so your teacher can see it! To do this correctly, click on the exit and save button – you may need to save it to your file in the class folder.
Practise this week’s spelling rule – see the spelling pdf for your words and tasks.
Watch this link from the literacy shed- https://www.literacyshed.com/rooted.html
Write a love letter from one tree to the other. Things you may want to include:
Using what we learnt from our topic ‘Looking to the future’, write a letter to the person who is going to cut the tree down. It is on a small scale but write about the negative impact deforestation can have on our environment. Try your best to persuade them. You may want to include:
Using the 3 pictures of the seasons, write a setting description using expanded noun phrases. See the sheet – Seasons Images on the website.
E.g.: Spring and Summer- the delicate, plentiful blossom. Winter- the firm, frozen ground.
Challenge: Try to put all your ideas into sentences, creating a paragraph.
E.g.: Spring and Summer -The delicate, plentiful blossom fills the trees with joy and celebrates new life. A gentle breeze disconnects the blossom from their home and one by one they fall softly onto the floor cushioned by the fresh, emerald grass.
We have chosen you a new book to read on Purple Mash! The title is ‘The Lost Myth of Mathos’ and the story includes a famous Greek hero who we have met before, Perseus.
Task 1: Read Chapter 1 and complete the multiple choice questions. These have been set as ‘to do’ tasks on Purple Mash.
Task 2: Complete the Lost Myth of Mathos activities on the school website. Mathos – Chapter 1 -Sequencing and Mathos SPAG.
Task 3: Have a go at the retrieval and inference question sheet - Mathos Retrieval and Inference. You can write your answers on paper, share your ideas with an adult or sibling or you can use a writing tool on Purple Mash to record them then save them in your folder.
Task 4: In Chapter 1, there is a tremendous storm. Have a go at writing your own storm poem. Remember to use powerful vocabulary, similes and metaphors and include the things you can see, hear, feel, hear and smell. This is set as a ‘to do’ task on Purple Mash.
Watch this video by clicking on the link and answer the question below:
How are Anglo-Saxon houses different to modern houses?
What materials did they use? Why?
Can you make an Anglo-Saxon house? Think about what resources you have in your house that you can use to create a model. Look at our Anglo Saxon House pdf to get some ideas!
Have a lovely week, stay safe and take care. We are missing you all very much!
Mr Fletcher, Miss Ventour, Miss Parsons, Mrs Spicer, Miss Sykes and Miss Oliver
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