The 75th anniversary of VE day is coming up on Friday 8th May. With Lockdown being in place, these celebrations are not going to be able to take place as planned. But, remembering this time in history is important so this week, we will be looking at different activities linked to VE day.
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?
CHALLENGE: Can you learn Winston Churchill’s Victory speech and record yourself presenting it?
I love reading and always have a book or my kindle in my hand. My next book, is going to be a modern version of Robin Hood, set in the 21st Century. It would be great to hear about the books tha you have been reading. You could write a short review, or a short recommendation.
For those of you who enjoy listening to stories, the author of the Alex Rider series, Anthony Horowitz, is reading a chapter a weak from the first book, Stormbreaker. You can find the first chapter below.
Below are some games to practise different skills in maths.
Warm Air Needs More Room
As its temperature rises, air starts to act a little differently. Find out what happens to a balloon when the air inside it heats up with this fun science experiment for children.
What you'll need:
Can you explain what is happening?
Do you have any clothes or accessories that you could ‘upcycle’ into new clothing or something completely different to give it another purpose and a new lease of life?
The phonetic alphabet that was used in RAF transmissions during the war. Learn to spell your name using the phonetic alphabet e.g.
Ted = Tango Echo Delta
Can you write a secret coded message for your family to crack?
VE Day Songs
Try and learn the Horrible Histories VE Day song and perform it to your family.
Create your own motivational song. Listen to some of the following clips for inspiration. Click here to listen to some more traditional war time songs as well as the links below.
Learn step-by-step how to Swing dance (The Lindy Hop) which originated in the late 1920s and early 1930s in Harlem, New York City.