|On Friday it is VE Day (Victory in Europe Day) when we commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. It is a time to remember the soldiers from the army, navy and air force who died and to celebrate the end of the war and fighting. Even though there was rationing and people could only get a limited amount of food they celebrated by having street parties. At the moment we can't have street parties, so why not celebrate by having a picnic! It could take place indoors or outdoors depending on what is most suitable for you. Here are some ideas to help your child learn whilst having fun!|
There are lots of learning activities you could include in your picnic:
Picnic by Nick Inkpen: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-1KudPcaHaw
Picnic by John Burningham: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yzMlwHKifRQ
At 11.00 am there will be a national moment of Remembrance with a 2 minute silence to honour the men and women who gave their service and sacrifice of the Second World War. You can sit, stand, hold hands or look out of the window during this time - which ever way you choose is fine.
At 9pm, the UK will be singing Dame Vera Lynn's song 'We'll meet again' to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day. If you would like to join in the singing, the words are included below in the 'Word' document.
There is also a pack from Bletchley Park which includes recipes, bunting templates, flags, songs, dances and more to give you ideas on how to celebrate VE Day.
Click here for more information.