Today is a very special bank holiday – it is the 75th anniversary of VE day. VE Day stands for ‘Victory in Europe Day’ which took place on Tuesday, May 8, 1945. VE Day was the day people all around the world celebrated the news that Germany had surrendered and World War II was coming to an end. Big street parties were held. The day before at 2:41pm on May 7, 1945, Germany had surrendered.
Click here to watch a video to find out more about VE day: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-ve-day/z7xtmfr
As it is such a special day, we have set some VE Day tasks for you to complete if you want to:
English: Read this text about VE Day then answer the questions that follow. The answers are below so you can mark your own work once you have finished.
Maths: Here are some fun code breaking puzzles from Bletchley Park for you to solve. Bletchley Park was the top-secret home of the World War II codebreakers who intercepted and read enemy messages.
Code Breaking puzzles – https://bletchleypark.org.uk/cms/2020/04/ACTIVITIES.pdf
Whole School Fun Friday Challenge: https://parkside.herts.sch.uk/friday-fun-challenge-3/
Enjoy your bank holiday weekend.
Mr Wanless and Miss Wood