VE Day activities for home schooling

VE Day is Friday 8th May – so we (me and the 10 year old) shall be learning all about it at home this week. I thought I’d post the resources I find here – my guess is a lot of parents will be on the same sort of hunt!

Our first ‘lesson’ will be to watch the video from https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-ve-day/z7xtmfr. Then we’re using ‘Mr T does history’ enquiry activity https://www.mrtdoeshistory.com/75th-anniversary-ve-day (this includes a 30 minute PPT lesson from Mr T), and finishing up with making some VE Day bunting to hang outside on Friday.

I’m definitely throwing in Winston Churchill’s speech too https://winstonchurchill.org/resources/speeches/1941-1945-war-leader/to-v-e-crowds/

And I really like the veterans stories on https://ve-vjday75.gov.uk/veday/

Lots to explore on these sites:

https://www.veday75.org/

https://www.teachwire.net/news/10-of-the-best-wwii-resources-for-teaching-d-day-and-ve-day

https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/ve-day-home-learning-12296920

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-h-4813-ve-day-resource-pack

https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/remembrance/teaching-remembrance/remembrance-lesson-plans/ks2-lesson-plans

https://www.theweekjuniorschools.co.uk/lesson-plans/learn-all-about-ve-day

https://www.primarytreasurechest.com/teachingresources/category/world-war-two-teaching-resources.html

https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/v-e-day/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/10/a4163410.shtml

https://bletchleypark.org.uk/learn/resources/ve-day-learning-resourceshttps://bletchleypark.org.uk/learn/resources/ve-day-learning-resources

https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/topics/upper-key-stage-2-topics/world-war-2-ww2-europe-and-battle-britain/ve-day-end-war-europe/

https://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/family/ve-day-celebrations-in-lockdown-540015

https://www.scouts.org.uk/activities/ve-prepared/

https://inews.co.uk/light-relief/ve-day-bunting-ideas-union-jack-decorations-how-make-template-buy-celebrations-2606922

https://www.mrtdoeshistory.com/75th-anniversary-ve-day

http://nowpressplay.co.uk/ve-day/

https://www.thebritishschool.co.uk/ve-day-activities/

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/blog/what-is-ve-day

https://www.bakerross.co.uk/craft-ideas/teachers/ve-day-anniversary-colour-in-bunting/

https://www.bakerross.co.uk/craft-ideas/teachers/occasions-teachers/ve-day-occasions-teachers/ve-day-75-years-anniversary-poster/

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