Below are four web links to try if you want a break from the home learning set on your class page.
- Challenge yourself to learn a new language or brush up on your French?
- Log into the BBC Newsround to see what is happening in the world.
- Look at the wonderful world of animals in San Diego Zoo.
- Get crafty or get cooking with ideas from the Highlights for Kids.
WW2: VE Day - the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe
Sophie and Ellie tell the story of VE Day (V-E Day) celebrations 75 years ago. They are missing out this year because of the Coronavirus. They had been planning a VE Day street party. But now they are trapped at home. So with their Daddy they tell the story of the VE Day celebrations. They learn how awful World War 2 had been. They understand just how relieved ordinary people were to put it all behind them. They get swept up in the VE Day Party atmosphere of 75 years ago.
Much of the story is told through the actual words of Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth II. As a young woman she partied incognito on the streets of London and later said that VE Day was “the most memorable day of my life”.
We also hear the actual words of the Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister, and of President Truman, the President of the United States of America. They both marked VE Day with radio addresses to their peoples.