VE Day Celebrations

Hi Year 2,

I hope you are all still keeping safe and well. It has been so lovely to hear from lots of you, sharing all of the lovely things you have been doing with your families, during lockdown. The work that has been submitted on Purple Mash or sent in via postbox is amazing and of such a high standard. You should all be extremely proud of your continued hard work and effort.

As you are aware, on Friday it is the 75th anniversary of V.E. Day. V.E. Day stands for Victory in Europe Day, which took place 75 years ago on Tuesday 8th May 1945. It was on this day that allied forces announced the surrender of Germany in Europe, sparking celebrations all around the World.

Back in 1945, a national holiday was declared and there was dancing and singing happening in the streets across Britain. A crowd of 50,000 people was packed into Piccadilly circus, London, many of whom were waving Union Jack flags. At 3pm, Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, broadcast from the War Cabinet Office to tell the nation war was over.

Originally people all over the country were hoping to commemorate 75 years since the end of World War II, on Friday. People across Britain are now thinking of ways to celebrate in a socially distant way.

I have been celebrating V.E. Day by observing the two minute silence at 11am, creating and displaying my own red, white and blue decorations, baking a wartime cake recipe and joining neighbours to participate in our street party.

As part of our whole school celebrations, all children were asked to create a piece of enrichment work that is linked to either V.E. Day or World War Two. See below of some of Year 2’s fabulous homework.

Please send any photos of your V.E. Day celebrations and/or enrichment homework to postbox@rushall.walsall.sch.uk or via the Class Dojo page. These can then be added to our blog.

Stay safe and well!

Miss Underwood X

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