V.E Day - Victory in Europe Day
This week we are celebrating V.E Day, which stands for Victory in Europe. This is a day to celebrate the end of World War II in Europe. On May 8th 1945 Prime Minister Winston Churchill made a radio announcement, that the War in Europe had come to an end.
Visit these websites for further information on V.E Day:
BBC Class Clips
History for Kids
V.E Day Writing Tasks
Use the Power points and websites to gather information about V.E Day, Record your information in note form. Take notes on the information that you research, using bullet points, visit the SPaG page for revision on how to use bullet points.
Remember to record key information that you can use in your writing
Using the information from your research create an informative poster or fact file to inform the reader about V.E Day. Include background information about the War, include details about Axis and Allies. Lay our work out using paragraphs and subheadings to structure each part of the information. Visit the SPaG page to help you with punctuation and paragraphing.
Present your informative paragraphs in a poster, leaflet or fact file that and inform and explain the meaning of V.E Day.
Share your work examples with us by sending to the school or emailing us at:
During WW1 and WW2, soldiers wrote about their experiences, thoughts, feelings and things that they were missing i.e family, home, food. They wrote letters to loved ones recording historical events, diaries to record their fears and thoughts and they wrote poems.
Some of these poems have become very famous, and we still use them today. Flanders Fields, is a WW1 poem, that we use to mark Armistice Day and share it during Remembrance Assemblies.
Have a look at the poems below, and get a feel for the style of writing. They don't necessarily rhyme, but there is a rhythm created when you read them. There are some comparisons, but the poems include effective, figurative language, to help create imagery.
War Poem By Gracjanna
Gracjanna has written a VE Day inspired poem, from this weeks Literacy Challenges; the poem is written in the style of a wartime poet and really captures the emotion of the time. She has used effective language, emotion, empathy with the soldiers, rhyming couplets and repetition to create rhythm. Have a read. Super work Grajanna.
Write A Poem.
To mark V.E Day write a poem to thank service personnel, for risking their lives to protect ours. Think about their experiences, what they went through and how our lives would have been different, if the Wars had ended in different ways.
Think about wars that have occurred since then and how we have been protected.
Use the Features of Poetry PPT, to revisit poetry features including: personification, similes, metaphors alliteration, and many more....
Once you have written your poem, decorate the page with imagery that you wanted to create through your poem.
Share these with us and we can add them to the home learning page.
A Poem for the NHS
Using your experiences over the last 6 weeks, could you write a poem to thank NHS staff or and Key Workers. Show them how much you appreciate their sacrifices during this current crisis. Tell them your thoughts and feelings and how their role has shaped our futures.
You are living through a time in history that will be talked about for years to come, so write something that reflects this.