War is Over!
We hope you have enjoyed learning about WW2 this half term. Thank you for all the photographs that you have sent it; we have really enjoyed seeing these tasks come to life and your big smiles! We thought to round off your online learning, you would like a celebration! What better way to do it than to plan and host your very own VE Day party! You will need to imagine that it is 8th May 1945… there will be lots of research you will need to do!
Read the information below and watch the video clip to learn.
VE Day - Victory in Europe Day
VE Day (Victory in Europe Day) celebrates the end of the Second World War on 8 May 1945, when Winston Churchill announced victory in Europe. This day marks the end of WW2 in Europe.
Street parties were held all over Britain to celebrate the end of the war.
V-J Day - Victory in Japan Day.
15 August 1945 - Japan surrenders to the Allies V-J Day (Victory in Japan)
2 September 1945 - Having agreed in principle to unconditional surrender on 15 August 1945, Japan formally surrenders, ending World War II throughout the rest of the world.
The surrender was signed on 2 Sept. 1945 aboard the battleship U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
Plan your very own VE Day Party!
For this you will need to think carefully about…
Food: What food are you going to serve? Remember rationing would still have existed so people would have had to have thought creatively about what treats they could have. You will need to find out what they ate and what they made. If you decide to make food, check with an adult at home first and work together to make it.
Music: Of course, music is needed at a celebration, however, Little Mix would not have been around (I know - shame!). Find out who the famous artists were and what music would have been played. Vera Lynn might be a popular option!
Games: A party isn’t complete without a few good games! In the 1940s, children would have had very limited toys and would have had to be very resourceful! The games would have been simple but a lot of fun! Make sure you include a couple of games in your plans.
Dress: if you want to go all out, dig through your wardrobe and see what clothes you can find that may have a 1940s look about them. Mix and match to find your perfect outfit! Invite your guests to dress up too.
Now you know what your party is going to include, you can’t forget about your guests!
Design a persuasive invite so that they can’t resist!
Remember to include:
What the day will include
Lots of persuasive phrases!
Take lots of photographs and send them in to your base email. We would love you to see you celebrating!