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Barnburgh Primary School

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VE Day 2020

When VE Day dawns on Friday 8th May 2020 it will be 75 years since the guns fell silent at the end of the war in Europe. Years of carnage and destruction had come to an end and millions of people took to the streets and pubs to celebrate peace, mourn their loved – ones and to hope for the future, but not forgetting those still in conflict until 15th August when it was announced that Japan had surrendered unconditionally to the Allies, effectively ending World War II.

The 75th anniversary will provide our nation, and our friends around the world, with an opportunity to reflect on the enormous sacrifice, courage and determination of people from all walks of life who saw us through this dark and terrifying period.

We will remember the members of the Armed Forces and Merchant Navy from many countries who gave their lives or returned home injured in body and mind, the hard-working women and men who operated the factories, mines, shipyards and farms, and ARP wardens, police officers, doctors, nurses, fireman, local defence volunteers and others who toiled day and night selflessly on the home front during difficult frightening and uncertain times.

Below are a range of learning activities for you to complete as part of your home learning.

We would love to see what you produce so please email any work and photographs to your teacher and we will add them onto this page.

Below are examples of some of the activities that you could complete to help commemorate VE day. It would be amazing if you could e-mail over any examples of the learning that you have completed.


Click on the links below to find out more about VE day.


What is VE Day? 


BBC Learning Clip

Power Point

 Design a teacup.pdfDownload
 Design a ve day medal activity sheet.pdfDownload
 Morse code - code cracking.pdfDownload
 Reading comprehension.pdfDownload
 Union Jack bunting.pdfDownload
 VE Day wordsearch.pdfDownload
 Wartime recipe booklet.pdfDownload
 WW2 Spitfire Glider Activity Paper Craft.pdfDownload
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Foundation Photographs

Year 1 Photographs

Year 2 Photographs

Year 3 Photographs

Year 4 Photographs

Year 5 Photographs

Lucas' hero of a great-grandad and his incredible war medals

VE Day Bunting

Harrison's Churchill Fact Sheet

Year 6 Photographs

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