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Week Beginning 4th May

This week, on Friday 8th May, it is VE Day - 75 years since the first VE (Victory in Europe) Day when the Second World War came to an end in Europe. 

Due to the current situation planned street parties across England have been put on hold but instead, VE Day 75 and English Heritage are encouraging everyone to mark the anniversary with their own VE Day celebration at home.

Maybe you might like to take part, as a family, with your friends and neighbours to mark the occasion.

This VE Day PowerPoint will help you to understand the monumental day in European history as it was a defining moment in World War II. You will learn what it was like at the time for normal people, as well as who was involved in ending this devastating conflict. 




  • This fact file is a great way to teach your children about KS2 VE Day with a choice of three differentiated sheets of comprehension questions to answer.
  • At the bottom of each sheet there is a star, 1 star = Lower Ability, 2 stars = Middle Ability and 3 stars - Higher Ability. You are more than welcome to challenge yourself as each worksheet has slightly different comprehension questions. The answer sheets are attached.



  • Maths board games are a fun way to explore different topics. Have a go at this VE day inspired multiplication and division board game.
  • Multiplication and division are inverse operations. This means that they are the reverse of each other. You can use one to undo the other. For example, 5 x 4 = 20. In order to reverse this you use division. 20 ÷ 5 = 4 or 20 ÷ 4 = 5. 


CHALLENGE: Have a go at the 'Ration Book Shopping List' activity. This worksheet will test your fact and mathematical problem solving skills.



This week we are focusing on two parts of a plant - the roots and stems. 

Have a look at my lesson outline and spend your time this week exploring these two key parts again using the outside environment of your garden or a local green area to help you observe the real things. (You might need an umbrella and your wellies as it looks like it might be wet! wink)