Learning at home

What is happening to commemorate VE Day?

Despite the current restrictions, VE Day looks set to be a packed day of events and activities to honour the historical anniversary.

At 11am, a two-minute national silence will be held to remember the declaration of victory and the end of the Second World War in Europe.

Between 2.45 and 3.45pm, the first of two special BBC One programmes to mark VE75 will be broadcast, an including extract from Sir Winston Churchill’s victory speech.

Throughout the afternoon, Britons are encouraged to hold 1940s-style afternoon tea parties at home rather than street parties, including their homemade bunting and recipes from the era.

The Queen will then address the nation at 9pm, followed by national doorstep rendition of Dame Vera Lynn’s ‘We’ll Meet Again’.

Resources to help you celebrate VE Day.

Help us to celebrate V.E. Day in the local community by teaching your child some of the songs that would have been sung back in 1945 to celebrate the end of the World War II. The two links below will take you to the backing track and song lyrics to help make Friday 8th May a day to remember even during this strange lock-down period.

VE Day Medley - backing track

VE Day Medley - lyrics only

VE Day bunting website

VE Day bunting template

VE Day Activity Pack

VE Day - wartime recipe booklet

VE Day Powerpoint or pdf version 

VE Day Songs lyrics only powerpoint or pdf version 

VE Day 75th anniversary resource - Picture This 

Picture News Special resource

Picture News Special poster