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The 8th May 1945 was a very special day. It was VE Day (Victory in Europe Day), signifying the end of World War 2 in Europe. This year, on Friday 8th May, it will be 75 years since this momentous event. Had we not been in lockdown, there would have been huge celebrations across the country. Even so, people will still celebrate in their own little ways at home and I'm sure we'll see lots on the television about this monumental day.

So, I thought it would be nice for us to dedicate our activities this week to VE Day and World War 2 (which you happen to be learning about already!)

Task 1

Winston Churchill

Create a fact file or poster all about Winston Churchill (on one side of A4 paper)

 

You will need to research information about him.

Things to include might be:

Who was he? Why do we remember him today? What was his job? Why was he important during World War 2? What was one of his famous phrases? Can you describe some of his characteristics? Include any other interesting facts you find out. (I'd love to see your finished work, so upload it if possible.)

Task 2

Watch the video footage of VE Day celebrations in London.

Imagine what it would have been like to be there, in the midst of the crowds, celebrating the end of 6 years of war.

Write a paragraph in the first person, describing the atmosphere and your thoughts and feelings.

Task 3

Winston Churchill famously made an empowering speech to the crowds on VE Day, from the Ministry Of Health balcony.

 

Listen to part of his speech below. Consider his choice of words and the way he uses his voice to good effect.

 

Look above at the transcript (written words) of his speech. Choose part of his speech to practise and read out, as if you are Churchill! Record yourself and share it with us all! Let's see your best impressions!

 

Here's my cat, Barnaby, doing his best Churchill impression to kick things off!

Barnaby does Winston Churchill.mp4

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