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VE Day - 75th Anniversary

VE Day 75th Remembrance Anniversary


Join us on Friday 8th May as we pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of the entire Second World War generation, from British, Commonwealth and Allied Forces to evacuees and those who served on the home front. As we face some of the most challenging times since the end of the Second World War, now more than ever it is important to unite in recognition of service to the nation, just as communities did 75 years ago.


Celebrate and commemorate

Each year group has prepared a range of fun activities for the children to take part in on the Friday and we encourage everyone to get involved as much as possible! Please ask the children to refer to the weekly class timetable in advance in case they need to gather any resources or find online information prior to the day. Please capture these wonderful moments and send pictures and examples of work to the class teacher via the year group email address.


Two Minute Silence

At 11am, people across all generations and communities will take part in a national moment of remembrance and pause for a two minute silence to honour the service and sacrifice of the Second World War generation and reflect on the devastating impact Covid-19 has had on so many lives across the world.

There is no right or wrong way to take part in the silence, some may wish to stand at their windows, step outside their homes while remaining distanced from others, watch the broadcast on television, or simply sit in a quiet moment of reflection.



The teaching resources and materials each year group have provided have been designed to ensure that children have the right level of support and challenge that they need to understand VE Day and Remembrance. In addition to this, I have added additional website links and PowerPoint presentations that may also be useful:


I hope the children are able to explore what VE Day meant to different countries, communities and people through first-hand written and film accounts, striking photographs and thought provoking activities.


Mrs Ali