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07/05/2020

Some of our Key Worker children have a message they would like to share.

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Dear Willow Class,

It has been lovely to hear from most of you over the past two weeks and it has been great to hear everything that you have been getting up to.

Look at all the work that has been sent in it has been incredible! Remember we have some special pages on our website now. You can cook with Mrs Kyne, do P.E with Mr Tull, read with Mrs Johnson and have a forest school at home with Mr Lenton.

If you are doing any of these activities e-mail us your pictures! You can e-mail us at any time at willowclass@manea.cambs.sch.uk

This week we are going to step away from our normal topic work and really focus on a special event that is happening that you may have heard of. Read below to find out more!

Maths

 

 

This week I would like you to access the white rose hub lessons that are marked as Summer Term Week 2 (W/C 27th April)

 

The lessons are as follows:

Lesson 1: Add Fractions

Lesson 2: Subtract Fractions

Lesson 3: Problem Solving

Lesson 4: Problem Solving

Lesson 5: Friday Maths Challenge

 

Remember that if you can print the sheets great! If not look at the sheets and answer the questions or even challenge yourself and thing about how you could show your learning in a different way.

Literacy 

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Mrs Biggs has set you some amazing work in relation to V.E day for some of your literacy this week. 

V.E DAY- Topic Work

 

 V.E day is a very important day in our nations history.  Watch the following video to learn about what V.E day is and why we need to celebrate it.

 

You can find the video here https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-ve-day/z7xtmfr  

 

 

If you are interested to hear about WW2 from a child's point of view you can listen to the story Carrie's War on the BBC

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/english-ks2-carries-war/zk7mcqt

 

 

There are many programmes on TV that will allow you to celebrate V.E day and even learn more about it. See the schedule below:

  • 11am | BBC One | The Nation Remembers BBC One will lead a poignant two-minute silence to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.
  • 2.45pm | BBC One | The Announcement of Victory Winston Churchill’s historic speech will also be broadcast – providing a fascinating insight into what the public will have heard on that significant day all those years ago.
  • 8pm | BBC One | The People’s Celebration Viewers can also tune in to a special programme on VE Day on BBC One, which will see some of the UK’s biggest stars (Katherine Jenkins, Beverley Knight), sing a rendition of the iconic ‘We’ll Meet Again’, by Vera Lynn. Throughout the show, we will hear from the real stars of the night, the people who still remember that historic evening and can tell us what it was like, first hand.
  • 9pm | BBC One | The Queen’s speech: The Queen herself will be giving a special address to the nation (her second during the coronavirus pandemic), at 9am on 8th May – which is the exact same time that her father, King George VI, spoke to the UK 75 years ago, on the actual VE Day.

 

Some of these events may be after your bedtime but you may be able to access them on Catch up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

V.E Day Crafts 

 

 

Can you use an old egg carton to create some poppies to decorate a window in your home? If you do not have paint i'm sure felt tip pens world work great too!

 

Bunting

 

There are lots of lovely ideas and tutorials on how to make bunting here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4TrqYDyf4PMdLypxzyTwGDg/great-british-bunting 

 

And here is  a DT bunting challenge for you! Could you make bunting using old materials (Asking a parent for permission first) to help you decorate somewhere in your garden?

Oracy

What’s going on?

Since 1945 the end of World War Two in Europe has been marked by Victory in Europe Day, better known as VE Day. On 8th May 1945, Prime Minister Winston Churchill made an announcement on the radio at 3pm that the war in Europe had come to an end, following Germany's surrender the day before. This year, the 8th May 2020 will mark 75 years since the first VE Day! Until the current Covid-19 crisis struck, there had been plans to stage celebratory events and street parties in many places. Sadly, this has all had to be cancelled but many have chosen to celebrate virtually! Holding video parties, decorating our homes or baking to celebrate whilst we are all in lockdown!

 

Question:

What is VE Day?

Listen, think, share

  • Look at the poster image, have we heard of VE Day before? Read through the text above and explain that this year is extra special as it’s the 75th Anniversary of VE Day!
  • Watch the useful video below, what one word would you use to describe the emotions of the people who finally heard the announcement about the end of the war with Germany?
  • Read through the poem from the resource written about VE Day by Jack Woods. Can you imagine how it felt hearing such positive news about the end of the war with Germany?
  • Explain that following the announcement, huge crowds, with people dressed in red, white and blue gathered outside Buckingham Palace in London. They cheered as King George VI and his family, including Princess Elizabeth (the current queen) and Princess Margaret, came out onto the balcony to greet everybody. Princess Elizabeth and her sister were allowed to leave the palace and celebrate with crowds outside, although they had to do it secretly! The future Queen described it as "one of the most memorable nights of my life".
  • As 2020 marks the 75th Anniversary of VE Day with most of us inside our homes in lockdown, many are finding creative ways to celebrate online! With virtual street parties, decorating homes, dressing up and baking! Will you be celebrating? If so, how?

Reflection

VE Day was a very special day in our history, the end of the war with Germany bringing with it, huge joy and celebration but also a chance for reflection. This year marks the 75th Anniversary – a time for us to look back and think about an important time in our history.

 

 

Web Links

Ideas and activities to celebrate VE Day at home https://ve-vjday75.gov.uk/toolkit/

Useful Video – What is VE Day and how can we celebrate this year? https://bit.ly/2Ws7NtU

 

Outdoor Learning Challenge

Your challenges for outdoor learning this week are as follows:

1. take yourself to a quiet area in your garden. using what you have learnt about poems previously write your own poem where you imagine you are an evacuee. You could even just write lots of words that you think describe the experience of being an evacuee.

could you perform your poem to your family?

 

2. Look for items in your garden and create a picture or sculpture of a soldier to celebrate V.E day.

 

 


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