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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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.
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
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:
Some of these events may be after your bedtime but you may be able to access them on Catch up.
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!
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?
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!
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.
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
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.