Happy VE day!
Here is the working out to yesterday’s maths challenges.
Today is a bank holiday – a time where you may be spending extra time with your families and celebrating VE day. VE day stands for Victory in Europe Day and it is celebrated on 8th May – the day when World War II ended in Europe in 1945.
If you would like to do some learning about VE day, there are a few tasks below that you can do and a few extra fun things based around VE day.
Here is a reading text all about VE day and some questions to answer. This reading text will tell you more about VE day.
During WWII, Morse Code was used between warships and naval bases, because radio frequency was limited and also easily identifiable by military enemies. Morse code is an alphabet or code in which letters are represented by combinations of long and short light or sound signals. Have a go at cracking these morse codes to find out the secret messages.
Here are some extra activities that you may want to do on VE day:
- How about doing some war time baking? In WWII, lots of the food was rationed to ensure there was enough to go around so people had to bake using different ingredients. Does anything take your fancy? I think the chocolate cake sounds delicious!
- How about becoming a medal designer? Lots of medals were handed out during and at the end of WWII. Do you have what it takes to be the designer of an important medal?
- How about flying a spitfire plane? The Spitfire is the most famous plane of World War Two. Its groundbreaking design and superior specifications gave the British a decisive advantage fighting the Luftwaffe.
Please do send us any pictures of you celebrating VE day and let us know how you are doing. Send them to both Mrs Rowley and Mrs Welsby and one of us will get back to you.
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