Friday 8th May – Year 2 VE Day Celebrations

Hi Year 2

Today is VE day. There are no home learning activities as today is a bank holiday.

Below are some activities you can do at home to celebrate.

What is VE day?

VE day stands for victory in Europe and marks the end of the Second World War in Europe on the 8th May 1945. Although, this does not mark the end of the war, as the war continued in the Pacific against Japan and it officially ended in September. The allied countries had achieved victory in Europe and the end of World War Two was in sight. We must not forget the millions of people who lost their lives due to war.

The most important thing to remember is that we are not celebrating war. We are remembering those people who fought, died and contributed to the war effort.

*Watch the video about the first VE day (start at 1.12). It shows what life was like in 1945.

*VE Day Disco

*VE Day decoration – bunting

*Things to watch on T.V

  • 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, 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 , which is the exact same time that her father, King George VI, spoke to the UK 75 years ago, on the actual VE Day.


*VE Day Baking


Whatever you are doing to celebrate VE day, we hope you are safe and having fun.


Miss Duncan and Miss Battams

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