Good morning Primary 1

Happy Friday! We hope you have had a fantastic week learning from home and you’ve managed to get outside in the sunshine for some fresh air with your family this week. Today is a very special day as it is the 75th anniversary of the end of World War 2. We call this day ‘VE day’ which stands for Victory in Europe. We celebrate this day every year as it marks the end of the war in Europe. On May 8th, 1945, former Prime Minister Winston Churchill announced that Germany had finally surrendered and the fighting across Europe had finished. At the end of the war in 1945 people across the country put up flags, banners and there were streamers everywhere. There were parties, fireworks, and some people wore red, white and blue rosettes. People hugged, sang songs and danced. It was a very happy time!

If you would like some more information about why we celebrate VE day, check out this child friendly video:

We thought it would be fun for you today to get creative and host your own celebration for VE day. You could host your own tea party for some of your teddy bears, dolls or action figures. You could bake cupcakes for the occasion and ice on British flags, create your own UK flag to wave or dress up your toys. You could listen to some music and dance too! We would love to see some of your fun creations on the Learning Journals. We love seeing all of the activities you are getting up to at home. Thank you for continuing to share all of your work with us.

We hope you are all safe, well and happy and that we get to see you all soon.

Have a lovely weekend!

Primary 1 teachers

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