V E Day - a special celebration marking an important
date in British History!
Underneath, you will find a letter that has been written to you with an important task to complete. It would also be good to find out a little bit about this special day. You can find some resources on this page too. Then you can become a History detective and gather some information about it. Good luck!
Letter for children
This Friday (8th May) marks a very important date in British History. This year is the 75th anniversary of V E Day which is a special event!
Some of you may already know what VE day is. It is a day to remember and celebrate the end of the fighting in Europe during the Second World War. It ended 75 years ago in May 1945. We would like you to find out a little bit about it by watching the videos on our page and thinking about why the day is so important.
“We’ll Meet Again”
If you click on the video underneath our letter, you can hear this beautiful song by Vera Lynn. It was very famous during World War Two as people thought about their loved ones going away to war and wishing to meet them again soon. How might this song have made them feel on VE day? Vera sang it in London to celebrate 60 years since VE day in 2005.
We also thought that this song captured how some of us might be feeling at the moment. Missing friends, family and school.
Could you write a letter to a friend, teacher or family member? We would like you to tell us about the song and what it means to you when you hear it. What would it mean to the people hearing the news about the end of War in Europe? What have you learnt about VE day?
When finished, take a photo or send it to us via email. We’d love to see it. If you write it on paper, perhaps you could even post it to school at:
'We'll Meet Again'
Alwoodley Primary School
We would like to use some of these letters to create our own time capsule as we are all too living in an important moment of history.
We are all looking forward to “meeting again” very soon.
Miss Clarke & Miss McLaughlan