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VE Day! Let's celebrate 


Looking ahead to this week, Friday 8th May, will be a bank holiday to commemorate VE Day and will mark the passing of 75 years since the Second World War ended on May 8th, 1945 in Europe. Britain had fought for six long years and suffered tremendously and this was a day much anticipated and celebrated. I expect many of you will be marking the occasion at home in different ways. We would love to hear how you remember this historical day so please share any photos or send us a message of how you spent your day. I've added a section to our class blog on Purple Mash or email us pictures!


There are many free resources available online which provide excellent information relating to VE day and can be downloaded should your child wish to be creative and would like to participate in such activities as colouring posters to display in your windows, creating bunting and researching war time recipes to make at home. Here are just a few:

With members of the public unable to attend VE Day 75 events, The Royal British Legion is playing a central role in the delivery of a range of remote activity, including:

  • live VE Day 75 livestream at 11.15 a.m.
  • National moments of Remembrance and thanksgiving, including a Two Minute Silence at 11 a.m.
  • UK-wide singalong to Vera Lynn’s ‘We’ll Meet Again at 9 p.m.
  • VE Day learning pack for children aged 7-14 years
  • An evening of memories and music in partnership with the BBC from 8 p.m. on BBC One

Thank you for all your continued hard work and support with learning at home!  If you would like to, send photos in of different activities you are completing and we will create a slide show on our Class Page! My email address is on the Purple Mash blog.


Mrs McDonagh



If you would like to have a go at some of the STEM challenges, there are lots of good ideas on the link below:

BBC Bitesize are providing access to regular daily lessons for English and Maths and other subjects for each year group. 

Use the following link to access this resource:


A class blog for Sycamore has been set up on purple mash. Go and have a look at it! 


Please read the blog on purple mash for information about 'Getepic' 

In addition to the subjects above, there are other resources that you can enjoy.


Purple Mash has lots of different subject areas.


You will need your username and password to be able to access these.


Oxford Owl have a lot of Maths and English activities too.