Day 21 and the start of a new week.
I was worried to hear at the weekend, that Joe Wickes had to go to hospital because of a hand injury. I didn’t know what we’d do for PE this morning, but luckily he is fine and got home in time; his wife Rosie demonstrated all the exercises, phew!
I said on Friday that I would get back to you about the commemoration of VE day which happens this Friday, 8th May. Friday is a Bank Holiday, in honour of this, and school will be closed because no keyworkers children need to be in on that day.
If you wish to mark this event with your children, here are some ideas:
VE Day - or 'Victory in Europe Day' - marks the day towards the end of World War Two (WW2) when fighting against Nazi Germany in Europe came to an end.
On 8 May 1945, Prime Minister Winston Churchill made an announcement on the radio at 3pm that the war in Europe had come to an end, following Germany's surrender the day before.
The CBBC Newsround site has lots of information to help you explain the events of 75 years ago
This link will take you to a Horrible Histories VE Day song
Older children can find out more information from this link, including a video explaining VE and VJ days and events leading to the end of World War Two
There is a public Facebook group where people are sharing many different ways to mark this day whilst we are in lockdown. Lots of people are making window displays around the theme (think Union Flags, red white and blue bunting, door wreaths, poppies, Spitfire plane silhouettes etc) and are planning activities and food for the day. I saw a National Trust recipe for Winston Churchill’s favourite fruit cake on there. Too many ideas to mention, but please remember that any celebrations you take part in must stick to the social distancing rules.
So many of us are missing being at Castle Hill. I find it difficult not having any idea when school will open again, so the children must be really struggling. Try to keep positive and remind them that they are saving people’s lives by staying at home. It’s the one thing we can all do, to make a difference in this situation.
Try to keep learning, having fun and being healthy and active. Let’s look forward to when we are all together again and know that we have done our bit.
Take care, Emma