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St Peter's Catholic Primary School

St Peter's Catholic Primary School

Year 1 & 2


This week you are going to plan your own party to celebrate VE Day on Friday.

Start off by reading this e-book by yourself or with a grown up or older brother or sister. 


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After you have read the book, think and talk together about:

  • What you have learnt about VE Day. Was there anything really interesting?
  • How do you think everyone felt on VE Day?

This year is a very special VE Day and the whole country is going to celebrate
together, at home.

Choose some of these activities to do every day to help you get ready for your party. 


Reading and History


  • Have a read of the KS1 VE Day Comprehension page. You can download it at the bottom of the page. 
  • What do you now know about VE Day?
  • Tell someone in your family about what you have learnt.
  • You can answer the questions if you like.



Party Poster:

  • Create a poster for your very own VE Day party that gives information about what will be at the party, what people should wear, when they should arrive and anything else you can think of.
  • Make sure to make it bright and colourful too!

Acrostic Poem:

  • Time for some poetry!
  • Try to write an acrostic poem for ‘VE Day’.
  • In an acrostic poem, each line starts with one of the letters from the word. e.g

Very excited in the streets,

Everyone is celebrating!


Days and days of fighting,

And now it is over,



Peace Prayer:
VE Day celebrates peace. Write a prayer thanking God for peace.


During a war how do you think everyone was feeling?
On VE Day how do you think everyone felt?
On VE Day everyone was feeling much happier.

Choose one of the good feelings you came up with and try to help someone else feel that way today.You could make your sibling happy by sharing your toys. You could make your parents proud by tidying up.


Art & Craft

Decorate your home in red, white and blue for your celebrations:

Paint, draw or colour in the Union Jack and put in in your party space, or in your windows for everyone to see.

Make paper chains from strips of newspaper or old magazines glued together and hang them in your party space.

Make paper hats to wear for your party.


Cookery & Baking

What will you have to eat at your party?

Use our simple recipe to make some cakes or make something else of your choosing.

If you can’t bake, maybe decorate some biscuits instead.

Make some sandwiches for your family to share


PE: Dance

You can’t have a party without dancing!This is a very famous song from WW2. Can you have a dance about to it? Maybe you could make up some cool new moves?


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Music: Singing

Join in with aa sing-along 
Click on this link to get practising and on Thursday there will be a live singalong!



In 1945, children played lots of games. One of these was ten-pin bowling. Ask
your family members if they know the rules of this game.

Could you make your own version using empty bottles and other recycling?


Friday 8th May - VE Day 

Happy VE Day - Enjoy your celebrations!

Make sure that you take lots of pictures and share them with us on Tapestry.