History

Friday 8th May 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

VE day celebrations:

When VE Day dawns on 8th May 2020 it will be 75 years since the guns fell silent at the end of the war in Europe.

VE Day, which stands for Victory in Europe Day, is a bank holiday in the UK.  In previous years, VE Day has been celebrated with street parties, community gatherings and services of thanksgiving. This year, because of the coronavirus pandemic and the UK’s lockdown restrictions, the previously planned celebrations for the 75th anniversary will not be able to go ahead and the day will look slightly different to what was originally intended. The general public are being encouraged to throw ‘Stay At Home Street Parties’ instead of the traditional neighbourhood gatherings.

To allow people to mark the day from the safety of their homes, a two minute silence has been planned for 11am, followed by a ‘toast to heroes’ at 3pm.

Here are some lovely resources from 'Made in Ashford' which could be used to help you to celebrate VE day this year at home.  Click here to view them.

History Home Learning Tasks


Here are some resources and activities that you might like to complete as part of your Home Learning tasks.


Click here for our History Learning Journey. This will give you some information about the areas of learning that your child will learn throughout their learning journey at Repton Manor.

 

Maidstone Museum - Daily Activities:

Maidstone Museum have created a series of Home Learning activities for you to complete. How many of Spike's Daily Activities can you complete? Don't forget to share your learning with your year group teams.


1. Rocks - click here for Spike's Daily Activity
2. Dinosaurs - click here for Spike's Daily Activity
3. Sculptures - click here for Spike's Daily Activity
4. Old Items - click here for Spike's Daily Activity
5. Butterflies - click here for Spike's Daily Activity
6. Explorer Masks - click here for Spike's Daily Activity
7. Small Museum - click here for Spike's Daily Activity
8. Hedgehogs - click here for Spike's Daily Activity
9. Greeks - click here for Spike's Daily Activity
10. Birds - click here for Spike's Daily Activity
11. Mammoth - click here for Spike's Daily Activity
12. Mirrors and Me - click here for Spike's Daily Activity


Additional Home Learning Tasks:


Time Capsule Craft - you might like to complete a time capsule as a family. If so, click here for some ideas.


For other interesting and exciting activities to complete - click here.


For further useful websites to support your child's learning with History click here.