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Thursday, 7th May 2020- VE Day preparations

Hello Year 5! *virtual hand shake - with a salute!*

'We'll Meet Again' sang Vera Lynn 75 years ago to all the servicemen fighting overseas and people who were at home waiting for their loved ones. This song seems extremely relevant today, as we look forward to seeing, chatting and hugging people at close contact. Hopefully this will be soon. You have been amazing, staying home, staying safe and completing some amazing learning with your fantastic parents. Make sure you say a huge thank you to them today. 


Listed below is our suggested timetable for the day. Remember, you can adapt and edit the times you do these tasks to suit the timetable you have at home :-). 

As mentioned before, we have aimed to choose activities which can be completed straight into books without printing - to help save ink - but if you feel printing would be helpful, that is entirely up to you! :-)


 Word of the Day:  Conflict 

Like you would in school, look up what this word means, what word group it belongs to, place it accurately into a sentence and work out what prefixes/ suffixes could be added (remember this last one doesn't always apply!). 


09:00 - 09:30: Reading. 

Read your book for 15 mins or more. 

Finish off the Comprehension Activity 'Chapter 1: Down the Rabbit Hole.' When done, check through your answers using the Mark Scheme


09:30 - 10:30: VE Day Preparation Activities! 

Listen to Mr. Carradine's playlist whilst you colour in a Union Jack Flag for your window or to wave.


 10:30 - 10:45: Break. 

Have a giggle, try the Lindy Hop dance steps. Can you teach your family? 


10:45 - 11:15: Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar. 

Spend 15mins on Lexia or Spellzone if you have an account - how great if we could hand out more certificates?!

Look at the Flipchart PDF: Grammar - Standard English and Double Negatives. Look through the slides 'Thursday 7th May'. Read the given text in the Brain Warm-Up and work through the provided text. 

Get somebody at home to help you with dictation. 


11:15 - 12:15: VE Day Preparation Activities! English Style...  

Look at the video on the main Sussex Road Page for VE Day and the one below. 

  • After this interesting video, imagine you were like Alan, celebrating VE Day! Write a diary entry about your day celebrating VE Day, seeing Winston Churchill and the Royal Family on the balcony at Buckingham Palace. 
  • Describe the crowds and the party atmosphere! 
  • Finally, reflect on what war meant for you and your family. 


12:15 - 1:15: Lunch. 

Be sure to have something to eat and try to get some fresh air! 


1:15 - 1:30: Quiet Reading. 

Listen to any chapters in the Wilderness War section of the website that you may have missed.


1:30 - 3:00: LET'S CELEBRATE! yes

Ready for tomorrow: 

  • Make a Union Jack flag, paper-chains or bunting!
  • If you can bake some cakes, make some classic treats! Or, create some sandwiches! 
  • Host a VE Day celebration party with your friends (perhaps organise a FaceTime or Zoom!). 
  • Get your outfit ready - wear red, white or blue OR find out what people would have worn in 1944! 
  • Create 5 questions about Great Britain, World War 2 or the 1940s. There could be geography, literacy, sport or music influenced Qs! Then do a quiz! Who won?!
  • Learn the Lindy Hop! This simple step tutorial will help you!
  • Practice the sing-a-longs with Mr. Carradine. These will cheer everyone up! Remember, we are all meant to sing 'We'll Meet Again' tomorrow at 9pm! 

You can find all these activities and more on the main Sussex Road Remote Learning Webpage - VE Day!   


Well done everyone! We are continuing with the philosophical questions! They are just some funny little thoughts to get your brains working and everyone interacting (save your points for lunchtime or dinnertime or FaceTime - get your family involved!).

It will be interesting to hear what you think! :) 

Here we go:

Does anything good come from War? Do your parents agree? Why or why not? 


Yesterday's question:

Is everything connected?

Mrs. Hudson: I think the Coronavirus has shown how we are all connected globally. Not only do we rely on our families, but other countries around the world for products to help us and people to work together to protect us.  

Miss. Martin: Our world is scientifically spectacular, in that everyone and everything has it's rightful place.. and without that, something else is impacted or wouldn't work in the same way. There's also that theory that everybody is connected in some way or another, through 6 or 7 different connections/experiences! You choose someone (like the Queen, maybe) and work out the chain of links. I find this quite hard but it's interesting to try with your family! 


Have a great VE Day Bank Holiday, Year 5! We look forward to seeing any ideas or work that you produced from today! 

Log in on Monday for some more exciting learning!