Week 7 - 4th May
Monday 4th May
On Friday it is VE Day (Victory for Europe Day). We are celebrating this day because 75 years ago the Second World War came to an end. The war was a very sad time because different countries were fighting with each other. The men from this country went to war and fought. The women and children remained at home. This was a time of big change as previously many women had been house wives and were not allowed to do certain jobs. When the men left to fight, women had to complete these jobs. Even the Queen trained to be a mechanic. The cities became a very dangerous place and the children were evacuated to the countryside to keep them safe.
What happened to your family during the Second World War? You could ask your grandparents. Did anyone fight in the war, were they evacuated or did they learn a new job? Can you write a sentence about your family? Remember to use your sound mat and tricky word mat.
Look at a map of the United Kingdom. Can you find England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales on the map? Create your own Union Jack to wave on Friday. I hope you enjoy learning about your family.
Tuesday 5th May
Good morning, today we will continue with our VE Day activities.
Today we will be listening to songs sung during World War Two. How does the song make you feel? Do you think these songs would have helped the soldiers? Are they happy or sad songs?
During the war there was not a lot of food. The government introduced rationing. This meant that you could only buy a small amount of food but it also meant that everyone would get food. Today we are going to ration your food at home. Each snack and meal will cost a certain amount of money e.g. breakfast 10p, banana 5p, crisps 10p… but you will only have £1 (100p) to spend all day. When you have used up all your money you will not be able to buy any more food. The aim of this activity is for the children to understand rationing and recognise the value of different coins.
I look forward to seeing your pictures.
Wednesday 6th May
Look at the attached picture. What can you see? How do they feel? What are they doing? What would you be doing? Write a sentence about the picture. Remember to use your sounds and tricky word.
To celebrate VE day people created decorations such as bunting to decorate their homes. Can you create some bunting or other decorations for your home to celebrate VE Day? I look forward to seeing your pictures.
Thursday 7th May
To celebrate VE Day, the whole country had a party. Today we are going to complete activities to prepare for a party.
Challenge One I have attached some war time recipes. If you’re able to, please choose one to make.
Challenge Two Write a list of other food or decorations you will need for your party. There will be no home learning activities set tomorrow but it would be lovely if you could have a tea party to celebrate VE Day. It would be great if you could take some pictures that we could share on the Twitter page.
225g (½lb) mashed potato
225g (½lb) flour
Pinch of salt
2.5ml (½ tsp) baking powder
15ml (1 tbls) oil
Mix the potato, flour, salt and baking powder together with enough milk
to make a stiff paste
Roll out about 5mm (¼ in) thick
Fry the first cake in a little oil, the others will do without
Butter and serve hot, in a pile
225g (8oz) self-raising flour
75g (3oz) margarine or cooking fat
75g (3oz) sugar
4 tablespoons finely grated raw carrot
2 tbls sultanas (optional)
Little milk or water
Preheat the oven to 220ºC (425ºF) Gas Mark 7
Grease two baking trays
Sift the flour into a mixing bowl
Rub in the margarine or cooking fat
Add the sugar, carrots, sultanas and egg
Mix well then add enough milk or water to make a sticky consistency
Put 12 small heaps on the baking trays
Cook for 12-15 min or until firm and golden in colour
225g (8oz) stale bread
50g (2 oz) margarine or butter
25g (1 oz) sugar
1 tablespoon marmalade
50g (2oz) dried fruit
milk to mix
Pre-heat the oven, Gas 4, 180C, 350F
Put the bread into a basin, add cold water and leave for 15 minutes
then squeeze dry with your fingers
Crumble the bread to the basin
Add all the other ingredients and enough milk to make a sticky
Add a pinch of cinnamon
Spoon into a greased tin (20cm, 8") and bake in the centre of the oven
for 1 hour (or steam in a greased basin for 2 hours)
Remove from the steamer or oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes
Serve warm or cold
stale bread (rather than stale bread, leave a couple of slices out for a
while to dry out)
equivalent of 2 shell eggs in reconstituted egg (you will probably want to
use real egg
1 heaped teaspoonful of grated orange or lemon peel
1 dessertspoonful of orange juice
margarine (you may want to use cooking oil)
Cut the pieces of stale or dry bread ½ inch thick
Beat up the egg mixture in a soup bowl
Add the grated peel and orange juice
Soak the stale bread in the mixture
Fry in a little margarine until golden brown on both sides
Sprinkle with sugar if you have it
Serve piping hot