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VE Day

Thursday 7th May 2020

Tomorrow it will be the 75 year anniversary of VE day. 8 May 1945 – VE (Victory in Europe) Day – was one that remained in the memory of all those who witnessed it. It meant an end to nearly six years of a war that had cost the lives of millions; had destroyed homes, families, and cities; and had brought huge suffering and privations to the populations of entire countries.

Millions of people rejoiced in the news that Germany had surrendered, relieved that the intense strain of total war was finally over. In towns and cities across the world, people marked the victory with street parties, dancing and singing.

How will your family celebrate VE day? Will you have a party? 

I couldn't imagine what it would have been like growing up and living in wartime. The people who lived, fought and survived during this time overcame so much! Because of this I want to know when was a time that you achieved something new? When was a time you had to be brave? When was a time you overcame something you found difficult? 

Have a good day, 

Missing you all

Mr Ralph.

  • Beau Neilson 6 months ago
    I heard that in the night after dinner they would have to put solid panels up on the windows so then HOPEFULLY they dont get bommed...DON... DON...DDDDOOOONNNN!!!!!!!!!! IT IS SAD luckily it wount happen in the futuer... MISS YOU ALL Beau
  • jasmin hedgehog 4 months ago
    hello Mr Ralph I was really brave when I had to have my eye operation I was only 4 and had to go to Reading hospital for the whole day. I was very scared as I had to have an injection and be put to sleep. when I woke up my eye really hurt and I had to have eye cream put in everyday .I achieved swimming and I overcome learning to ride my bike and yesterday I went down a big hill on it for the first time it was amazing. x
  • Hedgehog Eddie 👻 4 months ago
    Hi Mr Ralph , Hoping all is well, I was brave when I was going whitewater rafting in the Alps in France as we were going really fast down the river I really nearly fell out and then we had to jump off a slippery wet thirteen foot rock in to the river it was very scary . I don’t think I have had to overcome anything but I probably will in the future. Stay safe , Eddie xxx 🤩
  • Hedgehog Ethan 4 months ago
    Hi Mr Ralph, today we did a whole day of world war two for fun! We watched loads of videos about it. Did you know I am a nettle magnet and am have been really brave when I fall in. Since I was at school I have probably got stung 35 times! by from Ethan
  • Mr Ralph 4 months ago
    Hi Jas, that is very brave I'm sure your family was very proud of you for being so brave. Congratulations on swimming and riding your bike you must have gone so fast down the hill. Have a great weekend Jas. From Mr Ralph.
  • Mr Ralph 4 months ago
    Hi Eddie, that sounds amazing and a lot of fun. I did things like that while out in America and you do need to be brave. I'm sure in the future whenever you need to overcome something you will do an amazing job. Have a great weekend. Mr Ralph x
  • Mr Ralph 4 months ago
    Hi Ethan, Wow I bet you had an amazing day I can't wait to hear all about it soon! What was the best part of the day? I didn't know you were a nettle magnet haha thanks for letting me know I wont put any in the classroom. I hate being stung with nettles I am sure you have been very brave. Have a great weekend, Mr Ralph

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