VE Day 75: free home learning resource

Published: 5th May 2020

Free WW2 and VE Day resource for schools and parents

Lots of organisations in the UK had exciting plans to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day but unfortunately many of them will not now go ahead because of the Covid-19 situation. However, that doesn’t mean that young people can’t begin to understand why the first May bank holiday has moved to a Friday this year and why VE Day is something that still has resonance.

The HA has created a free resource for schools suitable for primary and also Key Stage 3, with activities differentiated for different year groups (attached below). They provide a mixture of historical knowledge and activities to get into the VE Day spirit. Please also read the notes for teachers that accompany the resource.

ACT (the subject association for Citizenship) have also published a set of VE Day Citizenship teaching resources.