VE Day

Eowyn and Keira made some VE bunting. Eowyn's are the Spitfires and the helmet. Keira's are Union Jack and the one with stars. And they are all fantastic and arrived in time to be included in the newsletter - albeit a bit smaller than in real life - well done girls.
On Friday we put up the VE Day Bunting the girls made, and also learnt all about VE, completing some VE Day Comprehension and Designing Medals. I'm sorry I ran out of room on the newsletter for your flags - but I did steel your medal idea for the newsletter - so thank you.
Today, Daisy made bunting for tomorrow's VE day celebrations! That's excellent daisy and I see you've roped your poor old dad in, in the delicate task of putting it all together. Hope you helped him back up off the floor?
Well done William and Charlotte, it looks like you're working really hard and carefully on these decorations.
VE Day Bunting outside AF.
Love the bunting Aisha - did you hang it up outside?
Beautiful VE bunting Kia-May - well done.

How VE Day is being commemorated

  • 10:50 BST: A service in Westminster sees Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle lay a wreath on behalf of the House of Commons. Lord West laid a wreath on behalf of the Lords
  • 11:00: A national moment of remembrance and a two-minute silence
  • 14:45: In a special programme on BBC One, extracts from Churchill's victory speech to the nation announcing the end of the war in Europe will be broadcast
  • 14:55: Solo buglers, trumpeters and cornet players will be invited to play the Last Post from their homes
  • 15:00: As Churchill's speech is broadcast, people will be invited to stand up and raise a glass in a national toast, saying: "To those who gave so much, we thank you"
  • 20:00: Welsh soprano Katherine Jenkins, actor Adrian Lester and singer Beverley Knight, who will be performing some well-known songs from the 1930s and 40s. The programme will culminate in the nation being invited to sing along to a rendition of wartime classic We'll Meet Again
  • 21:00: The Queen's pre-recorded address will be broadcast on BBC One. It will be her second televised message during the coronavirus outbreak after a rare speech to the nation last month
  • 21:30: Spotlights will light up the sky in Portsmouth to recall the experience of blackouts during the war. The local council says the lights are also to remind people "that lighter times will come again"