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VE Day Celebrations
We are fast approaching VE Day on Friday 8 May. Wiltshire Council have created a special VE Day at home pack to help residents of all ages celebrate and mark the 75th anniversary of this historic moment in time.
With social distancing measures still in place, the pack contains simple advice and suggestions. These include themed recipe ideas, a World War II/VE Day quiz and wordsearch, some suggested e-reading materials from the council's library service, craft ideas on how to make bunting and paperchains, 1940s-inspired games and songs to sing to keep the family entertained.
VE Day took place on 8 May 1945 and saw people celebrate peace in Europe after years of conflict. You can access the pack on this link. http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/news/articles/ve-day-toolkit
The Well-being Pack contains a range of activities your children may find helpful to do at a time when things are so different from normal. It is not designed to be worked through as a book but is a set of ideas for you to choose from and talk about / complete with your children.
Free Clicker software
Clicker are offering their software free for parents to use at home whilst schools are closed. Clicker is an alternative recording system where children type their word and the software reads what they have written back to them. Key words can be put into a word bank for children to use and predictive text is also available.
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As we have mixed age classes we have a two year rolling programme to ensure that all children cover all of the National Curriculum.