Dear Parents, Carers and Children,
We hope you are all well and are continuing to stay safe and healthy during this time of lockdown. As we begin a new week and a new month, we can only hope that the efforts made by everyone to protect ourselves, our families, communities and also our NHS will continue to make a difference.
On Friday 8th May, we will be celebrating the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe day, when there was finally peace in Europe after six long years of war.
The TV and film images of VE Day on 8th May 1945 show what an important moment this was in our national history and this is a topic that many year groups will have studied during their time in primary school.
VE Day was a time of joyous celebration in Great Britain and in many countries across the world and a time when people could have hope again for the future. This is an important message for us to remember as we experience possibly the most important time of national change and difficulty since the war.
Many wonderful events were due to take place to celebrate VE Day anniversary on Friday; unfortunately, these cannot now go ahead as planned. However, this does not mean we should forget how important this anniversary is and we very much hope that you will be able to celebrate it together with your family in some way.
There are also many wonderful resources available online at the moment to help children learn more about VE Day anniversary and we have included links to very helpful websites in our ‘Home Learning Resources’ area this week. Please have a look at these along with the new timetable of lessons and class letter for this week as there are lots of lovely activities for different age groups to enjoy.
We hope you all continue to stay safe and enjoy the Bank Holiday celebrations on Friday. Please also call or email us at school if you have any messages to be passed on to teachers or any other queries and we will respond to you as soon as possible.
From everyone at St. Dominic’s