VE Day

Early Years/KS1 Music Activity

Your task is to learn the song 'Take You Home'. Can you get an adult to record your performance and send it to your teacher and maybe even an elderly relative who might have memories of VE day.

Take You Home lyrics

There’s music in your ears, wherever you shall go

The crashing of the waves, on the seashore

There’s music in your ears, wherever you shall go

Listen to the beat of your heart, it’ll take you home

Home, home

All around the world, hear the clashing of the drums

Ready for the show, the trumpets they become

Alive in the moment, captured in a song

Oh what a time to be alive, everybody we are one

If you’re somebody who loves then you’re somebody my friend

Oh won’t you sing it again

There’s music in your ears, wherever you shall go

The crashing of the waves, on the seashore

There’s music in your ears, wherever you shall go

Listen to the beat of your heart, it’ll take you home

Home, home

It’ll take you home

Home, home

You can find the song using the link above.

Click on 'listen and layer' then search for the song 'Take You Home'.

KS2 Music Activity

I would like you to think carefully about the purpose of music in wartime. Why was it important? Compare the two pieces. Which would you rather play during VE day celebrations and why?

Who is this?

Think carefully about the lyrics of the song. Why were they important?

How do you feel when listening to the song?

How do you think it made people feel during the war?

Who is this?

What sort of band was this? Can you name the instruments used in this piece?

How do you feel when listening to this song?

How do you think it made people feel during the war?

WW2 Songs

If you would like, you can learn some WW2 songs.

You might even want to compose your own.

www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/war/songs.htm

Run Rabbit Run www.viewpure.com/0uWL1O9r_mI?start=0&end=0

It's a Long Way/Pack Up Your Troubles www.viewpure.com/FsynSgeo_Uo?start=0&end=0

We'll Meet Again www.viewpure.com/cHcunREYzNY?start=0&end=0

The White Cliffs of Dover vimeo.com/209208893

Guess who?

The photo below is the Grandad of one of our teachers. He was a saxophonist in a big band towards the end of WW2. He didn't fight in the war as he was an electrician and therefore was needed to help the war effort 'at home'.

Whose Grandad is this? Send your guesses to your teacher.