REMEMBERING TOGETHER WE NEED YOU!
Raise your voices in song to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-DAY
HMDT Music is delighted to be working with The Royal British Legion to bring a new project to all schools and communities.
We are commissioning two new songs from writer Stephen Plaice and composer Matthew King ‘D-Day’ and ‘Two Minutes’ which we invite you to sing with your school or choir on 6 June to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day.
Songs and Lesson plans will be available from early April. We will send you an email once the resources are live!
The Songs and supporting lesson plans will be available free of charge for you to download and use from early April, but here is a little more information about what to expect.
In ‘Two Minutes‘, a soldier asks us to spare two minutes of silence to remember as he looks back in time, from his place in the landing craft and reflects on the storming of the Normandy beaches. By ensuring we remember and try and understand the experiences he and his fellow soldiers went through, we can ensure their lives are not completely lost.
In ‘D-Day‘, children ask ‘what can we do?’ before the invasion, inspired by posters asking them to do their bit, a question echoed by today’s children 75 years on. ‘Remember us’ reply the huge host of contributors to Operation Overlord. The question, memories and response, are all knit together by Gran in the great pattern of Time, enabling us to understand and remember.
A series of Lesson Plans/Activities will also be available including:
1. LETTERS – KS2 Literacy, KS3 English
A series of activities looking at specific people who risked everything to help with the operation by helping the wounded, gathering information, breaking codes, planning or fighting.
2. CODES – KS2 Literacy, Maths, KS3 Maths
An introduction to codes, cyphers and encryption and their use in D-Day preparations.
3. OVERLORD EMBROIDERY – KS2/KS3 Art, D&T, PSHE
An introduction to the Overlord Embroidery which commemorates the D-Day landings focused on retelling collaborative aspects using a range of Art and Design skills and techniques.
4. INVENTIONS AND INNOVATIONS – KS2 D&T, KS3 Product Design
An exploration of some inventions created to help the operations which have been developed since then, for use today.
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