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Chocolate Cake by Micheal Rosen

Chocolate Cake

Fantastically funny and full of silly noises, this is Michael Rosen’s love letter to every child’s favourite treat, chocolate cake! Download the brand new Chocolate Cake teaching pack here.

Lollies

Scholastic Lollies: Laugh Out Loud 2017 Book Awards

Check out this brand new Lollies activity pack, containing 12 lesson plans and activity sheets that link to both the Early Years framework and KS1 curriculum. Find out more about the Lollies here.

This month

September 2017

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World Water Monitoring Day

World Water Monitoring Day

Today is a national awareness day for people to build awareness of our water resources. Why not invite children to monitor your setting’s water usage and find out ways you can reduce consumption? Find out more at www.worldwatermonitoringday.org

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

Avast and shiver ye timbers! Why not have a pirate-themed day and raise money for charity talking like a pirate? Find out more at www.yarr.org.uk

Magellan sets out

Magellan sets out

On this day in 1519, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan set sail on an epic sea journey that resulted in the first circumnavigation of the globe. Challenge the children to find out about him and other Tudor explorers.

International Day of Peace

International Day of Peace

The UN established this day in 1981 dedicated to peace. The ‘Peace Bell’, cast from coins donated by the world’s children is rung at UN Headquarters.

   
Festival of Our Lady of Mercy

Festival of Our Lady of Mercy

This Roman Catholic festival is celebrated with parades, fireworks and music in Barcelona, where La Mercè is the city’s patron saint.

September 2017 / October 2017

Monday 25 Tuesday 26 Wednesday 27 Thursday 28 Friday 29 Saturday 30 Sunday 01
Battle of Stamford Bridge

Battle of Stamford Bridge

On this date in 1066 English King Harold Godwinson defeated the invading Viking army of Harald Hardrada.

Sir Francis Drake circumnavigates the world

Sir Francis Drake circumnavigates the world

Sir Francis Drake returned to Plymouth in his ship the Golden Hind, on this date in 1580, having sailed round the world.

 
William the Conqueror invades England

William the Conqueror invades England

The Norman Conquest began on this day in 1066 when William the Conqueror invaded England.

Michaelmas Day

Michaelmas Day

The Christian feast of St Michael, the Archangel is associated with the beginning of autumn in the northern hemisphere.

Penicillin discovered

Penicillin discovered

Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin on this date in 1928, a drug that is used to treat many illnesses.

 

October 2017

Monday 02 Tuesday 03 Wednesday 04 Thursday 05 Friday 06 Saturday 07 Sunday 08
International Day of Non-Violence

International Day of Non-Violence

Set up by the United Nations to disseminate the message of non-violence, through education and public awareness, this day is observed on the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.

Reunification of East and West Germany

Reunification of East and West Germany

On 3rd October 1990, East and West Germany were reunited after 45 years of separation following World War II.

 
World Teachers' Day

World Teachers' Day

UNESCO’s World Teachers’ Day, held on October 5th since 1994, celebrates the vital contribution that teachers make world wide to education and development.

Jane Eyre published

Jane Eyre published

The influential novel Jane Eyre was published on this day in 1847. Ask the children why they think author Charlotte Brontë decided to publish the book under the pen name Currer Bell.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu born (1931)

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the South African cleric and Nobel Peace Prize recipient who spoke out against apartheid in South Africa was born on this day in 1931

World Space Week

World Space Week

An annual week, held between 4-10 October. This year’s theme is ‘50 Years of Human Spaceflight’. www.world spaceweek.org

October 2017

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World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day raises public awareness about mental health issues, neurological and behavioural disorders.

Raising of the Mary Rose

Raising of the Mary Rose

This 16th century warship was a favourite of Henry VIII. She sank accidentally in 1545 and was towed into Portsmouth harbour on this day in 1982, after being raised from the Solent.

National Day of Spain

National Day of Spain

Spain’s National Day – why not celebrate all things Spanish with language lessons, dancing, dressing up and Spanish food?

Greenwich established as Universal Time Meridian

Greenwich established as Universal Time Meridian

In 1884 Greenwich, in London was established as the Universal Time meridian of longitude. Scholastic Education PLUS has lots of resources about time.

The Battle of Hastings

The Battle of Hastings

In 1066, William the Conqueror defeated King Harold at Hastings.

 

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