September's Hot Topics

Keep your teaching topical with resources for events this month.

Topical teaching resources for September

As the new academic year begins, these teaching resources and activities will help you break the ice with your new class. Celebrate reading, writing and speaking all the languages of the world (including Pirate) this September, as well as giving thanks for the food we eat and thinking of those less fortunate.

Roald Dahl Day

Roald Dahl Day (13) Celebrate the life and works of Roald Dahl with these activities, lesson plans and ideas on some of the author’s most loved and well known stories, including James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and The BFG.

International Literacy Day (8) Literacy is a human right. Celebrate literacy and its relevance across all school subjects, and discuss the positive impact that literacy can have on people’s lives.

International Talk Like a Pirate Day (19) Arrrr you ready for International Talk Like a Pirate Day? Here be treasure chests full of resources, lesson plans, activities and plenty of swashbuckling fun for the whole crew.

Back to school Get ready for the start of term with classroom displays, ice-breakers and team-building activities to help you start the school year as you mean to go on.

European Day of Languages (26) Bonjour! Hallo! Hyvââ pâivââ! Yia sou! Hola! Czešc! Join in with the European celebrations of all the languages of the world with these lessons, assemblies and activities.

Harvest festivals People celebrate harvest festivals all over the world at this time of year. Take this opportunity to think about where our food comes from with these lessons and assembly resources.

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