This week in school
This week in school
Saturday 17 September- British Food Fortnight
- British Food Fortnight begins this weekend and it’s a great opportunity to sample the best British produce available, from local fruits and vegetables to traditional dishes and delicacies.
- Resources on TES:Roman market
- Visit- Love British Food
Sunday 18 September- Bupa Great North Run
- The 31st Bupa Great North Run takes place on 18 Sept, with 54,000 runners expected to participate in the 13.1 mile run in Newcastle.
- Resources on TES:Guide for teachers - TES Contributor Matt Kemp has investigated the psychology of sport and accelerated learning
Monday 19 September- Talk like a pirate day
- This event is hugely popular with Primary school pupils and Jack Sparrow fans alike!
Tuesday 20 September- UK Business and Aviation day
- The topic of business aviation and its effect on climate change has been widely researched by institutes like the WWF who report that in the last 2 years 86% of companies have committed reducing their carbon footprint from business travel. Find out more about positive changes in business aviation in their report ‘Moving on: why flying less means more for business’. Raise the issue of flying with your pupils and generate some interesting debate.
Wednesday 21 September- International day of Peace
- The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 providing an opportunity for individuals, organisations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date.
- Resources on TES:Sadako’s Cranes for Peace
Thursday 22 September- On this day …
- On this day in 1776 American spy Nathan Hale was executed by the British Army, allegedly having uttered the famous quote ‘I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country’
- Resources on TES:Capital punishment - Dean1977 has shared an excellent resource on TES about capital punishment which can be used as a starting point to a debate with older pupils.
Friday 23 September On this day…
- in 1869 the phrase ‘Man’s Best Friend’ was coined when Charles Drum of Warrensburg, Missouri, brought a court case against a sheepfarmer who shot dead his foxhound, Old Drum. His lawyer summarised the case with the now famous phrase. Drum won the case and on this day in 1958 a statue of Old Drum went up in front of the courthouse. Teach young children how to care for their pets with a medium term plan resource shared by dinx67