Next week in school

TES 24 February 2012

MONDAY 27 February -LABOUR ROOTS

  • The British Labour Party was founded on this day in 1900, and it surpassed the Liberal Party in the early 1920s. Minority governments were formed under Ramsay MacDonald in 1924 and again between 1929-31. Chance would be a fine thing now. See this quiz from Jim Riley on the politics of governing Britain

TUESDAY 28 February -DORD DENSITY

  • The erroneous word Dord was included in the American Websters New International Dictionary, Second Edition (1939) defined as ‘density.’ In fact it’s an Irish musical instrument. See this resource from the British Library about dictionaries and meanings.

WEDNESDAY 29 February -COME ON GIRLS

  • It’s a leap day, or leap year, when women have always been allowed to propose. Traditionally the men who turned them down had to buy the spurned would-be spouse 12 pairs of gloves. Check out this resource from blue117

THURSDAY 1 March -WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

  • An annual month to celebrate the contribution of women to events and history and contemporary society, this dates from 1911. Check out this Tes Resources link to see why we have female firefighters today.

FRIDAY 2 March -GET SCRIBBLING

  • National Doodle Day is the perfect opportunity to get kids drawing. And it can be fun to interpret the scratchings of others. See this resource from Tes Web Staff on celebrity doodlers.

SATURDAY 3 March -INTERNATIONAL DYSCALCULIA DAY

  • A day to focus on dyscalculia, a specific learning difficulty – related to dyslexia – in which people have trouble relating to, or understanding, numbers. There’s help here with a resource from the Tes Resources Team.

SUNDAY 4 March -GO FORTH AND SPAN

  • On this day in 1890 the Forth railway bridge, the longest bridge in Britain at 1,710ft long, was opened by the then Prince of Wales. Use this resource from the Royal Academy of Engineering to help your class construct perfect pylons.

TES 24 February 2012