This week in school
Saturday October 1- Black History Month
- Learn about - African-American history, and black people in the UK
- The Big Draw - Everything from tips and lessons on how to draw for little ones, to art history for older students.
Sunday October 2- Matters of politics
- (1983) ‘Dream ticket’ wins Labour leadership. Neil Kinnock becomes the new leader of the labour party, with Roy Hattersley joining him as deputy. Here’s a useful starter on British Government and citizenship from Jim Riley
- (1968) Birth of Britain’s first live sextuplets. Key Stage Four revision on biology, including fertility and birth control shared by Duncan Rhodes.
Monday October 3 -National Children’s Book Week
- Now in its 77th year this is a national celebration of reading and all of the wonderful stories, themes and magical worlds, books present to our children. This year’s theme is rhythm and rhyme.
Tuesday October 4- World Space Week
- The theme for this year is “50 Years of Human Spaceflight.”
- Winter approaching this is a good chance to teach your younger students how animals adapt to their environment with resources from Leafcutter Wildlife Park
Wednesday October 5 -World Teachers’ Day
- UNESCO inaugurated this day in 1994 to commemorate the joint signing of the UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers on 5 October 1966.
Thursday October 6- National Poetry Day
- An exciting and well-reviewed guide to studying poems in other cultures.
- Resources on TES:Dragonese Day
- The perfect opportunity to teach your pupils about Vikings, learn to speak Dragonese and read the Hilarious How to Train Your Dragon books by Cressida Cowell.
Friday Oct 7- Jeans for Genes Day
- The annual fund-raising day for the UK charity which aims to raise awareness, and money, for research to help children who suffer from genetic disorders. Encourage your students to meet some of them