York Archaeology

York Archaeology Learning website has been developed to help anyone teaching children about the Vikings. KS2 teachers may find the website a useful place to organise an online Viking event for the class.  They can deliver a digital history lesson straight to the...

Support for Teaching Well-being

Support for teaching well-being resources has been created by OHID (Office for Health Improvement and Disparities). “Better Health wants to help teachers address and facilitate open conversations about mental well-being in the classroom. Kick-start these...

National Pet Month

National Pet Month is from the 1st of April to May 10th. The website has a section devoted to schools with lesson plans and activities suitable for schools. “Research has shown that pet ownership can be particularly beneficial for children: from teaching them...

Holi or the Festival of Colours

Holi or the Festival of Colours, the 24 – 25 March, is a colourful and joyful festival celebrated by Hindus worldwide. During Holi, people throw coloured powders and water at each other to celebrate the arrival of spring and the victory of good over evil. It is...

Red Nose Day 2024

Friday 15th March is Red Nose Day 2024, Comic Relief has lots of ideas and resources being prepared for the event: “This Friday 15 March Blue Peter will be turning RED to celebrate Red Nose Day and they are asking you and your school to go ‘red-to-toe’ too. So,...

World Book Day 2024

World Book Day 2024 is on the 7th March, are you ready? The National Literacy Trust has lots of ideas: ” This annual celebration of authors, illustrators, books and the joy of reading is one of the highlights of our year at the National Literacy Trust! World...

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland is a competition being run by Young Writers. Children write a poem on a winter theme, there is a list of lovely prompts or ideas on the website, and the closing date is Feb 29th. Teachers can upload the whole class’s entries. Teacherwire shares...

Chinese New Year 2024

Chinese New Year 2024 occurs on February 10th, it is the year of the dragon.  Chinese New Year is also known as the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year, is based on the lunar calendar and usually falls between January 21 and February 20. Each Chinese New Year is...

Safer Internet Day 2024

Safer Internet Day 2024 takes place on February 6th. The idea, as usual, is to raise awareness of a safer and better internet for all, especially for children and young people. “As part of this annual celebration, we encourage everyone – including children and...

Create Day 24

Create Day 24 is a FREE day of singing, dancing and design bringing together hundreds of KS2 classrooms across England in a LIVE mass participation performance celebrating the UN Rights of the Child led by dancers and singers from the Royal Ballet and Royal Opera....