Halloween is also known as All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve, is a celebration observed every year on October 31 – the eve of the Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day, also known as All Saints’ Day.
It is thought that it originates from the Celtic pagan festival of Samhain, meaning ‘Summer’s End’ which celebrated the end of harvest season.
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Welcome to Alphabetrivia!
Along with i, this letter is also the shortest word in English. An ‘a’ written like this – a – is called double storey. Can you guess what a single storey one looks like?
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A nuisance letter, added by scholars in the past to make English look more like Latin, and to cause children spelling headaches ever after. So, for example, the Latin debitum became debt. Other examples are subtle and doubtful.
Despite being one of the best known names around the world, we know very little about the man himself.
Here is just some of what we don’t know:
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The Importance of Poetry In Schools
If you are not using poetry in your classroom on a regulat basis then this is the post for you!
Hopefully by the time you get to the end you will be energised to introduce more poetry activities to your children.
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