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Nursery Rhymes for Grown-Ups

Here is a great idea for you to try out with your class. It is taken from David Horner’s latest book, ‘Cracking Creative Writing’ from Brilliant Publications. The book contains 100+ tried and tested activities which will inspire Key Stage 2 children to write creatively.

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What Do You Know About Halloween?

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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26 Interesting Facts About Our Alphabet

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?

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.

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What Happened to Peter Piper’s Pickled Peppers?

Alliterating Tongue Twisters

We all know about Peter Piper and the pickled peppers he picked but have you ever wondered what happened to those pickled peppers?

This entertaining video from HISHE Kids will tell you, in detail, the whole sorry plot!

And, afterwards we have some ideas you might want to explore with your class.

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