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Autumn aprons at the ready!

“Autumn days when the grass is jewelled and the silk inside a chestnut shell”. Who didn’t love belting that one out in assembly? But not only does the month of October bring with it glorious misty mornings and the crunch of rusty leaves beneath our feet, but also…National Baking Week! That’s right my friends, an […]

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Finally…National Ice Cream Day is here!!

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! There seems to be a national day for everything now, almost to the point of ridiculousness, but one that I am firmly in favour of, or should I say, flavour of, is National Ice Cream Day on 17th July. We hardly need a special day […]

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The Magna Carta

Remember back in 1215 when King John sealed his approval on the Great Charter at Runnymede? Not to worry, few of us do! However, the 15th June this year sees a very important anniversary. The 803rd anniversary of the Magna Carta. Many today don’t realise the impact this document had on the modern world, but […]

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National Share-A-Story Month

“Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May” said Shakespeare in Sonnet 18, and don’t we know it! Following our gorgeously sunshine-filled April, this bad weather is an unwelcome turn of events to say the least. Having encouraged you all to get outside and enjoy the delights that Spring nature has to offer us, […]

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Spring has sprung!

Spring is finally in the air, and with the sun scheduled to get his hat on this week, it’s the perfect time to get outdoors and encourage children to explore the natural world around us. Daffodils and lambs are popping up everywhere, the woods are carpeted in bluebells and magnolia trees are in glorious full […]

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Shakespeare Week

Monday 12th March marks the official start of Shakespeare Week – Hooray! A whole week dedicated to celebrating this wonderful and much-loved playwright. But with language deemed too flowery and complex for children, how are we to teach the youth of today about what this talented Englishman of old has written? Yes, your average 7-year-old […]

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World Book Day

Next month will see the annual appearance of one of my favourite days of the year. A special day when in playgrounds across the country you can see Gangsta Granny playing football with Harry Potter, Willy Wonka laughing with Angelina Ballerina and The Hungry Caterpillar chasing the Gruffalo. Yes, 1st March is World Book Day, […]

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Let the gift of knowledge go further this Christmas.

As the jingle of Christmas bells gets louder, it’s time to share some yuletide treasure. This year we are partnering up with Magic Breakfast to raise funds and spread some Christmas joy. Magic Breakfast is a UK charity that believes no child should miss out on the opportunity to improve their chances in life because they are too hungry […]

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Curious Summer: The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

Keep curiosity alive this summer with fab days out for the whole family. Have a Curious Summer and walk in the childhood footsteps of one of the greatest playwrights in history; William Shakespeare. Step back in time with a day trip to Stratford-upon-Avon this summer and discover the house where he was born and grew up, and […]

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‘Wow’ Gifts for Grandchildren

Want to entice the grandkids away from their screens this Christmas? Trying to elicit more than a one word response? Give them a What on Earth? timeline.

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What on Earth shall I give dad?

Dads can be the trickiest of all! Bowl them over with fact-packed, mind-blowing, fast-paced, tedium-busting books bursting with knowledge.

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Are you a Trivia Buff?

Wow your family and friends with your endless knowledge of world history, scientific breakthroughs, Shakespearean characters and sporting records.