Learn about special celebrations in the community and in the wider world. Through a series of exciting activities, discover the different ways we celebrate – and the many different things those celebrations can be about!
Meet `Maisy Mouse´, listen to a story and think about what makes you special. Investigate birth months, the days of the week and make simple pictograms. How do you celebrate your birthdays? Do you have a party? Plan a surprise party for someone special in school.
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Children are introduced to Maisy Mouse; Maisy tells children a story about being special. Afterwards children will think about what makes them and members of their family special.
Children find a mystery present and think about what the occasion could be. They consider why birthdays are celebrated; look through a keyhole into another child´s life to see how they celebrate.
All aboard the birthday train! Children will go on an adventure to `Birthday Land´. What will they discover on the way? Back to class for a birthday themed Maths session!
Surprise! Children will read about Alfie´s birthday surprise, and then prepare for a secret surprise for someone special in school.