Meet `Maisy Mouse,' listen to a story and think about what makes you special. Investigate birth months and week days. Do you have a party to celebrate your birthday? Plan a surprise party for someone in school.
Discover special birthdays we celebrate in our communities. Learn about Guru Nanak’s birthday and how Sikhs celebrate. Discover Wesak, which marks the Buddha’s birthday. Reflect on Christmas, the birthday of Jesus.
Meet Nian monster, which is chased away from Chinese New Year. Take Nian on a journey to Mardi Gras. Discover the Japanese Lantern Festival and march to the beat of New York's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Sing, make art and create a marching dance.
Reflect on the symbolism of light. Learn about festivals such as Hannukah, Diwali and Eid-ul-Fitr. Make menorahs, Diva lamps, Eid cards and create a fabulous firework light dance to finish the block with a bang.
Learn about festivals that say thank you: Thanksgiving in USA; Harvest Festival in UK and around the world; the Jewish festival Sukkot. Choose something or somebody to be grateful for and express your thanks in art.
Explore the festivals and symbols that indicate new life: Spring, chicks, rabbits and lambs. Invite parents or governors into school who could explain how to put on a turban, wear a sari, baptise a baby or tell the faith story.