HAPPY HALF TERM!
Here are some fun activities you could do over the holidays – they are completely optional!
1) Over half term, it is Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Day.
Shrove Tuesday is a Christian festival celebrated in many countries across the globe. It falls on the Tuesday before the beginning of Lent – a period of around six weeks leading up to Easter. Traditionally during Lent, Christians would give up rich, tasty foods such as butter, eggs, sugar and fat (some Christians continue to do so, in fact). Shrove Tuesday was the last chance to eat them – and what better way to do so than with a delicious pancake!
Here is a link to a recipe for pancakes: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/easy-pancakes
2) The Six Nations Rugby Tournament has recently started. England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Italy and France all compete against each other. Over half term, you could watch a couple of games or you could research and make a poster about one of the countries (What is the capital city? Which continent is it in? What language do they speak? Population? Climate?)
3) Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year is commonly referred to as the Spring Festival ( 春节 Chūn Jié) in China, as it marks the end of Winter ( 冬天 Dōng tiān) and the beginning of Spring ( 春天 Chūn tiān). It is one of the four most important traditional festivals in China and celebrates the beginning of a new year in the Chinese lunar calendar. It is the Year of the Ox.
Here are some activities: