Calendar Dates January to May 2022

Key dates January – May 2022

New Year Assemblies:

January 4

Birthday of Jacob Grimm – a celebration of Fairy Tales

January 5

Twelfth Night

      • Babushka (Twelfth Night, the night she still looks for Jesus)

January 18

Martin Luther King Day

Birthday of A.A. Milne – creator of Winnie the Pooh.

January 16

World Religion Day

The aim of World Religion Day, held on the third Sunday in January every year, is to promote inter-faith understanding and harmony. Through a variety of events held around the globe, followers of every religion are encouraged to acknowledge the similarities that different faiths have.

January 20th

Inauguration of America’s 45th President – Donald Trump

January 25

Burns Day

January 26th

Australia Day

January 27th

Birthday of Lewis Carroll

Chinese New Year – Year of the Tiger – Jan 31 – Feb 15

FEBRUARY

Feb 8 Th

Online Safety Day

Feb 12

Darwin Day

February 14

Valentine’s Day

February 20th

Presidents’ Day

Feb 25 – 26th

Purim – Judaism

MARCH:

WOMEN IN HISTORY MONTH

March 1st

David’s Day

Shrove Tuesday

Lent March 2 – April 14

March 17-18

Festival of Holi

  • March 3rd

World Book Day

March 8th

International Women’s Day

      • Amazing Women (Click on Catalogue – UK Catalogue – Guided Reading – History – then Amazing Women)

March 27th

Mothers Day

March 17

St. Patrick’s Day

March 20th

International Day of Happiness

      • Scripts on Happiness/Feeling Good About Yourself – Featured scripts and Main category –Happy Scripts (Home Page) for March

APRIL

National Pet Month

April  2nd

International Children’s Book Day

April  12th

Space Day

      • Plays on Space – Science and Geography sections

April 17th

Easter Sunday

      • Lent Assembly cast of 30, duration around 10 minutes
      • Pancake Day Assembly Cast of 30, 15 – 20 mins
      • The Easter Story based on the biblical story, cast of 30
      • The Easter Egg Hunt – available in two versions, Key Stage I: Cast of 30, duration around 10 minutes; and Key Stage II cast of 10 or 30 (or any number in between); duration 10 – 20 minutes
        The Missing Easter Eggs: this ‘mini assembly’ of around 5 minutes reading time would be ideally suited to PSHE work centred around ‘new beginnings’. Cast of 6 – Feisty Pheasant, Clumsy Chicken, Tactless Turkey, Grumpy Goose, Daft Duck and the Easter Bunny.
      • Chocolate Assembly – available in two versions: Key Stage I and Key Stage II plus a specially adapted version for Easter

April 21st

The Queen’s Birthday

April 22

Earth Day

      • Our Planet – available both as an assembly and as a set of guided reading play scripts – these cover 5 different habitats and the impact man has on them).

April 23

St. George’s Day

Shakespeare’s Birthday (see plays in Literature section)

April 2nd – May 1st Ramada

April 29th

International Dance Day

MAY

May 8th

VE Day

May 11

Joan of Arc

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