Termly Keywords

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Spring Term 2018

Week Beginning

Keyword and Quote


1st January 2018

“The new year is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.”
Brad Paisley (1972- )

  • 4th World Braille Day
  • 6th Epiphany
  • 7th Orthodox Christmas Day
New Beginnings
8th January 2018

“Failure is a bruise, not a tattoo.”
John Sinclair (b.1941)

15th January 2018

“Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.”
Emily Dickinson (d.1886)

  • 21st World Religion Day
Ecstatic Experiences
22nd January 2018

“A good half of the art of living is resilience.”
Alain de Botton (b.1969)

  • 25th Burns’ Night
  • 27th International Holocaust Remembrance Day
  • 27th – 3rd Feb National Storytelling Week
29th January 2018

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.”
Henry Ford (d.1947)

  • 30th Gandhi’s Martyrdom Day
  • 1st Dignity Action Day
  • 4th World Cancer Day
5th February 2018

“We are all now connected by the Internet, like neurons in a giant brain.”
Stephen Hawkins (b.1942)

  • 6th Accession of Queen Elizabeth II
  • 7th Safer Internet Day
Virtual Worlds
12th February 2018 Half Term
  • 13th Shrove Tuesday
  • 14th Ash Wednesday/Valentine’s Day
  • 16th Chinese New Year
19th February 2018

“Equality is giving everyone a shoe equity is giving everyone a shoe that fits.”
Ken Robinson (b.1950)

  • 20th UN World Day of social justice
26th February 2018

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
Albert Einstein (d.1955)

  • 28th Fairtrade Fortnight
  • 1st March St David’s Day
  • 1st Purim – Jewish Holiday/Holi (Hindu)
  • 1st World Book Day
5th March 2018

“Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.”
Carl Sagan (d.1996)

  • 6th National Apprenticeship Week
  • 8th International Women’s Day
  • 9th – 18th British Science Week
Scientific Method
12st March 2018

“It is not what we have but what we enjoy – that is the real wealth.”
Epicurus (d.271 BCE)

  • 12th Commonwealth Day
  • 15th International School Meals Day
  • 17th Saint Patrick’s Day
  • 17th – 23rd Sports Relief
19th March 2018

“A sky without clouds is a meadow without flowers, a sea without sails.”
Henry David Thoreau (d.1862)

  • 20th Spring Equinox
  • 21st UN International Day of Forests
  • 22nd World Water Day/ World Meteorological Day
  • 25th Palm Sunday / Daylight Saving Time Starts
Climate Change
26th March 2018

“Crucifixion symbolises the death of the old; resurrection is a leap into the new.”
Deepak Chopra (b.1947)

  • 26th Autism Awareness Week
  • 27th Charles I becomes King of England 1625
  • 30th Good Friday
  • 1st Easter Sunday
Easter Story

Summer Term 2018

Week Beginning

Keyword and Quote


16th April 2018

“Shakespeare’s magic could not copied be; Within that circle none durst walk but he.”
John Dryden (1631–1700)

  • 20th Volunteer Recognition Day
  • 21st Queen Elizabeth’s Birthday
  • 22nd Earth Day/London Marathon
23rd April 2018

“Rhythm is a dancer, it’s a soul companion. You can feel it everywhere”
Snap (1992)

  • 23rd St George’s/English Language/Shakespeare Day
  • 25th World Malaria Day/DNA Day/World Penguin Day
  • 29th International Dance Day
30th April 2018

“I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.”
Voltaire (d.1779)

  • 1st May Beltane (Pagan)
  • 3rd May World Press Freedom Day
  • 5th May Europe Day
7th May 2018

“The word ‘education’ is derived from Latin ‘educere’, meaning to ‘draw out’ or ‘nourish’(‘e’- variant of ex = ‘out’ + ‘ducere’ ‘to lead’. In this sense, it is the drawing out of our humanity and our unique potential.”
John Dewey (b.1952)

  • 7th Red Cross Day
  • 10th Vesak (Buddhist) /Ascension Day (Christian)
  • 12th International Nurses Day/Limerick Day (Edward Lear’s B’day 1812)
  • 13th Christian Aid Week
14th May 2018

“The fact that I fell in love with Meghan so incredibly quickly is confirmation to me that all the stars are aligned.”
Prince Harry (b.1984)

  • 14th Mental Health Awareness Week
  • 15th Ramadan begins
  • 18th International Museum Day
  • 19th Prince Harry and Meghan Merkle wedding day
21st May 2018

“I think one of the bigger lessons the Internet has taught us is that ‘niche’ or ‘subculture’ is a lot bigger than anyone ever thought.”
Warren Ellis (b.1968)

  • 21st Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
  • 22nd May World Goth Day
28th May 2018 Half Term
4th June 2018

“An understanding of the natural world and what’s in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfilment.”
David Attenborough (b.1926)

  • 5th World Environment Day
  • 4th Child Safety Week
  • 8th World Oceans Day
  • 9th Children’s Art Week
11th June 2018

“Few activities are as delightful as learning new vocabulary.”
Tim Gunn (b.1953)

  • 14th World Blood Donors Day
18th June 2018

“From wonder into wonder existence opens.”
Lao Tzu (d.531 BCE)

  • 19th Fathers’ Day
  • 20th World Refugee Day
  • 21st Summer Solstice/International Day of Yoga/ World Humanist Day/World Music Day
25th June 2018

“Sports are such a great teacher. I think of everything they’ve taught me: camaraderie, humility, how to resolve differences.”
Kobe Bryant (b.1978)

  • 25th National School Sport Week
  • 30th Meteor Day
  • 30th United Nations International Day of Friendship
2nd July 2018

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson (d.1882)

  • 2nd – 6th School’s Diversity Week
  • 7th Global Forgiveness Day
9th July 2018

“Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.” Winston Churchill (d.1965)

  • 11th World Population Day
  • 12th Battle of Boyne (Northern Ireland)
  • 15th World Youth Skills Day
16th July 2018

“If bread is the first necessity of life, recreation is a close second.”
Edward Bellamy (d.1898)

  • 17th International Justice Day
  • 18th Nelson Mandela International Day
  • 22nd National Marine Week
  • 24th National Parks Week
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