How do you like your pancakes?

Pancake Day has been celebrated for centuries.

Another name for this day is Shrove Tuesday, which always falls on the day before Ash Wednesday, which is the first day of the Christian festival of Lent. As this is a 40 day period of fasting, it was tradition to use up any leftover food before Lent began – hence the tradition of eating pancakes, as this used up any leftover milk, eggs and flour.

We like to put different fillings in our modern day pancakes.

What are your favourite fillings – share these with everyone so that they can try them at home.

Try to write your entry as a recipe.

Bonfire Bonanza

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We celebrate Bonfire Night in order to remember the time when Guy Fawkes attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament on November 5th, 1605. On that night, all over the country, bonfires were lit to celebrate the safety of the King. Ever since that day, November 5th has been recognised as Bonfire Night.

We’d like it if you would share your experiences of Bonfire Night. You might choose to do that by writing a poem, a recount, a diary entry, a persuasive text in favour or against bonfires, a safety poster … The list is endless and it really is up to you.

We can’t wait to read them.