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Windrush Comprehension

Windrush Comprehension

Read the text to learn about the Empire Windrush, the Windrush Generation and Windrush Day, and then answer the questions.

Windrush diary worksheet

Windrush Diary Worksheet

There are two options on this Windrush diary worksheet. Students can either write an entry about the journey on Windrush and their first impressions of Britain when they arrived in Essex. Alternatively, write an entry comparing life in the Carribean to life in 1948 Britain.

Windrush Advertisement

Windrush Advertisement

Britain needed help rebuilding after World War II, and the government placed adverts in newspapers in Jamaica to encourage people to move here for work and a new life.

Packing for the Windrush Worksheet

Packing for the Windrush Worksheet

Can you imagine packing up your whole life to start a new one in another country, with just a suitcase? We ask children to imagine what they would take with them if they were making a journey like the Windrush Generation.

Mapping Empire Windrush

Mapping Empire Windrush

The Empire Windrush had a long and interesting journey from the Caribbean to the UK in 1948. Can you plot the journey on the map?

Interviewing the Windrush Generation

Interviewing the Windrush Generation

This interesting worksheet does more than ask children to come up with questions to ask someone from the Windrush Generation. It asks them to put themselves into the position of an official interviewer, and ask questions that the audience would be interested in too.

Empire Windrush Research Worksheet

Empire Windrush Research Worksheet

The Empire Windrush is most famous for its journey in 1948, but it had an interesting history. The kids can use this worksheet to do some research to discover it more about the story of this passenger ship.

Empire Windrush Story Paper

Empire Windrush Story Paper

Use this story paper to encourage some writing about the Empire Windrush, which had an interesting history! Alternatively children could write about its passengers to Tilbury Docs in 1948, or the story of the Windrush Generation.

Windrush Generation Story Paper

Windrush Generation Story Paper

Children can use this story paper to write what they have learned about the Windrush Generation - or perhaps for some creative writing based on someone they can see in the picture?

Windrush Generation Colouring Page

Windrush Generation Colouring Page

This colouring page shows the first group of Caribbean men, women and children disembarking from Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks in Essex, to make their new lives in the UK.

Empire Windrush Colouring Page

Empire Windrush Colouring Page

Colour in this picture of His Majesty's Transport Empire Windrush - the ship that brought the first group of people from the Caribbean to make their lives in the UK, in 1948.

Caribbean Venn Diagram

Caribbean Venn Diagram

Use this Venn diagram printable to compare and contrast life in the Caribbean and in the UK after the Second World War.

Move and Stretch Story - The Hungry Caterpillar

Move and Stretch Story - The Hungry Caterpillar

Do your children know Eric Carle's story of The Hungry Caterpillar? We've suggested movements and child-safe yoga poses so that you can get the kids moving and stretching while telling the story with their bodies.

Vegetable Bingo

Vegetable Bingo

Play a game of bingo with up to 10 kids and a vegetable theme! This set of bingo cards (which includes a page for the caller) would make a fun addition to a Healthy Eating or Food topic.

Water Tracker Colouring

Water Tracker Colouring

Kids can colour in a glass of water each time they drink one. At the end of the week they will have a good idea of whether they are reaching a healthy level of hydration and hitting their goals.

Water tracker cut and stick

Water Tracker Cut and Stick

Cut out the water "stickers" and glue one on every time you drink a glass of water to see if you can reach a healthy target.

Roll and Move

Roll and Move

When a little bit of movement or physical is required - grab a die and make a game of it! Roll the dice and do the movement you see in the chart. We've come up with 3 different ideas for each number, including some yoga poses, so there's lots of fun to be had with this activity.

Spot the Difference Lunchbox

Spot the Difference Lunchbox

Here's a spot the difference activity - with a difference! As the children notice the differences between the two pictures, we've asked them to write a sentence to explain them.

Read and Colour Lunchbox

Read and Colour Lunchbox

Read the instructions and colour the lunch box, flask and apple accordingly. You might encourage your children to read all the instructions before they start, to make sure they get it right! We have included an answer sheet with coloured picture so that you can check the result.

Plan a Healthy Lunch Activity

Plan a Healthy Lunch Activity

What makes a healthy lunch? You'll soon find out if the children have taken on board the healthy eating message, when they plan out their own using this fun printable activity.

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