Read the text to learn about the Empire Windrush, the Windrush Generation and Windrush Day, and then answer the questions.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Use this Venn diagram printable to compare and contrast life in the Caribbean and in the UK after the Second World War.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.