Pancake Tuesday!

When is Pancake Day?

It is always on a Tuesday in February or March. It is the day before Ash Wednesday: the start of Lent.

Lent is a period of 40 days before Easter. During Lent, people often stop eating things that are bad for them like chocolate or fast food.

What is Pancake Day?

It is also called Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday. It is the day before Lent when people eat foods that are rich, sugary or fatty before the fasting period begins. It is most common to eat pancakes.

Why do people eat pancakes?

Traditionally, pancakes were made to use up all the eggs, milk and sugar before Lent.

Listen to this little song! It is called Mix A Pancake!


Here is a recipe that you can try! Send me pictures of your pancakes and your favourite toppings!

Toppings is what we put on top of our pancakes! For example: nutella, bananas, golden syrup, sugar etc.




100g plain flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1 tbsp golder caster sugar

2 large eggs

284 ml buttermilk

25g buttermilk, melted, plus extra



1. Sift the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, sugar and a pinch of salt into a bowl. bowl

2. Whisk the egg whites until stiff.

3. Stir the egg yolks (the yellow part), buttermilk and melted butter together then whisk it into the flour mixture (number 1.) until it is thick and smooth.

4. Carefully mix in the egg whites into the batter.

COOK! Ask an adult to help you!

5. Heat a large frying pan and brush with melted butter.                                          

6. Drop 2-3 large spoonful’s of batter into the frying pan.

7. After 3-4 minutes, flip the pancakes over and cook on the other side.



The emblems of English-speaking countries










The thistle is the floral emblem of Scotland but there are lots of different types of thistles. Nobody knows which one is the exact emblem!

Description of the Thistle:

The thistle has spiky leaves to protect itself from animals who want to eat it! It also has a purple flower that is spiky as well!

The story of the Thistle:

When Norse vikings secretly attacked Scotland one stepped upon a thistle and let out a cry of pain! ‘Arghhhhh!’ he said. He was so loud that the Scottish heard his cry and were ready to fight! The Norse vikings were defeated by the Scottish – the Scottish people won the battle! Winner, winner!



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The shamrock is the floral emblem of the Republic of Ireland. It is also a emblem of Catholism in Ireland.

Description of the Shamrock:

The shamrock is a small, three-leafed plant. A shamrock with FOUR leaves is good luck!

The history of the Shamrock

In fact, the shamrock is a modern emblem. It became popular in the 19th century when Nationalist movements used it as their symbol of nationalism. Today, the shamrock is often used as a symbol by Irish companies (for example Aer Lingus) and sports teams. It is also put in the bouquets of flowers of brides on their wedding day to give good luck!

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The national emblem of Wales is the leek and the daffodil! This vegetable and this flower represent this small country, let us find out why!

The history of the leek

During the time of Shakespeare and even before – the leek was worn around the neck of Welshmen. Today, it is on the badges of every Welsh soldier of the Welsh Regiment.

The Daffodil

It was introduced in the 19th century as a remplacement of the leek. The only Welsh Prime Minister of the United Kingdom was a strong advocate for this new symbol for his country. The daffodil also symbolises nature`s optimism!

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The rose is the symbol of love but it is also the symbol of England!

The history of the Rose

It became the symbol of England after the War of the Roses between the Royal House of Lancaster and the Royal House of York thanks to King Henry VII. The rose is red and white representing the House of Lancaster and the House of York. Sometimes it is called the Union Rose.