take 5 Logo Welcome to November's take 5
Remember when?

How good are you at remembering?

Every year as the Passover meal is celebrated, Jewish people remember the time Moses led God's people out of slavery in Egypt to freedom. They journeyed many years and many miles to get to the land God had promised them.

The story and the remembering is passed down through the family.

Painting of the last supper where Jesus celebrated Passover This is the meal which Jesus was celebrating when he broke the bread and shared the wine with his friends, starting a new remembering.

Today we still remember this meal as we share Holy Communion.

Rupert Bear

Did you know Rupert used to be a brown bear?

It's 100 years since Mary Tourtel, drew a small bear who appeared as a cartoon in a newspaper.

Rupert Bear

Rupert Bear went on to be a favourite children's character.

Alfred Bestall went on to draw and write Rupert adventures in Nutwood and around the world. The stories were released in a Christmas Annual with coloured pictures, a two line poem and a story.

Rupert later became an international star of the TV screen and videos.

Ask if your parents or grandparents remember Rupert and The Frog Song!

Children in Need

Pudsey Bear celebrates 40 years of raising money for Children in Need with a challenge to Act your Age.

Children in need logo

The charity raises millions of pounds each year including from a fundraising telethon.

The money goes to local charities who provide safe and happy opportunities for children and young people, remembering those with greatest need.

Will you be remembering Pudsey and act your age?

Gummy bear What do you call a bear with no teeth?

A gummy bear!

The Unknown Soldier

At the end of the First World War, the body of an unknown soldier killed on an unknown battlefield was transported back to England.

In November 1920, he was brought, with ceremony, from France and buried in Westminster Abbey. His casket was made of oak from trees at Hampton Court and contained earth from many of the battlefields.

President Obama visits the tomb of the unknown soldier

He represents many soldiers who were killed and never came home. The tomb became the focus of sadness and remembering for their families.

Poppies edge the memorial and wreaths are laid there every year in remembrance.

Remember the Road Rules

This year's Road Safety week is encouraging us to remember that speed matters with their "No Need to Speed" campaign.

It aims to keep us and others safe. If we feel safe on the road, we might be encouraged to walk and cycle more.


Roads are busy places, so everyone needs to remember to keep to the road safety rules.

Knock knock

Who's there?


Rupert your left arm in, your left arm out.

What colour socks do bears wear?

They don't wear socks - they have bear feet!

Memory Game

Here's a game about remembering you could play with a friend.

Collect together about 15 small household objects or toys and place them on a tray. Cover with a tea towel.

Take the cloth off and study the tray for a minute. Cover the tray again.

Now see who remembers all the objects.

Did you get them all?

Time capsule

If you open a time capsule, years after it was made, it can tell you all sorts of things about what was happening. It can help you remember what you and your family were like and what things you were interested in.

What you need

What you need for Time capsule
  • jar, small box or tin
  • paper
  • glue
  • scissors
  • felt pens
  • sticky tape

What you do


Time capsule step 1

Choose your box, jar or carton to make into the capsule. It should have a tight fitting lid.

Decorate the outside so you can tell what it is.


Time capsule step 2

Look out some interesting objects to keep inside.

Draw pictures of yourself and your family.

Add paintings or something you have made.


Time capsule step 3

Pack them carefully in the time capsule. Seal with sticky tape.

Add an opening date - maybe this time next year, maybe in 10 years time!


Time capsule step 4

Hide it away on a high shelf, in your loft, at the back of the wardrobe or under the stairs until it's time to open it.

What memories will it bring back?

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