Sunday, May 25, 2014


Audrey does 'topic talks' at school and chose this week to discuss why the days of the week are so called.

Some are fairly obvious when you think about it - Sunday - named after the sun, Saturday - named after Saturn and Monday - 'moon' day - named after the moon.

Rather less obvious are the other ones and we enjoyed spending time researching (o.k wikipedia-ing) how the others got their names and Audrey drew some really nice pictures to accompany her talk.

Wednesday is named after Woden - a Germanic/Norse deity - a pretty big figure from the 6th to 16th centuries. It's also the name of our local shopping centre.

Describing Norse mythology all came a bit heavy and so Audrey's presentation ended up with this as an explanation for how Wednesday got it's name - who'd have thought...

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