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What is a typical day like for a child in England ?









Hi, my name is Craig. I am English because I was born in England, but I am also British because England is part of Great Britain and is in the UK.

England flag
UK flag
I am English
I am British too

I live in a typical English family. I have a father, mother and a sister and we all live together in our house in a town in the south east corner of England. At the back of our house we have our garden where I play with my sister.

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garden
My house
My garden

My family has a car, a computer, a colour telly with dvd, a washing machine, dishwasher and a cat. Mum and dad both have mobile phones and I am hoping to get one soon.

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computer
telly
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Car
Computer
Telly
Washing Machine

The day starts at about 7 o'clock when Dad and mum get up. My sister and I My favourite cerealusually watch telly in our pyjamas (night clothes) until breakfast. We have breakfast at 8 o' clock. I like to eat Rice Krispies (cereal) and jam on toast. I also drink a glass of milk. My mum usually only has toast, a class of orange juice and a cup of coffee. Dad likes to have a fried breakfast consisting of baked beans, bacon, tomatoes,mushrooms, two eggs and a sausage (see photo below) .

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Dad's breakfast

After breakfast, my sister and I, put on our school uniform. I wear grey trousers, a white shirt and a blue sweat shirt.
schoolMy school uniform
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We all leave the house by 8.30. Dad goes to work. He works with computers. Mum, my sister and I walk to school. My mum then catches a bus to her work place. She works in a different school as a learning support assistant.
A bus
I take a packed lunch to school, which contains things like sandwiches, fruit and a bag of crisps. Sometimes my friends and I swap our food.
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Sandwiches and crisps

My favourite subjects at school are science and history. My favourite topic in history is learning about the ancient Egyptians. I also enjoy PE (Physical Education) lessons - we play football, netball, cricket and sometimes we go cross-country running.

Mum picks up from school at 3:15. Sometimes we go down town to the shops and, if we are really lucky, mum will buy us a McDonalds Happy Meal. However, most days we will go straight home and my sister and I watch the telly, play on our Wii, or play on the computer.
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fish fingers
A fish finger with peas and chips
Dad usually gets home about 6 o'clock. We eat together at about 6.30. My favourite meal a fish finger with peas and chips. I also like pizza which we have very often.

I have to help mum wash up (wash the dishes) when I have eaten. I also have to tidy my bedroom.

In the evenings, I usually do my homework before watching more telly. Mum helps me with my homework. My family likes to watch Eastenders, and Coronation Street ( English soap operas).

I am a Cub Scout and my sister is a Brownie. On Mondays, I go to cubs whilst my sister goes to Brownies. I also go to Karate on Thursdays and my sister goes to Ballet on Wednesdays.

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Cubs Scouts (cubs)

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Camp
I love cubs especially when we go camping (see picture) . I like building fires and cooking on them. It is good fun sleeping in the tents too. We usually go camping about twice a year.

I enjoy playing on my computer and skate boarding. I have a pet rabbit called Sooty. I bet you can guess what colour it is? Black of course.

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My pet rabbit called Sooty

marketEvery Saturday, my family and I, go into town to the open market. People sell vegetables, clothes, toys, posters, and nearly anything else out on the street. Mum buys her fruit and vegetables there. I enjoy just wandering looking at all the things for sale, hoping my parents will buy me something. Sometimes I am lucky.

I love my family very much.

Written by Craig aged 10 years

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Mandy left Woodlands in 2003 to work in Kent schools as an ICT Consulatant. 
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