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At the bottom of many pages there are puzzles for you to do. There are picture clues to the titles of childrens’ books.  All these books are in the school library.   Here’s an easy one to start you off:-

Good Luck!

Anagrams

If you’re really clever you can have a go at the anagrams. An anagram is a set of words where the letters are mixed up. They are at the bottom of many pages and they are the titles to childrens’ books.  All these books are in the school library. They are written in

GOLD LETTERS

So

LILAC HOARD LANE

is

Charlie and Lola

This Week in History

Every week we will tell you about some events which happened many years ago on this week.

1944 Blackout regulations eased in Britain to allow lights on buses, trains and at railway stations for the first time since the beginning of World War II in 1939.1998 There was chaos in Staffordshire, when animal rights activists release around 6,000 animals from a mink farm. Mink are now devastating British wildlife, so it was not a particularly wise or humanitarian move!


2013 A wedding service at Holy Cross Church in Sherston, Wiltshire, was delayed for an hour when an owl that was bearing the wedding rings fell asleep in the church roof.


2014 A businessman gambled £900,000, the biggest amount of money ever staked on a political event, on Scotland staying in the United Kingdom. He called it an ‘investment’ rather than a gamble, with a profit of £193,333.33 in the event of a 'No' vote, and it was!


1894 Blackpool Tower  was officially opened.


2014 The world famous golf club, the Royal & Ancient at St. Andrews, voted

overwhelmingly to end its 260-year ban on female members, with immediate effect.


1917 The first RSPCA animal clinic was opened, in Liverpool.


2012 Apple's new mapping service for iPhone users was launched, with many errors.

.It relocated London - England to London - Ontario, Paddington station vanished and

Dublin was gifted a previously undiscovered airport on a 35 acre working farm.

Shakespeare's birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon, was nowhere to be found while the

Welsh town of Pontypridd was transplanted six miles north-west and placed where

Tonypandy should have been.


 2014Dr. Michael Ramscar and a team of scientists suggested that the brains of older

 people only appear to slow down because they have so much information to compute,

 much like a full-up hard drive. “The brains of older people do not get weak. On the contrary, they simply know more.”


1915 Stonehenge  was sold at auction to Mr C H Chubb for £6,600 as a present for his wife. Mr Chubb presented it to the nation three years later as his wife didn't think it suited her.


1965 BP found oil in the North Sea.


1986 Prince Charles admitted that he talked to his plants.


1641 The Merchant Royal, a 17th century English merchant ship was lost at sea off Land's End. On board were at least 100,000 pounds of gold (nearly one billion pounds in today's money), 400 bars of Mexican silver and nearly 500,000 pieces of eight and other coins, making it one of the most valuable wrecks of all times. The wreck remains undiscovered.


1974 The world's first Ceefax teletext service was begun by the BBC.


Every week we will tell you about a building or monument

Burj al-Arab

The Burj al-Arab  is a hotel located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the third tallest hotel in the world; however, 39% of its total height is made up of non-occupiable space. Burj Al Arab stands on an artificial island 280 m (920 ft) from Jumeirah beach and is connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge. The shape of the structure is designed to mimic the sail of a ship. However a miniature of the structure may come across as though the structure was designed to mimic a giant cobra. It has a helipad near the roof at a height of 210 m (689 ft) above ground.

Type  Luxury Hotel

Architectural style  High-Tech

Location  Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 3 - إمارة دبيّ‎, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Coordinates  25.141975°N 55.186147°ECoordinates: 25.141975°N 55.186147°E

Construction started  1994

Completed  1999

Opening  December 1999

Cost  US$1 billion

Height

Architectural  321 m (1,053 ft)

Top floor  197.5 m (648 ft)

Technical details

Floor count  56 (3 below ground)

Lifts/elevators  18

Design and construction

Architect  Hardeep

Developer  Jumeirah

Structural engineer  Atkins

Other information

Number of rooms  202

Website

burj-al-arab.com





Another busy week with 2 Class trips and lots more! Have a rest and see you Monday!

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