Week 2 @ Red Lane

week-2The first week @ Red Lane is over already and the second week is rapidly approaching at speed. We hope you enjoyed your first week back and are looking forward to learning new and exciting things in your lessons.

Here are a few highlights for week 2-

winnersKS2 House Team Reward- last half terms winners will enjoy their house team reward.

 

Year 3 Trip- Year 3 will be visiting Hall I’th’ Wood to help them learn about Samuel Crompton in their Learning Challenge work.

 

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An author passes

On this day, 14th January 1898, author of the children’s books including Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass, Lewis Carroll passed away.

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Friday 13th January

On this day, the first ejection seat was used in an aircraft.

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Did you know?

On this day, 12th January 1976, famous detective novelist Agatha Christie died.

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Medical breakthrough

On this day, 11th January 1922, Insulin was first used medically to treat diabetes.

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Did you know?

Did you know that on this day, 10th January 1839, the first tea arrived from India?

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Challenge available now!

Check out the NEW Riddles and 100 Word Challenge, available now!

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Welcome Back!

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A Professor is born

On this day, 8th January 1942, Professor Stephen Hawking was born.

Stephen William Hawking, CH, CBE, FRS, FRSA (born 8 January 1942) is an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge. His scientific works include a collaboration with Roger Penrose on gravitational singularity theorems in the framework of general relativity, and the theoretical prediction that black holes emit radiation, often called Hawking radiation. Hawking was the first to set forth a theory of cosmology explained by a union of the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. He is a vigorous supporter of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics.

He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a lifetime member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the US. In 2002, Hawking was ranked number 25 in the BBC’s poll of the 100 Greatest Britons. He was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge between 1979 and 2009 and has achieved commercial success with works of popular science in which he discusses his own theories and cosmology in general; his book A Brief History of Time appeared on the British Sunday Times best-seller list for a record-breaking 237 weeks.

Hawking has a rare early-onset, slow-progressing form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) that has gradually paralysed him over the decades. He now communicates using a single cheek muscle attached to a speech-generating device.

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The first of 6

On this day, 7th January 1536, Catherine of Aragon, first wife of King Henry VIII, died.

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