Remembrance Day Parade

Image result for remembrance paradeToday will be the Remembrance Day Parade, it is the closest Sunday to 11th November.

Here is a picture of the Cenotaph in London, where many members of the Royal Family, Religious Leaders, Members of Parliament, members from the Armed Forces and other organisations will stand for a 2 minute silence. The event will be televised, with millions of people watching from home, as well as around 10,000 people at the Cenotaph.

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Remembrance Day

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Today is officially known as Remembrance Day. At the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, a 2 minute silence will be held around the world to remember those who gave their lives during World War I, World War II and current wars being fought around the world.

‘In Flanders Fields’ was a poem written by Major John McCrae in 1915- here is the poem read by children from our school:

 

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Newsletter

Here is a copy of the latest newsletter from Red Lane. It is also available in the Parents Section of the School Website.

Autumn 2 Issue 1 Newsletter

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3…2…1… We have lift off!

On this day in 1967, the Saturn V Space Rocket was the first unmanned rocket launched.

The Saturn V was launched 13 times from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida with no loss of crew or payload.

As of 2017, the Saturn V remains the tallest, heaviest, and most powerful (highest total impulse) rocket ever brought to operational status, and holds records for the heaviest payload launched and largest payload capacity to low Earth orbit (LEO) of 140,000 kg (310,000 lb), which included the third stage and unburned propellant needed to send the Apollo Command/Service Module and Lunar Module to the Moon.

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Be quiet in the library!

On this day in 1602, the Bodleian Library at Oxford University was officially opened.

The Bodleian Library is the main research library of the University of Oxford, and is one of the oldest libraries in Europe. With over 12 million items, it is the second-largest library in Britain after the British Library. Under the Legal Deposit Libraries Act 2003 it is one of six legal deposit libraries for works published in the United Kingdom and under Irish Law it is entitled to request a copy of each book published in the Republic of Ireland. Known to Oxford scholars as “Bodley” or “the Bod”, it operates principally as a reference library and, in general, documents may not be removed from the reading rooms.

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A physicist is born

On this day in 1867, Marie Curie was born.

Marie Curie was a physicist and chemist and a pioneer in the study of radiation. She and her husband, Pierre, discovered the elements polonium and radium. Together, they were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1903, and she received another one, for Chemistry, in 1911.

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Super Star

On this day in 1572, a supernova was observed in constellation known as Cassiopeia.

A supernova is the explosion of a star. It is the largest explosion that takes place in space.

Check out NASA’s website to find out more information and see some AMAZING pictures- NASA Website Link

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Bonfire Night

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After Queen Elizabeth I died in 1603, English Catholics who had been persecuted under her rule had hoped that her successor, James I, would be more tolerant of their religion. James I had, after all, had a Catholic mother. Unfortunately, James did not turn out to be more tolerant than Elizabeth and a number of young men, 13 to be exact, decided that violent action was the answer.

A small group took shape, under the leadership of Robert Catesby. Catesby felt that violent action was warranted. Indeed, the thing to do was to blow up the Houses of Parliament. To carry out their plan, the conspirators got hold of 36 barrels of gunpowder – and stored them in a cellar, just under the House of Lords.

One of the group members even sent an anonymous letter warning his friend, Lord Monteagle, to stay away from the Parliament on November 5th. The warning letter reached the King, and the King’s forces made plans to stop the conspirators.

Guy Fawkes, who was in the cellar of the parliament with the 36 barrels of gunpowder when the authorities stormed it in the early hours of November 5th, was caught, tortured and executed.

*Even to this day, nobody knows who sent the letter, that will remain a mystery forever.

Image result for bonfire nightIf you are celebrating Bonfire Night, please remember to stay safe!

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Double Did you know?

On this day in 1922, Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun in Egypt

AND

In 2008, Barack Obama became the first African-American to be elected President of the United States.

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Ahead of the rest

On this day in 1534, the English parliament accepts the Act of Supremacy, making King Henry VIII the Head of Church of England.

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