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On this day in 2002, English poet Spike Milligan died. Spike Milligan was an author and poet, his “On the Ning Nang Nong” was voted Britian’s favourite comic poem in 1998.
Did you know that on this day in 1884, the first official volume of the Oxford English Dictionary was published, which included A-Ant? Begun in 1857, published in ten volumes in 1928, subsequently revised and expanded to 20 volumes in 1989, and now adopted to the electronic age, the OED has become the most venerated and most beloved English-language … Read moreDid you know?
On this day in 1597, English scholars believe today that the first date that one of play writer William Shakespeare’s plays, Romeo and Juliet, was first performed. Synopsis In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, a long feud between the Montague and Capulet families disrupts the city of Verona and causes tragic results for Romeo and Juliet. Revenge, love, and a … Read moreO Romeo, Romeo wherefore art thou?
This afternoon, EYFS and KS1 will spend time listening to a variety of Christmas stories read by their teachers, to understand the true meaning of Christmas and ignite their love of reading. Which was your favourite story? Post your comments below.
On this day in 1894, Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, passed away. He is most well known for his novels “Treasure Island” and “Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde”, however he was also a poet, travel writer and playwright.
On this day in 1952, Murder Mystery theatre play ‘The Mousetrap’, written by British writer Agatha Christie, officially opened in London. Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, starring husband and wife Richard Attenborough and Sheila Sim, opened at London’s Ambassador Theatre on this day – and the play is still going. It is the longest-running production in … Read moreThe Mousetrap
On this day in 1902, Beatrix Potter’s novel ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’ was first published. Check out her website for more information- http://www.hop-skip-jump.com/
On this day in 1991, children’s author Dr. Seuss died. Some of his work includes The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, Horton Hears a Who, The Lorax, Fox in Socks and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.