Hello Elm Class, today is a Strong Red sort of day.
On This Day - In 1776, the American Congress declared independence from Britain. The thirteen states on the Atlantic coast of North America were once British Colonies. The states are Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. In 1775, fighting broke out between the Colonies and British troops (American Revolution). They felt that the British Parliament and its King, George III, were making too many laws that took away too many of their freedoms. The Continental Congress voted to declare independence on July 2nd 1776 and independence was then declared two days later stating that these colonies were no longer subject (and subordinate) to the monarch of Britain and were now united, free, and independent states with George Washington becoming the first President. Ever since then, this day has been a holiday in America.
Independence Day commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United States, is a federal holiday and is commonly associated with celebrations including fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, political speeches, and various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States.
Hello Elm, I am a bit late today but I have chosen Vivid Yellow in the hope that the sun will keep shining through the clouds.
On This Day - In 1928 a policeman's helmet and a bunch of roses were among the pictures shown on John Logie Baird's first colour television test transmission at Baird Studios, in London. It then took a long time before colour televisions, or even black and white televisions, were common in people's own homes. To everyones relief, food ood rationing in Britain finally ended in 1954 - almost 9 years after the end of World War II. Smithfield Meat Market in London opened at midnight instead of 6am to cope with the demand for beef.
I have got some more examples of Uros style wall hangings to share so if you haven't completed yours, take a look and you might get some good ideas.
Well I have just finished putting your reports into envelopes and I am looking forward to seeing most of you at some point next week. In the meantime have a great weekend, let's hope it doesn't rain too much. Take care and keep safe.
Hello Elm Class, today feels like a Dark Emerald sort of day.
On This Day - In 1698 Devon born Thomas Savery patented the first steam engine. He described it as a ''A new invention for raiseing of water and occasioning motion to all sorts of mill work by the impellent force of fire, which will be of great use and advantage for drayning mines, serveing townes with water, and for the working of all sorts of mills where they have not the benefitt of water nor constant windes." Now I have copied Thomas's actual words how he himself wrote them - what do you notice about the spelling?
Weather experts predicted in 1996 that global warming would have the effect of moving Britain 100 miles south in the next 25 years, bringing summer droughts and winter rainstorms. Well this year so far we have definitely had a very wet winter followed by an extremely warm early summer (remember that lovely weather in May), but just recently it hasn't felt quite so good. In 2012 Meteorological Office figures showed that June 2012 had been the wettest since records began in 1910, with double the average amount of rain in the UK. It was also the dullest June on record and the coolest since 1991, with average temperatures of 12.3 degrees C. So perhaps now it is July things will start to get warmer and sunnier again.
Today we welcomed back some more members of Year 6, that's nearly all of you now, and hopefully we will see Year 5 next week. In the meantime I hope you are having a good day and don't forget to wash your hands... with soap... often.
Good morning Elm Class, I have chosen Dark Violet for the first day of the new month.
On This Day - Amy Johnson CBE, a pioneering English pilot, was born in Hull in 1903. Flying solo or with her husband, Jim Mollison, Johnson set numerous long-distance records during the 1930s. She flew in the Second World War as a part of the Air Transport Auxiliary where she died during a routine flight when returning an aircraft to base
In 1969 Prince Charles was invested Prince of Wales by his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, at Caernarfon Castle in north Wales.
Also on this day in 2007 a smoking ban came into force in England, making it illegal for anyone to smoke in an enclosed public place and within the workplace – it seems that James I was right all along when he denounced smoking as a health hazard back in 1620!
O Canada! Today’s Doodle celebrates Canada Day, a national holiday to commemorate the birth of the country. On this day in 1867, the British North America Act, or Constitution Act, united the three British colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick into a self-governing confederation called the Dominion of Canada.
The holiday was first created in 1879 as Dominion Day, and it grew in popularity over the following century. With the Canada Act of 1982, the country gained complete independence from Britain, and the observance was officially renamed Canada Day (Fête du Canada).
Here’s to Canada’s colourful history and heritage. Happy Canada Day!
How are you getting on with your Uros style wall hanging with images representing your life? Below you can see some made by Year 6 Pod A, can you identify whose they are?
Hopefully they will give you inspiration to finish your own.
Have a great day and take care.
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