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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

Every week we will tell you about a building or monument


Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a museum of modern and contemporary art, designed by Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry, and located in Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain. The museum was inaugurated on October 18, 1997, by former King Juan Carlos I of Spain. Built alongside the Nervion River, which runs through the city of Bilbao to the Cantabrian Sea, it is one of several museums belonging to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and features permanent and visiting exhibits of works by Spanish and international artists. It is one of the largest museums in Spain.

One of the most admired works of contemporary architecture, the building has been hailed as a "signal moment in the architectural culture", because it represents "one of those rare moments when critics, academics, and the general public were all completely united about something." The museum was the building most frequently named as one of the most important works completed since 1980 in the 2010 World Architecture Survey among architecture experts


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This Week in History

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

1894 The official opening, by Queen Victoria, of the Manchester Ship Canal. At its opening it was the largest river navigation canal in the world. Its designer, Edward Leader Williams, was later knighted. At its eastern end in Runcorn, Weston Marsh Lock , at the end of the River Weaver, gives access to the estuary and the Manchester Ship Canal. The canal then runs for 36 miles and terminated at Manchester Docks, now a development complex known as Salford Quays and home to MediaCityUK .



















1932 American Amelia Earhart landed in Derry, Ireland, after taking off from Newfoundland the previous day. It was the world's first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean by a female pilot.


1946 A world wheat shortage led to bread rationing in Britain.


1958 It was announced that automated telephone connection, making calls easier and cheaper, would be introduced in December.


2015 At 8:00 am about 50 small boats that were involved in the evacuation of allied troops from the beaches of Dunkirk in World War Two set sail from Ramsgate to mark the 75th anniversary of the rescue. The Dunkirk evacuation, codenamed 'Operation Dynamo' took place between 26th May and 4th June 1940 and saw hundreds of wooden fishing boats, pleasure yachts and lifeboats rescue 338,000 troops after they retreated from Nazi forces.


2014 More than 15 million British users of the auction site eBay and 233 million eBay users worldwide were warned that they could be at risk of identity theft after their personal data (passwords, names, addresses and telephone numbers) were stolen in the world’s biggest online security breach.


1956 The first large-scale nuclear power station was opened at Calder Hall, Cumbria. It was decommissioned after producing electricity for almost 50 years.


2014 Judges ruled that the remains of Richard III should be given a dignified reburial in Leicester, as the Justice Secretary attacked his distant relatives for wasting public money by challenging to have him interred elsewhere. Richard III's body was buried in the now demolished Franciscan Friary in Leicester and was discovered in September 2012 under what had become a car park.


1819 Princess Alexandrina Victoria was born at Kensington Palace in London, the only daughter of the Duke of Kent. As Queen Victoria, she reigned for 63 years, from 1837 until her death in 1901. She married Prince Albert in 1840 and had four sons and five daughters. After Albert’s death in 1861, she went into virtual retirement.


1930 Amy Johnson landed at Darwin, Australia and became the first woman to fly from England to Australia.


2003 Britain's entry in the Eurovision Song Contest failed to score a single point, a fact later blamed on the UK's stance during the Iraq conflict. In 2016, the United Kingdom came 24th out of 26.


1962 The consecration of Coventry's new cathedral   which was designed by Sir Basil Spence. The new church replaced the 14th century cathedral   that was destroyed by German bombing during World War II.


1994 The Camelot consortium won the contract to run Britain's first national lottery, starting in November.


2012 The seemingly never-ending task of painting the Forth Bridge  was finally completed, following a 10-year programme of work and 240,000 litres of 'epoxy glass plate paint' that should last for 20 years. More than 1,500 people worked on the bridge during its restoration, with as many as 400 workers on the bridge in a single day at the peak of activity.