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20
Mar

Amazing Audio Books - And How They Can Help Literacy Skills

Those of us of a certain age might still remember that golden time at the end of the day when our class teachers read to us, introducing us to a whole host of magical worlds and wonderful characters. In the modern crowded curriculum there isn’t always time to have a designated reading slot, but fear not! ICT is at hand to bring books to life!br / nbsp;br /

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13
Mar

A Few Fun February Facts

Amazingly, we’re already around halfway through February, which itself is a sort of halfway kind of month. (Ready for half-term, anyone?? Do we even need to ask?)br / nbsp;br /

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13
Mar

Look Before You Leap – And What Have Silk Gloves Got To Do With Leap Years?

span style="font-size:12px;"span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"2020 is a particularly special year. As well as being a palindrome (that is, it reads the same backwards and forwards), it’s a Leap Year. Every four years, instead of the 365 days that we have most years, there’s a year with 366 days: a Leap Year.br / nbsp;br /

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13
Mar

Bugs and butterflies, seaweed and stars – nature surveys for citizen scientists

a href="https://uk.mantralingua.com/products/garden-birds-ebook?sku=kitaboobirds"Trusty bird guide/a in hand (or at least downloaded to the tablet), we donned our waterproofs and wellies, made a flask of coffee, braved the weather, and settled down under the overhang of the garden shed. From there we could watch what brave birds ventured onto our domain.br / br /

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13
Mar

Dragons, Pandas And Fourteen Neighbours – A Few Facts About China

China has been in the news more than usual over the last couple of weeks for various reasons. Now that we’re at the start of the Chinese Year of the Rat, we thought it might be interesting to have a look at a few facts and figures about the People’s Republic of China.br / br / China’s history stretches back into the millennia. Based on the evidence, archaeologists think that hominids were alive in China at least 250,000 years ago. It may even be that they could be found as long ago as 2.24 million years in the past.br / br /

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13
Mar

Out Of This World: Bedtime Stories From The International Space Station?

span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"span style="font-size:12px;"You probably already know we're fascinated by the variety of this amazing little world where we live. Actually, our curiosity isn't limited only to the Earth. We've also always had a fascination with space and what space exploration means in the long term.br / br / Once upon a time it might have meant trying to find a new home amongst the stars. These days, however, it's often about trying to understand our environment and the challenges facing the Earth.br / br /

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13
Mar

Not Everyone Celebrates New Year on 1 January....

span style="font-size:12px;"span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"The streamers have long since been cleared away, the party food eaten, and we're already halfway through the first month of the year (eeek!). And while 1 January is the accepted start of the New Year in many parts of the world, it's not the only one....so we thought we'd have a quick peek at some other New Year dates we have marked on the calendar for 2020.br / br /

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13
Mar

Bird Brains And Other Wildlife - The Next RSPB Birdwatch Is Heading Our Way...

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13
Mar

December - a time for endings, and thinking of new beginnings

When you think about it, life for all of us is a series of new beginnings and first days. Sometimes they’re disguised as endings, but you’ve probably heard that saying about one door closes and another one opens. And while we often think of December as heralding the end of a calendar year, it also means January is just around the corner, with a chance for a new start.br / br /

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