The ancient Pyramids of Egypt were built 4,500 years ago. The ancient Greek Herodotus tells us how they were built – and mentions some projects that he thinks are even more amazing.
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A frosty but cosy winter scene set in a poem by Robert Louis Stevenson
Merry Christmas! A cute version of the traditional carol – ‘Away in a Manger’ sung by Jana
Happy Hanukkah! A little history of the Jewish Celebration of Lights, and a story that features lots of festive food.
Katie finds a deer with golden antlers in her garden. He seems very friendly. How did he get there?
Happy Diwali! Song of a Dream’, a charming poem by the Indian Poetess, Sarojini Naidu, whom Mahatma Gandhi called the “Indian Nightingale”
Mum’s birthday is on Halloween. The family is flying to New York to celebrate, but the plane they board is not at all what they are expecting – it is luxurious, old fashioned, and rather strange.
Have you heard the “bell-beat” of swans wings as they fly over the water? This poem by WB Yeats evokes that sound as well as the autumn months.