Facts about Spain

  • The Spanish name for Spain is España.
  • The Spanish language is spoken in many areas of the world due to  the early influence of the Spanish Empire.
  • Spain is located in Europe.

  • It is a developed country with a high quality of life.

  • The largest city and capital of Spain is Madrid.

  • The second largest city is Barcelona, which is located in  Catalonia.

  • The population of Spain in 2012 was around 47 million.

  • The currency used in Spain is the Euro.

  • In Spain they drive on the right-hand side of the road.

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Learning Greetings in Spansh

The Flamenco Dance


Today you are to make a fact book about India.
You are to have 10 facts. Each fact is to have a supporting image.
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Planning a day out in Paris

You have win a trip to Paris for a day.
Would would you like to see there?
Use the following websites to help you with your planning.
Your day will begin at at 8:00 a.m. and finish at 10:00 p.m.
Enjoy your day.




We will be exploring France.
Use these two websites to find out more about France.


Learn these French words

• Hell-o (good day) = bonjour (bone-je-or)
• Good evening = bonsoir (bone-swa-r)
• Please = s’il vous plaît (seel-voo-play)
• Thank you = merci (mare-see),
• Excuse me = excuse moi (x-kyoos-eh-mwa)
• Good night = bon nuit (bone noo-ee)
• Good-bye = au revoir (O rev-wa-r)

The Eiffel Tower


What did the Ancient Egyptians eat?

What did the ancient Egyptians eat?

Pharaoh wanted his people to eat well. Except for a few sacred animals, there was nothing to stop the people from gathering and growing food. No one went hungry in ancient Egypt. Food was roasted and boiled, and fried and dried, and baked and blended. They had plenty of fresh food to keep them healthy thanks to the Nile River.

The Nile flows north to the Mediterranean. Each year, melting snow from the mountains in the south caused the Nile to flood on its way north through Egypt. As the flood waters receded, they left behind a rich, fertile, dark soil. It was easy to grow crops in the fertile soil left behind by the annual flooding of the Nile.

The ancient Egyptians loved garlic. They also ate green vegetables, lentils, figs, dates, onions, fish, birds, eggs, cheese, and butter. Their staple foods were bread and beer.

Breads were sweetened with dates, honey, and figs or dates. They had flatbreads. They even had yeast breads. Breads were made with barley and wheat.

Beer was the most common drink in ancient Egypt. There were very few wells. Most ancient Egyptians did not want to drink water directly from the Nile. The Nile River offered fresh water, but the ancient Egyptians had observed that people became sick after drinking the water. So they drank beer made from barley. The beer was very thick, about the thickness of a milk shake. It was nutritional. It was also much safer than drinking water from the Nile. They also made wine and a non-alcoholic fruit drink made from dates.

Some fish were sacred. But some kinds of fish were eaten after being roasted, or dried and salted. They ate pigeons and waterfowl. The rich ate beef, but beef was expensive. They ate pigs for a while, but the priests decided that pigs were not a good thing to eat, and pork was removed from their diet.

The ancient Egyptians definitely had a sweet tooth. There was popular recipe for a fancy desert made with bread, cream, and honey. They made a bread that was like a cake.

First Fleet voyage

first fleetThe First Fleet: a timeline of the journey
13 May 1787 : sailed from Portsmouth, England. There were eleven small ships in the First Fleet: two naval ships, six convict ships and three storeships for supplies.Captain Arthur Phillip was in charge of the fleet Onboard were about 1500 people: 722 convicts including 17 child convicts, the soldiers who were to guard them, soldiers’ wives, sailors, and ship’s officers.

3 June 1787 : arrived at Tenerife in the Canary Islands, stayed a week and took on supplies of fresh food

5 July 1787: crossed the Equator

7 August 1787: arrived at Rio de Janeiro, stayed for a month repairing sails, collecting plants and seeds to be grown in New South Wales.

13 October 1787: reached Table Bay (now CapeTown), Cape of Good Hope after surviving tremendous storms in the Atlantic Ocean. Stayed a month, and took on livestock (horses, sheep, goats).

25 December 1787: the Fleet was in the middle of the Indian Ocean.

1 January 1788: Adventure Bay, Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania)

18 January 1788 : arrived at Botany Bay after sailing south of Van Diemen’s Land, then north to New South Wales. It was decided that Botany Bay was not a suitable site for the settlement because water supply and soils were poor. The Fleet sailed on.

26 January 1788 : The members of the First Fleet went ashore at Port Jackson to start a settlement. Arthur Phillip named the place of landing Sydney Cove, after Lord Sydney, an official who had helped to organise th voyage.

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