All about the Taj Mahal! Bye Niamh

Our topic is all about famous buildings so here is some facts about the Taj Mahal!

Who built the Taj Mahal in India?
Taj Mahal. Originally built by Emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb his wife, the Taj Mahal remains an architectural marvel of the modern world. Introduction. The Taj Mahal is an enormous mausoleum complex commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to house the remains of his beloved wife. Taj Mahal. Originally built by Emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb his wife, the Taj Mahal remains an architectural marvel of the modern world. Introduction. The Taj Mahal is an enormous mausoleum complex commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to house the remains of his beloved wife.

Where is the Taj Mahal located?
The Taj Mahal is located in Agra, in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is located on the banks of the River Yamuna and is easily accessible by road.

How long did the Taj Mahal take to build?

Taj mahal , a sign of love is a great monument build in the reign of king Shahjahan also known as ” Khurram”. The monument was build in the memory of his loved ones ” Begam Mumtaj “. It takes about 20 years to build Taj mahal.

How was the Taj Mahal constructed?
The Taj Mahal was constructed using materials from all over India and Asia. It is believed over 1,000 elephants were used to transport building materials. The translucent white marble was brought from Makrana, Rajasthan, the jasper from Punjab, jade and crystal from China.

Here are some other facts about it!
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Taj Mahal is shrouded in myth and there have been many legends which have cropped up over the years. The cost of construction of the Taj Mahal was around Rs.320 million.Another popular myth around the Taj Mahal is that after the construction of the Taj Mahal, Shah Jahan cut off the hands of all the workers so that such a structure could not be built again. Fortunately, this is not true. 

The Big Battery Hunt!

The Big Battery Hunt is returning to Corrie. We’re really focusing on helping the environment at Corrie Primary and want to help in any way we can. We have joined the national schools partnership initiative to collect used batteries and send them off for recycling. There is also the opportunity to win lots of great prizes.

Each school that books a collection for their batteries will be automatically entered into the Big Battery Hunt prize draw. By helping us to recycle as many batteries as possible our school could win:

  • A 2-night class trip to the sustainability centre
  • A 3-year subscription to MyMaths worth £1,000
  • £2000 worth of school equipment vouchers
  • iPads
  • Certificates and trophies

What Buildings I Want To See In New York By Alfie Sugden 5P

Next year I am going to New York and I would like to visit different iconic buildings and places including the following.

I would like to visit the Hard Rock Cafe, I have been to Malta and in the airport stood the Hard Rock Cafe. The food was extraordinary and the building was dedicated to rock and roll music with pictures of famous rock artists and various pieces of memorabilia hung up around the cafe.

I would also like to visit the World Trade Centre’s site where the spindling towers once stood. In there place now stands One World Trade Centre and The Memorial Waterfall which has everyone’s name that were either missing or killed in the 9/11 act of terror.

One of the main places I want to visit is Times Square where the Times Square Tower stands, this tower is made up of offices and billboards, the billboards are electronic and advertise large companies such as Toshiba and Sony. Times square also has M&M world and the big Hersheys chocolate shop.

By Alfie Sugden

Lyla’s Litter Poem

Stop littering!
I am a little litter bin,

If I am empty then I am sad,

Only when you fill me up, do I get really glad.

So when you have some rubbish,

Don’t throw it on the floor.

Feed it to me quickly,

Then go and get me some more!