This Week I’m Reading…

 

Point Blanc

Point Blanc by Anthony Horowitz

This book is the second in the Alex Rider series. It is about a fourteen-year-old spy. The first book in the series is called Stormbreaker. I think that these books are AMAZING!!!!! I want to read all of them. I highly recommend these books for ages 11+.

Another book I read this week was:

Doctor WHOOOOOOOOOOOO

This is a doctor who book where the doctor explains the history of the humans, but with his own things added in. This is a really funny book which I would recommend to all doctor who nerds like me.

 

That’s all for today, but next time more books will be discovered. But until then, RANDOM MEEEEEEMMMMMESS!!!

Sensational Soloist

On Tuesday evening, I sang a solo in the Lewisham Music Summer Gala at the Royal Festival Hall, in a song called ‘Sing’. There were five songs including that, ‘Sing and Swing’, ‘Listen to Us’, ‘My Town’ and ‘Oremi Je Ka Jo’. It was an amazing experience and I am still stunned by the memory of it. When our choir were performing, we did not do it just on our own, we sang it altogether, with twenty five other choirs. The amount of children was huge, about eight hundred! I was one of two who was picked to sing a solo on my own.

In the dressing room before hand, I was really nervous about it, as many people would be. Thankfully, I have a really good friend, who sprayed water on me to make me laugh!   Surprisingly, this worked.

During the performance, I had to stand at the edge of the stage, where there was another choir singing a completely different part. The rest of my choir were high on the balcony.

 

Me singing at the front.
Me singing at the front of the stage.

We sang the first song (‘Listen to Us’) and then I walked to the front and the music began. I counted the three and a bit bars before my part and then I began to sing. The conductor, Clare Caddick, had told me to really pronounce my ts, and during my part I remembered to do this, which made it sound a lot better. I stepped back and sang through the rest of the song at the front. Then I finished the song and bowed, before returning to the edge and singing through the last few songs.

For the penultimate song, the other soloist- John- sang his part brilliantly, before we launched into the final song. At the end everybody congratulated me and I met my parents. They were really proud of me, and I was really proud of myself!

This was a really amazing experience, and I enjoyed it so much. I would just like to thank Ms. Holder and Mr. Barrett for coordinating the whole thing, and teaching us the songs.

Mandarin Songs to Practise for the Summer Concert

On Thursday 13th May, the children will performing in two Summer Concerts at St Catherine’s Church.

10:00 until 11:00 – Reception, Yr1, Yr2, Yr3

13:50 until 15:10 – Yr4, Yr5, Yr6, Orch, Choir, S Pans

The children in Years 2 and 3 will be singing:

小兔子乖乖  (xiǎo tù zǐ guāi guāi) “Well-Behaved Little Rabbit”

The children in Years 4-6 will be singing:

蜗牛与黄鹂鸟 (Wō niú yǔ huáng lí  niǎo) Snail and Oriole Birds

You can listen to the songs by pressing the hyperlinks above.  The lyrics to both songs can be found on the PowerPoint below.

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Happy practising.

 

 

 

Space part 1

Today was the day I accidentally ended up on the other side of existence. Yep, your typical Friday. I will explain to you how I got here in the most detailed way possible.

I screwed up.

Ok, maybe that isn’t the most ‘elaborate’ explanation so, here we go.

Friday morning

7:18 am

I woke up and had some cornflakes. I got into my itchy school uniform, handed down from my brother, Carl.

7:42

I watched some Cartoon Network before school.

8:16

I missed the bus because my favourite show was on, so I ran to school. I go to St Nicholas academy, one of the highest-rated schools in London. When I ran along the pavement, two men blocked my way.

“Are you Jonathan Cresworthy, Earl of Warwick?” one of them said to me.

“Errr…” I helpfully replied. The other man beckoned for me to follow him. Could they not see that I was 12? How could I be the Earl of Warwick?

8:43

We got off the tube at Angel and briskly walked behind them. We went out onto the streets and went into a dark alleyway. (By the way, I often skip boring bits of this story) I could see a faint glowing light and, by the looks of things, we were going towards it.

9:12

I was late for school. Maybe because I was in America. The light was a teleporter, and now I was in a busy room with a symbol on the wall which I recognised.

N.A.S.A

Ok, I thought, whoa. I had always wanted to go to N.A.S.A and here I was. What would my mum think?

10:07

People had been showing me around and asking me to do stuff, like filling in forms and looking at what they have been doing. I went into the corner of the room and took a minute just to take in what had happened in the past hour and 51 minutes. I had been accused of being an earl, I have been kidnapped and been taken to NASA!

12:14

I was currently outside the rocket Spatium Rimor, which is Latin for ‘Space Explorer’. I was just checking it out when a grim-faced old man came towards me and said,

“A beauty, isn’t she?” At first I didn’t know what he was talking about, but then I remembered the rocket.

“Oh. Oh yeah.”

“What would you say if I told you that you could go on it?”

13:01

There I was. On the rocket. Basically, what was happening was the scientists at N.A.S.A had discovered a brand new planet which could hold life. And I was going there!

To be continued……………………………………………………….

THE ALGERIAN CITY, ALGIERS.

algerian elephant                                                                        Football ball with Algerian flag

Today I am going to tell you about the capital city of Algeria, ALGIERS! Sounds cool right? Yes, No? Watch out for carts selling various fruits and vegetables such as oranges perfect for orange juice.

Here are the facts:

Settled between the Mediterranean and the steep, forested hills that form its backdrop, Algiers is a city whose prolific history can be seen in its architecture, from its Moorish mosques, Ottoman-style palaces and the Kasbah, a designated UNESCO World Heritage site, to its Berber fortifications, French colonial houses and modern boulevards. The city is home to numerous attractions, including the Great Mosque, the National Library, Martyrs Square, the Bardo Museum and multiple monuments and forts

ALGIERS

One of my recommended places to visit is Maqam Echahid which is a martyr’s memorial.  If you want to find out more about the Maqam Echahid visit: CLICK ME!

The top-rated places to visit that you will find are: Notre Dame d’Afrique, Le Jardin d’Essai du Hamma and Kasbah of Algiers. The top-rated Restaurants to visit that you will find are: Taj Mahal (an Indian restaurant), Jenina (an Mediterranean restaurant) and Auberge Du Moulin (an French restaurant).The top-rated hotels to stay in are: Sofitel Algiers Hamma Garden (a best value hotel), El Aurassi Hotel (a Luxury hotel), Appartement Alger centre (a Holiday Rental) and Palace Appart Hotel (a Trendy hotel). If you enjoy playing football, then here’s a great fact for you about their local football teams: MC Algiers and USM El Harrach. I think I will stop here but if you want to find more information about Algiers visit: CLICK ME!

ROCK PAINTING/DRAWING

Today I will be showing you how to turn the most boring rock into something AMAZING…

There are many different things you can paint on a rock and I will show you a few of the patterns and designs you can paint on a rock.

  • The first design I will show you how to do is a gnome…before I show you how to make this I suggest you use a rock with a point at the top. First you will need to do is paint the entire rock with any skin colour of your choice. The second thing you will need to do is paint the top part with any colour…this will make your gnomes hat. Next you will need to leave a small gap for the face and paint a white beard underneath the gap of skin. Then pant all the rest of the section under the beard in different colour to your hat. The final thing you will need to do is paint on the facial features…YOU ARE FINISHED!!
  • The second design I will be showing you how to make are a load of dominos…this is a really quick and easy design to make when you are bored at home (maybe with a friend) and once they are finessed you can play with them. First you need to paint the entire rock black and let it dry. Once your rock is completely dry paint a white line across the middle of the rock and paint a number of dots on each side. YOU ARE FINISHED!!
  • The final design I will be showing you how to make is a very elaborate design and is also quite challenging…by the end you should have a flower design made of different coloured and shaped circles. When you make this design you can use any colour/colours and you want. This is practically it for his design. YOU ARE FINISHED!!I hoped you enjoyed this blog post…please comment what you think I should write about next week.