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.

 

 

 

Roman Projects

On Friday afternoon, we discussed the progress of our Roman topics we began over half term.  Everyone is researching an element of the Ancient Roman Empire that they find interesting ready to present at our Memorable Event.  These projects can be presented in any way we choose but our audience must be able to understand it without the need for us to explain it to them – this means it must be accompanied by a written explanation.

The projects will be ongoing for this half term and we shall share updates on our progress every Friday afternoon so that we can discuss our ideas and offer each other help when needed.

This week, we shared our projects so far on:

Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii

Fashion in Ancient Rome

We look forward to seeing the progress that everyone else is making next week!

Don’t forget to keep using Mathletics , Bug Club and Languagenut at home.

Mathletes of the Week

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Well done to our Mathletes of the Week!

Abdul, Erim and Nadiyah (for week beginning Monday, 22nd May)

Joanita, Antony and Santi (for week beginning Monday, 29th May)

Will you be joining them next week?

Remember, each week gives you the opportunity to practise your maths based on what we have studied the previous week.  By playing the different activities you can gain additional points to become a Mathlete of the Week and use these to perfect your avatar.

100 Word Challenge

This week, in English, we are comparing life in Ancient Rome and Ancient Britain as we investigate the Roman conquest of Britain in AD43.  For this week’s 100 Word Challenge, use these 2 images to write a comparison between the two settings…are you a Roman coming to Britain or a Celt arriving in Ancient Rome?  What are the main differences that jump out at you?  How do these differences make you feel?

Celtic Village Life Roman City Life

Add your 100 words as a comment to this post, rather than beginning a new post.

The most imaginative post will be selected by the class to represent the class in Achievement Assembly.

Half Term Homework

I Stared down across the shore in fury as dozens of boat hoarded through the rippling, rocky marine. I looked to my friend next to me Afon whispering,” Hey, lets ambush them.” He nodded,” Ok,” So we carefully but swiftly climbed down the ragged, craggy mountain as we gazed on the shore. They had reached our land. They all looked very peculiar especially the one who stood tall, he had leaves and flowers around his head. All us Celts attacked ferociously aiming for the same person… Julius Cesar…!

roman invasion

100 Word Homework

Poem about the Roman invasion:

Part 1

Warships sliced through the black waves,

Britons will die early graves,

They are the sea’s warriors,

Ready to kill – leave no prisoners.

Part 2

Steady they kill

Steady they slaughter,

Separating fathers from daughters.

Part 3

Our land is stained with blood,

Bodies lay limp in the mud,

Romans will burn down villages,

Fright, terror and pillage.

Part 4

My land is  long forgotten, 

Buried at the bottom,

Of brutal, bloody history.

Part 5

Britain has a tail to tell, 

About how the Romans came, 

Death, war and fame…

roman invasion

The old and new Piccadilly Circus

In the modern picture there are more people, more cars, more buses and shiny lights. There are more adverts and they are advertising diffrent products. I  imagine that the moden Piccadilly Circus would be very busy, noisy and polluted and makes me feel uncomfortable. I think the old fashioned Piccadilly Circus would have been quieter and calmer. Having said this I prefer the modern one because it looks more inviting as there is more colour and technology wheras the old one looks quite boring and grey.

piccadilly then piccadilly now

How it’s like being a Roman Empire member

I do like being in Emperor Caesars Empire. I’ve been training since I was 13 years old. But trying to conquer Britain is a bit scary. Although I’m an Empire member of especially Emperor Caesar I’m just a bit frightened of what’s coming to me. I don’t know I could be going into something really dangerous and get killed. I know I’m trained to fight but this whole thing isn’t really my thing I want to get out really bad. But I can’t I just can’t. Now we have arrived to conquer Britain just need to cross the shallow, grey water.

roman invasion