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, Orchestra, Choir and Steel 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.





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


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!

We Love Adventures!


To start our new topic, ‘We Love Adventures’, we went on a treasure hunt around our school.  We bravely travelled by foot, air and sea past lots of obstacles to find the treasure.  Along the way there were some bears who asked us questions, which we did our best to answer.

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IMG_0319We travelled over the wobbly bridge.

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Next, we flew over the big lake.

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After that, we tiptoed through the troll forest.

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 Then, we crept past the sleeping turtle.

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Finally, we visited the secret fairy garden.  There we found the final question, and a treasure chest! Unfortunately, the chest did not have any treasure, but there was a note telling us to return when we all knew the answers to the questions.  They promised us real treasure next time, if we answer the questions correctly.





  • First I am going to show you how to do block writing…all you need to do first is write the word you want to write for example HAPPY you can.
  • Then either free-hand or use a ruler to draw around it like this…naima block writing naima H picture
  • Next all you need to do is rub out the letters inside the block writing

Depending on the thickness you want the writing to be you can make it slim or fat.

  • Now I am going to show you how to bubble write…first do the first 2 steps of HOW TO BLOCK WRITE
  • But then you need to add curves to the edges so that it looks quite circley and bubbly.

And yet again depending on the size you can change it.


Wolves are my second favourite animal! They are wild, fun and energetic animals. They are interesting to watch even though I have never watched them. If you do not like wolves then bye, bye to you because this is obviously not the write blog for you. So as I was saying… wolves are FABULOUS everybody knows that??? Why do people hate wolves? I don’t see how they can, can you? Sorry I’m asking lots of questions.


  • Wolves are the largest member in the dog family.
  • Wolves are legendry because of their spine-tingling howl, which they use to communicate.
  • Wolves live and hunt in packs.
  • Once a wolf has found a mate they usually stay together for life.
  • Wolves only have one breeding season a year. For them it is winter.

So back to talking! Aren’t they amazing! Who can’t like wolves? Like come on, you have to admit that they are so BRILLAINT! So I hope you like you like my blog and I hope I persuaded you to LOVE wolves! If I didn’t then I hope you learnt something new. See you next week with my new blog about art, sketches, and manga!

Romeo, Romeo, Wherefore art thou Romeo



Me again, again. This is Toby Hightrack here, as ever. This week there are exams (#NOOOOOO) at my school and I am not as excited as Robert, the school know-it-all. Also, to make things worse, my mum said that I can’t get the new Xbox game, Ninjas Versus Minotaurs 3, until the exams are over AND if I pass at least 3 of them. 3!!! It’s so not fair! An hour and a half of revision here I come…


Right, revision over, time to tell you more. School starts in 45 minutes, so I have a bit of time. Today I have geography and English exams, both of which are not my strong point. Although, I do REALLY want that game, so here goes nothing. My teachers said that in English, we will be focusing on Shakespeare and in geography, we will be doing capital cities, stuff like that. I have a feeling that I won’t be passing these ones. I might as well kiss goodbye to Ninjas Versus Minotaurs 3 because I have no chance. Unless…


I never thought I’d see myself write this, but I am having tutoring sessions with Robert. I must admit, he is very smart. I am not. Today he is helping me revise our geography, and he has, um, very interesting strategies, like making songs. Mind you, he is terrible at singing. Oh well, you have to make sacrifices sometimes. It’s time for school, so I’ve gotta go. Laters!