WOLVES

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.

FUN FACTS

  • 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! 

Mandarin Summer School

At Edmund Waller, the children and teachers from years 1 – 6 learn to speak Mandarin. The weekly sessions are led by a specialist Mandarin teacher and new vocabulary is practised with class teachers in between sessions. During Mandarin classes, the teacher introduces and practises new vocabulary with the children using a variety of games, songs, videos and images. Actions and repetition encourage all children (and adults!) to participate in developing their Mandarin recall and pronunciation. The children in Years 4 – 6 also learn to write and read simplified Chinese characters.

During the Summer holiday, a small number of children moving up to Year 6 are chosen to attend a Mandarin residential school organised by the British Council. You can learn more about their experience on the Mandarin page on the school website.