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Published Monday, May 07, 2012.
Last updated: Friday, February 22, 2013

Over the next four weeks you should spend some of your curriculum theme (Rainforests - Lungs of the Earth) home learning time researching and preparing to give a two-three minute presentation to the class about something connected to Rainforests that interests you. We will start hearing the presentations in the week that starts on Monday 25th of March. You will need to use your time wisely and start now!

The first thing to do is to think of something that interests you. Aim to keep it precise. For example, just 'Rainforests' or 'Rainforest Animals' is too big a topic, but 'Chameleons' is not. We are discussing ideas for you to focus on in class.

Next you need to start your research and note taking. You should take notes in your own words, and only include things you understand and that you think will be interesting to your audience.

After this, start writing up your notes and practise, practise, practise. The more you practise, the better your delivery will be and the less nervous you will be. 

You need to talk to the class, not read to us!  You can have notes to help you along, but aim to NOT read directly from them. This is easier if you practise and really understand what you are saying.

Please create a powerpoint to go alongside your presentation, but remember it must be mainly pictures. You don’t want your audience to be reading, you want them to be listening to you. Here are some good examples from a previous year (on our 'Victorians' theme).

It would also be godd to make a model or bring something in to help us understand more about what you are talking about, but you do nit have to do this.

You will be giving you feedback both on the content (information) and the delivery (speaking) of your presentation. 

Have a look at this to see what we will be looking for:

I am very much looking forward to hearing them!







Comment By LOTTE 5B 

Its is it interesting to learn about the victorians,the schools were very different to the schools know.

Published on Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II – Celebration on Tuesday 5 June

Published Thursday, May 31, 2012.
Last updated: Friday, June 01, 2012

Diamond Jubilee of Queen  Elizabeth II – Celebration on Tuesday 5 June

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, who is also Queen of 15 Commonwealth Realms, was crowned in 1952 and this year marks the 60th anniversary of her coronation. The Queen is the second longest serving monarch in the world; after HM King Bhumibol the Great of Thailand, who will have been on the throne for 66 years on 9 June.

You can come into school in red, white and blue colours to mark the day if you would like.

Comment By lotte 5B 

How old is the queen from england?

Published on Thursday, June 07, 2012
Comment By secret kid  

i really like learning about the olympics!

Published on Saturday, June 09, 2012
Comment By Sessy 

I watched the queens diamond jubilee on T.V. I was amazed at the spectacular view of the fireworks,cheerful street parties, extravagant boat rides with melodies choir and orchestra!

Published on Sunday, June 10, 2012

Olympic Home Learning 23.5.12

Published Monday, May 21, 2012.
Last updated: Friday, June 01, 2012

For the last three weeks of term we will be learning about the Olympics, ready for the summer games which take place in London during July and August.

 What do you think of the logo? How much do you think the organisers of the Olympics games paid the designers?

Talk to your parents about their favourite Olympic memory. Mine is Linford Christie winning the men’s 100 metres in Barcelona in 1992. Make some notes on the Olympic memory of your parents ready to share with the class.


Research an Olympic hero. You might well want to choose one from your own country, but you do not have to. Write a 300 word biography about them. This could be handwritten or done on the computer. Include some pictures of the hero in action. Alternativley you could present what you have learnt as a non-chronological report in the form of a poster or a leaflet.

What makes a hero? Is it someone who wins Olympic gold? Or is it someone who shows amazing determination or sportsmanship?

This home learning will be for the next three weeks (just Wednesdays). Please bring in your finished pieces on Friday 8th of June ready to share with class.

Please post what you have found out about the Olympics and its heros here.

As an optional extension research the athletes that your own country is sending to the games. What are their medal chances?

Comment By Sessy 

The olympic logo was designed by Wolff Olins. The logo represents the number 2012 with Olympic circles placed inside the number 0. It cost 400,000 pounds to design this logo. The colors are green, orange, blue and dark pink.

Published on Thursday, May 24, 2012
Comment By Cassia 5B 

An olympic hero(to me) went to my sisters school, in England. The school name is Oakham. The sport she did was hockey.

Published on Thursday, May 24, 2012
Comment By Shannon 

Seb asked me about my favorite Olympic moment. One of my favorites was when Kerri Strug completed the second vault in gymnastics in 1996...with a broken foot! She helped her team win the gold. Looking forward to the 2012 London Olympics!

Published on Thursday, May 24, 2012
Comment By Sessy 

Olympic is such a great competitive spots event and all the participation should have amazing determination to compete with other participation from other countries, Finally who ever wins the medal become the greats hero.

Here are few gold medalist from 2008 Beijing Olympics,

Usain Bolt - Jamaica - Running,
Micheal Phelps - USA - Swimming,
Katrina Witt - Germany - Figure Skating
Yelena Isinbayeva - Russian - Pole Vault

Published on Thursday, May 24, 2012
Comment By Sarina 

The designer of the logo got 800 thousand.

Published on Friday, May 25, 2012
Comment By Mark  

My mums first memory is carl lulwis that ran 100M and 200M.
My mums second memory is the 2008 opening ceremony with pretend flying people and we look fowerd to this years opening.
My mums last memory is Michael phelps american that won 8 gold medals and she is looking fowerd to seeing him in 2012.

Published on Friday, May 25, 2012
Comment By Tara 5B 

My mum's first Olympic memory was Nadia Comaneci winning the FiRST ever perfect 10 in Gymnastics in the 1976 Montreal games.

Published on Monday, May 28, 2012
Comment By Lina 5B 

My mums olympic memory was a thai boxer and his name was Somluck/Somrak Kamsing/Khamsing (for thai and non thai people spells his name differently) . I don't know how many gold medals he won but In 1996 he won the gold medal. He participated four times for the Olympic Games with the team from Thailand. In 1992, 1996 (Gold Medal), 2000 (quarter-finalist) and 2004.

And one of my dads olympic memory was Carl Lewis. He won 9 gold medals

Published on Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Comment By lotte 5B 

MY dads memory is Gella Vandecaveye she won two medals.

Published on Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Comment By lotte 5B 

My dad's memory is Gella Vandecaveye my mum's memory is Kim Gevaert and my hero is Tia Hellebaut

Published on Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Comment By Robbie 

My mums olympic memory is Steve Redgrave winning his 5th gold medal in 5 different Olympics in rowing.
My dads was Usain Bolt breaking the world record in Beijing because he was with his family and friends.

Published on Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Comment By cassia 5B 

my mum's favorite olympic memory is Torvill and Dean(Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean) because the music was so moving and they were beautiful to watch. I don't have an Olympic memory(sadly i have never been there)!

Published on Thursday, May 31, 2012
Comment By Gene 5B 

My mum's Olympic (Sydney 2000) memory is a guy called Somrak. He got a silver medal for boxing.

Published on Thursday, May 31, 2012
Comment By giulia 5B 

Nastia Liukin is an American artistic gymnast.
She was born on the 30th of October 1989.She was the daughter of two former Soviet champion gymnasts, Olympic gold medalist, Valeri Liukin he was the first man to do a triple back flip. She began gymnastics after spending time in the gym while her parents coached. Nastia is coached by her father at the World Olympic Gymnastics Academy, her family's gymnastics club in Plano, Texas. Nastia became a member of the U.S. junior national team when she was 12 years old and won the National all-around title at the age of 13.
She is the 2008 Olympic individual all-around Champion, the 2005 and 2007 World Champion on the balance beam, and the 2005 World Champion on the uneven bars. With nine World Championships medals, seven of them individual.

i chose her because i really like gymnastic.

Published on Thursday, May 31, 2012
Comment By Sarina 

My dad's olympic memory was a guy from japan who won a gold medal in gymnastic. His name was moriso.

Published on Friday, June 01, 2012
Comment By Sessy 

My Dads favorite memory is Carl Lewis and he played in the 100 and 200 meter long jump!

Published on Friday, June 01, 2012
Comment By Joanna Hsin 

My mums favorite olimpic memory was chi cheng she got bronze for the 80 metre run in 1968.

Published on Saturday, June 02, 2012
Comment By Ann 

My Dad's first memory was when Prapawadee (a Thai boxer) won a gold medal at the Beijing olympic games and broke the olympic record. She even tried to break the world's record but failed.

Published on Monday, June 04, 2012
Comment By Hari  

my mum's olypic memory is Eddy because he was not very good but he had a go.

Published on Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Comment By Filip 

I really like the logo. The logo was designed by Wolff Olins. Wolff Olins got £400,000. My Dads fovorite Olympic memory was when Blanka Vlasic (Croatia) came 2nd place for the high jump and got silver medal in the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

Published on Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Comment By Seb, 5B 

Michael Phelps is a competitive American swimmer. During the Beijing Olympics in 2008 he won more gold medals in a single Olympics than any other Olympian ever.

Michael Phelps was born on June 30, 1985. At 6 foot 4 inches tall, he weighs 200 pounds. He grew up in Baltimore, Maryland in the United States. He came from a swimming family. His sister Hilary swam for the University of Richmond and his sister Whitney swam at the 1996 Olympic Swimming Trials.

Michael Phelps started swimming at the age of 5. At first he was scared to get even his head in the water. Michael Phelps started swimming competitively at the age of 11 at which time he also met his long time coach Bob Bowman.

Michael went into the sport of swimming because of his ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) so he could calm down and get rid of all the extra energy. “It has been nothing but an upwards roller coaster. It has been nothing but fun. The biggest thing is nothing is impossible. All it takes is imagination," he said.

Michael competed in his first Olympic games in 2004 in Athens, Greece and won 8 medals including 6 gold. Then at the Beijing Olympics he won 8 gold—5 in individual events. In the next Olympics in London in 2012 he will add to his gold medal collection.

He is sponsored by Speedo, Power bar, visa, at&t, Kellogg’s and omega. He received a million dollar bonus from Speedo for wining 8 gold medals in beijing.


100m freestyle 47.51 Beijing Olympics
200m freestyle 1:42.96 Beijing Olympics
100m butterfly 49.82 Beijing Olympics
200m butterfly 1:51.51 Beijing Olympics
200m IM 1:54.16 Beijing Olympics

Published on Thursday, June 07, 2012

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