Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Welcome, Prince George!

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their son George Alexander Louis.
The baby will be known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.

Some interesting links:

How to write a letter to a member of the Royal Family!

  1. Sometimes starting a letter is the hardest part! If you are writing to a member of the Royal family, you can start your letter with “Your Royal Highness,” or “Sir” or “Ma’am”.
  2. Make sure you include your name (first name and surname) and age.
  3. Write clearly.
  4. Use paragraphs.
  5. Let Their Royal Highnesses know where you go to school. What do you like about it? What is your favourite subject?
  6. Write about what hobbies you have.
  7. Write about your family – do you have any brothers or sisters you can write about?
  8. End the letter by writing Yours sincerely and your name.
  9. Make sure you include your address and postcode so that you get a reply.  You will be sent a personalised letter from The Prince's home and will be sent a copy of our Children's Booklet! If you can't wait to receive it you can read it online as a PDF
Our class is going to write a letter to Princess Catherince and Prince William, congratulating them on the birth of their son, and offering advoce from South Africa! (using these pages from Activity Village: http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/a-new-royal-baby)

Oliver Horne, 4, waits for the arrival of the Prince of Wales at Kemble train station in Gloucestershire.

Friday, 19 July 2013

Photo updates for July

We have returned to school after our June-July Winter holidays.
 Here is a peek into our classroom on the first day of Term 3.
 Our English Theme for the next month is Japan. We learned about and wrote haiku's in class and decorated our pages with cherry blossoms after looking at pictures of them online.
 Our two Grade 6 girls organised a Read-a-thon in the June-July school holidays. Most of us always choose the same kind of book to read in the mornings so to encourage us to read different types of material our competition encouraged us by awarding a "Scouting" badge for each genre of book we read.
 June 8th was World Oceans Day. We celebrated it by making a pledge to do something to help our water resources and oceans. This is especially important in South Africa where water is so limited.

 This term our groups have a pirate theme. We have been put into groups of three and our group leader is our Captain. We are earning treasures (good deeds) and cannon balls (bad deeds) in our treasure boxes each week. On Fridays the leading "Ship" is rewarded with one gold doubloon. At the end of the term the group with the most gold doubloons gets a treasure chest prize.
The Grade 5s began writing in ink this term after writing a very serious "Pen Exam" last term. They are very excited about this and are going through Tippex (whiteout?) at a terrific rate!