Le café de classe 4!

Bienvenue au café de classe 4!

Classe 4 enjoyed performing their role play in a French café, being “le serveur” and “le client”, and ordering “un café”, “un jus d’orange” or “de l’eau minérale”.

“Bonjour madame, bonjour monsieur. Vous désirez?”  – “Je voudrais un jus d’orange s’il vous plait”. “Très bien. Voilà, “. “C’est combien?” – “C’est 2 euros s’il vous plait”. “Merci et au revoir”.

“I really enjoyed being a waiter”, Alfie M.

“It was fun to be a customer. I ordered a coffee, even if I d’ont really like coffee!”, Ebba.

Image

Image

Image

 

Image

Le voyage de Classe 6 en Normandie.

Du 4 au 8 Juin 2018:

Classe 6 had an amazing week in Le Clos de l’Ancien Pressoir, a château in Commes, Normandie. They practised their French, ate lovely (and, to them, sometimes strange) food, learnt a lot about history and did some sightseeing.

It was so interesting and fun. I loved trying all the cheeses!” Barnabé

“C’était super!“, Ellie

I loved the snails. Bon appêtit!” Epi

I loved the trip so much that I am definitely doing French at GCSE.” Theo

It was the best week ever and I loved everything, especially eating snails!” Niamh

 

Virtual Reality – Angus and Edward

Technology in our life

We use virtual reality almost every day but it came out in the 1950s by Morton Heilig’s it was called the sensorama.

The first head mounted VR set came out in 1960.

VR headsets have just started to be used in hospitals to take the patients minds off the bandages.

You can attach VR headsets to drones so you can see what you are doing.

You can play a lot games on VR. VR can cost up to £1000 if get a really good one which is brand new.

Our Favourite Technology – Grace and Ada.

Technology in our life

Our favourite piece of technology is I-pads. The I-pad was invented by Steve Jobs on January 27th 2010. Steve Jobs is a famous American entrepreneur. He died on the 5th  October 2011. He died of pancreas cancer. Our favourite game on the I-pad is minecraft.

Alexa is our next favourite device. Alexa was created on November 2014. Dave Limp invented this product. Our favourite thing to do on this device is listen to music, mostly Little Mix songs!

Phones are the next on our list. Alexander Graham Bell invented this alongside Antonio Meucci. The first mobile phone to be invented was in 1973. The Samsung Galaxy S9 is one of the most popular phones worldwide. Our favourite phone is the I-phone 6.

Technology in our life – Ebba and Eva

Technology in our life

Our most used technology is a computer. In 1984, IBM announced the IBM 5155 portable personal computer. In 1986 Radio Shack released the new, improved and smaller TRS model 200.  Computers are very handy they can do many things like you can play games, write reports, write emails and look at Facebook. You should love computers. Did you know, a mobile phone today has more computer power than the computers that sent the first rocket to the moon?  Computers are great, if you don’t have one you are missing out.

BY EVA AND EBBA

Technology history – Matthew and Lewis

Technology in my life

Xbox.      The original XBOX was released on November 15, 2001, in North America, February 22, 2002, in Japan and March 14, 2002 in Australia and Europe.

Mobile phone.    Motorola was the first company to produce a handheld mobile phone.

Ada Lovelace.

Best known as the first computer programmer.

First car.   The first car ever made was the AUTOMOBILE. It was made by KARLZ BENZ in 1769.

Virtual reality.  Current VR technology most commonly uses VIRTUAL REALITY headsets or multi-projected environments

VIRTUAL REALITY.

Today children play on electric stuff please stop them!

Technology in our lives – Kate, Magne and Elodie.

The Technology in My Life

Computers are one of my all-time favourite pieces of technology. The Z1 was created by Konrad Zeus in his living room between 1936 and 1938. This was the first really functional computer. The first desktop computer was called the programmer 1o1 released in 1964. It cost $3200. I think that’s a lot, but I never knew how much a computer now costs!

The electric Car was not an invention of the modern times. The electric car has a long and storied history.  Introduced more than 100 years ago, electric cars are seeing a rise in popularity today for many of the same reasons they were first popular. Whether it’s a hybrid, or all electric or plug in hybrid, the demand for electric drive vehicles will continue to climb as prices drop and customers look for ways to save money at the pump.

Near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Orville and Wilbur Write make the first successfully flight in history of a self-propelled, heavier-than-air aircraft. Orville piloted the petrol-powered, propeller driven biplane witch stayed in the air for 12 seconds and covered 100 feet on its first flight

The telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876.  He made the call on March 10, 1876. The first words spoken to his assistant, Thomas Watson; “Mr Watson –come here- I want to see you.”

Do you ever wonder what virtual reality is? Well, now you will. The definition of virtual reality comes from the definitions for both virtual and reality. The definition of virtual is near and reality is what we experience as human beings. So the term virtual reality basically means near reality. This could of course, mean anything, but it usually refers to a specific type of reality emulation.

Alfie and Alfie talk about technology

Technology in our life

The most important electronic in our life that pretty much everyone uses now-a-days is a mobile phone. The first handheld mobile phone was invented in April 3, 1973 invented by the company Motorola. The first phone we had was an IPhone 5 which was about the size of a child’s hand. Children now-a-days have been introduced to all of the gaming technology like Xboxes, computers, virtual reality head sets and iPhones. The first virtual reality headset was made in 1994 made by Apple. The first computer ever invented was called the ENIAC made by J. Presper Eckert it was completed in 1946. Children today always play on their Xboxes, the first Xbox made was the Xbox original which was made in September 15, 2001 in North America. The first tablet that was made was the XT tablet made by Lenovo in 2000.

The first light bulb created was made by Thomas Edison, Hiram Maxim and joseph Swan. The first smartboard was made in 1991 made by the company Smart Technology. The first air conditioning was made by Willis Carrier in New York 1902. The first printer was invented by Chester Carlson in 1938. The first iPod invented was made in October 23 2001 by Apple.

Technology is very important  to us.

Year 2 write to an OV evacuee

The topic in Year 2 this term has been Evacuees.  They contacted a former pupil and World War 2 evacuee, Jack Boorne, to ask about his experiences.  The correspondence is here for you to read and enjoy.

Dear Mr Boorne.
We are learning about children who were evacuated during World War 2. We know that you were an evacuee at Warminster School and would like to find out what it was like to be a real evacuee.
In school we have made a little air raid shelter. Did you have an air raid shelter at school or at your Aunty’s house? We went to Swindon Steam Museum and learnt what people had to do to put out a fire or deal with an unexploded bomb. Did you ever see a bomb? Did you get bombs in the countryside?
We know that some children were happy and excited but some children were sad and upset about leaving their mums and dads. How did you feel about leaving your mum and dad? Were you happy at Warminster School? Did you go back to visit your home and your parents? Did your house get damaged because we found out that enemy planes were dropping bombs on the cities? What did your mum and dad do during the war years and where did they shelter?
We think rationing must have been very difficult. We tried having a sweet ration challenge. We took home a month’s ration of Barley Sugars, Jelly Babies and Sherbert Lemons. Not all of us managed to make them last the month or not eat other sweets. Some of us did but we found it difficult. Did you have any sweets and chocolate during the ration years? 
We love playing spy games. Did you ever see a spy?
Something that really worries us is what happened to people’s pets. Were they evacuated? Were they allowed to travel on the trains and buses or were they allowed to shelter in the air raid shelters?
We would be very excited to hear from you. We have attached a photograph of all of us on the day we were evacuated.
From
Year 2 (Hugo, Darcy, Lillia, Freya, Charlie, Oreste, Sarah, Jasmine Otis, Maya, Monty and Jasper)
Dear Hugo, Darcy, Lillia, Freya, Charlie, Oreste, Sarah, Jasmin Otis, Maya, Monty and Jasper.
 
Thank you so much for the “Year 2 Evacuees” photograph of you all! You look so authentic that the photograph took me back in time to the days when I was about your age and carried a cardboard box with the gas mask in it every day in case of a gas attack (which fortunately never happened). I can still remember the gas masks had a rubbery smell.
I cannot tell you enough how heart-warming it was to hear about your interest in the experiences of young children who were evacuated from cities like London and Coventry during WWII.
 
First – a short history on how I happened to be at Warminster School during the war years:
I had just arrived from London with my parents to have a holiday with my Aunty Matie, who lived in Wylye, 10 miles from you, when the war started. This was September 1939 when I was 8 years old. We heard the news listening to the Prime Minister of England on a new device called a wireless, which was driven by a big glass bottle full of lead and acid. Auntie was lucky to have enough money to buy such a “modern” device.
 
My parents returned straight away to London so my father could return to his engineering job and they left me with Aunty Matie in Wylye to keep me safe. So that is how I became an “evacuee”.
 
I will answer all your marvellous questions as best I can and I will also share with you some little stories about the wartime experiences that my family and I had in London. I hope you enjoy them:
·              My parents stayed in London until the end of the war as they were very busy helping their country.
My father helped the government in the manufacture of equipment. He was also an air-raid warden at night, helping put out fires in houses.
He worked very hard, with very long hours and one day he collapsed. Luckily after a few days of rest, he got better.
My mother also stayed in London to help “the war effort”. Her main job was cooking food for the soldiers who worked on the guns shooting at the enemy planes which were dropping bombs on London.
Luckily our house in Enfield suffered very little damage from the bombs (because it was 10 miles from the centre of London), so my parents were able to stay there and get some sleep when they could.
·                     I really missed my parents but I was more worried about them because they were in London, which was a very dangerous place. I was told I was very lucky because a lot of people had it much worse than us. So we all did what we had to do.
·                     My parents came down to visit me about every three months while I lived in Wylye and that made me very happy.
But it was a long time, so I was very glad when I was able to spend school holidays with my parents from late 1943.
My mother was home with me most of the time and I can remember us having to shelter several times during the day under the kitchen table when the enemy “buzz bombs” over London went silent (which meant they could land anywhere). That was really scary because a lot of houses got bombed that way.
(A “buzz bomb” was a remote-controlled aircraft loaded with a bomb, which dived to earth when the fuel ran out. The aim was to make the people in London feel very frightened).
·                     Yes, London had food shortages and food had to be rationed. For example, everyone was allowed 2 eggs per week. The citizens had Ration Books to buy food, but often the shops had run out anyway.
Sweets were almost impossible to buy. My father had a big room full of emergency food for people who had lost their homes. So he had a big supply of Ovaltine tablets for drinks and also for neighbours to chew when they were hungry.
In 1944 I started eating the Ovaltine “sweets” too. I ate a lot of them over the next month or so. Guess what? I cannot eat or drink Ovaltine now without feeling sick!
·                     I attended Wylye Prep School for a few months in September 1939. Then I was a weekly boarder at Warminster until the end of 1944. I travelled by bus every weekend to Wylye.
I do not remember an air-raid shelter at Warminster but I do remember we had “safe rooms” in the school to run to if there was an air-raid.
We did not need to dig an air-raid shelter at my Aunt’s because her house was made with sandstone and had a room reinforced with wooden beams where we could be safe if there was an air-raid.
·                     We  heard bombs land in the Warminster countryside but they were only stray bombs which were dumped anywhere by the enemy planes returning home at the end of their raids on the Midlands. The windows of all the houses and buildings were blacked-out so the enemy planes could not see them, so they weren’t bombed.
My friend and I used to collect pieces of metal from the bomb scraps we found, put them on a tray and go round the village to raise money for the wounded soldiers.
I also won 5 shillings in an art exhibition in Warminster for a poster I painted with the message – “Go on Trying to Keep Them Flying!”.
·                     I have many good memories of Warminster. There were also many refugee children at the school. I remember one boy whose family escaped from Poland. He was a good actor and funnily enough, I saw him on some BBC TV shows years later.
·                     We had another very interesting war experience at Warminster – we had an Italian Prisoner-of-War! He was a charming artist who painted all the backdrops for the school plays. We had to call him “Mister” even though he was a sort of “prisoner”.
·                     I did not have a pet animal in London. But just after I arrived in Wylye, my aunt took in a small stray dog and gave him to me while I was there so I wouldn’t be lonely. I called him Bonzo. He had many brown colours in his coat and I remember him well.
In London the animals weren’t evacuated as they were important and loved companions to their owners. They were allowed in to the air-raid shelters too!
·                     Spies!
Anyone who didn’t carry a government Identity Card was regarded with great suspicion – and searched and taken to the local Police Station for questioning if necessary.
There were many reports over the radio and in the newspapers of spies being caught and sent to jail. There were also reports of spies being dropped along the coasts of England and Scotland by enemy submarines and small boats. In particular, Devon and Cornwall (the old smugglers’ haunts) were easy dropping spots for the spies because they were close to Europe!
I tried to spot a spy myself, but I don’t think I ever saw one.
 
In addition, just some other memories I have of living in the countryside around Warminster and Wylye:
  •        Auntie had a big garden with fruit trees, chickens and ducks and of course a vegetable garden, as everyone in the country needed to be self-sufficient.
  •       Mr Debenham was the postman, who was told to feed the chooks, get the eggs, prune the fruit etc – before he got on his government bicycle to deliver the letters and parcels.
  •        All the telegrams (have you heard about these?) were phoned through from Salisbury Post Office and Auntie wrote the message on to a blank piece of telegram paper for delivery
  •        I was given an old postman bicycle and delivered telegrams for sixpence. The pocket money was very useful.
  •        A few weeks ago I checked Google to see if Aunty’s house was still there. Yes it was still there but there but is now surrounded by motorways!
We are so pleased you are enjoying your history as much as we enjoy remembering some early stories.
Very warmest wished to you all.
 
(Mr) Jack Boorne

Year 6 Persuasive Writing to the Sorting Hat.

76 Witches Way                                                                                                    Headmasters office       Warminster                                                                                                           Hogwarts                        Wiltshire                                                                                                                Hoggsmeade                ILUV M09IC                                                                                                           H09 WART5                      England                                                                                                                 England                           Thursday 8th February

Dear Sorting Hat,

I really hope you don’t mind me writing to you to explain why you should sort me into the house Ravenclaw.

Others must agree that you are the smartest hat I have ever seen or known. The job you do must be SO tiring. You have to sort everyone in Hogwarts into a house that’s why I thought I would help you out. Well done for reaching 1 million followers on insta-hat. I am one of them.

I am absolutely certain you should put me in Ravenclaw because I am very kind because when my sister got her first wand she was just waving it around and ten accidentally hit my younger brother in the face. So I helped him until he felt better. In addition I am very creative because when I found out I was going to Hogwarts I decided that I should practise some spells. So I made a wand out of wood and practised some sells being very careful not to hit someone in the face! I’m sure you know that I am very curious because when a letter stamped with H on it came through my front door my parents took it off me before I could read it. They said they wanted it to be a surprise but when they took it off me the H stamped in red fell off. I searched all over the internet until I found exactly the same one. It turned out to be the letter that said I could come to Hogwarts. I was over the moon.

Furthermore I am very good at netball which is basically Quidditch on the ground. My sister has the Nimbus 2000 it’s so awesome. My sister is also in Ravenclaw, she says Ravenclaws the best house. My parents were both in Gryffindor so they don’t think Ravenclaws the best house. Did you know there are more firebolts than Nimbus 2000 so there quite rare.

It’s time to put me in Ravenclaw. If you did I would leap over Hogwarts! So do you want Ravenclaw to be lead to victory by someone that’s kind, considerate and curious? That person is definitely me!

Thank you for taking the time to read my letter.

 

Yours sincerely.

 

17 Church Street                                                                                                      Headmaster’s office Swindon                                                                                                                    Hogwarts                    L7G12BH                                                                                                                   Hoggsmead               England                                                                                                                     England                      8th February 2018

 

Dear Sorting hat

I am writing to tell you that I want (need) to be in Slytherin. I know that such a cheerful yet still very stern hat such as you would understand. I love your songs because they have so much meaning.

I love the colour green and snakes to. But to become one would be even better.

I have been top of everything and have helped everyone in my class including Jeff Stevens who I LOATH!!! I believe that Slytherin are the best at Quidditch and to play with them would be exuberant and electrically fun as well as fast.

Professor Snape says that I have had higher grades than any of the 7th years have ever had in potions.

My whole family have been in Slytherin and I would be devastated to not be able to follow in their footsteps and be as crafty, creative and cunning as they were.

So would you like the best student that Hogwarts has ever seen to be in Slytherin? I know how much you love Slytherin.

You can make Slytherin the best house it’s just around the corner. I look forward to putting you on at the sorting ceremony.

Yours sincerely

 

 

Westbury Leigh Park                                                                             Headmasters Office                      Wilshire                                                                                                  Hogwarts                                        BA13 3LG                                                                                               Hoggsmeade                                  Dale’s road                                                                                            HG5 W12                                                                                                                                                           England

 

Dear Sorting Hat

I hope you don’t mind me writing to you to give you a good reason to put me in Grifindor

Of course have herd tales of how wise and wonderful and courage’s you are and how you sort people into houses I mean only a smart Hat could do that. Ok now for the reason

In truth am very adventures and brave because when was lost in the woods I found are foot prints and followed them home like you the smartest Hat  in the whole wide world. And my said you made Albuse Dumbledore the man he is now and he is a man fit for a king like you of course.

And we can work together and soon with you wise mind I will reach the top of the Hats with you the all mighty Sorting Hat so would you like Grifindor to have so many house pointes it’s easy to tell who won the house cup then put me in Grifindor.

I’m sure I  have a heart of gold because one day someone fell over so I stayed with them until his parents came and some one of my friends had fallen off of his flying broom stick from 5000ft in the air so I flew up and court him and put him on the ground

 

Thank you for reading my letter

Yours sincerely

 

Jasmine Cottage                                                                                                        Headmaster’s Office    Stop Street                                                                                                                Hogwarts                        Fonthill Gifford                                                                                                         Hoggsmead                  Tisbury                                                                                                                      HG5 WI2                        SP3 6QW                                                                                                                                                      ENGLAND                                                                                                                                                      8TH February 2018

 

Dear The Sorting Hat,

I hope you don’t mind me writing to you to explain why I should be in the best house, Slytherin.

Everyone who has been to Hogwarts tells me that the house sorting is the most important part of the school year. 97% of people I know say that they find the sorting hat song interesting and intriguing. It gets them excited for the year ahead.

I have been practising my Dark Arts meaning I will be ready to fight when I fulfil my greatest ambition of becoming a Death Eater for Lord Voldemort (I am not even scared of saying his name.). My entire family are one of the last pure blood families In the U.K. I know most families including mine have been in Slytherin since the house was founded by Salazar Slytherin. I am cunning, courageous and clever because, once I gave my cousin a bat bogey hex using my father’s wand then placed a nose biting teacup in my cousin’s place at the breakfast table.

If you put me in Slytherin, I would be with people with the same ambitions and thoughts as me. I am sure no one in Gryffindor wants to become a death Eater. My family would be really proud that I am carrying on the tradition of being in Slytherin.

I have been waiting for the opportunity to be in Slytherin my entire life, ever since the day I was born and would be the happiest person in the world if I was put in the one and only Slytherin.

So would you like Professor Snape to be the happiest man in town? Then put me in Slytherin. I will be proud and loyal to the best hours in Hogwarts. I will help Slytherin win the House Cup and the Quidditch Cup. Slytherin will gain an excellent pupil in me.

Thank you for taking the time to read my letter,

Yours sincerely.