Vive Mardi Gras!

On Tuesday 5 March (Shrove Tuesday, “Mardi Gras”), Reception to Year 6 pupils had a very busy French Morning!

After an assembly led by Sixth Form pupils on the importance of learning a foreign language, the pupils were divided into groups and took part in 5 different activities led by our Year 8 pupils and some French pupils visiting from Cognac.

They had a French quiz on the weather, practised numbers, months of the year and birthdays, made pet masks for our Carnival and learnt all about the French traditions of “Mardi Gras”.

Our Samba Band accompanied the children to the dining hall where they danced with their masks for our Carnival procession. They then had a French lunch (see menu below) and some crêpes of course!

I loved playing with the Samba Band for our Carnival procession!” Benjamin.

“J’adore les croissants!” Hugo

“I enjoyed learning about the traditions of French Mardi Gras!” Lucy

“J’ai adoré le matin français!” Elizabeth

“Merci classe 8. J’ai adoré toutes les activités!” Rebecca

Mardi Gras was wonderful, I loved making the masks and learning about the French traditions.” Skyla et Tina

We loved the food and singing the Robot Song!” Katherine et Alanna

It was a pleasure playing in the Samba Band!“, Max

I hope I am in France next year for Mardi Gras!“. Olly

Merci aux élèves français de Cognac!“. Yode

 

Our Valentine Dance!

 

On Thursday 14 February, 18 pupils from the Prep School (from Years 3 to 6) took part in the West Wilts Dance Festival, which took place at The Forum Theatre in Bath. The theme this year, given the date, was of course… love!

The group had developed a dance routine they had choreographed to (“What makes you beautiful”, from One Direction), with the help of Caroline, the Dance Lady, during their Street Dance after-school club.

We arrived at the theatre for an afternoon rehearsal slot and the children loved being on stage straight away. They were immaculately behaved backstage and enjoyed preparing for the show, putting on hair gel and make-up and inflating their guitars! They all supported each other and revelled in the buzz of the event, as they performed in front of several hundreds of people with energy, enthusiasm and big smiles on their faces.

We were extremely proud of them and enjoyed the show.

 

Egyptian Morning – 15th of January 2019

Year 3 and 4 had a wonderful morning learning what an Egyptologist does, investigating lots of Egyptian artefacts and mummifying their friend!

” My highlights were painting the Egyptian pictures and writing Hieroglyphics.”, Freya, Year 3

” I loved finding new facts about the Egyptians.”, Caitlin, Year 4.

“I loved getting mummified!”, Ben, Year 4.

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.

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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.