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World Book Day!

World Book Day!

World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading!

Today at Hesketh House we’ve had great fun dressing up as our favourite book characters. Here we are in assembly! How many characters do you recognise in this photograph?

Click here to see more pictures from the day!

If you could really be a character from your favourite book for a day, who would you choose to be and why?

The Ice Cap Mystery Series – Book 1 Chapter 1

The Ice Cap Mystery Series – Book 1 Chapter 1

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CHAPTER ONE

Pippi couldn’t believe it. Icecap! Her father said she had to go to a boarding school, but WOW!!! Icecap, top boarding school in the diamond society of the world! Her father surprised her with the uniform. It was a hand-me-down from her cousin Petunia Poshington. She only wore it once, fell over and decided to never wear it again (Soooo like her!) One day later Pippi was at the train station. She had already said goodbye to her father and was ready to be collected by the train. The train pulled up and suddenly she heard a raspy, booming voice. Towering over her was a teacher. Well, she thought it was a teacher but she couldn’t be sure. The terrible teacher snarled, “Get on the train you disgusting little pusball of a girl, you are THIRTY seconds late!!!!” Then poor Pippi was hit by a rush of warm air as she pushed by huge, rough and calloused hands into the silent, melancholy train.

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Scratch!

Scratch!

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This week Year 6 have begun their new ICT topic – Coding!

We have been having great fun using Scratch to create animations with movements and sounds. Use Scratch for free at www.scratch.mit.edu or Click Here. You can use Scratch on your iPad if you access it through Puffin Academy. We have also spent some time playing Cargo Bot available on the App Store for free!

Leave us a comment and tell us what you have been creating!

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Wanted: Junior Housemaid

Wanted: Junior Housemaid

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This week in Leaning Challenges we have looked at the role of domestic servants in a wealthy Victorian household. We imagined we were the lady of the manor and created an advert for a junior housemaid to be put in huge local newspaper. Junior house maids were expected to rise first in the morning and light the fires in the house. They would then take hot water up to the bedrooms and clean out the slops. Other jobs would include making the beds, sweeping the floors, helping with preparing food, washing up and dusting. Their days were long and tiring and they were paid little money and had little time off in the week.

Design Technology – Victorian Samplers

Design Technology – Victorian Samplers

6P have spent the day creating Victorian inspired embroidery. We looked at examples and practised cross stitch and back stitch before creating our own designs on squared paper. We began our final pieces and these will be finished in the next couple of weeks. See our progress so far!

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Time Zones

Time Zones

In Maths we have been learning about time zones

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LINK: Explanation of what time zones are
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=widWLhIIbzs&feature=share&list=PLkon5Y6loEJ2GpFS6vIPLP27f1X4h8dta

What places have you visited in the world and how many hours difference are there between your desination and the UK?

Any international visitors to our blog, please let us know which country you are in and what the time difference is between your country and the UK. Thank you!

LINK: The time around the world!
http://www.mathsisfun.com/time-zones-world.html

Map picture from: http://www.icsm.gov.au/mapping/coordinates.html