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Wednesday the 3rd May, 2017
Dear Professor George,
We are very sorry, but the egg was not real! Please don't be very sad, but we have seen the dragon and it was just like a bath toy. After all, it was April when you found the egg, so somebody must have played an April Fool's prank on you!
These are our reasons for thinking that the dragon is fake:
1. The dragon inside the egg is not moving.
2. The dragon is much bigger than a baby dragon would be.
3. It doesn't have any wings.
4. The egg doesn't look like a dragon, it looks more like a crocodile.
5. The dragon didn't blink or breathe fire on us.
We are also very sorry that the egg was not real. Maybe you could find a different person to buy an egg from. We would definitely help out with hatching the egg again!
Hi Professor S. T. George,
Thank you for everything! Thank you especially for this next task, we really like it.
We have followed your instructions. We have put the egg in the water, as you said, and it floated for about 2 minutes and then sunk.
The egg is yellow with a bit of green and black patterns on it. It feels a bit like cardboard. It feels a bit like a toy egg, but we're not really sure if it is or not.
We have some questions for you:
- Why does the egg have patterns on it?
- How come in the book it doesn't have a picture of that egg?
- Is the egg really a toy?
- Why were there dragons on the map?
- Why was part of the egg shell broken in places?
Hello my lovely Owls!
I am looking forward to seeing you all again next Monday and finding out how your Easter break was.
We have some changes to our timetable coming up, so you will now need your PE kits for indoor PE on a Tuesday and Outdoor PE on a Monday (so please make sure that you have your PE kit with you from the very first day back!).
Our weekly spelling test and Maths Passport tests will continue on their normal days.
See you very soon!
Welcome back in the New Year!
There are some small changes to the timetable beginning after Christmas:
Don't forget to bring your home-school contact book and reading book to school every day, as we read our books every day in class.
Thank you all for your help and support this last term and I hope that you all continue to have a fantastic time off over the holiday!
As promised, we are not giving out Topic/English homework for the remaining weeks of the term! If you would still like to engage with the topic at home and try some activities linked to the Arctic, we have included a short selection that we recommend below.
1. Make a new decoration for your Christmas tree (try this page for some ideas, which includes a Christmas owl decoration: https://www.parentmap.com/article/ten-homemade-christmas-ornaments?page=10).
2. Make or draw a symmetrical snowflake.
3. Paint a polar landscape (maybe you would like to use the Northern Lights for inspiration).
4. Try baking something for your family - why not try a 'Baked Alaska', 'Arctic Roll' or even some simple gingerbread men cookies?
1. Write a story about discovering the aurora borealis (Northern Lights).
2. Create a new Christmas song and teach it to a friend or a member of your family.
3. Collect words to do with cold, ice, white… write a poem and illustrate it.
1. Design a new sleigh for Father Christmas.
2. Create and design a new polar animal! Try using this website for some inspiration (watch out though - some of these animals are only found in the South Pole!): http://www.skyenimals.com/browse_habitat.cgi?habitat=polar_regions
3. Research life in the Polar Regions (http://www.worldwildlife.org/habitats/polar-regions or http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0873721.html would be good starting points). What could we be doing to help the animals survive?
Next week (beginning the 14th of November) is Anti-Bullying week. The theme this year is 'Power for Good'. This is a very important week and I will be watching out for members of the class being even more kind and caring than normal. We will talk about and do a number of different activities to do with the power for good, including a Worry Box. Please pop in for a chat after school if you have any questions about anything we do during this week.
If you or someone you know is being bullied, click on the link below for advice about what to do and how to talk about it:
Children in Need is on Friday 18th November, so don't forget to wear something spotty and bring in a pound for a good cause!
Welcome back to Watchfield!
Term 2 begins on Monday 31st October, so I shall see you all at 8.55am ready to learn once again! Keep an eye out for some of our work from term 1 appearing online shortly. We are continuing our topic of Egyptians this week (culminating in our Open Afternoon to share our topic work and homework) after our Pitt Rivers trip, before taking a trip slightly further North....
Key information for the term: