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Grace Nichols and Guyana.


We have been using the internet to research Grace Nichol a famous author from Guyana.

This is what we found out – She was born in Georgetown, Guyana in 1950. ( class )

Her first collection ( I is a long Memoried Woman, won the commonwealth poetry prize and she created the collection in 1983.( Maddi and Ruby)

She moved to Gorgetown when she was 8 years old. (Frankie , Katharine)

The natural resources that can be found in Guyana include-rice fields,gold,batuxite and sugar cane plantations (Terry,Tilly)

The climate is rainy warm and humid . (Kayla)

Guyana has a population of is 799,613 in 2013 (Charlie H)

Guyana is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean Venezuela and Suriname. (Louie and Brooke)

Grace worked as a teacher,journalist and poet,she spent most of her time in areas of Guyana.(Ayla& Jack)

Guyana is the only South American country that speaks English.(Dylan,Lucy and Amie)

The climate in Guyana is warm and tropical throughout out the year,(Isabelle,Luke).

According to the world bank, Guyana is the second poorest country in Caricom but, for ahead of Haiti. ( Terianne and Daniella)

December to January to May to June are the most powerful rainy months. ( Marius and Jessica )

One of the famous people from Guyana is Grace Nichols and she won the Commonwealth Prize for literature. (Tommy , Sienna  )

Grace Nichols is married to another famous Guyanese poet named John Agard. (Charlie and Nikita)

Rihanna the famous pop star was born in Guyana!

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Pop Art

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We experimented using digital single lense reflex cameras (DSLR).

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Photography 5M


5M have been looking at photography,we have learned a lot.We had a chance to use a real camera (DSLR) and used the IPad too. We edited our photo’s the results were amazing! (Amie)

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Photography in 5M


This week we have been taking photos using IPads ¬†in groups. We learnt how to take photos in landscape, portrait and perspective. We then went on an app called Abstract Me to create images like those of Andy Warhol. ¬†Everyone’s photos are wonderful.(Dylan)

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Life in the Middle Ages.


We have been writing reports about the Middle Ages.
The wealthy lived much easier lives than the poor,their household duties were performed by servants.They ate white fine bread and dined on feasts of luxurious foods such as ; chicken,venison and pheasant.(Charlie L)
Rich boys were educated in Latin,mathematics and logic,but girls were taught how to run a house-hold to sew and to sing.Girls were expected to be married by 14!  (Millie S)
The poor lived in small timber framed houses and slept on a bed of straw. (Amie E)

Rich Tudors would invite nobility to their house to dine and be entertained by musicians and acrobats.( Jessica M)

The wealthy lived in stone built houses with glass windows.The poor would visit the market square to be entertained by minstrels and jugglers. (Dylan W)

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Dear Santa …


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We celebrated Christingle at St Michaels Church


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Friendship Week.


img_6218 img_6219 img_6220We decorated biscuits and exchanged them with each other – we gave our biscuit to someone who we perhaps don’t often talk to or play with.

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