What is Remembrance Day…….
At 11 am on 11 November 1918 the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years continuous warfare. The allied armies had driven the German invaders back, having inflicted heavy defeats upon them over the preceding four months. In November the Germans called for an armistice in order to secure a peace settlement. They accepted allied terms that they had to agree to surrender.
What did we do…..
Our class made poppies and hung them on a tree outside the classroom.
On the 24th of April at the marvellous New Gisborne Primary School we had a big Gallipoli Oak ceremony in the school Gym. Politions from the Gisborne/Macedon RSL came and Mary Anne Thomas came as well. MY NEW LEARNING: I learnt that our school (New Gisborne Primary School) was 1 in 300 schools in Australia to receive a marvellous Gallipoli Oak seed. I also learnt that it was 100 years since the ANZACs landed at Gallipoli. The Year 6 leaders and the people who came from outside the school for the ceremony put a certain amount of soil in each and then Mr.Lowe carefully placed the Gallipoli Oak in the huge pot plant. The Grade 4s all made marvellous ANZAC biscuits as well.
The things that stuck with me was how the people were silent when they were planting the Gallipoli Oak. Another thing that also stuck with me was how the people from outside of the school came came for the ceremony.
I felt really excited when they were planting the Gallipoli Oak because of how exciting it was to be 1 in 300 schools to get a Gallipoli Oak. I also felt cold because every one was dead silent.
This book was written by the marvellous Ruth Starke and was illustrated by the great Greg Holield.
Have you ever imagined what it would be like to be in WW1? Just ask three Aussie Kangaroos Roy, Tom and Wally who sign up for WW1. They all think it will be an adventure but it turns out being the worst months of their lives. They fought in Gallipoli fighting the Turks after training in Eygpt.
I rated this book a marvellous ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Out of five stars. I would recommend it for 8-14 year olds. It has lots of slang words that little kids wouldn’t understand but overall it was funny adventurous and is a brilliant story.
This week at school we have been writing different days in a Diggers Diary. Our criteria was to write a day that had about 77 words. We had to include 3-5 slang words or more.
August 16th 1915.
I’m in my super uncozy trench and I didn’t get any sleep last night. I really need a spell! The fumes from the dead body’s are toxic! The annoying fles are biting heavily but I’m still with me great mates. These Abdul’s are some good fighters. They could hit you from a mile away. The food supplies aren’t very good. The Army biscuits are as hard as Metal and could break your teeth any day!
Thats my Diggers Diary.
My marvellous Maths learning:in maths I have learnt about the 3 times table pattern.Another thing I have learnt is how to use a protractor to measure angles.I have also done a triangle investigation on the different triangles.Equilateral triangle, all the sides are equal,Scalene triangle,all unequal sides and Isosceles triangle,2 sides of equal length and 1 unequal side of length.I have also learnt how to play Target 100.
My New learning: I have learnt how to use a protractor and also about the Anzacs how they fought in those terrible conditions and about there kits.