Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas 2014

KuMerry Christmas everyone! Today we opened our presents in excitement. With a smile on my face, I got 3 bars of chocolate, an iPad mini, two hats (a roast turkey and a reindeer) and I got lots of books on cooking and 1 loom band one. 

Here's a photo of us with Santa. 

Every year we get a photo since we where babies. Mum puts it in a big frame all together.

Here's us and our Christmas breakfast. It's smoke salmon eggs Benedict with fruit, tea and orange juice. 

Here's me in my hat we always wear funny hats on Christmas.

Here's me and Lilly in my funny hats for our Christmas lunch. 

This Christmas was different to the ones we have in Australia, mainly because it was cold and we had no friends or family around. 

Monday, December 22, 2014

Pantomimes - Mother Goose at Salisbury

Did you know that Pantos are performed near Christmas?

The characters which are normally in a Panto are a dame (who is a man) a hero and girlfriend and a grumpy man. There is always a fairy and a devil.

A Panto is different to normal theatre because is has a lot of participation with the audience and they yell at things like "Watch out" and "look behind you". It's acted as a normal play but the girls are usually men who have sh*t make up and terrible clothes. It's so obvious that they're men but the play goes on This was fun and is very English.

Today we went to a pantomime called Mother Goose and its based on a story called Mother Goose. It is a fairy tale about a fairy who has to do a good good deed every year. She helps Mother Goose who is poor and sends her a goose that lays golden eggs. But an evil demoness tricks Mother Goose into losing the goose and al her friends. Mother Goose realises beauty is not as important as family and friends. Its ends with a wedding.

My favourite part was when the two men poured glue down each others pants. Its was very funny.

Check some out of you live or are going to England.  I'd rate this one play 8/10.

I'd like to thank Sally who bought the tickets for this for me for Christmas. It was very kind and we loved it.

Friday, December 19, 2014

What we now know about the past. (Stone Age) Our visit to Avebury

Today at Avebury we learnt that the Stone Age people where way smarter then we thought originally. We looked at a period of time called the Neolithic age which was 6000 years ago.

In other words there more intelligent then we thought they where.                            
   They had necklaces and gems and traded and travelled.  

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Music Lesson 10 The Beatles

Today we visited The Beatles Story Experience in Liverpool.

The Beatles are John, Paul, Ringo and George
The Beatles started as a rock band and evolved into the Beatle style they were until they broke up in 1970.

They stared with a stupid hairstyle that was like a bowl cut and it looked like they were wearing a mop. They had jackets with no collars. By the time they broke up, they had long hair and beards and wore flowers and colourful hippie shirts.

Liverpool was an important place for music too and lots of bands played in the Cavern there. We went to a recreation of the Cavern.

The Beatles are important to music because they made pop come round and a lot more such as teenagers. The Beatles started big band crazes off. They were the first band to have a concert in a stadium.

Some famous prices include I want to hold your hand. 

I'm not a big fan of there older jazzier ones but I'm a fan of the newer ones like love me do, hard days night and yellow submerine. 

We went to the two museums and I liked the second one the most. It had a more interactive feel to it. It also had a 4D show it was very good.  It had alot of teh music in it.

In this photo I'm learning how to play the drums with Ringo. It's not a thing I found I'm good at :)

 I think I'll stick to the euphonem. 

These are the Beatles top 10 songs. My favourite is not there - I can't believe it. I like love me do and hard days night.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Math lesson 10 long multiplication

Long multiplication but is multiplication but with longer numbers. 
To solve double digit numbers you have to put the numbers underneath each other first.

It is a multi step task.

Then you have to start at the units and do your multiplication or the whole number above it.

Then you move to the tens and multiply all the above number.

You keep going until you have multiplied all your numbers and then you have to add them up. 

Its hard to learn but once you have got it it is easier.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Christmas Orchestra Concert

Today we went the the Christmas Orchestra in Edinburgh.

 it was amazing and it had a lot of Christmas songs and a ballet called the Nutcracker in a nutshell.( they cut it shorter than it normally was)

 The two presenters where very funny and made me laugh. They dressed in tutus for the sugar plum fairy song.

We went to tge concert because we have been studying Orchestras in music and looking at all the sections and instruments.Though I did notice they didn't have a euphonem in the orchestra. We also had great sets for each part of the concert.

It was very good. I enjoyed it a lot and would rate it 9/10 it was amazing. Then at the end they had there own song called “the 12 tunes of Christmas” it was super fun. 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Music Lesson 9 - Classical Music

Classical music is the music that an orchestra plays. 

Did you know that Here comes the bride is a classical piece?

Famous musicians who wrote famous classical music are called composers. They include Mozart and Beethoven. They lived a long time ago.

I'm not a big fan but I like the Christmas classical music because it's amazing when it's about Christmas. I also like the more exiting music. 

Here is the top 20 classical music pieces. 

My favourite one is by Greig and its called In the Hall of the Mountain King. 

I like it because it's exciting and you can imagine people running away from the dangers in the Trolls Cavern.

Here is a You Tube clip of the top 20 pieces.