Sunday, 21 December 2008

Oscar's Australian Christmas!


After a two-day trip up from NSW I arrived in QLD yesterday.

It was a tiring trip, but I was warmly welcomed by my new hosts: The Robinson Family (ex OJS pupils!)

I was treated to a lovely Aussie BBQ and a rest under the Christmas tree looking at all the presents!!!

Today we had a trip to the Science Centre at the Brisbane Museum and then we went on the Wheel of Brisbane which is a smaller version of the London Eye, but very exciting! I could see panoramic views of the city!

The weather is much warmer up here than it was in new hosts are trying to find me some board shorts to wear so I don't feel quite so hot in my tuxedo! I have my OJS school uniform too, but will save that for the end of January when I visit Guardian Angels School with Grace and Anna when their summer holidays end.

I'm so excited to be hosts have lots of exciting things planned for me over the next few weeks which I'm going to enjoy before I go to school.

Happy Christmas!

From Oscar and The Robinson Family

(PS Leave me a comment if you can tell me what NSW, QLD, OJS and BBQ all mean!)

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Year 6 Evacuation Day

Year 6 had an amazing Evacuation Day! To start with, we watched 'A Brief Period of Rejoicing' - a 'Whodunnit' Murder Mystery performed by our teachers and teaching assistants. Mr Parker, who played George, did it! Well done to Katie who discovered the culprit!

We were then 'evacuated' out of the hall. We had to have our hair, hands and nails checked - some of us would have been considered very dirty by the country folk who we would have stayed with.

Throughout the day we learned about rationing and made bread, jived the Jitterbug dance, made our own gas masks and constructed air raid shelters!

We had a fantastic day and learned lots about life as an evacuee. We look forward to tasting 'WW2 teatime' tomorrow. We hope there is enough for everyone......

Monday, 15 December 2008

Year 6 visit the D-Day Museum!

Year 6 had a fantastic trip to the D-Day Museum at Portsmouth.

There was so much to do and see. We began by visiting 'The Home Front' . We tried on WW2 clothes and learned about different people's roles in the War. We decided that the helmets were not very comfortable and we thought the wardens were very brave people!

Ryan and Carina sounded the air raid siren and it was all hands to the deck as we dashed to the air raid shelter or put out fires created by the bombs!

We were very lucky to also be able to see the Overlord Embroidery, which tells the story of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. The detail was incredible!

Friday, 5 December 2008

Getting Christmassy with the Shoppers...

It's now a tradition that children from our school go to West Quay Shopping Centre in Southampton as Christmas approaches to sing to the shoppers!

This year, we were represented by our Songsters group, who have been busy with songs for the Guildhall Christmas Concert and with supporting the Rosewood School concert.

The part of the centre where we normally sing was much smaller this year, as a smoothie bar, calendar shop and coffee bar all seem to have sprung up recently, but we squeezed into our little gap and sang to an audience of Christmas shoppers (including lots of parents from the school!)

We sang some more traditional carols this year, such as "O Come, All Ye Faithful", as well as old favourites like "Rock Around the Shops".

The performance was in aid of the Hampshire Autistic Society and there was a collection while we were singing.

Well done to everyone!