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100 Best Books: 9-11 year olds

Take a look at our pick of the best books for 9-11 year olds from the last 100 years.

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WORLD WAR 2 homework

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A tank is an armoured combat vehicle, typically armed with a large cannon and a few machine guns.A tank’s crew is normally 3-5 men. A driver, commander and a gunner are always in the tank together.There may also be a loader, who handles the ammunition for the main gun.Some WWII tanks also had a man responsible for the radio.Tanks can actually move at about 25 miles per hour on flat terrain and up to 45 miles per hour on roads! Some tanks have even gone as fast as 60 to 70 miles per hour for short periods of time.


The first major attacks in World War II were made by German and Japan aircrafts ,that were called The Axis forces, in the takeover of countries such as Denmark, Poland, and the Netherlands.Later, Germany would attempt to destroy England’s Royal Air Force in the Battle of Britain.During this battle, German planes dropped thousands of bombs on England for over three months straight.The 2 most popular used Axis planes in WWII were called The Messerschmitt BF-109 and The Focke-Wulf 190.The British needed a response and they did with the now world famous Spitfire plane guided by a new and advanced technology called radar.Over 160 different aircrafts were used in WWII.


World War II was the last time that battleships ruled the U.S. Navy. It was also the last time that large numbers of merchant ships and luxury liners were used as troop transports. Two of the most famous ships from that war are the USS Missouri and the Queen Mary.The first American cruisers were designed in 1882: the 4,500-ton Chicago and the 3,000-ton Atlanta and Boston. All battle ships were fully covered in armour and they had a big gun at the front called The Front Gun.

One of the most famous events of WWII was at Pearl Harbor ,the barrage lasted just 2 hours but it was devastating ,The Japanese managed to destroy nearly 20 American vessels including 8 enormous battleships , and more than 300 planes , more than 2000 soldiers and sailers died in the attack.


Guess who

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She loves her class

She’s treats everyone equally

She’s kind and helpful

She’s beautiful



By Chanelle


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Tudors were in 1485-1605 it was carried on for many years. If you are are a boy you wear a hat and if you are a girl you wear a head dress. I love learning about the Tudors in Topic. I also love learning how to be a knight in our English lessons.

Guess who

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She has brown hair loves all her class.

She’s funny and polite .

gets everyone in good mood.

all the class loves her.

She is fun to work with.


She is very slim and always wears a smile .


The Peculiar Life Of A Perfect Platypus

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Platypuses are strange animals both adored and misunderstood by their many unique characteristics including otter-like feet, beaver tails, duck bills and venomous spurs. Their life cycle is equally interesting, as they are one of only five types of mammals to be born from an egg.



Platypus egg

After mating, the female platypus will lay between one and three small eggs, similar to those of reptiles. The eggs develop inside of her body for about four weeks, then are laid in a dirt burrow for about 10 days. The incubation has three stages. In the first stage, the embryo relies on the yolk for sustenance. In the second stage, the embryo has fulled absorbed the yolk and begins to develop its limbs and digits. By the third stage, the platypus will begin to develop teeth.


Baby platypus

After hatching, the babies will be blind, deaf and hairless. They survive on their mother’s milk, which does not come from teats, but instead is secreted from her pores and collects on grooves in her abdomen, which create pools for them to lap up. They stay in this young suckling stage for about three to four months, after which, the mother stops staying in the burrow with them as often.

Leaving The Burrow

Platypus leaving the burrow

At about four months old, the babies leave the burrow for the first time. While they are born with teeth, these fall out around this time and are replaced by horned plates that are used to grind food. At this stage, they will begin eating adult food, including insect larvae, freshwater shrimp and freshwater crayfish. Both sexes are born with spur buds on their hind feet, but after a year or so, the female’s will drop off. On the males, these will continue to grow and are attached to a sac containing poison.


The animals become sexually mature at two years old and are known to successfully mate as late as nine years old. The platypus only mates between June and October. The animals are not monogamous. While most of the animals live in shallow burrows most of the year, the females dig elaborate burrows after mating in order to provide their young with shelter. Males take no part in raising the babies.


How old can they live?

Wild platypuses have been known to live as old as 11 years, and those in captivity can survive to 17 years of age.


Portrait drawings

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This week, we have been sketching famous Tudor monarchs.


Fantastic morning learning all about food!

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The orange team
Ingredients- Chicken, pasta, tomato, garlic, orange capsicum pepper, sour cream, basil, Parmesan 

Meal- Twice cooked Parmesan chicken with spring onion pasta and a rich chunky tomato and basil sauce

The  green team

Ingredients- Salmon, rice, potatoes, lemon, garlic, red capsicum pepper, spinach, yoghurt curry powder, paprika, Turmeric, ginger 

Meal- Tandoori spiced salmon with bombay sag aloo and pilau rice


Tudor building

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Tudor houses were built during the Tudor era in England between 1485 – 1603 and they had a very distinctive black-and-white style appearance. For more facts about Tudor houses, see the file below.

Tudor Buildings list

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Eltham palace, St James’s palace, Norsuch palace, Hardwick hall, Little Moreton hall, Kenilworth Castle, Staple inn, Montacute house, Compton Wynates, Layer marney tower, Henry VII chapel