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Good luck Pranav

Pranav will take part in the final of the Top Trumps Tournament on Saturday this week at Chessington World of Adventure. 


Good luck Pranav. We hope you have a great day and we look forward to hearing all about it on Monday. 



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Guest — Lydia Knight
That will definitely be interesting to watch I bet you thrash pranav anyway!
Sunday, 28 June 2015 11:40
Mr Phil Marland
Please be sure to update us as soon as you can Pranav as to how you get on tomorrow.I wish you all the very best for the tournamen... Read More
Friday, 26 June 2015 17:55
Guest — Pranav Kesavan
Thank you Mr Marland, as you said, I will try my level best.
Saturday, 06 June 2015 18:41
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A message from the Bananagrams organisers.

I received an email from the organisers of the Bananagrams Challenge:


All the children (and their families) had a really super day.  The Bananagrams team were just astounded by the level of skill and breadth of vocabuary that all the finalists showed.  In fact they were all so fast at playing the game that the day finished an hour ahead of schedule!

All the finalists were extremely good sports, congratulating their opponents if they didn't win and were all genuinely a credit to their schools.

Our worthy winner, the UK's first top banana, was 10-year-old Louis Webber from Amersham in Buckinghmashire.  I think everyone at the event will agree, he was a very worthy winnerwith quite mind-boggling ability to 'peel' at the speed of light!  Needless to say, all 12 finalists at the event did extremely well to get to the final - beating nearly16,000 school children for a place.

Lots of parents have asked us for copies of photos from the day, so I am pleased to be able to share with you a link to all the photos from the day.  Please feel free to download any of the photos in the link below:

The password to access the photographs is an anagram of:

a panel bean

The password is all lowercase with no spaces (I thought you might like that Pranav).





These are some of the pics from Pranav's day.  It looks like everyone had a great time!

Recent Comments
Guest — Lydia Knight
Well done again Pranav. It looks like you had a really fun day! It is so good to even get to the final! A great achievement well d... Read More
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 17:54
Guest — Umapriya Lakshmipathy(Pranav's mother)
Thank you for sharing the pictures Mr.Marland. It was an excellent opportunity for us to join Pranav for the Finals. We extremely ... Read More
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 20:56
Guest — Pranav Kesavan
In the top trumps online game, i have helped our school come first so far with 55601 points Top 4 is Holtsmere End Junior School... Read More
Monday, 18 May 2015 21:44
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Was the Industrial Revolution a good thing or a bad thing?

Our final piece of work for our History topic will be to consider whether we believe that the Industrial Revolution was a good thing or a bad thing.


We've looked at health and illnesses; how children were forced to work in terrible conditions; the effect that industry had on the environment and the living conditions of the poor.  We understand how the rise of industry forced people out of the countryside and into the emerging towns and cities and we've thought a little about how scary the massive changes must have been for the people involved.


I've added a clip from the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics - it is quite a powerful clip.  The man that you see at the beginning an at various points throughout the clip represents Isambard Kingdom Brunel.


Part-way through the clip, about 7 minutes in, the music changes for about a minute and a half - listen out for the whistling and the drums no longer being played.  Why do you think the music changes in this way?


Do you think that the producers involved with the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics consider the Industrial Revolution to have been a good thing for England?  What is it about the way the clip is choreographed that makes you think this? 



Recent Comments
Guest — Lydia Knight
I think that the industrial revolution was a great part of our history. I can't decide whether the industrial revolution was a goo... Read More
Saturday, 13 December 2014 21:58
Mr Phil Marland
Obviously I think it was a good thing. I understand that for people at the time, the rate of change (how quickly change happened) ... Read More
Sunday, 14 December 2014 21:09
Guest — Pranav Kesavan
The Industrial Revolution is A BAD THING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't understand why people say it is a good thing because it reduced a ... Read More
Sunday, 14 December 2014 19:33
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Victorian food for the poor.

How do you fancy preparing some traditional Victorian food.


Follow the link below for the recipes of three meals for the poor.



Recent Comments
Guest — Pranav Kesavan
Thank you Mr.Marland. Now I know what the recipes of a Victorian Oatmeal Bar.P.S : My mother has subscribed so she told me that yo... Read More
Saturday, 06 December 2014 21:36
Mr Phil Marland
Hi KeelyThe new password is endjuniorsLet me know if you still can't get on.
Sunday, 14 December 2014 13:08
Guest — Keely Bradding
Mr Marland you now you changed the password for my maths. But for some reason it wont let me do it.Ive tried it like 3,4 and maybe... Read More
Sunday, 14 December 2014 12:39
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The Children who Built Victorian Britain

Have a look at these clips.  They are the ones we have been looking at in our History lessons this week and will help you in your learning in English next week.


Part 1


Part 2


Part 3

Clip one looks at children in industry; clip two looks at children in agriculture; clip three looks at children at war.


In our English over the next couple of weeks, we will be creating scripts and recording emotive podcasts.  The most effective will be posted here.


It would be useful to others if you could summarise the key information from the clips in your comments so that we can refer to it in our research.


These clips are from the series, 'The Worst Jobs in History'.

Recent Comments
Guest — Olivia Moore
Same here Lydia
Saturday, 06 December 2014 14:09
Guest — Lydia Knight
Thank you for putting the videos on the blog Mr Marland! They will really help me with my topic homework this half term!
Friday, 05 December 2014 19:21
Guest — Pranav Kesavan
Ok Mr. Marland.
Saturday, 06 December 2014 12:04
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