The Triops have landed!

This week we have been turning our own versions of ‘The Man Who Walked Between The Towers’ into books that everyone is extremely proud of. We have re-written (and illustrated) the story of Philippe Petit’s great walk across the Twin Towers from the point of view of one of his friends who helped the great man on the eventful day in 1974. Our books will be ready to view very soon on our amazing display outside the library – don’t forget to come and have a look!

The Man Who Walked Between The Towers!                 By Molly

This week in Year five we have been learning about Philippe Petit and his daring plan to walk across the Twin Towers. Ever since he saw The World Trade Centre rise from the ground, Philippe had wanted to walk across the space in-between it. This REAL, daring stunt has been rewritten by all of Year five. Can Philippe make his impossible dream possible? Find out more by reading one (or all) of our amazing books outside the library. “If he saw three balls he had to juggle, if he saw two towers he had to walk. That was just the way he was.”

The Man Who Walked Between The Towers              By Jess (5T)  

This week in Year 5 we have been completing our versions of the man who walked between the towers. Our books have been based on the original version by Mordicai Gerstein!

The book is about Philippe Petit daring to do the impossible and walking between the World Trade Centre in 1974. He was only 24 years old.

Philippe had been doing magic tricks and performing different stunts from the age of 6. By the time he was 15, Philippe was juggling fiery torches whilst riding on a unicycle.

We have been writing our own versions of his story and doing all the illustrations ourselves; we have even made them into proper books!

Here’s a quote from the original book ‘’If he saw three balls he had to juggle, if he saw two towers he had to walk. That’s just the way he was.”

The Triops have arrived!              By Travis

Mrs Penn was teasing a mystery package all week until Thursday when the package finally arrived and it was a package of…Triops! Triops have lived since the world was called Pangea! 51 million Grannies ago! The small baster’s eggs are microscopic but after a short amount of time they become big, or at least visible!

So, what are Triops?

Triops are small freshwater shrimp that grow from tiny eggs and are very old! In fact Triops (Triops cancriformis) have been around for over 220 million years, so they’ve seen giant dinosaurs like Tyrannosaurus rex and Stegosaurus come and go. They were swimming in pools when giant mammals like the wooly mammoth roamed the Earth.
When our ancestors lived in trees, there the Triops were in their pool, swimming and eating.
Today they are known as the oldest living species of animal in the World. No wonder they’re often called living fossils!

Friendship Soup!           By Amelia

In our class and year group assemblies, we have been learning all about the importance of friendships. On Wednesday, I brought something in to share with everyone in assembly! It was called ‘Friendship Soup’! Keep an eye out for my recipe, it’s coming soon!

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Amazing Archery          By Taya

Last week and this week we had archery. The first maths group to have a go was Mrs Jonston’s maths class. Archery has been fantastic fun! I wonder which maths class is going to have a go next?

Star of the Week      By Faith and Olivia 

This weeks star of the week was Luke for his fantastic writing not only in English but in Topic as well! Well Done!

Don’t forget to keep checking our blog each week to follow the progress of our newest class pets!




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