22 Balloons Remembering 22 Lives

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22 Balloons Remembering 22 Lives

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On Friday, at lunchtime, instead of the balloon raffle on our VIP lunch table, we decided to release 22 balloons to remember the 22 lives lost at the Manchester attack on Monday.
We talked about showing solidarity and respect to our Manchester community.
Together we are stronger.

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Diary of a viking kid 3

I woke up around half past three because I was so excited about Christmas, however I knew that I would get in trouble for waking up at such an early time, so I went back to sleep. I next woke at six and decided that the time was appropriate. I then ran and jumped on Asel shouting “Oden’s came!!!”

We then both woke mother and father and we all headed to the kitchen. We weren’t allowed to look at the tree until we had had breakfast. We all had bread and jam, me and Asel lacking every last drop off. We then went to the tree road see that Oden really had been. He had left us all sorts of treats such as: new clothes, sweets, satsumas and a few whistles and dolls made from bones and wood. It was amazing. We then all had Christmas dinner a little while later. This included: Chicken, sprouts, carrots and bread with a little soup.

Later on we all had crispy jam roll, which I had made yesterday.

 

Today was great and I can’t wait for next year!

 

Ase xxx

 

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Diary of a viking kid is back!

Today I awoke an hour early and set the stove to heat. After making the bread, I decided to be adventurous and I tried a new type of pastry. I successfully made the pastry and ended up with a crunchy jam roll for tomorrow, Christmas Day! I thought that it would be nice with some cream, so I made some and just as the clocks chimed six, I had finished and was already one job ahead, obviously mother and tater got up later, but I heard Asel trundling down the stairs sleepily, being a nice sister, I made her some bread and butter with my signature cream. She remarked on my amazing bread and silky cream. Asel then left for her job as the town blacksmiths apprentice. Mother and father then awoke, I already had breakfast for them, the same as I gave Asel, and they were very impressed with my jam roll.

 

I then set out to sharper our deer bone ice skates, so we could go skating later. I then set to darning our skating sets and this didn’t take too long as there were only a few small rips in mine. In my pastimes I like to play with my wooden dolls and my bone marrow sculptures, so I did this, as I had finished my jobs. I gotten hours or so before tea then skating.

 

For tea we had rabbit stew, from the rabbit dad had caught when he was hunting. I was delicious with my bread, butter and cream mixture.

 

Later, after tea, dad shouted for me and Asel to get on our kits and for us to prepare a picnic for at the lake, where we skate. We did this and strolled off to the lake.

IT WAS AMAZING!!!!!!!!

I finally mastered the pirouette and gracefully put on a show for the other villagers and even earn a penny from one or two generous people. I didn’t even fall once!!!

 

Today was great but tomorrow will be better, I’m writing this by candle light, but should stop so Oden and Sleptneir come.

Ase Xxx

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The Adventure of MrWaffels.

Once apon a time there was a waffle who lived in candy land. His name is MrWaffle. He lived in Swirly Jelly Corner. His parents went missing 5 years ago. Now its time for MrWaffle to find them. He travelled to Haribo World, Nothing There but Gummies and Lollies. He went to StickyChocolate Help centre but nothing there….What can he do? To be countinued.

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Benin KIngdom

The kingdom of Benin began in the 900s when the Edo people settled in the rainforests of West Africa. By the 1400s they had created a wealthy kingdom with a powerful ruler, known as the Oba. The Obas lived in beautiful palaces decorated with shining brass.

Gradually, the Obas won more land and built up an empire. They also started trading with merchants from Europe.

For 200 years Benin was very successful, but in the 1600s the Obas started to lose control of their people. By the 1800s Benin was no longer strong or united. The kingdom came to a sudden end in 1897, when a British army invaded and made it part of the British Empire.

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6W Homework

26/4/17

I can identify key events in the history of the ancient kingdom of Benin.

1946 – Dahomey / Benin becomes an overseas territory of France.

1958 – Dahomey / Benin becomes self-governing, within the French Community.                                                                                                                      1960 – Dahomey / Benin gains independence and is admitted to the UN.

1964 – Sourou-Migan Apithy is elected president.

1965 – General Soglo forces the president to step down and a government is formed.

1970 – Presidential elections are held but abandoned. Power is ceded to a presidential council consisting of Ahomadegbe, Apithy and Maga.

1975 November – Dahomey is renamed the People’s Republic of Benin.

1980 – Parliament unanimously elects sole contender Mr Kerekou as president

1991 March – President Kerekou is beaten by Nicephore Soglo in the first multi-candidate presidential elections. Kerekou is granted immunity from prosecution over actions taken since October 1972.

1996 – Following accusations of irregularities in presidential elections, the constitutional court returns Mr Kerekou to office.

2007 April – President Yayi’s coalition wins control of parliament in elections.

2008 April – Parties allied with President Yayi win a majority of local council seats nationwide, but the major cities in the south are all won by opposition parties.

2011 May – President Yayi’s party and its allies regain control of parliament in elections.

2017 April – Parliament narrowly rejects President Talon’s proposal to to restrict his successors to a single six-year term.

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6w home work I can identify key events in the history in the ancient kingdom of benin

The kingdom of Benin began in the 900s when the Edo people settled in the rainforests of West Africa. By the 1400s they had created a wealthy kingdom with a powerful ruler, known as the Oba. The Obas lived in beautiful palaces decorated with shining brass.

Gradually, the Obas won more land and built up an empire. They also started trading with merchants from Europe.

For 200 years Benin was very successful, but in the 1600s the Obas started to lose control of their people. By the 1800s Benin was no longer strong or united. The kingdom came to a sudden end in 1897, when a British army invaded and made it part of the British Empire.

HOW DID THE KINGDOM  BEGIN

Around the year 900 groups of Edo people began to cut down trees and make clearings in the rainforest. At first they lived in small family groups, but gradually these groups developed into a kingdom.

The kingdom was called Igodomigodo. It was ruled by a series of kings, known as Ogisos, which means ‘rulers of the sky’.

In the 1100s there were struggles for power and the Ogisos lost control of their kingdom.

The Edo people feared that their country would fall into chaos, so they asked their neighbour, the King of Ife, for help. The king sent his son Prince Oranmiyan to restore peace to the Edo kingdom.

Oranmiyan chose his son Eweka to be the first Oba of Benin. Eweka was the first in a long line of Obas, who reached the peak of their power in the 1500s.

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Benin’s history.

Benin is a country that is in West Africa. It’s history is also very interesting. Here are some important events that have happened in Benin.

 

 The kingdom of Benin began in the 900s when the Edo people settled in the rainforests of West Africa. By the 1400s they had created a wealthy kingdom with a powerful ruler, known as the Oba. The Obas lived in beautiful palaces decorated with shining brass.

Gradually, the Obas won more land and built up an empire. They also started trading with merchants from Europe.

For 200 years Benin was very successful, but in the 1600s the Obas started to lose control of their people. By the 1800s Benin was no longer strong or united. The kingdom came to a sudden end in 1897, when a British army invaded and made it part of the British Empire.

The kingdom was called Igodomigodo. It was ruled by a series of kings, known as Ogisos, which means ‘rulers of the sky’.

In the 1100s there were struggles for power and the Ogisos lost control of their kingdom.

The Edo people feared that their country would fall into chaos, so they asked their neighbour, the King of Ife, for help. The king sent his son Prince Oranmiyan to restore peace to the Edo kingdom.

Oranmiyan chose his son Eweka to be the first Oba of Benin. Eweka was the first in a long line of Obas, who reached the peak of their power in the 1500s.

Around 1440, Ewuare became the new Oba of Benin. He built up an army and started winning land. He also rebuilt Benin City and the royal palace.

Oba Ewuare was the first of five great warrior kings. His son Oba Ozolua was believed to have won 200 battles. He was followed by Oba Esigie who expanded his kingdom eastwards to form an empire and won land from the Kingdom of Ife. Ozolua and Esigie both encouraged trade with the Portuguese. They used their wealth from trade to build up a vast army.

The fourth warrior king was Oba Orhogbua. During his reign, the empire reached its largest size. It stretched beyond the River Niger in the east and extended west as far as present-day Ghana.

Oba Ehengbuda was the last of the warrior kings. But he spent most of his reign stopping rebellions led by local chiefs. After his death in 1601, Benin’s empire gradually shrank in size.

That is how Benin came to become a kingdom and then an empire. I chose these events because I thought that they were quite important.

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Little red riding hood

Once upon a time A girl Called little red riding hood her mum said go and give grandma some pink, delicious but no chocolate. She set her up and go.

What will happen next…

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