On the 24th of April at my school, we had a special Gallipoli Oak presentation. We had the school leaders and some special guests come to put some of the soil in. We did this planting because on the 25th of April 2015 marks the day and century of when the ANZACs arrived at Gallipoli. We were one out 300 schools in Australia to get a Gallipoli Oak.
I learnt that the ANZACs landed on the wrong beach and that the ANZAC biscuits used to be called hard tack.
I felt really excited that so many schools in Australia didn’t get a chance to get a Gallipoli Oak or maybe even not know about it. It’s so sad though that at one point there were only 47 survivors.
In the war the ANZACs were probably feeling and thinking “I’m going to die” but they managed to plan and complete the great escape with the self firing rifle.
In class we made ANZAC biscuits. With my groups batch we forgot to but the brown sugar in so they were really light. Some of the other batches were really sticky and crumbly but they were still yum.
My Diggers diary
This week we learnt about ANZAC Day and what it means to us. When we learnt the slang words we wrote a diggers diary. Below is my diggers Diary of what it was like in WW1.
25th of December 1915
I shot me last bullet and then I went over. Finally us blokes can get some rest. If I was home I’d get a ” g’day mate” and lamb. At least it’s Christmas and the Turks are now friends for a day. The Sergeants are making a self firing rifle for the great escape. But that won’t happen blooming soon will it? At least I have time to talk to Jonny Turk and write in my diary. Glad I’ve got food.
This week we have been learning about angles, triangles and how to use a protractor. For the angles we learnt that the three angles were- right angle, obtuse and acute. For the triangles we found that there were three names- equilateral, isosceles and scalene.
We also learnt a new maths game called Target one-hundred. The protractor was difficult and lots of people struggled but got the hang of it in the end.
We read a two books called: An ANZAC tale and Gallipoli. In our theme book, we made a poster about what we knew. I included facts like: the ANZAC’s came in 1915 and left in 1918. They wore slouch hats. Rosemary is the flower of remembrance for World War One. ANZAC day is on the 25th of April.
What I didn’t know
I didn’t know that ANZAC stands for- Australia New Zealand Army Corps.