Friday, 28 September 2012

This blog has now been archived. 
 You can find this year's Maple Class blog at:


 www.mapleclass2012-13.blogspot.com 


 Come and take a look.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Life of an orange 2

This is the second life of an orange. It took about three hundred pictures to make this! It is about a weird orange on opposite day who gets into mischief. We made this by taking a lot of pictures and putting them together to create a video ( otherwise know as stop frame animation) Thanks for watching and enjoy!

By Ashley and Mitch
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The Time Spirit that lurked in the Woods - Video by Jack, Greg and Tess

This is a video that Jack B, Greg and I (Tess) have been working on. It is a fantasy/ Horror about a Time Spirit (a spirit that dies if time is too complex around it.) that needs a body to stay alive. It chases an innocent young futurgram (a type of immortal that dreams about the future) called Tessa. They go all around the woods in two different time periods.
There are two extras in the movie, they are Jack N and Rosie.

It was created on an iPad using the 8mm vintage camera app, Splice and iMovie.
Want to know more? Take a look:

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Tuesday, 19 June 2012

ColorSplash by Rosie.



This picture was made on ColorSplash, an cheap (69p) ipad app for photo effects. You take or upload a photo, and it automatically turns black and white. Then, you can choose the brush size (small for fine detail, big for large colouring areas) and paint back in the colours on some parts. This tricks the eye into looking at the coloured area, giving a great and arty look to your photos.

For more information, click here.

By Rosie.

Monday, 18 June 2012

Olivia's 100 Word Challenge Week 34

One morning, I woke up and smelled the sickly smell of blood in the air.  "Argh!" I screamed as I entered my Mum's bedroom.  There she was lying on the floor, clear as day, dead. My mind ran astray as I thought about how this could have happened.  Suddenly I heard the front door slam shut!  It wasn't Dad because he was in London and it couldn't have been my brother because he was at University.
I crept along the landing and there I saw a train of blood leading downstairs and to the front door. Suddenly I saw it, the nanny wasn't in her bedroom. Infact she wasn't in the house at all.  Maybe it was her!  I grabbed the phone and dialled 999 but for some reason there was no answer.  What could I do?

Michael's 100 Word Challenge Week 34

One casual day I was walking down the street and suddenly I saw a man mugging a frail old lady! I couldn't help but go over to the phone box and call the police, SWAT team, Someone! When they picked up the phone I shouted down to the officer.  Quick help someone's being mugged! The police woman kept calm about the situation.  I was so angry about that. Suddenly I ran towards him. He started to run away.  I chased and chased but he was to fast for me.  I got in my car and saw him pull out a gun. BANG! Goodbye.

Jack N's 100 Word Challenge Week 34

I walked into a cave and suddenly I saw it.  The legendary pencil.  It did absolutely nothing compared to a normal pencil.  That's why it's called the Legendary Pencil.  The only difference is that the legendary pencil is made of solid gold.I would have to be careful because there were skeletons everywhere and that could mean traps. I mean death traps.  Traps that lead to death. I saw a trip wire. I would have to pull it out to find out what would happen.  It wobbled, and a lava pit opened up through the floor.  I avoided it, grabbed the pencil, but fell into lava.

Joe's 100 Word Challenge Week 34

I was walking home one day, when I fell over and landed in a dark alley.  The coldness made me shiver as I began to stand up.  The stench of garbage lingered in the air.  My nose crincled up as the smell was unbearable.  I stumbled towards the exit but suddenly I saw a shadow cover my escape from this dingy, lifeless place.
He pulled out something shiny.  He crept closer, never lowering his weapon.  It felt like we came face to face he was that close but then he lunged forward and sank the knife into my heart. Only one question remained in my head. Why?

Thursday, 14 June 2012

The year 6 leavers hoodies!

Our class and the Chestnut ( click here ) year sixes are leaving primary school in six weeks. So, to celebrate, we have all got a purple, red, or white leavers hoodie, with all of our names on the back. The names are shaped neatly in a 12 to emphasise that the year sixes are leaving in the eventful year of 2012. As the year six hoodie-fashion is sweeping across the oldest children, we have taken a photo of them. All of our class (Maple) had to pose for a picture with our backs to the camera. (See pictures below.)



What do you think of our super-stylish hoodies?
Please comment below.

By Rosie, Greg and Franny.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Maple Manifestos

We have been looking at the Holstee Manifesto. This was written by the american Holstee company as a reminder of what they live for. We have written our own versions of this and have felt really inspired by them.

Have a read of some of them.....we hope you are inspired too. 

Thursday, 31 May 2012

The Olympic Torch Relay!!!

On Wednesday 30th May the Olympic Torch passed through Shrewsbury and all of our school, (Greenfields) went to watch it. The atmosphere was amazing with almost 40,000 people around the town. We waited for about an hour for this exciting moment. Before the torch came past, there were lots of police, Olympic Vehicles and a few other runners in front. There was a girl named Chloe who ran with the Torch after the coaches. This experience was a once in a life time chance for some of the pupils in Greenfields.

Many children have said they enjoyed this trip and would love to see it again, (especially when they were giving out free flags and coke). Our school was so close to being on TV but missed, anyway, we all enjoyed it and so did the teachers!

By Rhiannon and Emily


Wednesday, 30 May 2012

French Video - By Chloe, Olivia, Sasha, Elisha, Emily and Rhiannon.

Another French Tour has been finished. Take a look at our video:

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Her Majesty The Queen's Jubilee Video #1

We have been celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee by writng RAPs. We decided to make a music video to go with them.  To do this, we used GarageBand, iMovie and InfinFX on our new iPads. We learned how to use all three apps and improve our ICT skills by putting all three into the one video.
This one is by Jack B, Jack N, Ashley, Michael and Matty.

You can see more videos below.

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Her Majesty The Queen's Jubilee Video #2

RAP video by Tess, Rosie, Rhiannon, Dylan and Liam.
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Her Majesty The Queen's Jubilee Rap #3

RAP video by Mitch, Toby, Aran, Matty Luke and Greg

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Monday, 28 May 2012

E-Safety - Remove the Navbar Tutorial By Jack

A few of the children in our class are beginning to create a blog of their own. We realise that the NavBar at the top of the blog is an E-safety problem as the 'Next Blog' button can lead you to nasty blogs. I decided to share my knowledge of removing it with the whole class. So enjoy my video!
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Here is the code I mentioned in the video that you need to insert:
#navbar-iframe {
   display: none !important;
}

By your digital leader Jack.

Friday, 18 May 2012

Story Writing

Jess's 100 Word Challenge Week 31


The trap door


As Tim and Moby walked towards the strange door, it opened by it’s self. They thought about if they should go through the rusty, old door. But as they walked round the fascinating door, they fell down into the darkness of an under ground maze.

Luckily they were we not hurt. Tim shouted at the top of his lungs, “where are we,
Have we fallen into Oblivion!?” However the two adventures did not know that these
were the grounds where the King, (over one-hundred years ago) hid from his enemies.   

They explored the caves one-hundred times. But would they survive in the caves?...


New Poll - Free Programs

There is a new poll out on our blog - Free Programs. The idea is: You can click on the links below; they will take you to the program's website. Look at the description on the website - or maybe download it! After you have made your decision, you can vote which is the best free program.
This poll subject is a good idea, because it can help with ICT skills and you can discover new programs. It was inspired by the Digital Leaders.

The programs are:

Have fun! Maple's DL's.

Alex's 100 Word Challenge Week 31


                  
The fountain


Wow I can’t believe my eyes we found what everyone has been looking for. The fountain of youth! It was beautiful, the sun made the wet substance look like glittering diamonds. “Wow!” I said speechless as I dived onto the soft bed of grass, and relaxed in the sun.

Then I tested the water on a monkey, and when I pulled him out he was gone. Then I noticed I only needed a drop. “Moby NOOOOO!” I shouted…

Francesca's 100 Word Challenge Week 31


Hotel Monkey.

“At last Moby,” I said excitedly. “We’ve found it!” It was the world’s first, top secret monkey hotel, a cool and modern home for monkeys around the jungle. The hotel was massive, but only had one floor, and the monkeys were treated like humans. “Look Moby,” I said laughing, “The monkeys are having room service, and the bell boys are monkeys!”
            Something was wrong. There were bright lights streaming out of the windows of the hotel. Monkeys came rushing out of the hotel, and ran up the hill to where me and Moby were standing. BAM! Monkeys flew everywhere…

Luke's 100 Word Challenge Week 31


The Emerald statue

 I can't believe it! I am looking at the statue of emerald. I am living to tell the tale of this magnificent shiny statue. Shimmering with light glowing gleaming in my eyes. This antiquated statue has not been found for years. This statue holds a world wide powerful crystal inside. This is shaped in a weird shape its like a pyramid. As the bright blistering sun light shines on it, I want to get closer but I don’t know if I should, oh well, nothing can happen there wont be a bomb on it or something. I take one step….

Tessa's 100 Word Challenge Week 31




Tears of Gold.

“We’ve finally found it Moby!” I squealed. After months of searching, we had finally found the mask of Anubis. It glowed a tremendous gold, in the orchard green forest. It was from ancient Egypt. It was said that at a funeral of a Pharaoh it (when worn) would weep tears of gold, and I had found it! But now I had an excruciating choice. Keep it for myself –and tears of gold-, or sell it for millions? Well before I made that decision I would have to make it home. Uh-oh I’d forgotten the way! Would we die out here?...  

Rosie's 100 Word Challenge Week 31

The beach  of wonder

It was the most amazing thing I had ever seen.  Billions of tiny jewels glimmered in the bright sunlight, acting like sand on this incredible beach.  The gentle waves, as blue as the sky, weren't like normal seawater, they were sugar-water with the medical properties to cure every disease.  I pulled out a small pouch and a flask from my rucksack and started to scoop up the jewels and sugar-water. But then I remembered.  Legend has it that whoever steals from this wondrous site will be cursed for the rest of their lives!  What had I done?

Sunday, 13 May 2012

SATs are here!!

Well, SATs week is finally here.  We have all been working really hard and some of us are actually now looking forward to showing what we can do.
You will all be fantastic Maple Class. Just do your very best. Go and show what you are capable of and....
GOOD LUCK!





Friday, 11 May 2012

Photograph Competition Week 1

This is the first week of our class photo competition.  Each week, the children in our class can send in a photo they have taken.  Our Digital Leaders will judge their favourite and the winner will be announced.

As it's the first week, we have asked Mr Morris our Headteacher to judge along with our DLs.  It was a tricky decision as the entries were of a high standard.

Here are the entries:



The winning entry was JACK N!!! with his entry entitled 'The Flying Car' The panel decided it captured a snapshot in time and managed to stay in focus too. 
Well done Jack.  
What do you think??
   

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Rhiannon's 100 Word Challenge - Week 30


Now what do I need to make a human robot?
My evil plan shall work, and I....
“Jake, time for tea, munchkin,” shouted Mum from downstairs. “Do I have to?” I screamed back. As I ran to the dinning table I forgot to turn of my invention off. I rapidly ate my food, (vegetable pie) and then leaped back up. AHHHHHHH…..
Where has it gone?

It can’t have gone far, until I realised the massive hole in the wall. Suddenly, I heard screaming from down the road when I realised it wasn’t screaming it was …laughing.  It was very, very strange……..

                                                                          




Olivia's 100 Word Challenge Week 30


Splash! I fell straight into the slushy mess. “It's good but it still needs something,” I thought. “Now what do I need?” I thought my very hardest until I came up with what I thought my gross, goo bath needed. “Ah ha, I’ve got it,” I shouted “worms that’s perfect.” Hurriedly, I got out of the disgusting bath and rushed into the garden with a trowel and began to dig for my final ingredient. In the end, I found twenty four fat, filthy worms. I chucked them into my revolting bath. “This will make me into a millionaire,” I chuckled.

                                                                         

Boys team through to the final


Our team Greenfields Primary entered a cup called the Seven cup. On Tuesday we played the Grange school and won 7-0 Matty.B scored 6 goals and Charlie.J scored 1. After that, because we won against Grange,  we had to play st.georges and we won 2-1 Jack.D and Luke.E scored. After winning against St.Geoges, we now are playing at THE GREENHOUS MEADOW Shrewsbury ground on Friday. We have got another game today against Mereside and if we win that we will play twice at the Greenhouse Meadow. Will we tell you if we win  - keep checking in!

Livewriting!!

Click on the picture to link to the Livewriting we have been doing.

Scooter Video

At home Matty, Jack N and I have created a scooter video. Again I used VideoPad to edit it and I included some unusual special effects (such as the shadow one when Matty is going over the ramp). Jack N was on a JD Bug and Matty on a MGP Team Edition.
Jack N and I are digital leaders.

Here it is:
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Saturday, 5 May 2012

Aran's 100 Word Challenge Week 29

As I left the marvellous castle, I headed into the forbidden forest! In the forest it was a place where no light could escape.  Everywhere was dark and neglected. Moreover, the place was bleak and I felt like something was following me. Something big! Suddenly the ground shook and it felt like the surface benif me was falling apart.  Just then as scaley dragon flew right infront of me.  The hudge beast opened it's jaw and let out a roar so noisily that my ear drums nearly burst! As I steadied myself, I picked up my sword and stabed the dragon through his brain.  As I left the forest, a pink sun slowly stirred.

Joe's 100 Word Challenge. Week 29

Wow! I had overheard (eavesdropped) my parents speaking about going to a marvellous castle trip.  I excitedly jumped around the room noisily.  I couldn't wait. I put my ear against the door to see if I could hear any more good news - the door swung open.  Busted!  I had been caught.  My excited outrage had attracted some attention. As I looked up, I saw a pair of angry, suspicious and frustrated looking parents, I was in deep trouble. I was getting ready for them to chew me out but they just sent me to my sisters bright pink room.  Out the window a bird flew by.

Friday, 4 May 2012

Greenfields girls football team get to the final! - by Sasha and Elisha




This is the captain of Greenfields girls football team: Sasha

On Thursday 3rd May Greenfields girls went to play at Coleham school in the semi- final. It was all up to us to win to get to Shrewsbury Town stadium. The team of Greenfields include: Tessa (goal) Megan (defence) Elisha  (defence/midfield) Lauren (defence) Olivia (defence/midfield) Gracie (midfield) Chloe  (midfield) Amy  (midfield) Sasha  (up front)
We were all very happy with the score it was 2-0 to us. The goals were scored by Sasha  and Gracie! The final is on Friday 11th May 2012!!!



French Tour of Greenfields Primary School

Bonjour to our Quadblogging friends and the rest of the world! Welcome to our French tour of our school. We made this as part of our French topic of Tours of the school. Furthermore, our other groups have filmed a tour which is not on the blog yet but will be published soon.

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We had much fun going round the school filming this:

We would like to say thank you to Miss Blakeway for teaching us the phrases.

LaserBoy - Special Effects video

Alex, Jack N and Bryce (from Chestnut class) and I have recently been making a special effects video. Jack N is the LaserBoy. Alex is the Exploding boy and Bryce is the one who faints. I (Jack B) was the cameraman for every shot and producer (plus special effects editor). We used a program called VideoPad Video Editor to put together the clip and special effects. We hope you enjoy it and if there is anything you need to ask, just comment! Also comment, if you can think of  a better name for the video. Bryce, Jack N and I are digital leaders.
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Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Michael's 100 Word Challenge

THE GLOWING WOLF GORILLA
A strange type of species, that has no eyes, is full of harmony and joy. But beware of the cute ‘GLOWING’ teeth can be very effective. Just one bite of this cannibal razor sharp teeth can inject poisonous acid into your blood and could kill you within 1-2 weeks and is very painful .This beast has black and yellow fur like it’s been jelled . The big alien like creature is highly dangerous, it has two huge dragon wings. If you get hit by one it will destroy your bones and will die so beware, if you see one run like hell!!!

Thank-you

Rebecca's 100 Word Challenge Week 28


The Lemon turtle

The lemon turtle is an endangered herbivore (it only eats plants.) It will eat almost any plant! These animals live in lemon water, by water reeds and Lily pads.

The lemon turtle has a bright florescence yellow shell, with a cool black lemon. Its body is a murky brown, so it can blend in. The average size of a lemon turtle is 35 centimetres, however the babies are only ten centimetres.

This turtle is endangered due to habit loss, and hunters hunting them for food and there amazing lemon shells. There shells are used for cups and bowls!

But do these lemon turtles have a bright future? 

Jay's 100 Word Challenge Week 28


The Night Zookeeper
A Griller wolf is a big creature about half the size as a fully grown man. The Griller wolf has the body of a Griller, and the teeth and claws of a wolf only twice as big.  It’s teeth are green and glowing. The fur is the blackest black with a lot of it sticking up like it has been shocked. This a strange species from outer space. It also has no eyes so it hunts by it’s sense of smell, (beware the creature is highly venomous and one bite can kill you with in one hour our two hours).

Liam's 100 Word Challenge Week 28


The tiger.

A tiger is a species of cat! It is a large animal that hunts many different things like 10-14 year old girls. This extraordinary creature has claws bigger than car tyres. This cat is camouflaged in red and blue squares. This animal can be nice (if you’re nice back). The tiger can live almost anywhere form the middle of the equator to the north of the north of the North pole. The hunting method is quite simple: chase the prey till its energy runs out, then rip it apart and that will be the end of its life! What a creature.

Friday, 27 April 2012

Luke is living the dream!

Recently I have won a competion out of good talented footballers from around Shropshire. There was about 100 people attending the competion. The competion was soccer schools for 2 days when you have to follow a code of conduct and train how the man united players train.The soccer schools took place at sundorne sports village. At the end of the 2 days we had a presentation and the person who followed the code of conduct well and played good football would
win 1st prize. 1st prize was to play on Manchester united ground old trafford and 2nd place was tickets to watch a man united game. I won 1st prize! and so next month on the 20th may I go two old trafford and play on there ground for a full 90 minutes.At old trafford I will be playing people from the UK and Ireland who won the soccer schools. I have also played for Stoke city academy and Shrewsbruy devolopment centre.

We Love Livewriting!

Last night we took part in a live writing session.  Have a read of our amazing work we produced. Click to open up the book.......

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Bookfest Book Awards Ceremony

Today we went to the Theatre Severn for the Bookfest Book Awards Ceremony. Four children from our class made a speech on the stage. We all got to meet the authors and some autographs were signed.
Here is a video: (sorry about the sound, its a bit quiet!)
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By Jack B

Friday, 20 April 2012

Our new School Website!

Our new School Website is awesome! Its been revamped from the old one and looks stunning.
Here is a advert made by Jack B:


Have fun!
Follow this link: http://www.greenfields.shropshire.sch.uk/ or click on the logo at the side of the blog.

Rosie's 100 Word Challenge Week 27

Cautiously, I crept into the dark cave. My eyes scanned across. Nothing. I stepped forward. I was wrong. Beneath my feet lay a night dragon, (Draco nitus) it’s scaly black tail paralyzed in sleep. This was a dragonologist’s dream! “Wow!” I whispered- but I shouldn’t have. I forgot that night dragons can pick up the slightest noise. The dragon slowly stirred. I pulled out a dead ferret to tame it. It came closer. Yes! I would be the first person to tame a night dragon. As the creature gnawed on it’s food, I prepared it for flight. Writing this, I’m flying, on the tamed dragon.

Chloe's 100 Word Challenge Week 27

Me and my friend (Elisha) took a step closer to stare at an incredible creature. We reached out our hands, slowly and quietly to stroke the beast without it awaking. Gently I stroked, as Elisha slapped, but the monster was still sleeping. Suddenly its one eye opened an inch. Our legs were shaking like jelly. Scared, we took a step back as the dragon’s eye closed. When we stepped closer, we found chains leading to its neck “maybe its fed up ? ” Elisha asked, I had a think. We looked around; nothing nice nearby “maybe it is” I replied. “run!” I screamed as the dragon slowly stirred …

Tessa's 100 Word Challenge Week 27

The dragon slowly stirred the evil potion. I would have done something but I was tied up (long story) ! I would have said something as well but my mouth was taped shut -good choice- ! Struggling, I tried  to free myself, no success. Finally I ripped my tape off.
"You'll never get away with this" I screamed. Wrong move. He roared so loud, that it almost deafened me. Fortunately for him, that shut me up.

Suddenly my rope ripped. I freed myself and he roared with defeat. I sprinkled fairy dust (even longer story) in the potion and ran away. The last thing I remember...

Jack B's 100 Word Challenge Week 27

Buisness  was suffering for Graham.  Only fifty four people visited his zoo on Saturday. "This is the only zoo in the country with a dragon in!" he cried, banging his head on the table.  Miserably he looked on the internet for ideas. Then he had it!  Scaly-beast Slush Puppies! Everyone loves these refreshing ice-cream drinks. He bought a machine. And trained his dragon to stir them.  The dragon slowly stirred. Unfortunately the mythical creature dribbled in the mixing bowl....
The next day, Graham proudly re-opened the zoo. The slush-puppies were an instant hit. But when the visitors drank them, they all collapsed....and died....

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Emily's 100 Word Challenge Week 26


I was so excited! It was the Easter holidays and I was going away to Lanzarote.
I love Easter…all those lovely chocolate eggs. I couldn’t take my eggs with me because it was going to be too hot, so I would have to wait until I got home to eat them.
When I arrived at the hotel I put my hand in my pocket and discovered a chocolate rabbit. I forgot I’d put it there when my friend gave it me on the last day of term. I put it on the side and went out. When I came back the chocolate rabbit melted in the sun!

Friday, 13 April 2012

Do YOU want to be a Greenfields Digital Leader?


This term we'll be setting up our team of Digital Leaders - they'll be a small team of Year Five and Six children who will be responsible for:
- testing out new tech in school;
- helping to train other children and adults (are you confident and patient?!)
- helping to decide what tech we should have in school;
- posting your discoveries and expertise onto the Greenfields Digital Leaders' Blog;
- and also contributing to the Digital Leader Network Blog.

To apply to become a Digital Leader, you will need to go to the Greenfields Digital Leaders' Blog and find the link to the on-line application form.

Once you've completed the form, you will also need to create something using ICT which demonstrates why you would be a good Digital Leader - it could be a video, presentation, animation, blog - anything! You will need to email this to Mr Kenyon at ash.greenfields@gmail.com or greenfields.dls@gmail.com

When the applications are in, we'll choose a shortlist of candidates to interview (don't worry - not a scary interview!).

The deadline for applications is Friday 27th April - good luck!

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Elisha's 100 Word Challenge Week 26

Dear diary,
One of the worst days of my life...
And it all began like this
It was the day Miss Harris revealed the final class project i would ever complete at primary school. We had to make a sculpture of something we loved. I was desprate to impress. I lay awake all night thinking about what I could do. Suddenly it came to me, my two favourite things were chocolate and my pet bunny called Coco. So the next day I sat by the side of my bunny and started to get to work.  after five hours, i had finally completed my work of art. I was so proud of myself, it looked amazing. I put in the fridge overnight to set. I was so excited about presenting my final peice of art work to the class. 'Ta da' I exclaimed lifting the lid off the box. "Oh no, the chocolate bunny has melted in the sun!"  I cried holding up a blob of chocolate!

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Greg's 100 Word Challenge


Why is it so hot!?

Gleefully, I stepped out into the staggering heat. It
dried my throat. But I wasn’t going to let that ruin
my day! Good Friday! Hot cross buns and chocolate
galore! I placed my chocolate rabbit (people say I’m
too old for them) and my glass of squash on the table
and nipped to the loo. When I returned my glass was
steaming and the chocolate rabbit melted in the sun.
The heat was unbearable! My body couldn’t take it
because my skin turned red raw and my face crisped
and then to top off the pain... I fainted. And they say
Good Friday is good, it’s awful.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Rosie's 100 Word Challenge Week 26


“YAAAAAAAAYYYYY!!!!!!!!!! It’s Easter!“ I screamed as I ran down the stairs. I pulled on my clothes and grabbed my basket for the egg hunt. When we arrived, I could see that almost every child in the area had turned up. ”GO!” At the sound of that word, a stampede of children came past me. I started to explore, looking in every possible hiding place I could see. After finding two measly mini eggs, I noticed something in the bush. An oversized bunny hopping around with a coat  that looked like it was made from chocolate. I inched closer and suddenly, the chocolate rabbit melted in the sun.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Olivia's 100 Word Challenge Week 26


The chocolate bunny melted in the sun
Ah, finished. My first chocolate bunny. I worked for lint chocolate and I had just finished the world’s first chocolate rabbit, but things were about to go horribly wrong.
I wanted to show my boss my new creation but I couldn't find him anywhere so I put the delicious milk sculpture on a table right beneath the sun. I ran to the lift, ugh it was occupied. Stairs it was then. I ran to the fourth floor and knocked on my boss’s door. “Come in,” said James.
“I’ve got a new creation; I have made a chocolate bunny, smooth and creamy,” I said arrogantly. I ran down to the bottom floor and ran to the place where I had left the bunny. All that was left was a pile of brown slush.

Friday, 30 March 2012

Sasha's 100 Word Challenge Week 26


Ellie was very excited when Mrs May gave out the homework. It was all about chocolate. Her heart sank when she realized she had to make a chocolate statue of her pet. “OH NO!” she thought, “I have no pet”. Ellie asked her mum what she should do. Her mum said, “Don’t worry make a statue of Bobby the wild rabbit who visits the garden”. Ellie cheered up and set to work. The chocolate statue of Bobby looked fantastic. She was sure to win!
 Judging day arrived. Mrs May enquired as to where Ellie’s homework was. She replied “The chocolate rabbit melted in the sun.” 

Jack B's Video Tutorial

Are you confused how to sign in?
The bar on the top of our blog has disappeared for security reasons.
Therefore, I have made a video on how to sign in now and leave a comment.
By Jack B 




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Thursday, 29 March 2012

Jack B's 100 Word Challenge Week 26


The sun shone through the tree. Easter wasn’t normally like this, 27 degrees C, so I had to make the most of this rare occasion. I sat at the side of the quiet road with a picnic blanket on the floor and lots of food. An anxious-looking man approached me. I wondered what he wanted.
“Excuse me, could you help me?” he said.
“I’ve lost my car keys and can’t  get in!” 
I left my Easter chocolate bunny on the path, took my hammer and smashed the window.
“Thanks!” he said gleefully. I returned to my picnic. Disaster had struck…
…the chocolate rabbit melted in the sun…

Mitchell's 100 Word Challenge - Week 26


The burglary...


zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz the night guard quietly dozed. This was the most risky heist in the world and all to steal a chocolate rabbit! This was no ordinary chocolate rabbit it was the tastiest  rabbit ever. There was one obstacle, lasers. Firstly to shimmy under the lasers. I carefully edge myself across the stone floor leaving lights inches from my face. Then i clamber to my feet and see my prize possession. I have to hurry because it is getting very light outside. I crack open the case and .... its gone someone has taken it. As I gaze outside  the chocolate rabbit melted in the sun. noooooooooo!


Monday, 26 March 2012

Our Bookfest Experience

We are coming to the end of the Shrewsbury Bookfest Book Award experience for this year.  We have had such fun reading both the books in the longlist and then the shortlist. From this, we had to pick a winner to receive the award which will be presented in April.  Watch the video to find out what we thought. 
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Friday, 23 March 2012

Attention! Calling all adults!

We would all really like to know what school was like for our parents. Was it similar to our experiences today? Did you have interactive whiteboards? How was it the same? How was it different? Do you have any funny tales to tell? PLEASE leave us a comment to tell us.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Alex's 100 Word Challenge Week 25


                             Mind Control
It all started when I met him in the alley, his evil surged through my body. I don’t remember anything before, or after I just wake to ‘man found dead with 9700 stab wounds’ or ‘dead family found with many bullet holes to the head’. I realised it was me when I met him once more in an alley and he said, “you’re a murderer!” and when my dreams of killing are on the news!

That Friday after school I decided to go to the shop when I walked in shopkeeper Jim said “how can I help you?” then my vision went blurry, I saw a shape in my hand it looked like a pistol I heard a bang and woke up in prison…

Mitch's 100 Word Challenge Week 25





How can I help you?

The supermarket robots asked, “how can I help you?” all the time echoing throughout the bombed supermarket. It all started in 2013, the atomic war. Everything started mutating I was the only survivor. I have been living in this shop for twenty years my only source of food: the heart of the robots.  My only company - cockroaches. I survived. I am the only human life source on Earth. This is my diary in case anyone finds this. Fred, born 18 November 1999 died today two thousand and thirteen. Whats the point of living? I pick up a gun… Death greets me.

Greg's 100 Word Challenge Week 25


I’m watching you…
The stranger asked, “how can I help you?”
“How did I get here?” I thought. I was standing in a small library, oblivious to how I got there. The only librarian had one eye, a stained white top and dull grey hair. Despite that, I didn’t want to be there, I had a browse to be polite. The first book I saw was titled, ‘I’m watching you…’ it had a realistic grey eyeball in it. I glanced at the librarian, he had one grey eye. There was an awful feeling about this place… I forgot how I arrived there and there was a real eye in a book!!!

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Our Face Britain portraits!

Welcome to our Face Britain art gallery! We did these portraits as part of a project celebrating the Queen's silver jubliee. To view the portraits, you will need to be running the latest version of Adobe Flash Player - you can download it for free here.

Monday, 19 March 2012

Matty M's 100 Word Challenge Week 24


Spiders
Ding Dong! went the  sound of my door  bell. I glanced out the window to see if it was it was my two best friends in the school Luke and Kyle . I went to the door, opened it and Kyle said “are you playing out?”
I replied “yes be there in a minute gotta put my trainers on.”
I dashed towards the shoe cupboard and carefully pulled out my lovely Nike trainers not knowing there was a white spider pushed up agents the wall. I was petrified. Then ever so close there was a little hole where about fifty spiders were crawling out of.

Francesca's 100 word challenge Week 24


The White Spiders. 

Have you ever seen a spider that is so white it is almost invisible? Well I have, in fact I haven’t just seen one or two, I’ve seen FIFTY little white spiders that crawl so fast they look like a miniature white blurs, zooming round the floor. This is the story how… On Monday, last week, I was walking to school when I saw two little white blurs racing past my feet at top speed. How peculiar! Then, all of a sudden, forty-eight small blurs started climbing up my leg. Carefully I pushed them off my leg but one bit me. OUCH!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Friday, 16 March 2012

Our last activity....

Well it's finally coming to an end. We are on our last activity and can't believe where the time has gone. We are all tired (and dirty) but have had a fantastic week.
To sum up our trip to Manor we would say it has been amazing especially climbing up in the trees. (Sasha & Sophie)
Mrs Prior says we have been really well behaved and a credit to our parents and the school.
We will see you when we get back...
from all the children.


Thursday, 15 March 2012

Day Four - Manor Adventure

We have made it to day four already! We have done lots of fun activities. one of the best ones was.....all of them!!
The abseiling we are doing right now!  The wall is really high, look!....
We bet you parents can't wait to have us home! Wait until you open our bags.
Yesterday we all went canoeing and kayaking, some of us went for a swim! Some of us went in four times! We couldn't stop laughing.
The underground maze was epic! We lost Greg (found him now fortunately). 
Our trip is coming to an end which is sad but we look forward to coming home.
from
All the children
Hello everyone back home! We are now blogging by phone which is good as we can do it as we go along. Thank you for all your comments, we are making sure the children get them. Everyone is being really good. All asleep each night by 10:30! The activities are really tiring them out! They are all happy and are participating in everything.  Some muddy children will be arriving home tomorrow - be prepared!
Mrs P



Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Some Manor pics at last!!!

Hello! We've finally managed to get some pictures on-line! We'll try to get more on as soon as we can! :-)











Manor Adventure - Day Two

Hello everyone!
We have finally managed to find the Internet!! We have been very busy having a lot of fun already. Read below what some of our children have to say:

Luke - At first we woke up, had breakfast and then we headed straight out to do orienteering (map reading). After that, we went to do archery, this was very enjoyable but no one hit the bulls eye.  Lunch was a choice of hot dogs, cornish pasty, chicken satay, jacket potato, pasta and salad. Lunch was better than last night's meal.  Later, we are off to the disco. We are having a great time.

Greg - At first I was terrified  of the confidence course - this frame around trees which looks completely terrifying (to people like me!) Once you got going, it was fantastic and I think future Manor visitors should give everything they can a go! Missing everybody at home, but having a great time!

Mitchell H - Yesterday when we arrived at Manor we practised the fire alarm and had five minutes to unpack and then we were straight off to our first activity. It was the survival course, it was brilliant! We looked at different shelters, we even made our own and visualised a survival situation. We then built a fire using a flint and steel. The first day was amazing! We have had a busy day today, which has been fantastic!

Just a couple of snippets of what the children think of our week so far.  We are now using a fairly archaic computer as we cannot connect to wifi.  Unfortunately, we cannot upload photos - it doesn't seem to like it!

Apologies for this, we know how everyone likes to see the children.  They are however having a fantastic time. They are as muddy as you can imagine and beginning to look rather dishevelled.  The main thing is, they are HAPPY!!
Keep commenting.  We are reading them out to the children as we get them from our phones.

Mrs P

Monday, 12 March 2012

We've arrived at Manor!

Hello!
Year Six have arrived safely and soundly at Manor and are already enjoying getting stuck into the different activities. They're having a few problems connecting to the internet at the moment, but will post some updates and pictures of what they've been up to as soon as they can!
Mr Kenyon :-)

Friday, 9 March 2012

Jack N's 100 Word Challenge

Unfortunately, last night, the weather changed for the worst. Volcanoes erupted, rivers flooded and tornadoes whirled. It was chaos. Although I didn’t witness it, I knew what happened, and more importantly, how it happened. Last night, I left the tap running all night long. Then, as we live near the sea, it flooded into the sea, and straight to the rivers, and then it all flooded. I have absolutely no idea how the volcanoes fit in, but I do know the tornadoes part. Behind the garage is a voltage box. As my lamp wasn’t working, I turned it up a notch. But suddenly, lightning came out of the sky, and hit the voltage box. Then a storm came, and destroyed everything.

Rosie's 100 Word Challenge

This would’ve been the best day of my life. I was on my way to see my musical hero, Noodle. I’d dyed my hair purple (don’t worry, it was only temporary) and I’d readied my mouth to scream. Suddenly, the weather changed for the worst. Across the street, a whirling cloud was sucking up everything in it’s path and squeezing it into a pulp. A tornado. I dived into next door’s front garden. It was too late. The gravel on the floor started to float. It was gone. I knew that soon the same would happen to me. It did. I died that day.
           

Toby's 100 Word Challenge

"Ahh" I screamed, the tornado wouldn't stop. It had already devoured the town hall. People ran for their lives. My invention was nearly ready, but I didn't have much time as the tornado had already reached five houses away. My machine was simple, as soon as the tornado reached my next-door neighbours house, my machine would suck the tornado into itself. Silently, I crept towards my room were I kept the divise. I took it out and stood outside and waited. It was nearly hear, three, two, one, ZERO. It sucked the tornado into my machine. The weather had changed for the worse.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

The world's biggest blogging project - Feb29th


29 reasons why every child should blog.

As it is the 29th February – a special day, our class has thought of 29 reasons why every class should blog and what blogging means to us.
1. We can post our work and read comments from people we don’t know – Olivia
2. We do all different kinds of work on our blog. – Arturs
3. You can see who’s following you and where they are from. – Matty
4. People can join your blog.
5. Other people can see what you have been doing. – Emily
6. It helps us with our computer skills. – Dylan
7. It tells us more about other schools and they can learn about us. – Jack N
8. We can see everyone’s ideas. – Rebecca
9. We get comments from famous people such as authors.
10. It gets you thinking about your comments. – Mitch
11. Everyone can communicate with each other.
12. It gives information to the world and tells the world what you are thinking. – Kyle and Alex
13. Sometimes it is more interesting reading a blog than reading a book. – Chloe
14. You have fun while learning. – Liam
15. Everyone tries hard to get their work on the blog.
16. You can keep up to date with school even when you are at home and show your parents what you are doing.
17. It helps with our creative writing. – Rosie
18. You can talk to someone in the world without actually meeting them. – Joe
19. You can express yourself. – Jonathan
20. You can communicate with each other and keep up to date with other schools around the world.
21. It is a good skill to have.
22. We can see what others have been doing and get in contact. – Rhiannon and Elisha
23. The flag counter shows us all the people who visit our blog.
24. It is good to see how many people have a blog too. – Sasha
25. You can get ideas from other people’s blogs. – Matty
26. We can post our work and then read the comments from people we don’t know. – Olivia
27. It’s nice to read people’s comments on our 100 word challenge work so we know how to improve next time.
28. It helps with our social skills. – Jack B
29. It connects us to the world. – Tess

So there you have it. These are our reasons. What do YOU think about blogging? How has it inspired you?

Create It Awards 2012 - Mitchell

video

This is Mitchell's entry for the Create It Awards. He has entered this in the 'video' category.