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This blog has now been archived.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

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:


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:

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.

Her Majesty The Queen's Jubilee Video #2

RAP video by Tess, Rosie, Rhiannon, Dylan and Liam.

Her Majesty The Queen's Jubilee Rap #3

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

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!

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:

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.


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.

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!)
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 





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. 


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


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

Create It Awards 2012 - Jack B


Have a look at Jack's entry for the Create It Awards this year.  He has entered this into the 'animation' category.

Create It Awards 2012 - Ashley


Take a look at Ashley's entry for the Create It Awards this year.  He has submitted this entry in the 'animation' category. 

100 Word challenge Week 22

A photo is this week's prompt. Rather a strange one too! We had to think of a creative story which involves this ball of ...well what do YOU think it is? Read our amazing pieces of work all done in just 100 words. Don't forget to visit www.100wc.net and our Quadblog schools to comment on other people's writing this week too.

Olivia's 100 Word Challenge

On the 19th of January 2009, the biggest clay ball was created. Using any old bits of clay, Sarah Slade added more and more clay that was, when finished, eleven feet in height and twelve feet width wise. It took Sarah just over a year to complete it. This young record breaker was inspired when she was given a packet of modelling clay for her twelfth birthday. But one morning Sarah awoke to the sound of her burglar alarm. When she ran down stairs she got the shock of her life. Two young men where rolling the ball out of the door not knowing that her neighbour had already called the police.

Jess's 100 Word Challenge

I had no idea what it was or where it came from. All I knew, was it glowed. Not just any old glow, the type of glow that makes you go crazy. This ball had fungus and mushrooms growing all over it. When I stepped closer, I could see that this ball had dead decomposing bodies. Before I could take another step, the police arrived, I ran away in to the darkness. I heard a screech. The ball had devoured the policeman; I dare not go near it again. I ran for my life and phoned my mum.

Mitch's 100 Word Challenge

Muhahahaha! The scientist screamed as his creation rose to life. I t was a giant ball of clay and its purpose was to decompose rubbish. As the scientist brought his creation to life, it suddenly got struck by lightning. The ball of clay rapidly turned green it was EVIL! The ball destructively broke out of its glass case and tore a hole in the wall. The ball broke out on a violent rampage around the city knocking the Eiffel tower over and every landmark in the process! The gigantic ball gathered height, it would soon destroy the whole wide world!

Jack B's 100 Word Challenge

The local newsagent was daunting me with its one pound offers. I rushed into the cramped garage at the bottom of the garden to get my bike. At two hundred miles an hour, I was just a few metres from the shop. BANG!!!! The whole street fell and collapsed. I gasped. A gigantic ball zoomed into the pathway. It looked like a big ball of clay. Everyone rose from their shock. I touched it. ATCHOO!!!! The street fell back down again. They started saying “We are dead! We are dead” in unison. I ignored them and walked to the shop.

Sasha's 100 Word Challenge

I was walking through the bone museum. I got to a big ball of bones. It had a description under It.The bones were from one million people through out the world. I heard it shaking. "AHHHH!" I screamed. The big ball of bones started walking up and down the glass box." Oh no!" It was coming alive. I ran to another part of the museum. " I forgot the map" I screamed. I ran back to the alive bones. I stood there! I turned around for a secend. It looked at the bones again. They were all spliting up. Suddenly they turned to real humans...

Greg's 100 Word Challenge

The worst way to die... I stared into the glass cabinet. The strange ball seemed to stare back at me. On the side of the box was a competition: What's the ball? I decided to call it a scrunched up skeleton. The following morning, there was a knock on the door. I had to open with my left hand because I couldn't bend my right. Although the knock was quiet, the man who answered it was excited. "You've won!"he yelled. "What!?" "The ball competition! You were right! It's a skeleton with a disease!" My heart skipped a beat. Yesterday, I noticed a crack and I stupidly touched the bone...

Friday, 24 February 2012

Rhiannon's 100 word challenge

… Oh Dear I Forgot It Was Leap Year … 100 Word Challenge “Oh no” Ruby screamed. I have done something really stupid. I have done something incredibly stupid. I have celebrated Easter a day early, Christmas a day early and even my birthday. Until someone said to me, “you having a good day?” I thought to my self, wondering why he said that, because he never ever does. Then I realized, he was giving me a hint, thinking, are you going to propose to me? I whispered to myself. “Why?” I shouted out loud, “I am an idiot! I forgot it was leap year! I am an idiot! Once again!” Ha!

Sasha's 100 word challenge

'Oh dear! I forgot it was leap year!' Stomped my brother Max. 'I forgot it was leap year!' shouted Mum. I celebrated my birthday a day early. I am an idiot. My birthday is tomorrow. I had just finished opening the presents then looked on the calendar to write a date on it then in big bold letters LEAP YEAR! Oh no. My family were coming round in ten mins. It was the wrong day. It was the most dreadful birthday ever. I ran upstairs and sunk my head into the pillow. My mum knocked on the door. I let her in. She pulled the covers of me she said “oh darling you wet the bed.” “NO mum it is wet from my floods of tears.”

Olivia's 100 Word Challenge

Oh Dear I Forgot It Was Leap Year This year is a leap year but I forgot! And because it was a leap year I celebrated Christmas a day early. It was December 24th, Chrismas eve or as I thought Christmas day. I had wondered why Santa had'nt brought me any presents, had I been naughty but I had been good all year. I ran upstairs to my room and burst into tears on my bed. My mum walked in and asked me what was wrong. "Santa has'nt come this year," I sobbed. "It's christmas eve though, Santa does'nt come till christmas day," she told me,"It's a leap year silly,"

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Book reviews on Divine Freaks by Fiona Dunbar

Book review of Divine Freaks by Fiona Dunbar
Book style
The style of the book is definitely new to me, going by the styles of the other books that I have read. The first person language is slightly casual but that helps to add to the humour edge that well balances the fear and sympathy in the book. Although I have mentioned some of the themes in the book, it seems there is no particular one that runs through the book but it is good to let the feelings flow around you. Because of the connective in the book, it seems to edge you on, you can’t put it down!

Characters
Kitty Slade is the narrator in the story and Fiona Dunbar has portrayed her brave, caring, slightly mischievous nature so well, you fall in love with her throughout the book. (Not literally). She can see ghosts which obviously interrupts her life creating the perfect storyline. Before her phantorama her family life was well… Normal but I love the way the slightly arrogant, loyal, knowledgeable personality of her brother Sam, the cheeky, positive, and naive personality of her sister Flossie and the kind-hearted, persistent and humorous personality of her Grandmother Maro seem to captivate you wonderfully.

What could be improved?
I felt relief a little too much in the book despite the amount of disasters. The cover was too girly but the content isn’t at all.
 by Greg

Divine Freaks is an amazing book about a young girl called Kitty Slade. She is a normal girl except she has one extraordinary ability, that no-one in the world has, she can see ghosts. The book is all about her daring adventure to find out who killed the mysterious previous chemistry teacher, Mr. Divine, after she gets kicked out of school.
          Kitty Slade makes enemies throughout the book and gets suspicious of certain characters. When Kitty hates a character, so do you and you feel empathy for her when she’s sad or lonely.
          The books themes  were spot on! When it was supposed to be funny, it was, or when it was supposed to be surprising it was and so on. It triggered every emotion except for boredom!

Overall my favourite book I’ve read in Bookfest so far is this book. I couldn’t put it down.

By Francesca  


What's the book about?
            This book is about a girl called Kitty Slade who doesn’t ask to but starts seeing ghosts and her grandma said it called a phanterma.

Readability
            I think Divine Freaks has got a great readability. If I could mark it one to five I would give it a four because the book has got a little bit of Greek in it I didn’t understand.
Themes
            I think Divine Freaks is a thriller and it takes you off the edge of your seat. And it sometimes makes you laugh and sometimes it can be a bit scary.
             
            Finally I would like to say that you should buy this book and all the series.
 by Ella
                



Book review on Shadow by Michael Morpurgo


What is it about?
It is all about a young boy named Aman who had been treated (along with his mum) badly by the Afghan police. A dog turns up at the mouth of his cave and becomes a good friend.

How does it make you feel?
It makes me feel a little upset because you don’t know if Aman will make it or not and the atmosphere sounds all crowded and trapped.

Who is your favourite character?
My favourite character would be Aman or Shadow. Aman is strong and smart and Shadow, the dog is a dog you can trust.

Would you recommend this book? Why?
Yes, I would, because it is the sort of book my friends would like and I loved it.


I would like to ask Morpurgo where he got his ideas for this book.

By Rhiannon


I thought that shadow was an amazing book because I like how shadow leads aman and his mother to England. Shadow was a good book and I personally think it should win Book fest. I like how Sergeant Broody had the dog first and then uncle Mere, then grandpa. I would rate shadow 10/10 it was sad when somebody died, but it was fantastic when shadow saved loads of lives by finding the bombs.

by Kyle

Book review on The Case of the Deadly Desperados by Caroline Lawrence


This book had its ups and downs. At first for me it was a little boring and hard to get into, but it did get better the further in you got. It was a little gory but it did suit the book.
      In the book there were surprises and a lot of cunning plans. The characters were all different with different personalities.
       The book got more adventurous the more you read. The case of the deadly desperados was excellent for visualising. You can really get a feel for where you are.
      My favourite part of the book had to be all of it! I couldn’t pick a favourite part as most of the book was action- packed and exciting.
       I would say that this book- or any- needs to be stuck at don’t stop reading because you don’t like it, in fact if you don’t like it read it more!
 by Tess


Book Reviews on The Brilliant World of Tom Gates by L Pichon

I thought that Tom Gates was alright it was a easy and quick read. I thought that the characters were good,I could tell who was speaking. I personally liked Tom. I thought he was quite funny and he was quite entertaining. The story line was pritty good,It made sense and I could tell where they were.  They all together  were funny. Some of the characters get on your nervs like Marcus. Marcus is like one of those people who winds you up and then you say somthig back and then they get you into troble a bit like a teachers pet. One thing I would change about Tom Gates is the font of the writing. It is too easy if a twelve to fourteen year old piked this book up and they looked at the first page they would think it is a book for three year olds when it isn't  it's for about twelve to thirteen year olds. I recomend this book to yrar three to year eight. Toms sister is  sneaky and slimey (LAZY!). I think Tom is a bit like me his sister always winding him up.


By Matty 




The Brilliant World of Tom Gates is an amazing comic-like story, with an amazing comic-like cover. If you have ever read a diary style book, then this is the purchase for you, as it is super funny, comic like, pictureable and a bit weird. The storyline is great, with maps of places, e.g. where Tom lives. Tom is a normal boy, that is good at drawing and likes making and listening to music. His best friend has a dog, so Tom’s sister runs away as she is allergic to dogs. Tom’s favourite band is dude3 and he sees them at the end of the book with his teacher, Mr. fullerman. I’d recommend this book to anyone who has a great sence of humour and likes to read. I think tom should have a pet. 
By Jack N


Intro

Tom Gates is a copy of the diary of the wimpy kid if you know what that book is but in a different style. Tom gates is basically a diary of his life from day-day and what things he’s doing each day. But then his life went miserable in school but there is 1 person that makes him happy.

Themes

The themes in Tom Gates are happy themes and the emotions are mostly positive except from his sister Delia and she is annoying. He tells a good story about a kid's life that’s what I think from my personal view. The emotions are all over the place at one point.

Favourite character

My favourite character is the main character Tom Gates he’s funny and the way he speaks to people and the language he uses.

Readability

The readability is for year 5 and 4. I would say it very easy to read that’s why I recommended it to younger children and the language is basic but quite funny and there's not many tricky words.

I think nothing can be improved I would recommended this to age 7-11 years old. 

By Luke



Who is your favourite character?
My favourite character is tom gates because he always plays sneaky pranks on his sister Delia, but Delia always gets tom back. Tom loves his music. His favourite band is called Dude 3 and his dream is to become famous like them so he and his best friend Derrick have made up a band and named it Dog Zombies.

What is the book about?
The book is about Tom Gate’s every day life. Tom loves annoying his sister; he makes all strange and wired excuses to his teacher Mr Fullerman because he forgets to bring his homework in on-time. Tom loves drawing and doodling in class.   
By Elisha