Greetings Earthlings…

July 3rd, 2015

Zy zy! Or, as you earthlings say, ‘hello’.

I am contacting you across the galaxy from planet Zygon. I believe you have heard about our wonderful world…

Well, I shall explain my reason for communication: My leader (the all powerful Gon Zy) wishes to learn more about human behaviour. We recently had some visitors from planet Earth and they complained about some of our activities. The tall ones complained that the chocolate in the lakes was too hot and the shorter ones informed us that they enjoy ‘games’, which we have none of.

We did see one family sitting around a table for a long time, moving small objects around a board and this seemed to make them very happy and also sad. They said this was a game.

Please could you help us to understand:
– what they are;
– what you need to do them;
– how it works.

On behalf of the great Gon Zy, thank you.

Let Zygons be Zygons.

a-z names by serena

April 20th, 2015

alice

ben

charlotte

dawn

emily

freddie

grace

holly

illa

james

kyra

lilly

millie

nick

olly

polly

how to toast marshmallows by Amelia

April 20th, 2015

How to toast marshmallows

Do you want something that will warm you up?Are you hungry?Read on, and soon you will know how to toast marshmallows!Read on, and soon youll know how to toast marshmallows.

What you need?

.Sticks

.Marshmallows

.Wood

.Matches

What to do?

1.First, you use your wood and sticks leave one stick out to put your marshmallows on.

2.Next you use the matches to light the fire.

3.Finally you toast you marshmallow.

                                    Top tips

.Dont leave the marshmallow on the fire too long.

.Make sure you make the fire before you do the marshmallow.

Martin Luther King by Natasha

February 7th, 2015

In 1929 he was born in Atlanta, USA. In 1955 he worked for equal rights. In 1964 Martin won the Nobel peace prize and the government passed a law that stated : All people black or white in America are to be treated equally .In 1963 Martin Luther King marched into Washington D.C. He announced to all of America” I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of there skin but by the content of there character.”. Sadly he was assassinated in 1968 at the mere age of 39.             

‘The world’s gone mad!!!’ by ‘a concerned mother’

January 26th, 2015

I believe it was OUTRAGEOUS to allow little Amaofi travel to Nyangara’s cave all by herself! To begin with, she could not have been properly prepared for the journey (as she was too young to be trained in mountaineering or survival skills). This means that she was actually LUCKY to arrive at the entrance to the cave of an enormous, carnivorous, fire-breathing, person-eating, bone-crushing beast! The fact that she wasn’t gobbled up seems too good to be true to me and I am now terrified that Nyangara has placed a curse on that burning stick he gave to us. Surely it’s witchcraft?! Last but not least, I would like to add that a child’s place is at home (or in school), being look after by grownups not looking after them.

Yours sincerely,

a concerned mother

‘A lot of fuss about nothing!’ by Mo the farmer

January 26th, 2015

In my humble opinion, Amaofi definitely should have gone up the mountain. Firstly, she brought back the python Nyangara. As a result, her father – the chief – didn’t snuff it. Furthermore, despite being very young, she proved that age doesn’t mean you can’t achieve your goals; you’ve just got to be determined! Finally, I think girls aren’t give enough respect or taken seriously when it comes to physical challenges. So, if we keep wrapping them up in cotton wool and not letting them try things, they’ll never be able to look after themselves.

It’s a load of fuss about nothing!

Yours sincerely,

Mo (the farmer)

My WW1 Project by Kai G

December 17th, 2014

Rest

Soldiers in the trenches did not get much sleep. When they did, it was in the afternoon during daylight and at night only for an hour at a time. They were woken up at different times, either to complete one of their daily chores or to fight. During rest time, they wrote letters and sometimes played card games.

Dirty trenches

The trenches could be very muddy and smelly. There were many dead bodies buried nearby and the latrines (toilets) sometimes overflowed into the trenches. Millions of rats infested the trenches and some grew as big as cats. There was also a big problem with lice that tormented the soldiers on a daily basis.

Sandbags

Sandbags were filled with earth and mud. They were stacked on top of one another and lined the walls of trenches to provide protection for the soldiers below.

Trench duties often included the refilling and restocking of sandbags after damage from enemy fire.

k9 units

Dogs were a common sight on the front line. They were much-loved pets for soldiers but many were also trained to work.

Dogs carried messages between trenches, scouted for hidden enemies, carried medical supplies to injured men and acted as watchdogs. They also killed rats in the trenches.

 

 

A typical day in the trenches:

Journal reading to help children understand what trench life was like for soldiers during WW1

  • 5am – ‘Stand-to’ (short for ‘Stand-to-Arms’, meaning to be on high-alert for enemy attack) half an hour before daylight
  • 5.30am – Rum ration
  • 6am – Stand-to half an hour after daylight
  • 7am – Breakfast (usually bacon and tea)
  • After 8am – Clean themselves, clean weapons, tidy trench

Hear from veteran Tommies

Soldier on watch while others rest
  • Noon – Dinner
  • After dinner – Sleep and downtime (one man per ten on duty)
  • 5pm – Tea
  • 6pm – Stand-to half an hour before dusk
  • 6.30pm – Stand-down half an hour after dusk
  • 6.30pm onwards – Work all night with some time for rest (patrols, digging trenches, putting up barbed wire, getting stores, replacement of unit of soldiers every five days)

colour mixing by ciaran b

December 9th, 2014

red+yellow= orange

white+red = pink

white+black=grey

yellow+blue=green

blue+red=purple

green+red =brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

my family by emily

November 19th, 2014

 my mum =lisa

 my dad =adrian

  my brother= jack

 my other brother =thomas

my nan lynda

my uncle dominic

my uncle aaron

my uncle jason

my antie paula

my antie carlie

my couisn gino

my cousin sam

my cousin charlie

my cousin ben