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Friday, 28 October 2016

Haunted house stories


Y5C have been writing Haunted house stories to coincide with their 'no place like home' topic. The class produced some fantastic descriptions.  Below are some samples.

“We need to get out of here!” wailed Summer, as there was a shot of thunder.  Suddenly there was a flash of lightning and I caught sight of an old, abandoned house. There, was an old crooked archway that had the words ‘Keep out or else,’ written in what seemed like blood. As we got closer, I noticed that the windows were smashed and roof tiles were missing. Not to mention the dragon statue that perched on the roof, its wings dusted with gold.

Slowly, I walked up the pebbly path leaving Summer behind me. Carefully I turned the door knob to reveal a dark gloomy passage with planks missing and walls stained red.  Quickly, Summer joined me and we looked at the news articles displayed on the walls. Looking closer, I noticed that they were all of the same man…Billy Carneto the number one criminal!
By Ruby

As the rain got heavier and heavier, me and my friend Alice had no choice but to take shelter in the old abandoned house. I began to shake in fear as I saw two identical demon statues, looking like they were about to pounce on us.  Then the lightning started to flash, so we ran in not noticing that there was a keep out sign or death awaits you written in thick black paint.  I was thinking that this was a one way ticket to hell.

While the door slowly opened, I felt dripping on my head.  I went to feel it and it was warm and very peculiar. I saw my hand and it was red!
By Cerys

As the trees crashed down like dominoes, I had no choice but to enter the gruesome place in front of me. The wind gushed around ripping off branches with ease and then the branches rolled down like bowling balls.  Looking around, I saw a whopping and unnatural sight directly in my landscape. A huge mansion stopped my tracks and it loomed over me as if I was a baby and everybody else was a giant. When I took my first steps towards this horror of a place, I felt agitated. Standing there, I could see two statues which seemed ready for their evening snack. I had no choice but to enter this wretched house.
By Liam

As I entered the ghostly house, I could see a picture of the last suspicious owners of the house. I was petrified as I put my shaking hands on the rails and took it off again. I glanced at it and it had a countless number of dead insects all over it. As I went up the eerie, creaky stairs, I examined a marking implanted in the walls saying “BEWARE” in capital letters.
By Sean

Slowly, we approached the living room. It was huge and had countless brown shelves. On the shelves was a plethora of antique, dusty books. Apart from one. That book was pristine and clean. It was spick and span. A cold spine-tingling shiver went down my back. I observed the room trying to tell myself nothing bad would happen. I stared at the brown plain walls. The wallpaper looked like it had been ripped off deliberately. Immediately, eerie music started playing. I looked around and found a radio. The music was coming from there.
By Anna

Designing rooms

Y5C have recently designed rooms in ICT using

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Sports Stacking Club

Children in Year 5 & 6 have been enjoying a Sports stacking club on Thursday lunch times. Sports Stacking (or cup stacking) is an exciting individual and team sport where competitors stack and unstack 12 specially designed cups in predetermined sequences at lightning speed! Students race against the clock for fastest times and race against each other in relays.

Sports stacking promotes hand-eye coordination, ambidexterity, quickness and concentration– skills needed to excel in both sports and academics. When students are Sports Stacking, they’re using both sides of their bodies and brains to develop skills necessary to dribble and shoot basketballs and netballs, throw and catch balls, play a musical instrument, type on a computer and more.

Y5 Science - Investigating which paper towel is the most absorbent


Year 5 have been learning about the Jewish festival of Sukkot. The children made their own Sukkah from a net of a cuboid. They decorated the Sukkah making plasticine fruits and tissue paper flowers.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Brighten up this Harvest

This morning we held a Harvest festival mass in the school hall.  We wore bright clothes and gave donations to raise money for Cafod.

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Healthy eating

On Friday Year 5 were joined by students from Hanham Woods Academy Sixth Form.  The class worked on healthy eating and explored what makes a healthy packed lunch.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

UK geography

Year 5 have been working on locating places in the UK.

Year 5 assembly on internet safety

Click on the link below for a video on internet safety.