Our current book focus: Snow White in New York

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Posted by Mr Sisterson | Posted in General News | Posted on 28-04-2016

Snow White in New York

We are currently enjoying Snow White in New York. It is a retelling of the classic, traditional tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves; however, it is set in roaring 1920s New York – the time of jazz bands and flapper girls.

Check out the posts below to see some of our excellent writing that is linked to the book. Please comment!

Holly’s Persuasive Letter

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Posted by Mr Sisterson | Posted in General News | Posted on 28-04-2016

Dear Snow White,

In honour of your well-known success, your father and I have decided to host a grand gala, showcasing your new musical career. To celebrate this victory, we would love to see you by the Town Hall at 8:00pm; it will surely be an unforgettable event!

Firstly, there is always the amazing opportunity to please the guests with the exact thing that launched your career – your stunning singing voice! Why deny such a brilliant offer which would certainly make your father and me proud?

You may argue that you have far too many professional concerts to attend; however, your absence shall let down your friends and relatives greatly and the party just would not be the same!

If you pass (which I sincerely hope you do not), you will be missing out on all of the delicious nourishments: mouth-watering cookies, a sweet variety of candies, fruit bursting with flavour and a luscious, tempting Victoria sponge piled high with creamy icing, adorned with petite strawberries and cherries. What’s the purpose of having a ball in your honour if you are not there?

As your stepmother, I have spent millions of dollars on this party of a lifetime, and all of those many thousands shall be wasted if you do not attend! So, for the sake of your career, would you please turn up?

With gratitude,

Veronica White

Harry’s writing he is proud of…

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Posted by Mr Sisterson | Posted in General News | Posted on 11-03-2016

Mad Monkey 
This report will give you information about a type of monkey that lives in the Night Zoo.

What does it look like? 

The mad monkey has cheetah legs that allow him to run faster than a car . Powered buy a Jet pack, bat-like wings help him to fly quickly so he can escape from enemies.  

Up-staging a newspaper report

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Posted by Mr Sisterson | Posted in General News | Posted on 22-01-2016

Today we worked with writing partners to up-stage a newspaper report. This is in preparation for writing our own sensationalist news stories next week. 

  

Zoe’s Escape from Norwich in Floodland

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Posted by Mr Sisterson | Posted in General News | Posted on 12-01-2016

We used drama to get into role as Zoe from our current book, Floodland. It tells the story of a flooded future UK, where Norwich has become a small island with only 100 remaining inhabitants. These freeze-frames depicted the main character’s escape (expertly played by Faith – who even managed some fake tears to show how emotive the text is!). We then went on to write in role, ensuring our pieces were not only emotive but also beautifully written with perfect spelling!

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Raging Reptiles by David

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Posted by 6spupil2015 | Posted in General News | Posted on 30-11-2015

Raging Reptiles

By David

Rushing right through as the Safari tumbled,

A prowling lion was observing the land,

Suddenly, like an earthquake, there was a miniature rumble,

And an anaconda appeared, rising from the sand.

 

“Hey ugly! You’re more of a chicken, not a cat!”

The lion was furious, so angry he was a wrecking ball,

He tried to attack, merely failed and was knocked over flat,

“Better watch your step,” the anaconda sneered, “Unless you want a mighty fall!”

 

“Cool this down!” A panda said with a shout,

He sorted them out, preventing a fight,

They were turned into friends, without a doubt,

They smiled and both said “He’s right!”

Perfect Pets by Faith

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Posted by 6spupil2015 | Posted in General News | Posted on 30-11-2015


 

                     Perfect Pets

By Faith

On a bone white rug,

A cream and brown pug

Spoke up “I am not afraid to go to the vets

I am the best of the best when it comes to pets!”

 

“I am the best.” Snarled the cat,

“I only take up a mat

I can fit on a lap

At least I don’t drink out the tap.”

 

“Disagree the dogs the best

He can put you to the test

He deserves a pat

But you, your heart is made of stone your wretched cat!”


Ruby: Messy Monster Life

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Posted by 6spupil2015 | Posted in General News | Posted on 20-11-2015

 

 

Ruby: Messy Monsters Life

 

Hi, my name is Ruby Mae. I am 10 years old. I spent all my life using my brain … its true.

 

I was born in St John’s Hospital in Basildon on March 16th 2005. My dad (Tony) came a mechanic after I was born. Apparently, my mum (Faye) devastatingly mumbled that my sister (Emily) moaned that she wanted to be the only child.

 

When I was a toddler, I was really messy and that’s true. I   was a paint bomb. My mum got really frustrated as the markers got all over the glass table. Roughly about that time, my mum and dad got divorced (nooo!). I don’t remember a thing.

 

Finally, the day came of my 6th birthday party. I been waiting for six whole years. I climbed the big, red, jelly blob. I knew I would have my 10th birthday party at a swimming pool. On my 10th birthday party, the two people I invited  from my old school  didn’t come because one was sick and the other one had her birthday party on the same day because she’s  3 days older than me (bad news!). They’re not friends which was a problem. That day I made a big mess.

 

Now I’m older, I’m going to take care of my mess. My mum and my step dad said I’ll  help out with the washing up— personally that’s not my thing—because my step dad is ill recently. However, I want be an artist when I’m older (hopefully I won’t be as messy as I am now).

Thomas’ Lego Life

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Posted by 6spupil2015 | Posted in General News | Posted on 20-11-2015

Hi! My name is Thomas, I am a Lego the only reason I say that is that I love Lego. I was born on 2004 November the 4th. I have it everywhere, my mum, Tracey, and my dad, Paul, always say “pick it up” and sometimes that happened but usually it goes up in the hoover. One day I will become a Lego design in the main factory (Denmark)

At first it was me, my mum and dad then came along my brother, Harry, he was such a cute baby but now he has changed so much. I also had a cat called George – he was a brilliant cat because he lets you tickle his belly and stroke him for a long time, he also survived until he was twenty and that is a long time for a cat. He had a best friend, which was my nans German Shepard called Dice. However, George Sadly passed away… It was very sad for my family. The only reason my cat did die is because he had a throat disease!

After all of sad news we thought of getting a British Bulldog and that is what happened! We had to look after a British Bulldog called Ralf for a month, he was not the prettiest dog I had seen, he smelled a lot but it was nice to walk a dog. However, even though he was a lovely dog, he had to go it was sad but I do not miss the stinky smell. After that, my family and I got a cute cat from Kent called Ted. Even though he had a lovely name we wanted to change his name because what happened in the past with his old family so we decided to name him Redge. He is a feisty one but he is so cute you just want to hug him but he will probably not even let you do that.

When it was my 9th birthday, I got my first touch screen phone (Apple, IPhone five) and a tablet. Then we went to my nans to go out for a family meal, there was a surprise installed for me when my Aunty and Uncle came in. They got me an Xbox 360 and I was so happy.

Holly Mae: Autobiography of an Artist!

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Posted by 6spupil2015 | Posted in General News | Posted on 20-11-2015

Holly Mae:
Autobiography of an Artist!
I’m Holly. I am ten years old and was born with a paintbrush… It’s true! I adore reading and I love art more than I love my shoes – I love my shoes A LOT! I could go on forever naming shoes, such as heels, chiselled heels, high heels, shiny heels, sparkly heels, designer heels, dress-up heels, sparkly dress-up heels, shiny dress-up heels… (as you can see, I’m very chatty!)
It took me 46 minutes and 38 seconds to be born at Basildon Hospital, from my mum, Caroline Eke, and my dad, John Hooper, was there all the way.

When I was three, I was sitting at the dinner table, picking the peas from my mashed potato with my fingers, when I suddenly got an amazing idea! I threw the broccoli (EWW) off my plate and onto my pregnant mum’s lap, and spread the mashed potato around my plate, and put my peas and carrots in certain places, creating a smiley face in my dinner! I showed mum, and she frowned at the mess, but said it was a masterpiece anyway! I mean, it’s not every day your mum praises your for making a mess, is it?

At the age of four, I went on holiday to Spain and apparently ‘fell off a chair’ and slit my lip open! The Spanish hospital made me wait 3 WHOLE HOURS until my operation. Dad was furious! They didn’t give me that gas which makes me fall asleep, and they sewed my cut up WITH A KNEEDLE AND THREAD! Anyway, the following day was my first day in school! YAY!
When I got to class, our first lesson was art! I was thrilled! Our teacher, Mrs, Gill, gave out black markers and whiteboards to draw our drafts. I didn’t know what the pen and whiteboard were for, so when she said “plan your pictures”, I started drawing tiger stripes on my face! Mrs Gill rushed over and showed me how to use the whiteboard and pen. I had to go around as a tiger for the WHOLE DAY! It was the most EMBARRASSING event of my life!

In the future, I plan to be a Shoe Artist (Painting shoes, painting patterns on shoes) and live in London with my awesome BFFs, Mia shipman , Victoria Darko and my awesome dog, buddy, in a huge glass studio, and everyone will buy my beautiful, designer shoes! I also hope that my family will find out that they CAN draw, and use that ability wisely! My sister, Jae, hates art and I have NO IDEA IN THE UNIVERSE why! Maybe it’s because I tease her about not being a professional artist – Oops, not meant to say that! Well, my friends, I guess this is the end. Bye-bye!