Thursday, 31 May 2012

100wc - week 33!

If you'd like to do the 100wc over half term, here are the details!
The prompt is quite long - there are two stories about children living in Africa. Both of the children have difficult lives - your task is to write a letter to one of them, either telling them how you feel about their story, or explaining how your life is different to theirs.

You can see the prompt by clicking here.

Remember that you only have 100 words to use!
Email in your entries to and I'll put them onto the blog :-)
Mr K.

Sam G's Google Earth video!

Sam G made this video to show how to use Google Earth - well done, Sam! This is a great effort by one of our Digital Leaders - what could Sam add to it to make it even better? I thought perhaps use a microphone to add a voice-over to the video - then you wouldn't need to type the instructions!
Excellent work, Sam!

Monday, 28 May 2012

Owen's 100wc - week 32!

Oops! I nearly forgot Owen's 100wc - and it is fantastic! Just press play to listen!

Stopping off in Gibraltar!

Hi Everyone in Ash Class,

We arrived in Gibraltar yesterday morning and after lunch went on a visit to Europa Point and St Michael's Cave which is a natural carven with stalagmites and stalactites and they
sometimes hold concerts there because the sound is so good.

We also met the apes, there are five colonies of apes living on the rock and they are all called after members of the royal family or important people.  Gibraltar belongs to Britain and history has it that as long as the apes remain on the rock it will remain British, so the people of Gibraltar look after the apes very well indeed!   One of the ladies bought an ice cream and as she walked out of the shop an ape landed on her shoulder and made off with the ice cream.

When we were in Gibraltar we could see North Africa.  Do any of you know what the Twin Pillars of Hercules are?  Another question how wide and how long are the Straits of Gibraltar?
From Lozzer's Granny & Grandpa.

Sunday, 27 May 2012

EK's 100wc - week 32!

SG's 100wc - week 32!

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CT's 100wc - week 32!

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More Ash Class champions!

First we had a champion boxer, then a rugby player, and now we have a champion dog handler who came 2nd in the Young Dog Handler category and 3rd in the Gun Dog category at the West Mids Country Show at Shrewsbury Show Ground - well done (and well done to Indie the dog too!)

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Molly's 100wc - week 32!

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Friday, 25 May 2012

GTH's 100wc - week 32!

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IH's 100wc - week 32!

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A new message from out at sea!

Hi all,
Another day at sea.  We left Southampton at about 5pm on Wednesday, a lovely sunny afternoon, fellow passengers were milling about on the decks and a Calypso Band played on the Lido deck where one of the swimming pools is situated.  Through the night we sailed down the English Channel and just before 6am we passed Lle d'Ouessant  on the north west point of France and into the Bay of Biscay.  All of yesterday was spent sailing through the Bay of Biscay and at times you could feel the boat swaying, the Captain called it a 'low swell' - the waves were about 2.5metres in height,  the motion on the boat is similar to that of flying in an aeroplane.

During the night we left the Bay  Biscay after rounding Cape Finisterre and are now sailing parallel to the Spanish and Portuguese coasts Heading for Cape Vincent after which we will take a south easterly course for Gibraltar. There is not a lot to see but sea and the odd ship in the distance.
This is a picture of the QUEEN ELIZABETH.

Pyjama Day!

We had a great (and extremely hot!) pyjama day today to raise money for the school - well done everyone!

Guess the mystery famous visitor to Lauren's grandparents' cruise!

Do you know who this important famous person is? She visited the cruise liner that Lauren's granny and grandpa are having their cruise on:

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Callum's 100wc - wk32!

Alex's 100wc - wk32!

Chloe's 100wc - wk32!

Emelia's 100wc - wk32!

Emily's 100wc - wk32!

Lauren - 100wc - wk32!

Sam B 100wc - wk32!

Oscar's 100wc - wk32!

Amber's 100wc - week 32:

I am writings to you because I what to tell you how brillant the 100wc is.

Dear David Cameron,
The 100wc is brillant because it gets children to think about what to write and to use punctuation. Each week their is a different prompt for the children to tack part in. Some times over 600 children take part in it. The 100wc is soitable for all ages, for the 100wc their is a show case and five of the 100wc get put into the show case and then people all over the world get to see your work. That is why I think the 100wc is sow good.

From Amber.

Jack M's 5 sentence challenge - wk7:

With a little help from Mr Hughes :-)

Klaudiusz's 5 sentence challenge!

Big city big buildings and the colours waters on the sky.
Red, blue and yellow glittering colours.
Or the water there are bouts swimming and the statue of liberty.
A helicopter flies in the black sky.
There are big small and tiny building in New York City.

By Klaudiusz - Ash Class (with a little help from Mr Hughes)

Olympic Maths out on the field!

On Wednesday 23rd May we went on the field for some Olympic maths. Here are the records for the class olympics:
Javelin - Owen with 14.7m.
Long jump - Amber with 2.2m
100 metres - Callum with 17.6s
Discus - Ethan with 26.1m
Triple jump - Alex and Liam with 5.90m

Here are the real Olympic records:
100 meters - 9.58s
Long jump - 8.91m
Triple jump - 18.29m
High Jump - 2.45m
Javelin - 98.48m
Discus - 74.08m

By Ella and Sam B.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Experimenting with Garage Band on the iPads!

On Wednesday 23rd May we had music with Mr K, but it wasn't a normal music lesson - we had the IPADS! On the iPads we were on an app called GarageBand, which is an app which lets you play the guitar, keyboard, bass and even an orchestra even if you haven't played them before. We were split up into groups and went inside the classroom or outside on the playground and made are own cool music.
By Ella and Sam.

100wc - week 32!

This week's prompt is all about persuasion - you need to use 100 words to persuade someone why doing the 100wc is great, or perhaps why it should win the award for 'educational blog of the year'. Or, you can write a persuasive piece about anything you wish - it's totally up to you!

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Grace's Olympic Writing!

Here's what Grace produced in a Live Writing session this evening - the prompt was a photo of someone carrying the Olympic Torch. It's an absolutely wonderful piece of writing - well done Grace! Which is your favourite part? I think mine is the line where people are flooding her with questions - a great line!

As I sprinted through the gritty street I suddenly felt overwhelmed: why was I chosen from everyone in Longberry? My supporting friends cheered to me though, I felt extremely proud. I heard them over the screaming crowd and my thumping heart. A trickle of sweat dropped from my forehead, as slowly as a tortoise, I remembered my parents joy when we got that stunning phone call - I am holding the Olympic torch! Immediately I was determined to carry on. My arm was like iron with the weight of the, somehow holy, torch. A mob of people were following me, pushing freezing cold, metal speakers at me, flooding me with questions. Then, they stopped. All at once everyone started roaring! I'd crossed the line!

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Lauren's Grandparent's Adventures!

Lauren's Grandparents have left us lots of great comments on our blog this year and are now off on a wonderful cruise around the Mediterranean Sea - you can see their route on this map and also click on the markers to see pictures of where they'll be visiting:

View Lauren's Grandparent's Cruise! in a larger map

Friday, 18 May 2012

Charlotte's 100wc - week 31:

“Wow at last Moby, at last. We’ve found it.” As Moby and I were searching for the golden treasure for three years, we had finally reached it. The shine of gold blinded us as we opened the tatted lid, the walkie-talkie rang. “Have you found the treasure yet?” asked our smarty boss, “Hello, are you there?” There was no answer from us, only the gross duel all over the treasure. Suddenly a loud dressed up man, came by and pulled us away… “Were are we?” I asked Moby. But were where we? A deep dark cave it looked like… To be continued…

By Charlotte.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

100wc - week 31:

This week's 100wc has another video prompt, made by the people at Brainpop - enjoy!

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Y5/6 Live Writing session!

Ash, Chestnut and Maple took part in a Live Writing session on Friday afternoon - you can read all about it and some of the fabulous writing produced by clicking here (there is also a link on the right-hand side of the page).

The prompt for the session were some photos of mountaineers on Mount Everest!

Chloe's 100wc - week 30:

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Emelia's 100wc - week 30:

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Lauren's 100wc - week 30:

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Becky's 100wc - week 30:

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Ester's 100wc - week 30:

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Sam G's 100wc - week 30:

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Mya's 100wc - week 30:

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Thursday, 10 May 2012

Grace's 100wc - week 30:

"Now, what exactly do I need to do? babbled the executioner idiotically.
"Just hold up the axe and let your hands drop!" screamed the festive crowd.
"Why?" he remarked foolishly.
"To kill us." I replied calmly and with that he frantically started undoing the rope, bound securely round my poor hands.
"Run!" he urged, I obediently sprinted away, closely followed by the roaring crowd. However I was nearly safe when! THUMP! I fell over my hideously long skirt, strait onto the hard ground.
I wasn't scared at all though. Not even a little bit frightened. I was happy...
By Grace.

Greenfields Y5/6 Live Writing!

Here's the link to our Live Writing session for Friday 11th May! Remember to give the password on your first comment. When you type a comment, remember to copy it so that you can paste it into the comment box again to edit it!

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

100wc - week 30...

Hi everyone - here's the new prompt for the 100wc this week: what do I need...

Happy writing!
Mr K :-)

Aaron chosen for 100wc showcase!

Great news and a HUGE congratulations for Aaron, who was chosen for the 100wc showcase this week - this was all down to his hard work, really concentrating on making his work neat and remembering to include lots of fantastic descriptive language! You can view Aaron's work by visiting the showcase here, or by clicking on the image below!

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

More Olympics work!

Sam B's Olympic Animation:

And his presentation!

Ceri's Olympics Presentation:

Sam G's Olympic Presentation:

Our rugby champ!

Well done to our future England rugby player - chosen as most-improved player at his club!

Sam B's 100wc - week 29:

Dear Diary,
Today was a marvellous day because I woke up and it was my birthday. Hurray !!   I got dressed raced downstairs and had a full English Breakfast. Yum! The weird thing was Mum wouldn't let me see outside. Boy I got a shock when she opened the door. There was loads of presents, there was a bouncy castle, a fluffy bunny rabbit with a pink collar.  Straight away I kicked my shoes off and bounced on my castle. Then I gave my bunny some juicy spinach leaves. The time flew by and soon it was time for my party to start. How lucky am I!

By Sam B.

Monday, 7 May 2012

Aaron's 100wc - week 29:

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Grace's 100wc - week 29:

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Lauren's 100wc - week 29:

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Samantha's 100wc - week 29:

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Liam's 100wc - week 29:

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Spellings - Tuesday 8th May

Yes, it's the highlight of your bank holiday weekend - this week's spellings!


We have our new quadblogging partners!

Blue 3 class at Bankside Primary School in Leeds;
Year 5 at Old Heath Primary School in Colchester, Essex;
Mrs Dosanjh's Class at Strawberry Hill Elementary School in Surrey, Canada!

We'll be taking turns to comment on each other's blogs, so I'll let you know when you should get going!
Mr K :-)

We need some librarians!

I need to appoint two Ash Class librarians to look after our new bookshelf and keep it organised! Leave a comment if you'd like the job!
Mr K :-)

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Hockey Heroes!

We were in the Shrewsbury Quick Sticks Hockey Competition on Wednesday 2nd May at Meole Brace secondary school.
At the start we were nervous as we had never practised quicksticks hockey before. The first half of the first game against Longden A team, was difficult as the other team were very good. They scored five in that first half. However, in the second half we were more used to it and  they were unable to score any more!
We went on to win our next match 4-0, and we then had a nervous wait until we found out whether we were in the semi final or not.......
Guess what? We were through!
We played Mount Pleasant and after an exciting match we won! We were through to the final, we couldn't believe it! We played against Longden again but this time we had improved! They found it harder to score this time, only able to score three.
We were runners up in the competition and we were all thrilled!
By Callum and Liam.

We were both so proud of all the children who took part in the hockey tounament. Due to lack of experience of the sport the Greenfields players did enter the tournament full of enthusiasm but with little aspiration as to any results, just willing to 'give it a go'! They exhibited fantastic team spirit and sporting attitude towards the other schools' participants and the sport itself. Following an initial difficult first half, they persevered and their ability continued to improve considerably very quickly and throughout the whole afternoon.
All their natural ability shone through and they did Greenfields proud by reaching the final. 
Well done to all!
Mrs Robinson and Mrs Hoult (the gaffers!).

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Isaac's 100wc - week 29:

One marvellous day, I was standing where birds flew elegantly over the luscious, green countryside. Noisily, rabbits dug burrows in the fine soil, despite hating getting dirty! Pink, fluffy plants lay motionless on the wet, soggy leaves. Ancient castles stood victoriously above the clouds like angels hovering beautifully. Stoats swiftly move through the long, thin grass in search of nimble hares to eat. Gracefully, butterflies soar silently, stopping at every plant to collect pollen. Finally, great deer sprint through the trees, where the males wrestle with their antlers. I was happy there, and I wished I could stay there forever.
By Isaac.

Friday, 4 May 2012

Sam G's 100wc - week 29:

Slowly, I opened my dreary, heavy eyes and got up to my feet and looked around.  Then I realised that I was in a forbidden forest full of magical, mystical trees.  Silently but swiftly, I walked to a tree branch.  I pulled back the leaves and then I saw it,  Dragobear castle standing proud in the distance.  Glimmering, the silver shimmering moat encircled this enchanting magical castle.  Then, above me, I saw a pink dragobear.  It flew noisily above the marvellous castle walls.  Suddenly the brown wooden drawbridge came slowly down over the clear, blue moat.  This was no ordinary castle, this was Dragobear castle.
By Sam G.

Molly's 100wc - week 29:

It was just an ordinary day on Shuttlecock Island, or so I thought...

I was flying around the marvellous coast of Shuttlecock Island on my pink Koalacorn, when I saw a purple, glowing castle in the distance.

Swiftly and silently, my Koalacorn flew down to the mysterious castle to take a closer look. In front of the castle, lay a creaking draw-bridge, with turrets like sky-scrapers reaching for the clouds. The draw-bridge slammed down, like we were expected. Worried, I quietly strode into the enchanted castle, leaving my Koalacorn behind. Inside, a jester was noisily juggling foam balls, he was heading for me...

Amber chosen for 100wc showcase!

A really HUGE well done to Amber, who had her 100wc entry to the Night Zookeeper chosen to be a part of this week's Showcase. This is an amazing achievement as there were over 600 entries! We're really proud of you Amber! You can see Amber's wonderful work below (click on the picture for a bigger version):

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

100wc - week 29:

This week's prompt is here! You must include these words in your 100wc...


So that's 105 words in total!
Happy writing!

Live Writing: Wed 2nd May!

There was another great Live Writing session this evening! The prompt was a Wallace and Gromit video which you can see below. The challenge was to write a diary entry as one of the characters. You can look at the whole session here (2nd May session!).

Oscar joined his first Live Writing session and wrote this:

Dear Diary, today I wanted fried eggs but I got it in my face insted of my mouth. Not a good way to start the day!

A great start, Oscar! I wonder if you could carry it on?

Isaac created a marvellous diary entry:

Dear Diary. Smugly, I woke up knowing that no-one in the world has thought of this. It was the brilliant 'breakfast machine.' I climbed out of bed and made my way to the to the stairs, then I saw Gromit wandering out of his room. He was half asleep. "Come on Gromit" I heard myself call. "we HAVE to try out our new machine" Unfortunatly, Gromit wasn't as intrested as I was. I was surprised how quickly I could get down the stairs, and surprised how slow Gromit was! "Oh do hurry up Gromit!" Getting quite annoyed how unintrested he was. Quickly, I sprinted to the kitchen and pulled out the sparkling romote for this spectacular machine. I walked into the dining room, Gromit had finally arrived. The reason Gromit was feeling miserable was that every time I've made an amazing invention is that they havn't really gone to plan! Anyway, I don't want to talk about that now! We sat down at the varnished table and started fiddling with the controls. I then heard a strange noise coming from the kitchen. "At your service!" I heard it call... "Ha Ha!" I exclaimed "It worked!" Gromit, was looking glum. Then Suddenly, I saw why! The machine was spinning aroung at 100 miles an hour. It opened the lid, and sprayed out a mashy egg mush all over Gromits face! OH NO! Then it whizzed out a boiled egg in my plump face! Finally, disaster! It exploded! Not a great morning...

Fantastic, Isaac! I can really tell that you've been thinking about our I SPACE work!
Hopefully there'll be some more of you there next time! Mr K :-)

(c) Aardman Animations.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Sam B's 100wc - week 28:

My animal is called Giant Zebra Monkey. My animal always lives in packs of 100,000. If one of them is ill they will stay with the ill one if it dies they will bury it. They live in the Booboo forest and they only eat Booboo fruit. They look like a giant monkey with zebra stripes. There is a dark secret that at the end of every year for an hour they turn into Giant Monkey Zebra when They are in this form they are hunted. The people that do this have no soul I mean it no soul no soul.