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Features of a Minotaur (homework) by Joe D

Most people think minotaurs are foul beasts like the one in Greek Mythology but actually they’re not. They are kind, loving creatures. Anyway, I am here to tell you about what they really are like.

Minotaurs have two long horns made of the same material as elephant tusks. Next, they posess a large bull head and rear legs. Additionally, minotaurs own the body of a human. Also, Their skin is so tough it can stop a bullet.

Minotaurs have the biggest brain of any mythical creature. Although they are known for fighting, they are as wise as they are skilled in combat. Don’t make them angry! Minotaurs are extremely bad-tempered.

They are very fond of living in enormous castles. Minotaurs love castles because it makes them feel safe as they are incredibly wary. Furthermore, unusally they love stone.

Now you know what they are you can show off to your friends about your phenomel knowledge on minotaurs.

How to spot a Thing (homework) by Joe D

As you all know we have been learning the story of Emily and the Thing. In this blog I will tell you how to spot one.

First of all, you must learn the features of one. Male Things display three long, razor-sharp horns, used for mating. Secondly, both genders have two eyes the size of plates! They use them for seeing in the dark as they are nocturnal. Finally, they have the densest fur of any animal/monster!

Most Things live in spooky, dark woods because apparently it helps them get to sleep. They are usually found at the top of only the highest trees. Normally, they are  solitary unless they are in a family or in a bachelor pride. Sometimes, you can also find them deep underground.

Things are carnivorous although they oddly have a certain loving for milk ;it’s a biological mystery! Their favourite food is venison so if you want a close-up make sure you pack some! Things have no natural predators ,this means they are top of the food chain. Although, most Things unusually die of attacks or defences of their prey!

Now you know about these unique creatures, you can go and see for yourself!

Top tips:

Don’t get too close! They will attack! Also, if you feed them their favourite food ( venison ) they will be your friend for life. Funny that?!

Don’t Go Out After Dark – second paragraph

Homework 25.09.16 by Joe D

Have you found some shiny black pebbles? Are you puzzled about what they are? Well, you have come to the right place my friend because you just happened to pick up a text about how to use them. As you read on, you will notice we use a tuna-fish because this is what we had when we found them – however these are optional (you could use something else which was to hand when the stones were found).


What you need:

  1. 2 shiny black pebbles
  2. Some scorched bark
  3. A handful of squashed berries
  4. 1 Tuna fish

What you do:

  1. Break up the bark and sprinkle the pieces into the bowl of berries to make a gooey mixture.
  2. Mince the tuna and add  it to mixture.
  3. Smother the pebbles onto the mixture until they are not visible.
  4. Make a wish and it will come true.

If it doesn’t work, retry and see what you have done wrong.

Wish wisely!