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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?!

The Empty World by Mitusha

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The first rays of sunlight shone across the desolate place. Dismal clouds loomed over, feeling pity for the lifeless peice of land. It was a dehydrated Earth. Staggering across the large expanse of sand, the robot collasped out of thirst. He was filled by emptiness. He stood there still. Motionless. Until he saw the last peice of life!

Gathering all his might, he stumbled towards the plant. The robot dropped down to his knees and observed the plant’s health. He stared intently. It was the last thread of life. It drooped forward as life started fading away from it second by second. Grabbing the plant gently in his hands, he looked at the mountain. It was the only thing to protect it…

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Gripping onto a rock, he held on for life. With determination, he clambered up still holding on to the plant. The robot scaled the cliff as rocks crumbled under his feet. He slipped! Kicking his legs in thin air, he searched for a hold. The robot grabbed onto a rock; fear went over his face. His hands slipped from the rock! He fell back… The only thing he thought of was the plant. Was he going to save it?

The wind howled from the peak of the cliff. With a sudden movement, a hand clawed at the loose rocks. It was the robot! He hauled himself up with the plant still safe in his hands. He finished the final hurdle. Determination filled him as he stumbled forward. He collapsed out of exhaustion but still carried on with his task. The plant, which was now hanging on to its last seconds, slipped out of his hands and his spirit slipped out of him.

The clouds loomed over the peak of the cliff. The leaf fell on the still robot. He lay there motionless under the tree. The little plant was now a big tree. The fog and mist swirled round the life filled mountain…

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“Well this was not here yesterday,”yelled Dox to Sam, staring at some find of ship-like metal wreck. It was covered with thick ivy and old rusted steel bars hung from the giant slice on the side. It gave Sam a shiver down his spine just staring at it. Both boys started climbing rapidly to the high-up slice. Up and up they climbed. Dox was the first one to make it up and through the slice. He froze; everything started spinning. He was terrified of heights. Dox finally came out of his trance and saw that the ship was on an angle so that the once-flat and still surface had now become like the sides of a triangle. One wrong step and he would smash the cracked glass below.

Anthony Horowitz is a fan of Jack Bowen!


Anthony Horowitz himself thinks that Jack’s persuasion would have done a great job of convincing Mrs Jones (from the Alex Rider books) of the dangers of sending out the 14-year-old spy. Brilliant work, Jack!


Besides being a fantastic piece of persuasion, it’s a stunning example of polishing and editing. Brilliant effort and hard word. Keep it up!




Writing about a beginning of a story

The sun was beaming on the branches as animals were walking, behind the bushes. I was walking through the forest one day; I heard something. Someone was placing  something on the ground in the distance. I stayed still. Someone was there. I didn’t breathe. No-one was around (I thought). I stepped on something. It made a noise! It looked like a bone from the museum. I picked it up but someone was dressed in black in the dark, wet, misty hut. I started to dart away as he started to chase after me. I stumbled up the tree as he was shouting at me. He had a nasty face, with a scowl and sharp, white teeth. I didn’t move and I clung to the branches. He didn’t know were I was……..

Homework by Cerys

“Come on,” shouted Beth to Amy as she ran through the deriliced woods. Amy followed with a worried look on her face. Then it started to rain and it got heavier and heavier. ” Let’s shellter in this cave,” said Amy.  The girls violently shivered as whispers and drips of water leaked from the top of the cold and dark cave. About 10 minites later, “Good it stopped  raining” whispered the girls. Stepping out from the cave, Amy found an unusual and  sparkling jewel she picked it up; told Beth, and moved on.

“Oi!” bellowed a gravily low voice from a distance; the girls looked around and saw a big man looming over the girls. They ran really fast. At that moment, Amy’s foot got trapped ; they both pulled at her leg but it wouldn’t budge. Suddenly the huge man stuck out is huge and great arm and went to grab Beth!!!!

Afternoon-play by Mitusha

Do you need a break from your work? Are you stuck in a hot, stuffy classroom? If this sounds like you, read on. Pay attention to this important suggestion: tell your teacher to give you afternoon-play.

The first and the foremost reason for having an afternoon-play is it will be able to refresh our minds. We will have fresh air and run around. As a result, we won’t make any careless mistakes; our work will improve. Also, 95% of Year 2 pupils stated they improved their work by having afternoon-play. Additionally, instead of being trapped in a hot, stuffy classroom by your teachers, you can be running outside.

In addition of having fresh air, it stops obesity ( which is all around the news. ) Do you want us to be the only who hasn’t conquered obeisity? The only answer to this situation: AFTERNOON-PLAY. It will sweep away this problem minutes. So, instead of being in the same place without moving and making our muscles stiffen, we could get rid of the stiffness in our muscles by playing outside.

Finally, having afternoon-play will help us get along with each other playing team games. Furthermore, we could play games with our teachers and get to know them better. Additionally, we can socialize with different people. As well as that, by doing team games it could improve our sports: catching, throwing, and collabrating. As a result, 76% of pupils stated they improved their catching, throwing and callobrating skills. It’s a massive bonus to having afternoon-play.

After hearing this, you should soon enough realize having afternoon-play is vital to us; it stops obeisity, gets us working together and improves our writing.

Homework by cerys

Do you want to have fun with your friends and have a break from school? And make new friends? Well go to Barton Camp (year 5): there are lots of things to do and you won’t regret it. I’m sure you will love it; everyone would.

Are you all ready excited? You should be. Of course you would be if you knew you were going to a fab place like Barton: there is a beautiful sighting at the top of Crooks Peeke; lovely peaceful walks; the blind fold challenge followed by swimming and muddy games! REALLY focus on these points because if you miss anything out when you tell your teacher,she will probably say no. You need to make it sound phenomenal!

Furthermore, it is a once in a life time experience which you will only do once. If you are not lazy, don’t mind getting muddy and love adventures like most people, Barton is perfect for you. The best part is if it rains (so bring waterproofs) and seeing teachers go down the slide (and you going down), then having hot chocolate and snuggling up in bed.:)

98.5% of children have loved camp. If I were you, I would take nouts as there are so many activaties you need to write down. Here is one of the children that have done all the activateas “it was really fun espeshaly caving  that was amasing  and canewing it wasent that deep believe me I dident want to do it but it was so fun really!”

If you liked my thought of barton camp then beg your teachers till thay cant tack no more  then tell mr dewe and youre parents to pay as it is obveosly worth it  thanks for reading and get thous teachers to say yes to barton camp!!!!!

Homework by Elle

Do you need a brake from school but still want to be with your friends? Is there nothing to do at home? If this sounds like you (year 5), then you should go on year 6 camp. You will not regret it. I promise.

Firstly, the children that went this year had so much fun and had some once in a life time opportunities. For example: caving, canoeing and you will be doing two activities a day and will constantly be doing something which you probably don’t do at home. If you don’t go, you will definitely regret it. Also, on the Thursday we do lots of small activities like the blindfolded challenge , swimming, map reading, archery, t-shirt making and team-building exercises.

Furthermore, the dorms are nice and big and the beds are comfortable. You are not all together;  you will be in groups of twos, fours or threes so you don’t have to worry about being in a huge group. Being in little groups makes it nice and cosy. Also, on the night you won’t have to worry about not falling asleep because you will be so tired from the activities you will just fall straight asleep.

In conclusion, I highly recommend going on year 6 camp as you will have the time of your life and you will not regret it. If you don’t go you will miss out on so much fun.



Don’t Go Out After Dark – second paragraph