Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
In a land far away, there lived a lonely woman who had always wanted a child of her own. So on a fine day, she went to see her dear friend the Wizard. The Wizard handed the woman a seed and told her to plant the seed and take good care of it.
When the woman arrived home, she did as she was told. She planted the seed and took good care of it. Then on a sunny day something magical happened to the seed. The seed bloomed into a beautiful flower and inside the flower, there was a little girl sitting in the middle of the flower and looking around. “She is so pretty! I will name you Thumbelina because you are as small as my thumb,” the woman said with major excitement. The woman had company and loved Thumbelina so much and raised her as her daughter. Together, they played games and did all sorts of things. Thumbelina also loved her mother as well.
But then on a dark night, when everyone were asleep even Thumbelina, An ugly green frog came and crept into Thumbelina’s home and saw Thumbelina snoozing in a coconut shell with a little warm blanket tucked with her near the window. The frog snatched Thumbelina and ran away with her. When Thumbelina woke up the next day, she found herself on a lily pad. She was looking at all the things around her and realized that she wasn’t at her house anymore… she was at a pond! The frog hopped up to her and croaked “ I brought you here because you are so beautiful that I would like to marry you.” After a while, the frog left Thumbelina sitting on the lilypad. Thumbelina was crying and crying for help. She really missed her mother.
Then along came a couple of fish and they saw Thumbelina crying on the lilypad. “Oh dear! We can’t let this beautiful tiny girl marry that horrible frog. I will eat the the root of the lilypad and she will drift away from the frog,” one of the fish said to his friends. Then Thumbelina was drifting off but it wasn’t long before she was heading into a
waterfall!. Along came a bird a swooped Thumbelina before she ended up in the waterfall and took Thumbelina to his friends because Thumbelina was such a pretty girl. But instead, the bird’s friends just laughed and laughed. “Who is she? Why did you bring such an ugly girl!,” one of the birds laughed. The bird who brought Thumbelina, got mad and dropped poor Thumbelina hard onto the ground. Thumbelina started walking around. She was now very thirsty and very hungry. There was a very friendly mouse who saw Thumbelina and welcomed her inside her cozy house and Thumbelina got to sit near the fireplace and eat delicious food and drink water. The mouse looked after Thumbelina for many days and weeks.
On a sunny day when Thumbelina was playing a game with the mouse there was a knock on the door. Standing there was an horrible looking mole and saw Thumbelina and decided to marry her. The mouse had no choice and agreed. “ Good, after a few days, I will be back to pick her up,” the mole said. Thumbelina cried and cried and got very sad. “Why can’t I stay with you?” Thumbelina asked.
“The mole is a very rich man and will look after you,” the mouse replied sadly.
On a fine day, Thumbelina found a robin lying on the ground with a sore leg. Thumbelina rushed to help the Robin. “Thank you very much! What must I give you in return?” the Robin asked politely. Thumbelina told the story of the mole wanting to marry her and asked if the robin can take Thumbelina far away from the mole. The robin told Thumbelina to hop on the robin’s back.
“Where are we going?” Thumbelina asked the robin.
“Some place you would really like,” the Robin replied. When they arrived, Thumbelina stared at the flowers and saw friendly animals. It was just the right place for her. “Thank you very much robin!” Thumbelina said happily as the robin took flight.
While Thumbelina was smelling the flowers, there was a handsome Prince who was flying around Thumbelina. “You are so beautiful! What is your name?” the Prince asked Thumbelina.
“My name is Thumbelina,” she replied.
“Thumbelina, will you marry me?” The Prince asked kindly. Thumbelina nodded. Together they took flight up in the air and they lived happily ever after.
This week we have been writing fairytales. We had to change the ending. I changed my ending by putting
"Together, they took flight up in the air and lived happily ever after."
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Awful Auntie is in the book called “Awful Auntie” and she is the main character in the story. She is the auntie of her niece named Stella.
Awful Auntie is such a rude lady to her niece because when Stella’s aunty was telling a few Fairy tale stories to her, She put horrible endings like in “The little Mermaid” all Awful Aunty said is that “ The little Mermaid drowned and that was the end.” Awful Auntie is a cheater because in a game of tiddlywinks, she always has to just win! And she did. Would you have an Aunty who would always be so rude and tell their pet to drop creepy crawlies and other disgusting bugs into your mouth while you are sleeping?
Awful Auntie has a pet owl named Wagna. Wagna is a Great Bavarian Mountain owl sitting on Awful Aunty’s big, fat hands and her hefty frame fingers. She has very skinny legs and shoes that look like a clown's shoe. Awful Auntie has a big floppy hat and straight hair pointing to the sides. Awful Auntie has a scratchy voice. Her voice is scratcher like a rockstar with a sore throat singing.
Stella’s Awful Auntie loves to play tiddlywinks and always win. She also likes to play nasty tricks like bandaging her niece's body with clear white bandage and lie to her saying that all her bones were broken when they weren't.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Speech Judging Sheet
Topic: All Year 4’s should go to camp
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My speech was organised logically into paragraphs, with an effective introduction and a conclusion.
I used some gestures, stood still and made eye contact with my audience.
My voice was clear and loud. I didn’t speak too quickly or too slowly.
My speech had a message and was original, interesting and relevant to the audience.
I used ‘powerful’ words in my speech. I also included some language features (eg repetition, alliteration, similes etc)
My speech was between 2 ½ and 3 ½ minutes long.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
My arcade game is called Layadri’s Amazing Claw Machine.
You need to use the hook and try and pull out a prize from inside the Claw machine. You get three tries to get a prize out. The string attached to the hook will pull a prize out.
My arcade game has a lever so you can pull fun prizes out of the Claw machine using the hook. It makes it easier to grab the prize.
My arcade game needs pull to get the prizes out of the Claw machine.
I could improve it better by using some more Simple Machines like a Pulley to pull out the prizes instead of fishing the prizes out.
Sunday, May 28, 2017
All children should walk to school
At H.D.S a few students walk to school but others go to school by vehicle. Every student at HDS should walk to school. I agree that students must walk to school.
Experts in the field, the University of Toronto, says that younger school aged children aren't getting enough physical exercise. Therefore, children should be walking to school and they will be getting enough exercise.
Overtime we have come to know that the Bedford council has said that if all children start walking to school instead of driving, there will be less air pollution because there are not as many cars on the road.
Stuff will tell you that if children walk to school, they can walk with family and friends because then they will have more company instead of going in the school bus.
I am absolutely sure that I have completely argued that all children should walk to school. If children walk to school more often, they can get plenty of exercise. There will also be less air pollution and not many vehicles will be on the road. My last reason is that children can walk with their family and friends so that they will have more company. Now I am very sure that now you know why all children should walk to school.