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Dogs

DOGS are cute

DOGS are funny

DOGS can be play full

DOGS can be rough

but if there is one thing i know about dogs its that they are the best pets you can ever have.

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Chapter 5 – Reveal the Murderer!

The voting was VERY close this week. Have a look on Boomwriter to see who won Chapter 4.

 

Chapter 5 MUST have …

* Make sure you read everything so far – your entry has to match the previous chapters

 

* Chapter 4 hints at who the murderer might be (leading the reader down a dead-end). You need to develop a twist so that the murderer is revealed and the reader doesn’t expect it.

 

* Use the ‘HANDS’ trick to make sure you have a good variety of connectives. You could also use the ‘Little finger’- ‘Middle finger’ – ‘Thumb’ trick as well.

 

*  Try to use an example of every sentence type we’ve done in your entry. Check on the blog to remind yourself.

 

You have until Sunday. We will use Monday and Tuesday for voting again. Any problems then please come and speak to me sooner rather than later.

 

Good luck!

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Exciting New Competitions! :)

Do you fancy entering another writing competition? Well, I may have the one for you! When I was out during the weekend, my mum spotted a leaflet with a writing challenge on! Read on to find out more…!

Well, this is what you need to do: you need to write a short story, with no more that 500 words, including the theme’ Around the World’! That needs to be submitted by the 3rd of June 2013. To submit your story go online to:

www.explorelearning.co.uk/youngwriters

If you can’t post it like this, you could hand in your story at your local Explore Learning Centre( all of that is also on the website). By the way your stories will be judged by the best selling author Cressida Cowell!

What are the prizes?

I am sure you are all wondering what the prizes are, well…. The first prize is a family trip to Disney Land Paris, and £500 worth of books for your school!

If you enter; GOOD LUCK!

If Mr Holder submits this post, I will give him the leaflet to look at!

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6T Boomwriter Update – Chapter 4

I‘m ended the voting for Chapter 3. It was VERY close this week. Well done to the winner: you can go and see who it was on the Boomwriter website.

I’m not going to start the competition for Chapter 4 until next week when we start back at school. If you want to start drafting it for yourself before we start back then feel free.

Chapter 4 Tips

* Read the whole story so far really closely – make sure your entry matches everything that has gone on so far

* Detective Graham needs to start investigating: looking for clues, talking to the suspects, etc… How do the clues match the story so far? Who could the murderer be? Keep the reader guessing!

* Make it sound like someone is really guilty only then go onto include some information that rules them out.

* Include some action. Maybe there is a chase around the mansion or a fight erupts?

* Remember we’re not going to reveal who the murderer is until the very end of the story.

* Use different sentence types and tricks – they’re on the blog to remind you.

* Use Level 5 punctuation : ; – Again look at the blog for examples if you’ve forgotten

* Try some new vocabulary out.

* BE IMAGINATIVE!

Good luck. Enjoy the rest of your holiday.

 

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Riddles…

1. What is in seasons, seconds, centuries and minutes but not in decades, years and days?

2.  The more you have of it the less you see, what is it?

3.  What has a head, a tail, is brown and has no legs?

4. What gets wetter as it dries?

Please don’t use the internet! I hope you get them right!

 

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6T – Boomwriter Update

Just to let you know the voting process for Chapter 3 of ‘The Kill’ is now underway on Boomwriter. It ends on Friday.

Check the blog again early next week as there will be an overview of what you need to get into your entry for Chapter 4.

Thank you for your entries – I had all but three (I know who you are…!).

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Made Up Riddle!

You put a coin in the oven

but it’s covered in foil,

And it’s not a normal coin.

It’s related to Easter

And most people like them,

what is it you put in the oven.

 

There’s two answers!

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Govind’s NEW Riddles!!

Can anyone work out the answers?

Please, please, please don’t use the internet!

 

1. You saw me where I never was and where I could not be. And yet within that very place, my face you often see.  What am I?

 

2. Say my name and I disappear.  What am I?

 

3. I can be long, or I can be short.
I can be grown, and I can be bought.
I can be painted, or left bare.
I can be round, or square.
What am I?

 

4. I’m full of holes, yet I’m full of water.  What am I?

 

Who can answer them all?

I will say it again: please, please, please don’t use the internet.

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paradise

                     

Paradise

Sky as blue as the ocean,

White fluffy clouds floating happily,

This has to be the magic postion.

 

crystal clear sea,

Not a ripple in the ocean,

No sounds and no motion.

 

This can only be……… Paradise.

By Georgia Hudson.

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Ellie’s Riddles!

1. What word when written in capital letters is the same forwards, backwards and upside down?

2. Pronounced as one letter but written with three, only two different letters are used to make me. I’m double, i’m single, I am black blue and grey. I am read from both ends and the same either way.

3.You are in a cement room with no windows or doors, the only thing you have is a mirror and a piece of wood, how do you get out?

4. What has four eyes but can’t see?

Good luck, hope you get some of them!

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Try answer it.

What has kst in the middle,

In the begging,

And at the end.

 

Tip: read it carefully.

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Who Knows The Answer?

 

1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20

What’s the mitsake?

 

 

 

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Extreme Reading!

As part of Book Week, Year 6 were challenged to bring in a picture of themselves reading their current book in an ‘extreme’ place. These are some of the wonderful, weird and wacky places that the children came up with … a big  well done to those who made the effort!

(Also thank you to Mr Parkinson at Davyhulme Primary for the idea).

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Hospital Nightmare!

Love you xxx. Send! Beeeeeeppp! “Phew I nearly drove into that car,” whispered Amanda, whose heart was racing. The text notification on her phone sounded, for a split second she looked down to reach her phone, wondering what her father had replied. That was what caused the tragic accident.

 

2 years and 8 months she woke up from a very long coma. She looked at the clock to see the date and time. She read to herself,”6:27 am Thursday 21 February! Today is my 27th birthday!” She could hardly see though as her eyes were still blurry and couldn’t quite get full vision. Eerie silence haunted the hospital.  It was dark. DRIP! DRIP! I need to get out of here she thought. Amanda ran up to the door and tried to open it. It was locked. Some would sit and cry; others, like Amanda, would try and find help. Fearfully, she kept shouting “Is anybody here?!” But there was always no answer. Hospital equipment was everywhere fluid pumps, surgery masks and every other piece of equipment they use. She carried on wondering the hospital in hope to find somebody. “AHHH!” She heard that and only that so she followed the noise and in the corner crying was a little boy. “What’s your name little boy?” She asked.

 

“John,” He answered “Please don’t hurt me,”

 

“Hello John, now why would I want to hurt you?” Amanda replied.

 

John said “Maybe you are like one of them,” This puzzled Amanda but she just said

 

“Come with me I promise I won’t hurt you, you’ll be safe with me,”

 

“Ok I’m trusting you,” he whispered.

 

Amanda held his hand and helped him stand on his feet. Amanda was a little bit less scared now because she knew she wasn’t alone. They both ventured the hospital together. TAP! TAP! “Was that you?” Whispered Michelle

 

“No I thought it was you” Answered John quietly.

 

This time Amanda didn’t like the fact she wasn’t alone. But she didn’t tell John that because if John knew she was scared John would be five times as scared. If I hadn’t of been texting while driving, if I hadn’t of took my eyes off the road, if I didn’t draw my attention to the phone then I wouldn’t be in this situation in the first place. PATTER! PATTER! “John I swear that was you!” exclaimed Amanda.

 

“I promise it wasn’t, I’m scared,” John declared.

 

“John I don’t think we are alone,” Amanda said with a frail voice.

 

John murmured “Are they going to hurt us?”

 

“Maybe so,” Answered Amanda “Maybe so,”

 

A shadow move across the wall but no person. “Stay there John I’ll go and see what it is” Amanda said quietly. But she shouted “Hello!” No reply. “Is anybody there?” No reply. She said “ nobody is there,” John  was lying on the floor bleeding  you lied to me you said I’d be safe. She looked at the wall it read, you are next. She was definitely not alone…

 

 

 

By Corben

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spud the alien part 2 :alone forever

As Spud floated across the universe he came across a galaxy named memory lane and memory lane was basically a guilt trip and for Spud bad memories were on his way.First was when he accidently crashed his aircraft onto planet Earth when he met Sebastian then came the second one when his home planet was at war with Earth.The third came next and all those flashbacks lead to the worst of all memory  four the one and only spud truely regetted.Spud saw how he left Eath for the second time and never returned to save Seb as the Earth burned like a hellish world until there was none left to burn.Then was his thought if Sebastian isn’t alive then he must be in heaven so maybe Spud could go and apologise.His idea was mad and there was no way Spud would commit suicide but afterall he couldn’t live with himself after he left Seb to die.So Spuds life was about to end until Sebastians heavenly spirit was sitting behind Spuds seat and Seb called out to Spud saying ”The only way we can be together is if you decide to leave your body.”Spud decided to well die but the scariest part of all is that Spud didnt go to heaven because he left Seb to die he went straight to HELL where he payed for his bad deed and Sebastian knew that Spud was going down to HELL to burn just like Sebastian did on Earth so I guess it was just payback!HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The Adventures of a Time Traveller

It was a cold winter’s night and the year was 1984 I had just finished a hard day’s work and decided to call in at my parents’ house. I was 29 years old when it happened. Well you might be wondering what did happen, I have decided to tell you and this is it.

 

As I knocked on the old, rickety door. I was answered by an old man called Chris, who is also my dad; he asked me if I wanted a warm cup of tea I answered him with a big yes. He walked into the brightly painted kitchen and told me to wait for him in the cold, dark basement. Slowly I walked down the creaky stairway when I saw a weird shaped contraption hidden beneath an old, dusty sheet. I stood still wondering what could be underneath the sheet so speedily I ripped of the sheet and saw a machine that flashed as bright as a star on a clear night. Suddenly a sharp metal door opened automatically, inside was a small wooden stool and lots of buttons. Cautiously I walked inside the machine and sat down. Unfortunately I had a terrible cold. ACHOO! My hand quickly hit one of the buttons when suddenly I heard weird noises. VROOOOO VROOOOOOO VROOOOO.

All of a sudden I dropped to the floor with a massive thud. When I looked up all I could see was a set of sharp teeth and a scaly face.That is when I realised I had gone back in time. Everything around me was a dusty, scolding wasteland, suddenly I ran turned round and wondered were the time machine had gone. I ran frantically ,wondering where on earth I was ,when, I saw the time machine it was on top of a tall ,rocky volcano. I sprinted towards the volcano; I was soon interrupted a dinosaur which was as tall as a full grown tree in the jungle. Slowly but surely I tip toed towards the forest trying to avoid its attention. It stared at me, slowly bringing out its teeth I wondered what it was thinking but as it came towards me I began to realise. Scared I ran towards the large forest and climbed up a tree hoping the dinosaur hadn’t seen me.Teradactles were flying high in the sky stalking their prey .I thought to myself that I was probably going to be their next prey so quickly I jumped of the tree and hid inside a large bushy hedge. The Teradactles flew away the other dinosaur did the same thing I thought I was safe I was wrong. A herd of raptors came heading for me I quickly ran up to the top of the large volcano trying not to be caught, as I reached the top of the volcano I jumped inside the time machine and pressed the button that I pressed before hoping I would appear at home.Fortunatly my hoping helped a lot.

Try Working These Out!!

1. My mom went to work.

She managed to do 8hours of work in only 2 hours!

How?

 

2. Make this without a calculator or paper, just your mind.

You have 1000,

add 40,

add 1000,

add 30,

again 1000,

add 20,

again add 1000,

finally 10.

What is the result?

 

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The Adventures of a Time Traveller

It was a cold winter’s night and the year was 1984 I had just finished a hard day’s work and decided to call in at my parents’ house. I was 29 years old when it happened. Well you might be wondering what did happen, I have decided to tell you and this is it.

 

As I knocked on the old, rickety door. I was answered by an old man called Chris, who is also my dad; he asked me if I wanted a warm cup of tea I answered him with a big yes. He walked into the brightly painted kitchen and told me to wait for him in the cold, dark basement. Slowly I walked down the creaky stairway when I saw a weird shaped contraption hidden beneath an old, dusty sheet. I stood still wondering what could be underneath the sheet so speedily I ripped of the sheet and saw a machine that flashed as bright as a star on a clear night. Suddenly a sharp metal door opened automatically, inside was a small wooden stool and lots of buttons. Cautiously I walked inside the machine and sat down. Unfortunately I had a terrible cold. ACHOO! My hand quickly hit one of the buttons when suddenly I heard weird noises. VROOOOO VROOOOOOO VROOOOO.

All of a sudden I dropped to the floor with a massive thud. When I looked up all I could see was a set of sharp teeth and a scaly face.That is when I realised I had gone back in time. Everything around me was a dusty, scolding wasteland, suddenly I ran turned round and wondered were the time machine had gone. I ran frantically ,wondering where on earth I was ,when, I saw the time machine it was on top of a tall ,rocky volcano. I sprinted towards the volcano; I was soon interrupted a dinosaur which was as tall as a full grown tree in the jungle. Slowly but surely I tip toed towards the forest trying to avoid its attention. It stared at me, slowly bringing out its teeth I wondered what it was thinking but as it came towards me I began to realise. Scared I ran towards the large forest and climbed up a tree hoping the dinosaur hadn’t seen me.Teradactles were flying high in the sky stalking their prey .I thought to myself that I was probably going to be their next prey so quickly I jumped of the tree and hid inside a large bushy hedge. The Teradactles flew away the other dinosaur did the same thing I thought I was safe I was wrong. A herd of raptors came heading for me I quickly ran up to the top of the large volcano trying not to be caught, as I reached the top of the volcano I jumped inside the time machine and pressed the button that I pressed before hoping I would appear at home.Fortunatly my hoping helped a lot.

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Was it a dream ?

The day was here. Finally the day had come, my first day of secondary school. I lay impatiently in my bed. Should I try to act normal? Or should I act like me? BEEP! BEEP! My alarm eventually went off.  I reached out for my blazer, which was hanging on my wardrobe handle; it had a navy background with a maroon coloured pocked with a logo saying Church of Scotland. “Lara, Lara!” my moms screamed at the top of her voice and trust me that’s loud! “What?” I replied                                                                                                                         “It’s ten past eight!”                                                                                                                                                                                        “AHHHHHHh!” I rushed to the bathroom. There was no toothpaste. I leaped to the cupboard and grabbed the toothpaste tube.

A few dilemmas later, I was finally dressed. My mom stormed up the stairs grasped my ears HARD, whilst towing me down the oak wooden staircase. Embarrassed , I stumbled out of my house , my little brother Hamish tugged on my legs. My hair was a messy as a matted dogs.

I was at school atlast I raced to my form, tripped over the door stop I embarrassed myself completely! Thinking I was going to die of embassasment I stumbled to my seat my teacher glasses slid down her wart infected crooked nose. Her eyes followed her glasses and narrowed down to glance at me. I felt scrutinised. “Detention!” she screeched in a monolog tone. I had a Detention on my first day , what was my mom going to think? Should I tell her ? What can I do ? All I could think about is her dis a pointed face gazing down at me.

Moments later the bell rang “see you after lunch” Mrs Hekford whispered, Was she being nice ? “ You better not be late” she ended her sentence sharply Didn’t think her consideration would last . Relived I strolled out the classroom wondering how I had survived without being weird but that doesn’t mean I wasn’t dreading going back into her dark pit Mrs hekford calls her classroom !Everyone I see her mineute devil horns enlarge out of her head.

A couple of days later, so I managed to last a couple of days, but worry no more it is finaly the weekend YES! YES! YES! Also if you’re wondering I do have a amazing best mate my so embarrassing mom is actually taking me and Effie skiing (by the way Effie is my best friend) She is coming over to sleep at my house tonight my mom has never let me have a sleepover, but she said it might help get more social skills in school. Knock Knock! I pulled the door and hauled the door, but it wouldn’t open. “Lara, Lara, the doors not open!” My mom bellowed as she unlocked the door. Of course something mortifying had to happen to me, the door flung off and I collapsed to the ground. The whole year group was standing outside my house “Whats everyone doing here ?” A ripple of laughter sawed across the front lawn The day was here. Finally the day had come, my first day of secondary school. I lay impatiently in my bed. Should I try to act normal? Or should I act like me? BEEP! BEEP! My alarm eventually went off.  I reached out for my blazer, which was hanging on my wardrobe handle; it had a navy background with a maroon coloured pocked with a logo saying Church of Scotland. “Lara, Lara!” my moms screamed at the top of her voice and trust me that’s loud! “What?” I replied                                                                                 “It’s ten past eight!”

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The howling starts chapter 1…

The gift was earned not given, but some were born with the gift. The kid across the road is Jim’s best friend, his name is Bob he is tall for his age, his skin is tanned and he wears his brown hair in a spikey style. The two best friends shared their secrets.

One bright morning Jim woke up and rapidly ran down stairs, his mom called ”is that you Jim?”. ”Yes” replied Jim. ”What are you doing?” she asked.  ”I am just getting ready for school” Jim answered.

Jim walked to the end of his front garden his best friend was waiting for him. Bob glared for a second then calmly said ”do you want to walk with me?”. ”Yes but you say that all the time” replied Jim. ”Oh yes sorry” answered Bob. ‘You say sorry all the time as well!” yelled Jim. “Ok I will try to stop saying it all of the time” murmured  Bob. As they walked down the road they saw three people sitting on a wall they were wearing raged clothes, one had no shoe and another had no eye. ”What day is it? ” he called ”its Friday” Jim called back nervelessly ”ok” he called . The three men talked about getting in for the night Jim was concerned about why the men were talking about getting  in for the night .” Come on Jim” Bob called. Bob was almost around the corner that was twenty minutes up the road but Bob was there in two minutes. When Jim was finally there ”how did you get up here so quick? ” Jim said whilst taking deep breath’s. ” Its really easy ” boasted Bob.

When Jim and Bob was at school Bob was boasting about how he got to the top of the hill first to four people in his class. Jim said “it was not a race”. The four people believed it was a race and one said yes it was a race. The tension was building between the four people and Jim. Bob could sensed that Jim was feeling uncomfortable and that it was his doing so he admitted that it was not a race and he was only joking. ”I am really sorry Jim, I got carried away with what I was saying, I did not mean to upset you” apologised Bob. Jim did not answer he just kept thinking how could Bob get ahead so quickly from those men.

The boys walked to their classroom where register was taken followed by literacy. Both boys were deep in thought about the events of the morning, when the teacher’s voice interrupted their thoughts saying ” Year 6 it is time to change for PE”. The classroom filled with noise of children getting up  from their chairs, chatting and collecting their PE kits to change. In the school gym it was time for basketball which was Jim and Bob’s favourite game. The game started and within minutes Bob had scored 10 baskets, Jim was amazed at how fast Bob was and how high he could jump, leaping ito the air as high as the baseball net.

To be continued…