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The Meadow

As the gentle sun rose from the horizon, the birds swooped down and sat on the rotting fence. Slowly, a defenceless rabbit hopped out of her borrow. She looks around cautiously eyeing up the lush, grassy meadow. Meandering away from the safety of her burrow the rabbit hops forward and sniffs the dewy grass and starts to eat.  Silently and carefully, majestically and gracefully, a golden eagle circled the meadow searching for its first meal of the day. Suddenly, he spies the rabbit nearby. He hovers.  Pulling his wings in with his talons up, he swoops to grab his prey…

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My cat called Orange

My cat, Orange, is very strange. What makes him strange? I hear you ask.  Well, let me tell you why…

Orange, unlike all the other cats, has a dislike of milk and fish, for that matter. However, he likes to drink pineapple juice, straight from the fridge. As well as that he has a mysterious like of blue cheese! Before venturing outside, Orange, very strangely, has a nice refreshing bath, with bubbles and ducks! But that’s not the end of his unusual likes, because Orange just can’t be separated from next door’s dog Butch! Now that’s what I call strange!

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The Temple

The grey stone steps were overpowered by the lush, green trees and plants that surrounded them. The moss was a velvet carpet that was waiting for royalty to majestically walk upon it. Proudly, a lantern stands guarding the steps, at the same time, providing a gentle light along the pathway to the ancient temple. The entrance to the temple can just be seen at the top of the last flight of steps: Its ornamental features look historic, yet fit perfectly, amongst the peaceful, beautiful environment in which it has inhabited. Tranquillity flows all through this quite, wonderful and enchanted place!

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The Australian Drive

The car journey was tedious, hot and just plain, old boring! I gazed, dreamily out of the car window: tree…bush…dirt…more bush, was this Australian car journey ever going to end? The engine of the car purred like a lazy cat on a sunny Sunday morning; confirming that this drive was tiresome. But then, out of nowhere, the car stopped suddenly. Boredom was rapidly replaced with surprise. I couldn’t see a single thing, why had the car stopped? Should I get out and investigate, should I stay inside in case it’s dangerous or should I phone for help-what should I do…?

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The Unexpected Twist

Silently and eerily, carefully and spookily the deformed zombies arose from there barren, dirty graves. SHHRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEK!!! Zak instantly jumped out of his seat: his popcorn flung into the air, then fell onto the ground. Moments later, Zak came out of the cinema with his friend Bob.

“That was an awesome film, wasn’t it Bob?” Asked Zak.

“Yes it was,” Replied Bob, with a hand full of popcorn in his mouth.

“I love zombies!” Murmured Zak.

Later that day Zak took a short cut, through the local cemetery, to go to Bob’s house. He stopped. A shiver crept slowly up his spine. The wind picked up and he realised it was getting dark.  Zak suddenly felt scared; he had never felt quite like this before. Zak quickly darted behind a colossal oak tree that peered over all the graves, when he heard, from nowhere, music beginning to play.

Shortly after, Zak heard a voice.

“Hey bony what’s the matter with your face this is meant to be a paaarrrtaaaaaaaaaaay!”

“Come on DJ Bones turn up the music.”

Zak steadily peered from around the tree. He could not believe his eyes, in the middle of the graveyard he saw a line of zombies dancing whilst singing:

“Do-do-do come and do the conga, choo-choo-choo. That train across the floor. You-you-you. Come and join the conga…”

Zak, in a moment of excitement, leapt from behind the tree and joined the back of the conga line. The music came to a rapid halt, the zombies turned, gasped and stared at Zak. The happy atmosphere quickly changed, the zombies grouped together, and then started to move towards him, their arms stretching out in front of them, their eyes looking upwards at the sky.

They chanted, “Brains, brains.”

“Stop, wait, why are you like this?” Questioned Zak, confused, “You were just all happy and cheerful.”

“I dunno,” Piped up one of the zombies, “We’re just always like this whenever we see a human. We do it to scare them away.”

 

“They always interrupt our party’s by walking through the grave yard” Continued another zombie. “And they betray us by saying we’re nasty, horrible creatures, but, we were once humans and we lived a life like you.”

Zak pondered for a moment reflecting on what he just heard.

“So you’re not bad.” He stated.

“No,” Answered a zombie.

“And you don’t eat brains?” Zak asked just to be on the safe side.

“No! In fact we really like a nice spaghetti bolognese!”  The zombie replied, laughing.

“With garlic bread!” Shouted another.

“Mmmmm!” They all murmured.

Zak stepped slowly forward, “My name is Zak, I’m not afraid of zombies, in fact I love zombies and I want to be your friend. I know now that you are just misunderstood.”

Zak edged closer to the zombies, “I know a cool Italian restaurant on Brigsby Lane, how about I get us a take away and then we can Partaaaaaaay!”

Smiles spread across the graveyard as the zombies crept closer to Zak…

Riddles!!! part 3

1.

Take off my skin – I won’t cry,

but you will! What am I?

2.

A farmer in California own a beautiful pear tree. He supplies the fruit to a
nearby grocery store. The store owner has called the farmer to see how much
fruit is available for him to purchase. The farmer knows that the main trunk has
24 branches. Each branch has exactly 12 boughs and each bough has exactly 6
twigs. Since each twig bears one piece of fruit, how many plums will the farmer
be able to deliver?

3.

Riddles, riddles, riddles, how many riddles can you say in one riddle?

4.

I have a mouth,

Yet I don’t drink,

I have a bed,

Yet I don’t sleep,

What am I?

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Easy methods to know your 3,6 and 9 times table.

3 times table!

Add up all the digits in the number and if it adds up to a number in the 3  times table, it’s a multiple of 3!

6 times table!

Add up all the digits in the number and if it adds up to a number in the 6 times table and is even, it’s a multiple of 6!

9 times table!

Add up all the digits in the number and if it adds up to a multiple of 9 : it’s in the 9 times table!

 

I hope this helps people.

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Riddles!!! part 2

1.

There is a frog, dead in the middle of an island. If he swims north, the
distance to the mainland is 2 metres. If he swims south, the distance to the
mainland is 3 metres. If he swims east or west, the distance is 4 metres. Which
way does he swim?

2.

What word doesn’t belong in this group?
that, hat, what, mat, cat, sat, pat, chat

3.

A 6-foot tall Magician had a water glass and was holding the glass above his
head. He let it drop to the carpet without spilling a single drop of water.

How could he manage to drop the glass from a height of six feet and not  spill a drop of water?

4.

I have no voice and yet I speak to you, I tell of all things in the world that
people do. I have leaves, but I am not a tree, I have pages, but I am not a
bride or royalty. I have a spine and hinges, but I am not a man or a door, I
have told you all, I cannot tell you more. What am I?

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Riddles!!!

1.

Only one colour, but not one size,

stuck at the bottom, yet easily flies,

present in sun, but not in rain,

doing no harm, and feeling no pain.

 

2.

As I was going to St.Ives,

I met a man with 7 wives,

each wife had 7 sacks,

each sack had 7 cats,

each cat had 7 kittens

Kittens, cats, sacks and wives,

how many were going to St.Ives?

 

3.

I am as light as a feather, yet the strongest person is not able to hold me for more
than two minutes.

What am I?

 

4.

No- legs lay on one leg, two legs sat near on three legs and four legs sat close by watching no legs.

What’s happening?

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Our visit from Lia Lesser.

In 1939 there was little girl called Lia Lesser. Lia was 8 years old when she travelled a long, lonely journey to Great Britain, all the way from Czechoslovakia. Lia came to Great Britain by train all on her own, without any of her family. Lia was on her own because her family wanted her to be safe, and not part of the war that was taking place. At this point, Lia did not know about the danger her family were in back where she had lived, in Sudetenland. The man who helped Lia to safety was called Nicholas Winton; he also rescued many other children like Lia, who were in need of help, to get away from the war. Lia moved to live with a new family in Wales. Lia never moved back to Sudetenland and never saw her family again.

I cannot imagine how traumatic it would have been for Lia being separated from her family and travelling miles and miles away from her home and country all by herself at the age of 8. I think it must have been a terrifying experience for her. When she arrived in a strange, unfamiliar country, where the people didn’t speak her language, I think she would have felt scared, sad and a long way from her family and her home. Lia would not have known what was going to happen next.

Lia stayed with a new family and started a new life. Lia grew up in Great Britain and went on to have a family of her own. As Lia got older she learnt all about the war she had left behind when she was a little girl. She learnt that this war was known as the Second World War and involved the killing of millions of Jewish people and other people including gypsies, disabled people and the mentally ill. This was called the Holocaust. Some of these people were killed straight away in extermination camps, others were sent to concentration camps, where they worked extremely hard with no benefits and little food. Many people died in the concentration camps. The people responsible for the killings and the inhumane treatment were the Nazis Party, whose leader was called Adolf Hitler. Lia found out that her family died in a concentration camp known as Auschwitz.  After the war, this camp became a memorial to the people who had died there, and is now visited by people worldwide.

It’s hard to believe that one man, Adolf Hitler and those who supported him were responsible for the deaths of millions of innocent people. It makes me feel very sad to have learnt about such a tragic event in our history. However, I felt touched and privileged to have met Lia and learnt about her life story.

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Riddles

1.(Medium)

I never end

I don’t walk

But i can stay on something

Something curved

What am I?

 

2.(Easy)

I help you walk through walls

I close

I open

I can keep things in

What am I?

 

3.(Hard)

What goes on four legs in the morning

Two at midday

And three in the evening

 

I hope you can answere them. I will tell you the answers in three days as a comment to this one! Good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The water butt

It was a cold day in the caravan. Frost was everywhere; there wasn’t a single spot of lush green grass to be seen for miles. I decided to refill the water butt and went outside to get it. As I heaved it over to the shiny bronze tap it suddenly began to rain. I thought ‘oh great, that’s just what I need: I haven’t got a coat or, at least, a jumper on’. “Splurt, splosh” it over filled. “Brilliant, just brilliant,” I groaned.  I decided to sprint back but running proved difficult, the water was as heavy as an elephant!!

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The Piano

The notes from the piano were played beautifully, each one sounded perfect. The tune was a choir of opera singers with each singer performing a different majestic note in a cacophony of sound. As each note was played a mind-blowing sensation went through me! The music made me feel exhilarated; I was feeling happy, relaxed and calm like a meadow of elegant flowers, swaying gently in the midsummer’s breeze. I whistled merrily to the tune and gently tapped my foot in time with the piano. Suddenly, the piece of music came to an extravagant end and rapturous applause surrounded me.

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There was an old man

There was an old man from Wales,

Who loved eating slippery snails,

He swallowed the shell,

And made a smell,

And then went back to Wales!

 

by Joseph and Josh

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2013!

5…4…3…2…1! It was a new year! It was a new start for us all! The church bells sang ‘DING DONG DING DONG’.  I got up and linked hands with my family, we sang Auld Langs Syne loudly: whilst the fireworks blasted off into the night sky… ‘POW’…’BANG’…’WOOSH’! They rose into the darkness like rockets then exploded into a beautiful display of light, colour and patterns. I yawned as I wandered upstairs to my room thinking what will become of 2013, what new and exciting things will happen, what changes will take place, what will stay the same? Smiling, I closed my eyes and thought Happy New Year, 2013!

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The Unhappy Looking Box

Eventually, Christmas day arrives; excited I look around expecting to see millions of gifts; but all I can see is a large, mysterious box. The box is dull, but wrapped in a pretty bow, making the box look bizarrely glamorous. What is in this odd box?  I want to open it, but is it a gift for me? It doesn’t look like a usual Christmas present wrapped in paper with Santa’s and reindeers smiling merrily on it. The black box looks dismal, unhappy but strangely appealing.  I reach down and touch the silky, smooth bow and gently pull it open…

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The extraordinarily amazing world

The world looked very strange and bizarre. Everywhere I looked there was something that didn’t look quite right. Why is this place different, what is it that makes this place odd? I surveyed my surroundings and took in every single detail. I noticed that the trees were made of candy: lollipops dangled from the candy cane branches. The pavements were made of gold, silver and bronze coins that glistening into the distance. One house stood out from the rest, it looked upside down, inside out and as round as a plum! But most of all, this world looked extraordinarily amazing!

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