What would you like to learn about Africa?

Can you write any questions you would like to learn about our next Big Question; “What would you discover on your journey through Africa?”

Please write your questions below in a comment.


5SK’s year so far…

What does 5JD know about Dr. Barnardo?

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What does 5LO know about Dr. Barnardo?

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What does 5SK know about Dr. Barnardo?

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Have a go at some creative writing…

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Leela’s Mr Men story

About 50 miles from town there is a town called cupcake village. The royal, posh house was buzy and tidy. A little girl lived in this house but she was very, very spoilt. The sweet, chatty little Miss Spoilt was popular and mini.

The next day she got in her mum’s long, gold car and went to school.
“ I want that!” it was a massive gold dress. (Gold was her favorite colour)
“I promise it will be in your room in 1 and a half hours.” replied little Miss Rich, her mum.
“Make it half and it is a deal” snapped Little Miss Spoilt.
“Anything for you honey.” she said, thankful as they arrived at school.

Little, Little Miss Greedy by Laiba

In the greediest town of Greedville there lived a blue, greedy little girl called a Little,Little Miss Greedy, the daughter of Little Miss Greedy.Little,Little Miss Greedy lived in a kettle shaped house with a rectangualer,pink door. Little, Little Miss Greedy had the most unusual garden, not to mention house, (it’s obvious that if you have a house shaped as a kettle it would steam in the inside.)

Aphrodite interview 5th July 2014 with Reuben Age 10

Aphrodite interview 5th July 2014 with Reuben Age 10

Erin’s Mr men story

Bang an avalanch of smoke and dust floaded the area. Soon an oddly shaped space ship appeared. Suddenly a door opened and out came a green charactor called little Miss Alien. The 5 eyed, smiley little Miss Alein was funny yet easly annoyed. Little Miss Alien lived in a wacky excentric house with seventeen green windows and a pointy stick on top of it. Later on Mr Tickle was walking to school when he came across little Miss Aleins space ship. Mr Tickle was intreved so he walked over intull he got to the steps then he knoked on the door.

Little Miss Alein opened the door and stared at the odd orange creature.
“pongle slatta lata parr.” blerted out little Miss Alein.
“Do yooou Speek English?” questioned Mr Tickle.
“Ow yes where are you going?” repeted little Miss Alein
“Well um I am going to school.” ended Mr Tickle and then he went over and started flapping around with her anteni.” ow my eyes are aking.” protested Little Miss Alien.
“sorry .”frowened Mr Tickle.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Writing Competition

Competition time!

As you may have heard, a previously unpublished chapter of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has recently been published.

As you read the chapter, you may notice that a few of the characters are different from the final, published version. Why didn’t he add this chapter? Why did he change some of the characters? Even great authors, such as Roald Dahl, continuously edit their work before they are happy with the final version.


Imagine that you have found another unpublished chapter of the story. What new room in the Chocolate Factory would Mr Wonka take the group to? Could it be a room made from marshmallow or jelly? Who works in this room? What mischief could one of the characters get up to and what would be their consequence? Would you want to introduce any new characters? For example, Peppa Achu, a girl who is allergic to quite a lot of things.

So, what do you need to do?

Write a new chapter for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and email it to rmurray@chorltonpark.manchester.sch.uk or hand it in to me by Friday 3rd October 2014. All entries will be displayed.

What must your chapter include?

–      Mr Wonka.

–      Charlie (you can choose if it is his Grandad or Mum who is with him).

–      A new chocolate room where something (good or bad) happens.

–      At least 1 more character.

There will be a prize for one person in each year group

I am looking forward to reading all of your exciting and imaginative chapters.

Good luck J




The Vanilla Fudge Room is from an early draft of Roald Dahl’s most famous novel. With new illustrations by Quentin Blake

The Vanilla Fudge Room

The remaining eight children, together with their mothers and fathers, were ushered out into the long white corridor once again.

“I wonder how Augustus Pottle and Miranda Grope are feeling now?” Charlie Bucket asked his mother.

“Not too cocky, I shouldn’t think” Mrs Bucket answered. “Here – hold on to my hand, will you, darling. That’s right. Hold on tight and try not to let go. And don’t you go doing anything silly in here, either, you understand, or you might get sucked up into one of those dreadful pipes yourself, or something even worse maybe. Who knows?”

Little Charlie took a tighter hold of Mrs Bucket’s hand as they walked down the long corridor. Soon they came to a door on which it said:


“Hey, this is where Augustus Pottle went to, isn’t it?” Charlie Bucket said.

“No”, Mr Wonka told him. “Augustus Pottle is in Chocolate Fudge. This is Vanilla. Come inside, everybody, and take a peek.”

They went into another cavernous room, and here again a really splendid sight met their eyes.

In the centre of the room there was an actual mountain, a colossal jagged mountain as high as a five-storey building, and the whole thing was made of pale-brown, creamy, vanilla fudge. All the way up the sides of the mountain, hundreds of men were working away with picks and drills, hacking great hunks of fudge out of the mountainside; and some of them, those that were high up in dangerous places, were roped together for safety.

As the huge hunks of fudge were pried loose, they went tumbling and bouncing down the mountain, and when they reached the bottom they were picked up by cranes with grab-buckets, and the cranes dumped the fudge into open waggons – into an endless moving line of waggons (rather like smallish railway waggons) which carried the stuff away to the far end of the room and then through a hole in the wall.

Greek architecture

Here are some links to find out more about ancient Greek arcitecture. When you’ve finished your research and completed your task have a look at the ‘Build a temple link.’



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Build a temple


How did the Battle of Marathon impact on todays Olympics?

The French Boat!

The beautiful sea crashed against the edges of the Columbia, a steamliner, that I am on board.  I am also English but I am in France on my way home from the ferry port. The captain was yelling at people because we were stranded in the middle of the Sea with one life boat, I had no idea that had run out of fuel. Some of the words he was saying sounded like a foreign language that wasn’t even French!.

While he was yelling at us we decided that a few of us would try to get help using the life boat, and so we sailed off. Suddenly the ship started sinking rapidly! This was bad!


pollys gods and godesss

Who is your favourite god or goddess? Please let me know why
thanks Polly

Greek soldiers

Websites for Greek soldiers:






Blog the answers to these questions:

Why were Greek soldiers so powerful?

What was the difference between an Athenian hoplite and a Spartan hoplite? (Think about the army and the navy)

Which was more powerful? Why?


my 100wc by kai

and when I opened the cupboard door a timemachine was there it came out of the magic cupbord.So i ran up the staris to grab my bag and jumped into the time machine and i was in the dinosur time then i ran for my life.Then i came a cross a cave and i set up shelter there and slept the night then there was the sound of a volcano erupting so there was a good chanes of me dieing so i ran for the time machine and whent back home but when i got home my house was flying and my borther was falling thorw the sky!!!!! the end

Greetings from Thailand

First of all let me say a big hello to you all from sunny and stormy Thailand! I’ve been here for few weeks now and thought that I’d let you all know how I’m getting on. I’m having a great time here and have spent the first few weeks settling into a place that is very different to Manchester and setting up my classroom at my new school. I have met some of the children but will not meet the whole class until later next week which is actually the start of our school year. Luckily we will also be learning about the Greeks over the next half term so I hope that we will be able to help each other out with our learning once we get started here. What sort of things have you found out already?

Things are very different here, for example each of the children is given a Thai name when they are born but did you know that they are also given an English nickname too which they use whenever they’re speaking English. This could be a shortened version of their Thai name or the name of an object or item. What nickname would you choose for yourself? Also we take our shoes off before entering the classroom as a sign of respect and teachers are allowed to wear slippers in the classroom if they choose to!

I hope that you have all made a super start to the new term and I’m sure that 5OB are wowing Miss Benson with all of your amazing work! I look forward to hearing from you all!


Goodbye for now!

Mr Bone


The Milk In The Cupboard!

One fine sunny day, I was eating a bowl of cereal and there was no milk on the table so I got up and went over to the cupboard. As I opened the cupboard door, I stepped back in amazement! I coulden’t belive my eyes! I was so startled that I fell backwards onto the floor! It was a huge wave of milk bulging in a bag of rice crispies! And yet my brother was trying to snatch it off my mum and this was all going crazy!!! “Wow!” I exclamed as a wave of milk crashed all over me and everyone around me! This was totally crazy!




                                  THE END!