How did the Battle of Marathon impact on todays Olympics?

100wc Week #30

The prompt this week is:

… and when I opened the cupboard door …

Remember, you must use the prompt exactly as it is written. Make sure you really think about the words you use because you only have 107 altogether.


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As you may have heard, a previously unpublished chapter of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has recently been published.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Imagine that you have found another unpublished chapter of the story.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

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


Your favourite Greek gods and goddeses

What was your favourite  god or goddess       mine is …………


He was the god of wine ,parties and festivals .His attributes include the thyrsus (a pinecone-tipped staff), drinking cup, grape vine, and a crown of ivy.

100wc April 2014

As it is Easter week-end the prompt is:

…but I couldn’t find the egg…

Remember to use only 106 words and do read through your work before you post it to make sure it says what you think it should.

Remember to enter on 100wc.net

Easter Egg Competition

The Night ZooKeeper 100WC

I would like to be considered for the post of Night Zoo Keeper. I would be a great Night Zoo Keeper because I could look after all of the animals and you could count on me! So, I volunteer to be it! Anyway, some stuff about me:

A) I am a good guarder

B) I am good at staying up all night watching out

C) I am very clever


Also, I can jump up to 12 feet!

Also I love animals like colossal giraffes and the ginormous elephants!


So, to wrap this all up, I think I should be the night zookeeper!

My freedom wall

My freedom wall


waka waka – shakira slavery assembly

your a good soilder

choosing your battles

pick yourself up and dust yourself off and back in the saddle

your in the front line

everyones watching

you know its serious were getting closer this isnt over

the pressure on you feel it

but you got it all believe it

cuz when you fall get up ahh ah and if you fall get up ahhhahhh

zaminamina zanguilawa this time for africa


slavey poem by buster and kai

I live in west Africa,
And that’s no word of a lie
I’m a slave trapped by chains,
And that’s no word of a lie
The white men are coming
And that’s no word of a lie
I am a slave and I am in chains
And that’s no word of a lie
I am a slave and I have salty sea water all over my back
And that’s no word of a lie
You don’t believe me do you
All right, All right, All right
I am a slave no more and that’s
No word OF A LIE!!!
By kai and buster

My CLOUDS poem


This cloud is no ordinary cloud,

It is as quiet as a mouse,

Yet it moves along the sky,

Almost invisible as it camouflages itself,

The sky hiding him as if he were a god from heaven,

He is special.

This cloud is no ordinary cloud,
It is as quiet as a mouse,
Yet it moves along the sky,
Almost invisible as it camouflages itself,
The sky hiding him as if he were a god from heaven,
He is special.


One gleaming, starry night, Issac and Toby were crawling though the hedge of the back yard! “Yeow!” yelled Toby as a thorn pricked his leg. “OW!” screeched Isscac as a thistle prodded into his arm. Silently they carryed on crawling, their dad came out, he was called Richard and boy, he was M-A-D! Those boys were in real trouble now!


The next thing thing they know is that a powerful stench of gunpower hit the back of their noses! “Has dad got some sort of new mega balistic rocket launcher!”

“Erm….. no,

…Hey wait! Look up, can you see the what I can see?!?!”