Poetry – By Matt Goodfellow

January 12, 2018

Did you enjoy the poems that we wrote in class? It was certainly challenging to think carefully about our use of language, rhyme and rhythm.

If you would like more inspiration to write some poetry, here are some more of Matt Goodfellow’s poems from his book, Carry Me Away.

 

Why not have a go at posting some of your own poems? You could rewrite one of these and leave it as a post or comment.


Billy Bug – Coordinates Game

January 11, 2018


Our new topic – Ancient Greece

January 10, 2018

Are you looking forward to our new topic? What would you like to find out about? Are there any particular activities that you would like to do?

Image by Patrick Hoesly


DYLAN ROYAL RUMBLE !!!

January 17, 2018

30 man  match please comment who will win. Here are your options John Cena ,
AJ Styles,
Shinsuke Nakamura,
Roman Reighns,
Seth Rollins,
Dean Ambrose ,
Tyler Breeze ,
Fandango ,
Tye Dillinger,
Kalisto,
Big Cass,
Big Show ,
Jason Jordan,
Sheamus,
Cesaro,
Bray Wayatt,
Jeff Hardy,
Matt Hardy ,
Kane,
Finn Balour,
Braun stroman ,
Zack Ryder,
Jimmy Uso ,
Triple H ,
Kevin Owens ,
Brock Lesner,
Barron Corban ,
Randy Orton,
Sammy Zane,
The Miz,
Chris Jericho
Surprise Entry.

 


WWE before it was called the WWE (Tag-teams) DYLAN

January 15, 2018

Before it was called WWE, it was WWF. Here are some of my favourite tag teams from the WWF.

Image result for matt and jeff hardy

The Hardy Boys

Image result for Edge and Christian wwf

Edge and Christian

Image result for the dudley boyz

The Dudley Boyz

 

Please comment below who you think would win in a match between these three teams.


Poems I love (Eric 6b)

January 14, 2018

Be nice to yu turkeys dis christmas
Cos turkeys jus wanna hav fun
Turkeys are cool, an turkeys are wicked
An every turkey has a Mum.
Be nice to yu turkeys dis christmas,
Don’t eat it, keep it alive,
It could be yu mate an not on yu plate
Say, Yo! Turkey I’m on your side.

I got lots of friends who are turkeys
An all of dem fear christmas time,
Dey say ‘Benj man, eh, I wanna enjoy it,
But dose humans destroyed it
An humans are out of dere mind,
Yeah, I got lots of friends who are turkeys
Dey all hav a right to a life,
Not to be caged up an genetically made up
By any farmer an his wife.

Turkeys jus wanna play reggae
Turkeys jus wanna hip-hop
Havey you ever seen a nice young turkey saying,
‘I cannot wait for de chop’?
Turkeys like getting presents, dey wanna watch christmas TV,
Turkeys hav brains an turkeys feel pain
In many ways like yu an me.

I once knew a turkey His name was Turkey
He said ‘Benji explain to me please,
Who put de turkey in christmas
An what happens to christmas trees?’
I said, ‘I am not too sure Turkey
But it’s nothing to do wid Christ Mass
Humans get greedy and waste more dan need be
An business men mek loadsa cash.’

So, be nice to yu turkey dis christmas
Invite dem indoors fe sum greens
Let dem eat cake an let dem partake
In a plate of organic grown beans,
Be nice to yu turkey dis christmas
An spare dem de cut of de knife,
Join Turkeys United an dey’ll be delighted
An yu will mek new friends ‘FOR LIFE’.

Benjamin Zephaniah

 

 

 

This is the place in the North West of England

It’s ace, it’s the best and the songs that we sing

From the stands, from our bands set the whole planet shaking

Our inventions are legends! There’s nowt we can’t make and

 

So we make brilliant music. We make brilliant bands

We make goals that make souls leap from seats in the stands

And we make things from steel and we make things from cotton

And we make people laugh, take the mick summat rotten

 

And we make you at home and we make you feel welcome

And we make summat happen, we can’t seem to help it

And if you’re looking for history then yes, we’ve a wealth

But the Manchester way is to make it yourself

 

And make us a record, a new number one

And make us a brew while you’re up, love. Go on!

And make us feel proud that you’re winning the league

And make us sing louder and make us believe it

 

that this is the place that has helped shape the world

And that this the place where a Manchester girl

Name of Emmeline Pankhurst from the streets of Moss Side

Led a Suffragette City with sisterhood pride

 

And this is the place with appliance of science

We’re on it, atomic, we strut with defiance

In the face of a challenge we always stand tall

Mancunians in union delivered it all

 

Such as housing and libraries, and health, education

And unions and co-ops, the first railway station

So we’re sorry! Bear with us! We invented commuters!

But we hope you forgive us – we invented computers!

 

And this is the place Henry Royce strolled with Rolls

And we’ve rocked and we’ve rolled with our own Northern Soul

And so this is the place to do business, then dance

Where go-getters and goal setters know they’ve a chance

 

And this is the place where we first played as kids

And me Mam lived and died here, she loved it she did

And this is the place where our folks came to work

Where they struggled in puddles, they hurt in the dirt

 

And they built us a city. They built us these towns

And they coughed on the cobbles to the deafening sound

Of the steaming machines and the screaming of slaves

They were scheming for greatness, they dreamed to their graves

 

And they left us a spirit, they left us a vibe

The Mancunian Way to survive and to thrive

And to work and to build, to connect and create and

Greater Manchester’s greatness is keeping it great

 

And so this is the place now we’ve kids of our own

Some are born here, some drawn here but we all call it home

And they’ve covered the cobbles, but they’ll never defeat

All the dreamers and schemers who still teem through these streets

 

Because this is a place that has been through some hard times

Oppressions, recessions, depressions and dark times

But we keep fighting back with Greater Manchester spirit

Northern grit, northern wit in Greater Manchester’s lyrics

 

And there’s hard times again in these streets of our city

But we won’t take defeat and we don’t want your pity

Because this a place where we stand strong together

With a smile on our face, Mancunians Forever

 

And we’ve got this* as the place where a team with a dream (*Forever Manchester)

Can get funding and something to help with their scheme

Because this is the place that understands your grand plans

We don’t do No Can Do, we just stress Yes We Can!

 

Forever Manchester’s a charity for people round ‘ere

You can fundraise, donate. You can be a volunteer

You can live local, give local. We can honestly say

We do charity differently, that Mancunian Way

 

And we fund local kids, and we fund local teams

We support local dreamers to work for their dreams

We support local groups and the great work they do

So can you …help us help… local people like you?

 

Because this is the place in our hearts, in our homes

Because this is the place that’s a part of our bones

‘Cos Greater Manchester gives us such strength from the fact

That this is the place. We should give something back.

Tony Walsh


Humphrey (Erin B)

January 14, 2018

Humphrey is a golden(or syrian) hamster. he has white and ginger fur which is long so needs to be groomed every day to stop it from getting matted or tangled. I really advise syrian hamsters as pets as they are very gentle, easy to care for and are not a long term commitment as the average life span is 2 and a half years. humphey didn’t need taming as he was curious and playful from day 1. at pets at home, where i got him from, they looked after him very well.I know this because…

  1. he was in no way stressed or upset when we got home
  2. i saw that he had all the essential things(fresh food and water, a wheel, a sleeping house and a shelter) in his glass tank
  3. he was used to being handled so the staff there must have played with him

Hamsters cheek pouches (by Erin B)

January 14, 2018

In the wild, hamsters live in deserts, where it is very hard to find food. Consequently,hamsters sometimes walk up to five miles away from its burrow to find food. when they do, this is when their hidden trick is seen. They have large cheek pouches(which can expand to their waist) to fill with food. Next, they will walk five miles back to its burrow and empty the perfectly dry, clean food in to a private corner where no other animals can find it.

Here is a video of a hamster emptying its cheek pouches. (it is rare to capture them doing this as they usually do it in private in their sleeping corner)

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Just some random Haikus about random things – Erin B

January 12, 2018

Tornado

Gushing,rushing wind

A never ending time lapse

Tearing everything

Winter

Frost bite crawls inside

Icicles like splinters melt

Snow angels stalk you

 


True or false cats (Caitlin)

January 8, 2018

True Or False!

1.) Cats can jump up to eight feet
2.) They should eat over 300 calories a day
3) Cats are one of the most popular pets in the world
4) They hate dry food

5) Cats and humans have been associated for nearly 10000 years

Go down for answers

 

 

 

Answers: NO CHEATING!

  1. True
  2. False
  3. True
  4. False
  5. True

 


Cat facts! (Caitlin)

January 8, 2018

Cats conserve energy by sleeping for an average of 13-14 hours a day!

There are over 500 million domestic cats in the world

Feral cats are often seen as pests and threats to native animals

Older cats can at times act aggressively towards kittens

Cats also have excellent hearing and a powerful sense of smell

I hope you enjoyed some facts about cats (my favourite animal)! 😀 🙂


Merry (almost) Christmas! Caitlin

January 8, 2018

Merry Christmas everyone (unless you don’t celebrate xmas then happy hanukkah :)) What would you like or wish for for Christmas?


What did you get for Christmas? (by Martha)

January 8, 2018

For Christmas I got :

A fitbit

Monopoly Ultimate Banking

A book and a sneeze (from my dog)

A cow yoga calendar

2 keyrings

And some more things

I hope you had a brilliant christmas and I can’t wait to get back to school!


Merry Christmas, everyone!

December 22, 2017

Enjoy your break! I look forward to seeing you all in 2018!


syrian hamster natural habitat (By Erin B)

December 19, 2017

Syrian hamsters come from the Syrian dessert. There is not much food on the ground where they live so they have adapted to climb up trees to find sap, grubs, insects, leaves, possibly fruit and bark. Although hamsters are usually known as pets for small children, they are delicate so they are not suited to small children who might drop or hurt their hamster. Although people think hamsters are lazy and sleepy, they are actually very strong and enjoy climbing and running. In the evening(when hamsters are most active) they run on average 8km on their wheel!!! Small cages are a big problem for hamsters because they are very active and need a lot of space to prevent getting overweight. Another problem which occurs due to small cages is cage aggresion. This happens because hamsters can get very protective about there cage because it is so small and then they become aggresive. In the wild, hamsters use sand for many purposes such as washing, playing, burrowing and doing there business. The feeling of sand is very calming to hamsters and it can prevent stress.


hamsters diet (By Erin B)

December 19, 2017

Hamsters are omnivores. this means they eat both meat and vegetables. If a hamster is living as a domestic pet, their diet will mainly consist of hamster food, and maybe the occasional treat of a piece of carrot or apple. Most hamster owners do not know that hamster can eat eggs, worms, meat, insects, wheat and cheese. Although all of these foods should only be given in small quantities, they are also very good for them and full of protein.

bye!


Mr Humbug Sees The Light

December 19, 2017

Well done, everyone. You were all absolutely fantastic!

What was your favourite part of our Christmas production?


New super Mario bros 2

December 18, 2017

 

Sorry that it doesn’t go full screen  🙂


Meditation (Eric P)

December 11, 2017

I am a Buddhist so I meditate.

Here are 5 easy steps to learn how,

  1. Find a spot where you are comfortable and on the edge of something above ground level E.G couch.
  2. Imagine swirling water or other satisfying thoughts and focus hard on them.
  3. Slowly close your eyes, still focusing.
  4. Breath in and count to three, then breath out.
  5. Repeat.

Try this at home, it helps me focus, calm down and get to sleep.


Super Mario odyssey (by Matthew)

December 11, 2017

Mario is one of best games on earth and I want to encourage you to play it so here is a trailer for super Mario oddessy

Please write your favourite Mario game in the comments (includes Luigi games)


OCTOPUSES (by Elodie)

December 11, 2017

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Sumdog Competition – Times Tables

December 7, 2017

I have created a Sumdog competition for you all to play. It will test you on your times tables knowledge. There will be bonus team points on offer for those people who perform well!


Mario fractions!

November 29, 2017

I have found the zenith: a Nintendo maths video! 🙂


Team Point Challenge #5 – Calculating With Fractions

November 28, 2017

Answers in the comments, please!

 

Harry Potter illustration by Mademoiselle Ortie


DON’T USE TOO MUCH PLASTIC!!!!!! By Erin B

November 23, 2017

the plastic we use every day is becoming a serious issue in our environment.In many ways, it is killing our precious marine life. fish and turtles can easily get trapped in bits of discarded plastic and drown because there fins are stuck in the plastic. another horrible way for the poor things to die is to have plastic poisoning. If an adult whale consumes any plastic particles in the ocean and soon after, feeds its calf milk. The calf has a very big chance of getting plastic poisoning and dying. It is important that we keep our marine life alive because without it the food chain would collapse and many other animals would be extinct too, even on the land.

read the bold words together


St Helena – By Erin B

November 21, 2017

My dad has recently got back from a work holiday in St helena, which is a tiny, remote island in the middle of the Atlantic ocean. It has less people than Chorlton living there and Manchester is x20 bigger. think about that for a second, its REALLY small. The oldest living land animal, johnathon the tortoise, lives in ST Helana and he is 186 years old!!!!!!!! HOW THOUGH . it is an English country so they speak english and use pound coins. There is only 4000 people in St helena, so everyone knows everyone and people ALWAYS say hello to you in the street.

When my dad was there, he went scuba diving and saw some really cool fish. Unfortunately, he did not see the whale shark, which is there in the summer time.

 


Favourite subjects – By Erin B

November 21, 2017

my favourite subject is art because you can create anything you want and there is no right or wrong!!!

i really enjoy using charcoals to make spooky and dark effects by blending and making shadows around a face. I also enjoy using watercolours to make a smooth and relaxed look to a picture you have made by adding lots of water to your paint.

art is all so different!!

you should try some of these effects at home!!!

 


true or false(chimpanzees) by Erin B

November 19, 2017

true or false

1.chimpanzees can swing in trees at 50 mph

2.chimpanzees main food source is leaves and bark of trees

3. chimps build nests up in trees

4.chimps can eat there own babies

5.it is illigal to keep chimps as pets

6. chimps walk on four legs all the time

8. chimps have a very important pecking order in their group

9.chimps only live in the amozon rainforest

 


who is your favourite X Factor contestant !!! (by Elodie)

November 19, 2017

 If you watch the x factor I would love to know your favourite contestant out of SIMON COWELL    SHARREN OSBORN    NICOLE SCHERZINGER      LOUIS WALSH

 

 SIMON COWELL and the groups

  • The cutcelvins
  • Raksu
  • Sean and Connor Price

 

 SHARREN OSBORNE and the girls
  • Grace Davis
  • Ra-elle Williams
  • Holly Tandy

 

NICOLE SCHERZINGER    and the overs

  • kevin Davy White

  • louis walsh    AND THE BOYS

  • Lloyd Macey

 

my favourite

contestant is

GRACE DAVIS !!!

 

WHO IS YOURS!?


DYLANS DESCRIPTOIN of WATERLOO BATTLE FIELD

November 19, 2017

The mist covered the field and cratters scattered around like the surface of the moon it was like hell had just burst from the ground bodies still as logs inhabitited the battle field .The wind sang quietly through the trees as the smoke of the muskets hovered over the bodies.

The surviors marched slowly like snails through the thick wet mud that felt as cold as ice as the calvary galloped past. The battle field was like a mangled piece of earth the sky was like looking through a black hole fires of fury engulfed the field.