Thank you.

Thank you for taking the time to look at our week on this amazing blog.
We have enjoyed sharing our news with you and look forward to reading it over the coming weeks.
From Mrs Young and the children at Nightingale First School.

Elderflower Cordial.

Today we have been making Elderflower cordial.
First we had to clean the elderflower,it had some bugs in it and we don’t want to eat them!
Then we put it in a bowl.
We chopped up some lemon.We had to be carful because the knife was very sharp.We had an adult helping us.
Next we went into the staff room and put some flower in a bowl.We had to use scales for this.We have been learning to weigh things in maths so we were all very good at it.
We added some suger too.
Our teacher put some very hot water over it and cooked it until the suger had gone.
Now we need to wait until it is nice and tasty.We hope to try some on Monday.
Liam and Layla

More Dinosaurs!

After their very eventful trip to the Dinosaur Park the reception children have been drawing dinosaurs on the computer using 2paint.

This is my ‘Siennasaurus’ it is only going to eat leaves,she is a very friendly dinosaur.She likes having her tail brushed and is ticklish.She likes to have cuddles.
By sienna

My dinosaur is called a Hughdactyl. He eats plants and berries. He is friendly.He likes to play with cars and he has lots of friends.He puts gel on his spikes to look cool.
By Hugh

This is my Williamrapter.He is a scary dinosaur.He likes to eat leave,he likes the green leaves.He likes running but is not very fast.
By William.

Year 1 trip to Sheringham Park.

Yesterday we went on trip to Sheringham Park. Once again we were very lucky to have sunshine. We were looking forward to walking through the beautiful woods and pond dipping to see what was living under the water.








We went up the tower. Then we made a camp fire. Then we had a yummy lunch.
we went pond dipping after lunch and found lots of tadpoles and newts.The water looked green and slimy.
By Olivia and Mia aged 6

We went up a touer we sor mil a waiy.
we made pichis wot of logs and stons.
we went on a yellow bus.I wos ferey tiyod.
by jack aged 6

Art and nature.

In year 1 we are learning about the British artist Andy Goldsworthy.
His artwork is created using natural materials such as leaves, rock, twigs and more.
We decided to have a go at recreating some of his brilliant pieces of art.
What do you think?

Ben explained how along with his friends they created this wonderful piece of art.
“we collected some pinecones from our forest area and put them in a box.Next we very put the cones in a circle,we had to be careful because they kept moving.With our hands we made a circle in the middle.I enjoyed doing this because I like learning outdoors”
Here is some more of their art.Can you tell which is theirs and which is the original?

A new school

This afternoon the year 2 children are going to have a special assembly at their new school,the junior school. It is all very exciting. Some of them have a brother or sister there but for many it will be very new. A few of them are going to other new schools.
Here are some of their thoughts about the move.

I am going to a different school to my friends so I will make lots of new friends. I have been for a visit and met my new teacher,she is very nice. At my new school I will learn to play different instruments,I would like to play the clarenet.I am so excited about my new school that I could blast off to another universe.That is how excited I am.
By Alex

I am a little bit excited and a little bit worried to be going to my new school.I am pleased my friends will be there but I will make lots of new friends too.There is lots of instruments at the new school and I’m excited about the drums because I want to be a rock star when i’m older.
By Henry

I have some friends at the junior school already so I am excited to go and see them.The school is much bigger and that makes me feel a little bit scared.I am looking forward to using the apple computers they have there and learning new things.
By Samuel.

I am really really happy to be going to my new school this afternoon.I think the work is going to be harder and I am looking forward to learning more.I am looking forward to learning about the Egyptians.I know my teacher will be a nice happy person because they are all nice.
By Ellie

My brother is already at the junior school so I know it is a really nice school.I am looking forward to doing different sports there. There is a really big trim trail on the field and I am looking forward to playing on that with my friends.
By Evie

A day with dinosaurs.

Last week the Reception children went to the Dinosaur Park. It was a beautiful sunny day, so, with sun hats and shades they boarded the coach and set off for a day of fun.

There were many different activities and by splitting into groups they all set off to explore the prehistoric delights.

They became archaeologists and discovered ancient bones…..

Jasmine (5) said “With a brush I had to sweep the sand away and I found a bone,it was amazing,I think it was a very big head bone.I think it belonged to a gigantic dinosaur and I think it was very scary”

Some of them were nearly eaten….

Angel (5) said “This naughty dinosaur tried to eat me. He stomped on my foot.It was giant and his colours were green and blue.I wasnt scared because I am very brave but it did scare my friend Luka.

They went looking for dinosaurs…..


Andrew (5) said “We went into the woods and there was a T-Rex and his face and claws were really, really scary and it was like AGHHHH!!. My eyes had to be everywhere because there were dinosaurs on the ground and in the air,some were little and hiding in the bushes and they were very noisy”.


   Erm….I’m not sure they are meant to be here!!!



Here are some more photos of their great day out.

Oh Ellie- Part 2 – by Emilea.

Our very first post on Pass The Blog was the first past of ‘Oh Ellie’ a story Emilea had written. 

Emilea has just written the second installment in her story, so we thought this would make a good ‘last post’ from Woodlands.

Thanks for hosting us Pass The Blog 🙂 

Mr Handley and 4H 🙂

OH ELLIE- Part 2

The cloud

They couldn’t quite believe what they had heard, the mysterious voice had whispered…

“to find Ellie you must solve my riddle

Ellie is a cheerful girl

She doesn’t like muck but she loves paint

I have hidden her in a room where you paint, draw and sketch

She is in a three angled place think of your 3d shapes and you have solved my riddle”

“let’s think she is in room that you can paint, draw and sketch” Emilea questioned ”where could she be?”

“IN THE ART ROOM!!!!”Exclaimed Bradley

“Now is for the tricky part” said Toyah

“think of a shape that is 3D? What could be that 3d shape?”

“A CUBE!” Jack shouted rudely

“yes jack but there isn’t a cube in the art room is there now?” answered Emilea

“no there isn’t but there is a corner!!!!”whispered Ethan to Emilea

“that’s’ a great idea Ethan!” shouted Emilea at the top of her voice”

Art room here we come

“we have solved the riddle!!!!!!!”shouted everyone

They dashed off to the art room as quick as lightning

Emilea slammed the door open and shouted” Ellie are you in here!”

Then all of a sudden a gust of wind circled their feet then the cloud came back and said

“well done you solved my riddle but can you put up with this?”at that moment he opened the cupboard with a gust of wind and pulled Ellie out chucked her out into the sun and landed in the thorn bush!

“NOOOOO” Screamed Emilea as she collapsed to the floor.

Toyah and Emma rushed to her and tried to pull Emilea up but she would not move.

Ellie had had a nice soft landing although no one knew. Somehow the thorns had managed to cut the rope that she was tied up in.

Bradley, Jack and Ethan ran through the library through the door and outside .

To their amazement Ellie had just walked out of the bush with lots’ of scratches

“I can handle myself thanks boys…”

But Emilea was still left on the floor…

to be continued …[but that’ll be over on our class website :)]

Greek Olympic Poem by Toyah

Toyah shared this poem today ans wanted to share it with all of you on Pass the Blog…















Join us for an Olympic Live Writing session- Tuesday 19th @6:45pm

Lots of year 4 are going to be taking part in a special Olympic themed Live Writing session this Tuesday (19th June) at 6:45pm.

LiveWriting is a ‘unique’ session that sees children choosing to join in with around an hour of super collaborative writing- for more information see the super

As it is our week on Pass The Blog, we want to invite anyone else to join in,  so you are  more than welcome to come and watch or help comment on the children’s writing- you are also welcome to invite your class to join in too! (but it’d be helpful if you could leave a comment on get in touch with me via twitter (@tomhenzley) to let me know beforehand that you have invited some children)

Below is the Cover It Live ‘window’ which we will come alive during our LiveWriting session 🙂

We are looking forward to sharing our LiveWriting with you 🙂

Music and Art of the Week

Most weeks on our class website, we have a ‘Music and Art of the Week’ feature- this started off as an ‘experiment’ last year and was so popular with the children and their families that we have continued it!

Each week, a child chooses a piece of music and and piece of art  which they want to share with the rest of the class and our on-line audience- this is on-line for a week before we discuss the music and art in our class assembly every Friday.   We often have lots of comments to look at both from the children, their families and our wider audience and  the discussion is always fascinating to observe!

We wanted to share this week’s Music and Art with everyone on Pass The Blog.   The original post (which our class will comment on) can be found here–  but we’d love your comments whether they are on this post, or the post on our class blog.

So here goes- this week’s Music and Art has been chosen by Rory, aged 9.


Rory has chosen a peice of music which I really like, but which I haven’t heard for ages!   Here goes:-


What do you think of the music?  Do you like it?  Below are some questions written by Rory to get you thinking:-

  • How is this piece of music similar/different to what you normally like to listen to?
  • what do you think the story is about?
  • what or who do you think the monkey is?
  • does it make you sad or happy?  Why?
  • What instruments can you hear in the  music?
Here is Rory’s choice for our Art of the Week.

What do you think of this painting?  Here are some questions from Rory to get you thinking…

  • Who do you think is in the painting?   Who is the lady?  Is it her baby?
  • Do you think this is a scene the painter had seen?  Why?
  • Can you find out what the painting is called and/or who painted it?
  • Does it look old or new to you?  Why?
  • What do you think the painting  is about?
  • Would you want this on your wall?  Why/Why not?

Two great choices Rory- I can’t wait to see what people think!

You can also find some of our past music  + art discussions here  and here.


OH Ellie- Part 1 by Emilea

Emilea has asked for the first part of her new story to be posted on our Pass The Blog- so here goes 🙂


By Emilea, 4H, Woodlands Primary

Emilea and Ellie

Emilea and Ellie were best friends, they do everything together.

Emilea is 8 years old, has a little sister called Lucy.

Ellie is also 8, she has a twin sister called Chanel.

A hot summers day

One day Emilea and Ellie were outside at break time on a normal school day they were both wearing they’re school uniform, Emilea was wearing a black skirt which flared at the end Ellie however was wearing trousers which were nice and silky.

It was a boiling hot day at school so Emilea and Ellie decided to find the old tree that shaded most of the ground but that was jam packed so Ellie sprinted to the hall to see if any people were in there

‘’No ones in here so I’ll go and get Emilea’’ murmured Ellie to herself while running to Emilea who was standing in the middle of the play ground waiting for her.

‘’no ones in there lets go“ shouted Ellie over her shoulder

‘’Ellie wait f-f-f-f-f-for me!!!!!’’ called Emilea out of breath.

Ellie ran out of sight a. Emilea ran after her but was too slow.

She quickly ran round the playground looking everywhere for Ellie.

But, she couldn’t find Ellie anywhere, it was like she had vanished from the face of the earth!

Toyah to the rescue?

First she ran over to find Toyah who has brilliant ears and can hear shrieks of anything/ anyone.

“Toyah is always at the pirate ship at break” thought Emilea; she sped off towards the pirate ship. Toyah was playing with her friend Emma. Emilea rudely interrupted with a sight then said

“Toyah quick I can’t find Ellie, she is my best friend I need to find her!!!!!”

Emma overheard the dreadful thing that had happened, with a gasp she spluttered shivering

“E-E-E-Ellies gone m-m-m-missing”

Just then the pirate ship turned from being a triangle to a square

“that’s weird” murmured Emilea “that pirate ship was a triangle a minute ago but now it’s a square I swear!”

“What’s weird?” asked Toyah

“Erm nothing I was just seeing things and anyway we need to find Ellie before she hurts herself!”

They sped off down the playground looking at every inch of the playground but there was no sight of Ellie.

On the way to the hall they saw a flash of light down near the ampethearter. They stopped and then ran the other way.


Ethan Bradley and Jack

They found Ethan, Jack, Mackenzie and Bradley with a toy that had loads of people gathering.

“Oh hi Emilea what are you doing over here?”

“we are trying to find Ellie she ran towards  the hall but i was too slow I couldn’t catch up” sobbed Emilea ”I am just too slow for Ellie now look she lost in the school she could be anywhere and it’s all my fault”

“don’t worry Emilea we’ll help you, Toyah and Emma find her won’t we guy’s!”Bradley suggested trying to bring Emilea’s hopes up.

They sped off towards the hall when a gust of wind blew Bradley over, and all of a sudden it sounded like the wind was whipsering a message they heard the mysterious message,  and all stood still in their tracks, wondering what on earth to do.

to be continued….

Welcome from 4H at Woodlands Primary

Hello  and welcome to our week on Pass The Blog!

We are a Year 4 class from Woodlands Primary in Bradwell, just down from Great Yarmouth in Norfolk (UK) and are really excited to be taking part in the Pass The Blog project 🙂

One of the year 4’s is going to write an introduction to our class over the weekend which will help you get to know us a little bit better!

We currently really enjoy blogging and sharing our work on our own class website- and would love you to visit and have a look around 🙂

We can’t wait to share our work with you all 🙂

Mr Handley and 4H 🙂

Movie Trailer – Team HSM Investigates…

Well after the toxic spillage today in the school playground (just a pretend one!), we decided to create a movie! We spent the morning planning out the storyline, then we wrote the script. By the afternoon it was time to get the cameras rolling, so we went out to film! A huge thanks to Sammy A for being a fantastic cameraman!

Here’s the trailer for our movie…


Team HSM Investigates… The Toxic Robot from Ash Class on Vimeo.

A very odd day in Shrewsbury!

The spillage of the Feeder Lings virus!

We arrived in school this morning to find this on the top playground! It appeared to be some sort of chemical spillage! The children went straight into an assembly with Mr Morris, who told us that it contained the Feeder Lings virus, which was developed to treat asthma, but had somehow crashed onto our playground. We were told that the virus was very minor, but we should look out for anything strange in school. Some of the children quickly noticed that Mr Smith has some green spots on his nose!

When the children returned to class, we quickly decided that we’d like to do some projects to do with the incident – we have had groups working on presentations, comics, safety information leaflets and even a disaster movie! Stay tuned for this fantastic work to appear here tomorrow!

Mr K 🙂

Strange goings on at Greenfields…

We arrived in school today to find this on the top playground – very odd! More details when we get them!