Dear Mr. Vaughan and all of my friends.

 

Hello everyone, I have been staying in Beijing for two months. My family had planned to go back to Manchester after the Easter holiday. But I can’t do it because my mother has to work in china, and I would like to stay with her.

It’s a great pity for that, I wish one day I could go back to Barlow hall and see you again. My best friend Kyle, Toby, and Samuel, I miss you. Are you okay?

You can send emails to me if you ask Mr Vaughan for my address.

 

—-Jack Xu

Science Day 2017

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Year 6 World Book day 2017 on PhotoPeach

Greek folk tune on the glockenspiels!

Today we have been learning a Greek folk tune. We learned to read the music first and then learned the piece bit by bit before joining each part together!

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Greek Mosaics

We made our own Greek-inspired mosaics using real tiles, adhesive and grouting.

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Science experimentation in UKS2

Science experimentation on PhotoPeach

Year 5 Tree planning on Chorlton Golf Course

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Luceus and The Sphinx By Heba! :D

Many years ago, (even before your great grandmother was a twinkle in her father’s eye) on the island of Crete there stood a wide maze. The king threw several people in and out of the maze (Occasionally, to inspect how large the maze was) But soon there would be no site of them. Surprisingly, the people of Crete soon found their reason…                               LISTEN VERY CAREFULLY!

Long ago, there lived a wise man named Luceus. after he had heard the horrific news, he was prepared to stop this nonsense. In the maze there was a monster named the Sphinx. The Sphinx was Half Vampire – Half Wolf. So, of course that meant he likes to suck blood (By the way, vampires always like to suck blood. Unfortunately) The spinx was more likely to suck human blood. Of course he was a wolf so if anyone was get thrown in they were sure to find their way out before midnight. Luceus once overheard the king of Crete and Athens make a deal for two boys and two girls of Athens to get eaten by the Sphinx. Lucus told his king he was going to poison the Sphinx and said he knew recipe, but unfortunately he had not known a slight off the recipe. ” You can’t do that you silly boy! He will shred you into pieces in a millisecond!” Bellowed the king in fear.                                                                                                                  As Luceus was walking down a hill one morning he pleaded his god, Strillo, ” Please inform me how to invent the poison to kill The Sphinx!”                                                                                                                                                                      ” Luceus, don’t worry i have just the thing! You will find the ingredients written on the floor on your way back home, but when you find them say the words written next the recipe that is the spell to bring them to you, Good day!”              One the way back he found several words. He got back home and added the ingredients.

Afterwards, he found his way into the centre of the maze. He heard loud stomps approaching himself. The Sphinx appeared  behind  Luceus. Luckily, he cornerd the Sphinx forcefully. He took out his sword and slayed The Sphinx. Eventually, Luceus found his way back and the Citizens thanked Luceus, the king was truly proud of his son. Luceus felt a little shiver of grateness.

 

THANKS FOR READING GUYS!

BY HEBA ;D (Please give me feedback on the comments)

 

 

DAEDALUS AND ICARUS

A THOUSAND YEARS AGO LIVED KING MINOS, KING MINOS LIVED IN CRETE. SADLY THERE LIVED A MONSTER CALLED MINOTAUR. THE MINOTAUR WOULD EAT PEOPLE ONLY!! LUCKILY THERE WAS A INVENTOR, CALLED DAEDALUS, HE HAD A SON CALLED ICARUS, WHO ALSO LIVED IN CRETE. THE KING ASKED HIM TO MAKE A MAZE WHICH NO ONE COULD ESCAPE, TO TRAP THIS BEAST. AFTER A FEW DAYS OF HARD WORK THE MAZE WAS BUILT, ALSO KNOWN AS LABYRINTH.  DAEDALUS PUT SOME FRESH MEAT IN THE LABYRINTH.  SOON, THE MINOTAUR WAS TRAPPED IN THE MAZE. A HERO CALLED THESEUS HAD MADE HIS WAY IN AND OUT THE MAZE WITHOUT BEING HURT OR LOST. SO KING MINOS GOT REALLY MAD HE THREW ICARUS AND HIS DAD IN THE MAZE!

Icarus and Daedalus. By jack xu

Icarus and Daedalus

 

A long time ago, in the Island, there were two people called: Icarus and Daedalus. Icarus was Daedalus’ son. Daedalus was a famous man in Island and the god think Daedalus was very useful to his kingdom.

King Aegeus was the king of Island, but he is a very evil king, he even didn’t care about other people’s life. One day, king meets a monster called Minotaur. He likes it very much, so, he takes the Minotaur home. The king wants him to have an own home. So, he ordered Icarus and Daedalus to build a palace, and make a maze underneath the palace. Daedalus didn’t know why the king needs a maze. Daedalus and Icarus quickly finished the palace. At the same day, Daedalus knew why the king needs a maze, that’s because the king wants to put the Minotaur in, and feed him human.

When Daedalus knows that, he understands that he can’t make a maze, because that way will lose many human’s life. When they were confusing, their family took some knight to attack Island and help Icarus and Daedalus, and they win!

Then, Icarus and Daedalus safely went to where they live.

Thank for the reading!

 

 

Greek Myth Challenge

We have read a number of Greek myths this week. Your challenge is to create your own version of Icarus and Daedalus OR create your own myth from scratch. Try to include one or more of the following: God/King/Supernatural powers/Hero/Heroine. There should be times in your myth where your hero/heroine encounters difficulties but do they overcome them…?

EXTRA HOMEWORK

BULLY POEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Just because your small and he’s tall.
Dosen’t mean he’s above us all.
Just because he calls you brainless.
Dosen’t mean you have to run away.
Get out of bed take of the mask.Even though it a huge task.
Stand up to him and look in his eves.Don’t be scared don’t 
Be shy. say these Words loud and clear…….
Stop bullying me now,I’m telling you here 
I have had enough,I have no time to waste.
so good bye till another day 👋🏻👋🏻👋🏻👋🏻👋🏻👋🏻

 

 

A Winter Spotlight….(Cliffhanger!) By Heba

I awoken one Thursday from a rather strange dream, my skin was pale and it was early in the morning. I glanced out of the window which had steam on, then I suddenly realized that it was snowing! There were children playing and I heard a few lovely birds tweeting gently. I ran downstairs to find mum holding a mug of tea. I begged to go outside but mum didn’t allow me and said that I already have a cold and it’s quite a breeze out there. Just then, i heard a knock coming from outside the door. I went to answer but there was no one there just a parcel sitting in front of the door. I grabbed the parcel and read the label, it read; From a loved one.

I opened the parcel to find a beautiful snow globe with some pictures beside it. The pictures were unexpectedly  pictures of my grandma, more like memories. Mum was next to me looking confused. I realized that i had my chance,  whilst mum wasn’t looking I dashed outside. What? The snow had melted! How on earth could that have happened? I had the snow globe beside me and it had started snowing inside the globe and I hadn’t turned it on myself. Suddenly, a spotlight beamed upon me and a gentle song played. This was madness……

 

To be continued…

A peacefull place

All the people are full with joy,

A little boy is playing with his dog in the silky snow,

The couple on the ice are enjoying there self’s,

All the peoples teeth were chattering,

They were as cold as an ice cube,

The bridge was covered in white silky snow,

All of a sudden a raindrop fell out the blue sky,

The ice starts to tremble and then the ice waved goodbye,

However the people got of the ice as fast as possible,

and everyone was alive and they get all cosy and they watch Netflix and chill.

 

 

Bye Kyle 6.12.16 class mr vaughn

 

The long goodnight

It was the week before christmas the 20th to be precise, the kids had all broke up from school and it had been snowing on and off for the last week so the ground was covered in a coat of fluffy snow. Dad had just finished work and was pulling on the drive way with an anonymous christmas tree tied to the top of his car, it was freezing out side you could see his breath hitting the cold air. Me and Dj my brother that is ran out help my dad that was struggling not that we could do much to help. We always got a real tree it was like a tradition mum loved the smell off a real tree in the house it brought the feel of christmas home. Eventually we managed to get the tree into the house and dad took his coat off and gave us all a hug. Mum was in the kitchen ” brew dear” she said and dad replied “yes please that would be lovely” and sat down in his chair the one by the fire with the foot rest for after a hard days work. Dad worked at airport on baggage it was the busiest time of the year and he had just finished a 13 hour shift and was worn out but always had time for us when he got home. He called me over and asked me what i had done with my day and i told him that i had been playing in the snow with Dj and my friends. I told him we had built a snowman that was as high as the tree’s and he just laughed. “What about you Dj” dad said. “What Lele said and we also had a snowball fight which was really fun. Mum came in with dads brew and asked him how his day had gone. He replied ” It was a strange one to be honest dear the light kept going out and the belts stopped working it caused mayhem but seemed to get better towards the end of the shift” Trevor his mate at work said “it must be gremlins” and laughed. Footloose was on the tv so we settled down to watch it when all of a sudden the lights went out. Dad jumped up and tried the switches and went down to the cellar to check if the fuse had gone but when mum looked out of the window she saw that the whole street was out, no the whole town…………………

 

……………………………………… To Be Continued………………………………….

 

by Aaliyah Anderson

The snow man:by Jack Xu

 

Down in the valley, there was a village. Beside the village, there was a huge ground that the kids could play on.

It was winter now, at those days, there was always snowflake flying in the sky. The snowflake made the ground as white as a paper. Some kids wearing heavy coat, were playing on the ground.

Suddenly, a kid called Tom had an idea, he said to everybody: ‘let’s make a snow man!’ ‘Good idea! Let’s do it right now!’ Everyone agreed happily. So they first found a place that can roll the snow ball, then, they made a little snow ball. ‘I will roll it!’ said Tom. He started to roll it. The ball began to get bigger and bigger, at last the ball touching the ground. That small snow ball became a huge, white ball. It could be snowman’s trunk. The kids soon finished a little snow ball, it could be snowman’s head. Just then, a question came to everyone’s head: how to make snowman’s arm? After about 1 minute, Shadow had another idea: ‘let us use a straight stick to make snowman’s arms!’ he said with excitement. ‘Perfect, it IS really a good idea!’ The rest of the kids said to him. Soon, they found a straight stick, and they put it through the snowman’s trunk.

‘I think we have added some more things on the snow man… Oh, it was eyes, nose, and mouth,’ said shadow. ‘You are right,’ said Tom. So Tom going to find those things, he ran back to his house, going to get two cornflakes to made snowman’s eyes, a carrot to made snowman’s nose, and a broken pencil to made snowman’s mouth. When the kids saw Tom was back, they were so excited to put those things on. ‘Let’s put snowman’s eyes, nose, and mouth on!’ ‘We’ve done it!’ the kids shouted. At the same time, the adults called the kids back. So they did.

The next day, the sun comes out, on the ground, there only left two wide stick, two cornflake, a carrot, and a broken pencil. When the kids saw that, they were very disappointed. Suddenly, the kids heard the adults called them to go back. When those kids went back, their mum gave them a snowman ice cream. ‘Hooray!’ They all jumped, shouting loudly.

 

 

 

 

Christmas Poem

Christmas Poem

Hurray!when I say Christmas is here Hurray!let the fun begin with this day,may all the special gift

come my way,this Christmas will bring in a new cheer as I made it clear!to celebrate it with

laughter and joy just like a sound of a toy MERRY CHRISTMAS!

share your happiness with all the people around

Because that is the spirit of Christmas.

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WINTER SCENE BY RUMAIL;]

One cold night I woke up because it was freezing cold. It felt like tsunami of ice covering our house. I peeked out of window, “YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY,” I screamed. I could hear loud yawn! That meant it was my dad getting up. He put his hand on my shoulder. “It’s snowing,”yelled my dad. I begged  my mum and dad if I could get my snow board and have some fun on it. They did allow that I could take it out if I wore a hat and gloves. When I opened the door all the snow had vanished!…….

To be continued.

Cinderella With A Twist By Heba

Early one starved morning Cinderella awoken in her lumpy, polluted, bed. Suddenly, as she passed out of bed she heard a rather strange noise approach the dreaded room. Step by Step, the pounding footsteps became louder and louder…She heard a slight silence then saw a brown stain rise upon the floor. How devastating,what’s going on? She thought. She approached towards the door. This had gone too far, she thought. She crept an eye through the keyhole of the door, nor did she see anything or hear a slight. Maybe it was all clear, she took out her hand an opened the dusty door. “BOO!” Shouted a voice from behind the door. She couldn’t believe her eyes, it was her horrible stepsisters Anastasia and Drizella! “What a shock! Right Drizella? You should’ve seen your face Snot-Cinder!” Laughed Anastasia nastily.”I know right! i’m so posting it on Instagram!” Claimed Drizella. Cinderella was devastated how could she have fallen for such a thing? She was miserable and now several tears had fallen down her cheek but she still had a suprising life to follow….

Winter Scene Inspiration By Heba

As the trees swift for one side to another,

Dancing snowflakes like every other.

Whilst the moon beams,

 Lights enliven and the Christmas trees gleam!

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