I was hanging around minding my own business,
When all of a sudden
A group of people came towards me.
I looked to my side and saw a stranger,
Who said, ‘These people are bad, let’s fly!’
‘I can’t fly but I can try.’
Then all of a sudden,
I pushed myself up but not very high.
They were getting closer
And I was very high up in the sky.
I could see the clouds begging against me.
I felt strong and powerful
And I know I would get away.
Finally I came down and touched the ground.
Macie W Yr 5
A sign of Beauty
It has lots of thorns.
It will laugh whilst you're bleeding,
As your skin gets torn.
It's wild like a wolf,
It's gentle like the breeze
And it has a burning sense of humour.
It's easy to please.
It is loved worldwide
But don't be fooled by its pose.
It has dark secrets,
Beware of the crimson rose.
Fanta T, Yr 6
Fame and Fotune
Oh to be famous
Oh to be rich
This is what I dream of when I’m in my bed
Kiss my mum goodnight then turn turn off the light
Dreaming is a place where I like to go
Where every wish comes true
The camera crew follow me
But it’s fine.
Tilly Grey, Yr 5
Heaven and Hell
Will I go to Heaven or will I go to Hell?
I guess the angels will decide,
I think the demons will as well.
The angels will be prancing
And the demons will be dancing.
Heaven is for the good,
Hell is for the bad.
I’m hoping to end up happy
As I don’t like being sad.
The demons dwell upon your sin
But angels want us all to win.
Bethany E Yr 5
The Sparkly Rainbow
Once there was a rainbow as fine as can be
It was over there by the sparkly sea.
It would shine and shine for evermore
But only if I could cross the shimmering shore.
But one instant morning I knew this day would come
As the sun shone and the birds started to tweet.
I suddenly woke up from under my lovely sheet.
I knew I would meet him across the sea,
The sparkly rainbow, just him and me.
Roxanne O Yr5
Once there was a genie as kind as can be,
She would swim in the sea and fly over the water,
Run through the deserts as fast as me,
She would meet this boy across the sea
And his name was Harry
And he would say, ‘Wee, wee, wee!’
Each day they would go on exciting adventures,
Their ship was magical so they could fly.
Harry once saw a gem and they found a map,
The map led them to a very pretty cap,
The cap led them to a mermaid
That gave them a clue...
Aleyna S Yr 5
The Star of My Dreams
I went to bed to rest my head,
And found it hard to sleep,
I closed my eyes and to my surprise
It works, counting sheep.
There was something different,
But I was in my bed
That’s it, there is no longer a ceiling above my head.
I looked around, up and down
And saw a twinkle from afar...
It was a different, friendly shining star.
It lowered down and asked to play,
Like I’ve always wanted to...
‘I’m your Nanny Jayne.
I shall hide and you shall seek
But I’ve watched you play before,
Don’t be cheeky and peek.’
We played, we danced and how we joked,
I can’t wait to dream now I’ve awoke.
Sienna M Yr 5
If The World Will End
We must save the world because it may end
Because the demons might attack you!
The plague might spread, whahahaha!
We should make the world not end.
Skye L, Yr 4
The children below decided to enter a poetry competition, arranged by Young Writers. There poems were successful and were chosen to have their work published in a poetry book. Congratulations for all of your hard work and success.
In reception this week we have had lots of fun looking at The Gingerbread Man story! We have talked about what the characters look like, what they do in the story and even made our very own yummy gingerbread men! We have worked on our phonics skills and practiced using our sounds to write the character’s names and writing our own captions for pictures in the story.
In maths we have been looking at 2D and 3D shapes. We have compared 2D and 3D shapes and discussed how 2D shapes are “flat” and 3D shapes are “solid”. We had lots of fun being detectives and using magnifying glasses to find different shapes within our room!
Jaycee and Skye
On Wednesday 11th January 2017, 20 students from year 6 were chosen to go to the Apple Store (Lakeside). We were chosen because of our behaviour, attendance and always doing our homework. We were congratulated by our year 6 class teachers for our astonishing actions. When we arrived we were greeted by two men named Lee and Amil. They showed us to the mac books and produced our very own movies in partners, of our aspirations for in the future. This project was placed onto a U.S.B wrist band for us and our families to revisit. However, we also received an Apple t-shirt and a certificate with our names on. Each and everyone really enjoyed ourselves (even the teachers). Although, we had a very short time (nighty minutes) we all enjoyed ourselves very much. Furthermore, we developed more skills from this experience. Being very grateful we thanked the helpers so much.
Jaycee and Skye
Firstly I’d like to say what a fantastic year PE had in 2015- 2016. East Tilbury were crowned winners of the Thurrock SSP league table for all competitions held, out of all of the primary schools in Thurrock. Well done to all of those children who represented our school in any sport last year. It’s going to be a tough one to beat, however we are as always up for the challenge.
Thurrock SSP competitions are only just starting to get going, with the district cross country competition held this Thursday 24th November and with basketball and dodgeball to look forward to over the next two weeks it’s going to be a busy end to the autumn term. Keep up to date with our competition results on the website and in the newsletter.
The SGO's are in full swing organising and running our inter house events, cross country took place back in October, dodgeball and football are taking place over the next few weeks. Currently OXFORD are the house in the lead taking the first shield of the year on the inter house board. The next two shields will be up for grabs before Christmas. Year 5 children have submitted applications to become an SGO, they have started their training with the year 6's already supporting with inter house competitions during lunchtimes.
The daily mile has been a great addition to this school year. Active Essex selected us as one of their champion schools for Essex and you will be able to see us feature in their video on our school website. We will be attending an awards ceremony in December to be acknowledged for our efforts. Next term we will be trialing the mile at a different time of the day during curriculum time to see the impact this has on children's learning.
Next term we look forward to more Thurrock SSP competitions such as badminton, sports hall athletics and the KS1 district cross country. Keep up to date with all PE news on our website and newsletters.
This week in 6CP we have been out in our sets, we have three sets three or English and three for maths. On Monday in English we were writing letters to chalky from the book blitz boys. In maths we were revising long multiplication. When it was Wednesday afternoon we made our way to our local library to look at what the Bata shoe factory and East Tilbury looked like back in the day. After 45 minutes we left the library and returned back to our school to work on Mathletics and Bug Club (Active Learn Primary). When we had finished working on Mathletics we collected any certificates that we might have earned. Then it came to Thursday, and we started doing our sets again. During our sets we planned a letter from Winston Churchill to Adolf Hitler trying to prevent the war. In our maths sets we revised a little bit more of our long multiplication, as some people found it a little bit difficult. It’s now Friday and we have been doing sets in our own classes it was really fun. In math we had some old SATS papers to complete in 50 minutes if we didn’t it did not matter. Next we have P.E and we are doing gymnastics. Thank you for reading our blog.
By Grace S and William H
This week year 3 have had the opportunity to get involved in the Trailblazer Project. Each class had a focused workshop which ran across a whole day to guide them with their creation of their own ‘Wild Thing’. Using a variety of different materials, each child had a finished project with which they then incorporated into a storytelling session.
It is an anniversary that may have passed by with little fanfare but Google officially turned 18 years old in September. Nobody is quite sure about which day, the official response from the internet search giant has been that "the exact date when we celebrate our birthday has moved around over the years, depending on when people feel like having cake."
Starting life as the research project of two PhD students, it is fair to say that Google has transformed the way that we interact with technology from internet searches to smartphones. Those of us who have grown up in the interent age probably have search engines like Google to thank for aiding our studies, entertainment or consumer choices.
However, whilst we encourage childrens interest, utilisation of and creativity with computing, it is worthwhile reminding ourselves about some basic e-safety. Children and young people need to know who they can tell when things go wrong. For some top tips on how to safely search online click on to www.kidsmart.org.uk/safesearching.