Thursday, 28 April 2011

More from Tenerife and Count Arthur

Count Arthur has been reading Mr Harrison's blog and is pleased to see that he is keeping up with his exercise regime!!! Everyone tends to overeat on holiday and Count Arthur is no exception. Consequently, he is keeping in shape by joining all the early morning joggers who jog along the Paseo De La Pedrera at around 7am.

Here is Count Arthur at the local market. It is open on Saturdays and Thursdays and sells things from all over the world. You can buy Spanish flemenco frocks, wood carvings from Africa and wooden toys from France. This is a great place to buy presents to bring back for your friends. Who will Count Arthur buy for?????

Even though Count Arthur is on holiday he knows that he cannot neglect his education. He is thinking about all of you in Year 6 and hoping that you are finding some time to do some revision ready for those important exams when you get back to school. He wishes you all the very best and is confident that you can all achieve those coverted level 4's and 5's!

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Alan's Busy Afternoon in the Garden

What a glorious afternoon we've had today (yesterday was not up to much) and Alan jumped at the chance of getting out in the sunshine and helping out in the garden. First, all the weeds had to be dug out of the garden, this took some time and Mrs Stones was very grateful to have Alan to help her. We have had a very dry couple of weeks, so next Alan lent a paw watering the thirsty plants.

After Alan had finished the gardening, he had time to admire the plants that are in full bloom. I wonder if anybody out there knows what Alan is looking at here?

Here, Alan is looking at some strawberry plants that have just started to grow again after winter. Mrs Stones has been advised to put broken eggshells around the plants, can anybody work out why?
She would also really appreciate any handy hints to help these strawberry plants grow really well, as she is looking forward to enjoying some juicy strawberries later in the year.

Monday, 25 April 2011

Count Arthur on the beach

What a surprise Count Arthur had when he first saw the beach! He had expected the sand to be a lovely golden brown but instead in was black!!! At first he thought that it must be ash from the volcano and not sand at all. However, on closer inspection he discovered that it was sand. He could dig in it, built with it and leave footprints in it. It did all the things that sand can do, but it was black!!! He will have to do some research to find out more about this when he gets back to school.

Undeterred, Count Arthur gets out his bucket and spade and begins piling up the sand. He is very proud of his finished work. Does it remind you of anyone?

Take a closer look!

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Count Arthur abroad

After a long and tedious journey, Count Arthur arrives in the volcanic island of Tenerife. Here he is on the first full day of his holiday eating breakfast on the balcony.

After breakfast he sits back and enjoys the relaxing view of the palm trees gently waving in the sunshine.

Later he intends to saunter down to the beach.

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Alan's on the hunt for Easter Eggs

On Friday, Alan, Mrs Stones and her family visited Bolton Abbey. Bolton Abbey is on the banks of the River Wharfe and is in the Yorkshire Dales. It is a very popular place to visit. There were hundreds of visitors on Friday but we were still lucky enough to find a parking space.

Here is Alan sitting on the shoulder of the Easter rabbit ready to start the Easter egg trail around Bolton Abbey. It involved Alan walking along the trail and looking out for Easter egg clues. We had to count how many eggs we saw on the trail. Some of the eggs also had letters on them which we had to collect. All the letters were jumbled but would spell out a phrase when they were re-arranged, this is called an anagram.

Yipee! Alan has spotted an egg. Unfortunately this did not have a letter on it, so it did not help us with the anagram.

When all the letters had been collected on the trail, Alan had to concentrate to work out what the letters spelt.

Here are the letters, can anybody else work them out?

The first word had 6 letters - WLOYEL and the second word had 9 letters - FDIAFSODL

After all the hard work, Alan found time to enjoy the sunshine and have a game of frisbee. As you can see, he's super at catching!!

Here is Alan finally relaxing in the sunshine and looking pretty cool aswell. He really enjoyed taking part in the Easter egg hunt because he was brilliant at spotting the eggs and liked stretching his Learning Muscles when solving the anagram.

Hope you are all enjoying the holidays too!!!

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Another Busy Day for Alan

Alan has enjoyed yet another busy day in and around Skipton. This morning, he accompanied Mrs Stones to the hairdressers and couldn't get wait to get his paws on the equipment there. As you can see he watched with interest and also took the opportunity to check himself out in the mirror too!!!

Here is Alan sharing a "99" (I wish that's how much they cost!) - that's a cone, vanilla ice-cream and a chocolate flake. It had to be eaten quickly, I wonder if anybody can explain why?

Alan and Mrs Stones are having so much fun, they hope you are all having a great holiday too and that the sun keeps on shining!

Monday, 18 April 2011

Alan's Library Visit

Alan was very excited to visit the library in Skipton today. He was delighted to see so many lovely books and spent some time deciding what he'd like to borrow. That's what's so brilliant about libraries - you can borrow books, enjoying reading them and then take them back and choose some more!!

His choice of book perhaps wasn't such a surprise after all...................................

Alan's on his Holidays!!!

Alan jumped at the chance to go on his Easter holidays with Mrs Stones who lives in a town called Skipton. I wonder if any of you can find it on a map and then calculate how how far away it is from school?
On Sunday 17th April, Alan accompanied Mrs Stones and her family to a shopping outlet, where he was very excited to visit a well known toy shop. He didn't find any other dinosaurs to play with but he did come across this friendly ghost and took a shine to him! All of this excitement made Alan thirsty and later in the day he enjoyed a delicious and healthy smoothie made with bananas and strawberries.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Romulus & Remus help with Year 6 RE

Look how many Zoo members met in 6JC

Here we are helping 6JC with their Cat Stevens Poster.
Did you know that Cat Stevens was a musician who converted to Islam?

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Easter holidays

It will soon be the Easter Holidays and the pets don't want to be left alone in the classroom! I wonder if anyone would like to take a pet on holiday with them and blog about what they are doing.

The pets are quite fussy and would only want holiday companions who would look after them, be able to take a photo or two of their trip and take the time to write something about what they have been doing. You would have to be quite a good writer, take time to make your writing interesting for your audience to read, understand and enjoy.

Are you doing something interesting in the holidays? Going somewhere different? Visiting a special place? Going to a celebration? Or just going to have fun at home.

If you want to take a pet on holiday, leave a comment to explain why and you never know... it could be you!

Monday, 4 April 2011

Safa in 5MB let us help her make her Mothers Day card last Friday, then she took us to the PE cupboard for a sleepover.

Romulus and Remus

Romulus and Remus enjoyed making Mothers Day cards in 5 MB on Friday

Friday, 1 April 2011

Alan gets into mischief

Alan had fun in 6JC today. He went out to play with Year 6 as usual but kept a little secret to himself and didn't let on to anybody about the mischief that was about to happen after play in the classrooom.

Mrs Short had planned a little surprise for the children in the class...
watching "Penguins"
Alan invigilating the test

Click here to see what mischief was made in 6JC. Alan told Mrs Conway that the funniest part of the whole caper was watching the pupils read the message on the IWB with confusion and then continue with their work as if nothing had happened. He said that he was very impressed with the work ethic and studious behaviour of 6JC as they continued to work hard and not be distracted by the stifled giggles and sniggers coming from the naughty teachers.