Extended Stories

This year the Class AS extended stories have a loose Olympic theme. There are a range of genres including adventure,  thriller, horror & romance. Here’s Lucy’s story.

The Killer Devil

Chapter 1

One morning, David Hemery, a small boy who was 6 years old, woke up. He got dressed in his favourite clothes, a green and white striped top and blue shorts. With his mum they both went to church. You see David believed in God and hated devils. That very same night David went to bed, and dreamt that when he grew up he would be an Olympic runner. Overhearing what David had said, a red as blood coloured devil with ebony black horns and sharp fangs in hell decided he wanted revenge. He would turn David’s dream into a nightmare. He bided his time for sixteen years

“David Hemery, a 22 year old man is now going to compete in the Olympic Games!” That’s what it said on the TV. David started running in the 100m. 10 seconds to go. And he won!

“Well done son, I am very pleased with you” said David’s mother.

 

The next day another race, but this time it didn`t turn out so good. He started well, but at the last minute Usain Bolt just over took him. Now was the right time for the devil to take over David’s body…..

Chapter 2

As the devil entered David’s body he was wondering what he would do? Then suddenly he had a great idea, he would murder everyone on the track. So the devil started doing it. He murdered John Akii Bua and so on. But people didn`t know that he was the devil, so the started calling Hemery the Killer Athlete.

“Killer Athlete Killer Athlete!” they all shouted to David, not knowing it was the devil.

A few weeks later the devil had had enough David’s body and decided that his punishment should be over now.

“I have had enough of this now” he explained. As he was going out of Hemery’s body he thought he should do more evil and kill David. He got out his dagger and stabbed David Hemery in the heart.

“Agggghhhhh” screamed David.

It was a horrid end to the runner.

Chapter 3

Some of the people who lived near David Hemery made up rumours saying that Usain Bolt killed him because everyone knew that he didn`t like David. Bolt knew that wasn`t true and started making up rumours that the people who were telling the rumours were stinky.

One black, stormy morning in the horrid hell the evil devil was writing a ‘to do’ list about what he would do that was bad next. These some of the things on the list.

 

  • Kill every person who believes in God
  • Go in the queens body and be really rude and mad
  • Kill every one in the world
  • Explode the queen
  • Destroy the world

 

That’s what he thought of people. So he flew off and down he went to Earth. Guess what he did? He started killing every one who  believed  in God.

 

 

Chapter 4

Next the devil went into the Queens body and made her be very impolite and mad.

“Buuuurrrrrppppppp!“ burped the Queen.

“It`s working it`s working mwaaaahhhhhhh!” yelled the devil. Then the Queen started going mad and so the palace guards had to take to her bedroom and they locked her up just in case.

“That’s not very fun” said the devil all upset and went out of the Queen’s body.

 

It was getting dark and the devil decided to go back to hell. But he would come back tomorrow and the next day and so on. Tomorrow though was Monday the 28th of July and apparently the hell law say its ‘GOOD DEVIL day’ and that meant every devil had to go down to Earth and wasn`t allowed to do any evil.

 

“I hate today,” moaned the devil as he woke up. It was GOOD DEVIL day today. But the devil had to do what the devil law said and so he went down to Earth and some people actually saw him , even Usain Bolt, and he suddenly realised that the devil killed David Hemery and that he didn`t. People thought that too and so they got hold of the devil’s feet and because it was GOOD DEVIL day the devil could do nothing and so the people dragged him to prison.

“I will get you people no matter what you do!” Unfortunately the devil when he was put in prison burnt the bars and they melted. He escaped and that was a nuisance.

 

 

Chapter 5

The next morning as the sun was arising; the devil went down to Earth. He had a nuclear bomb in his hands because he was going to dig a hole down to the centre core of the Earth and light it to destroy the world. He dug his way down to the core and put the nuclear bomb down.

 

“No one can stop me now mwaahhahaaa!” he yelled out. He got out his black match box and lit the bomb.

“Hey, wait a minute, would the bomb explode me too? OH NO!”…..

“BOOOOOOM, CRASH” and the bomb exploded. All it left was chunks of the world. What a disaster for the devil.

Egyptian Mummification

Over the past two weeks Year 5 have been looking at burial rites for the Ancient Egyptians. We discussed mummification and sequenced the process. After that we created our own reports explaining the process. Some are available to download below.

Mummification – Madeline

Mummification – Georgina

Mummification – Lucy

Mummification – Emma

Mummification – Eve

Mummification – Alex M

 

The John Akii – Bua Story

This week Class AS have been looking at the life of John Akii – Bua, the first Ugandan to ever win an Olympic gold medal as well as breaking the world record for the 400m hurdles at the same time. We watched a film about his life and discussed the attributes he had shown in order to progress to Olympic gold at Munich in 1972. Then we wrote newspaper articles to mirror how it may have been reported in Uganda the following day. A clip from the film can be seen below along with the children’s reports to download.

John Akii Bua Abi E

John Akii Bua Newspaper Lily

John Akii Bua Newspaper Madeline

John Akii Bua Newspaper Susie

John Akii Bua Newspaper Katie

John Akii Bua Newspaper Eve

John Akii Bua Newspaper Lucy

John Akii Bua Newspaper Emma

John Akii Bua Newspaper Laura

John Akii Bua Newspaper Will R

John Akii Bua Newspaper Kirsten

John Akii Bua Newspaper Georgina

 

 

Winter Poem Videos

As a Christmas treat Class AS decided to produce filmed versions of children in the class performing their winter poems against a backdrop that they chose themselves. We used our new greenscreen software that Mr Stanley has been learning how to master. He taught Katie, who is now a greenscreen expert herself.

More poems to come tomorrow, but please enjoythe following:

Will C

Lucy

Jack

Oliver

Emily

Emma

Katie

Lily

Abi P

Eve

Madeline

Georgina

Abi E

Ancient Greeks Non – Chronological reports: Lucy

Olympic Games in Ancient Greece

Studies of the Olympic games show it provided fitness and awards. Also it provided health. Only men would be in it. It was the oldest Olympic Games in Olympia.
Events
Some of the most popular event were footrace, horserace , chariot race , wrestling , boxing , long jump and finally javelin.
Prizes
Some of the prizes included money but now the prizes included medals such as bronze, silver and gold.
When they took place
They first took place in 776BC and ended in 395BC.
Women
Women were not allowed to compete in the Olympics and married woman weren`t even allowed to go near Olympia during the games . A festival for women, called the Heraia , was held four years in honour of the goddess Hera.
Winners
Winners were presented with an olive wreath, palm branches and woollen ribbon. They might also have a statue erected in their honour.
In this report you can see some similarities between now and the ancient Greek times although the games were, on the whole, quite different.

Theseus & the Minotaur – The Dance

This term in dance we have been looking at Theseus and the Minotaur. Each week we have created, practised and evaluated a different part of the dance, then today we put it all together and performed it as a whole.

There are six scenes to the dance:
1) King Aegeus choosing the victims for the Minotaur
2) The journey across the sea to Crete
3) Entering the labyrinth
4) Fighting the Minotaur
5) Exiting the labyrinth and leaving Ariadne on Naxos
6) Returning home and the suicide of Aegeus.

The children worked in four groups:
1) Alex M, Oliver, Alex C, Jack, Josh NB, Elias and Cameron
2) Elyse, Katie, Lily, Kirsten, Charlotte, Susie, Abi E and Abi P
3) Will R, Will C, Will W, James, Ben, Harry, Korban and Jake
4) John, Emma, Madeleine, Lucy, Eve, Josh F, Georgina and Emily

All files can be played with Quicktime

Theseus & the Minotaur Group 1
Theseus & the Minotaur Group 2
Theseus & The Minotaur Group 3
Theseus & the Minotaur Group 4