Category Archives: Ms Brennocks Class

Puffin Live – The Illustrators Take Over

On Friday, we joined a Puffin Virtually Live presentation.  We were able to draw along with Adam Hargreaves – son of Roger Hargreaves, who continues his father’s popular Mr. Men and Little Miss series of children’s books, and this year has illustrated the Dr Men Series.

We created comic book characters with Jeff Kinney, author and illustrator of Diary of Wimpy Kid.

We were inspired to create our own superhero by Ali-A, who’s been inspired by his new graphic novel Game On1!, illustrated by Alek Sotirovski.

We heard the author of Wonder,  R. J. Palacio, talking about using technology to create illustrations.

One of the best sections was looking at the wonderful illustrations in Malala’s inspiring new picture book, Malala’s Magic Pencil illustrated by Kerascoët. We have read this book in class and we love it. 

Skype Call with Night Zookeeper

We had a great story telling Skype call today with Olivia from the Night Zoo. 

She got us to use our imagination, she told us it was our super power! We imagined lots of new animals for the Night Zoo. 

Olivia then read us a story….but we have to find out what happens by reading the rest of the story on Night Zookeeper.com

We really enjoyed the call and Olivia answered lots of questions for us, and listened to lots of our stories!

Science Week

We did lots of experiments today to celebrate science week.

  1. We put an egg into vinegar to see what would happen to it. We know that vinegar is an acid, so we made some predictions. We’ll check on the egg every day to see if it is changing.
  2. We put hot water on a circle of ‘Skittles’ sweets, it created a rainbow of colour.
  3. We put food dye onto a plate milk. Then we added a drop of soap. The soap breaks down the fat in the milk, causing the colours to swirl and mix.
  4. We put raisins into fizzy lemonade. The raisins initally sank and then they rose again (as the bubbles attached onto them) then they sink again (when the bubbles burst). We called this experiment, ‘Dancing Raisins’.        

Spooky Stories

This week’s story has to contain these words …as the door slammed I knew…You can read all of our stories on our class blog.

by Ben F

One Halloween I was out trick or treating with my friends. I was dressed up as a ghost, Haylie was dressed up as a ‘cereal’ killer and my other friend Dylan was dressed up as a zombie. We where having lots of fun calling from house to house, until we took a short cut down the dark alley way to the spooky house. We went into the garden and walked up to the door. The door was left slightly open so we pushed the door gently and called out ‘trick or treat’. There was no answer, so we quietly crept inside to have a look around. As the door slammed I knew we were in danger. Next we heard a loud laugh, we turned around and standing there were our parents, they had tricked us!

By Sophie

When the door slammed I knew it wasn’t just my imagination! I’d felt something creepy around my bedroom for some time now. Nicol had come for a play-date, we were colouring pictures when suddenly my crayon started moving on its own on the page. Eeek! we both froze and coldness came upon us.
Omg what was that, we looked at each other with scared faces then ran downstairs to tell my Mam. Mam said ‘don’t be silly girls, ghosts are not real’. We had dinner feeling reassured. Then we went back upstairs to find the whole room was covered in Halloween pictures!! Spoooky !!