Friday, 23 May 2014

Minecraft in reality by Ronnie

Minecraft in reality


“Are you still playing that stupid game?” growled Mum from upstairs.

“Go away Mum!” shouted Alex.

Alex was a 10 year old boy who loved playing on Minecraft, he thought Minecraft was an awesome game but his nightmares were about to come true. Read on If you dare!!

“You better do your homework or you are banned from Minecraft for life” yelled Mum.

“Oh fine I’ll do it” replied Alex meanly.

Alex pressed on the Esc button on his computer and gently moved the mouse to save and exit and then he pressed the shutdown button feeling angry that he had to do his homework. Alex got up off the comfy sofa and stomped over to the table, where his homework book was waiting for him.

“Stupid mum making me do my homework” whispered Alex to himself.

Alex opened his homework book and mysteriously, creepers started exploding on his page. He was shocked about the creepers being on his page. So he shook his head and then the creepers suddenly disappeared. He flipped the page to a clear one. He wrote the date (Tuesday 21st April 2014) then a zombie ate the date then straightened his hands and pulled him into the book


He went through a vortex that had the nether colour. Just then he fell right though a tree onto the ground.

“Ahh what happened?” Alex asked himself

“Wait a….. OMG I AM IN MINECRAFT!!! YAY” Alex screamed with joy.

Alex started to run in a circle. As he was running in a circle, he got really dizzy and bumped into a tree and got knocked out. As he was unconscious, a villager came and brought him to the village. After waiting a few hours Alex finally woke up.

“Hi player, you have been transported into Minecraft. If you are from reality you are the holy chosen one!” said the villager

“Err… What?” replied Alex?

“Legend says that the holy person that played Minecraft on his so-called pc and if he or she has to do homework he or she gets fed up then gets transported into this blocky world”

“Cool I am the chosen one! But how do I get home?” asked Alex

“That lies in the cave of destiny also there is a mighty scroll back to this village” replied the villager

“Ok I shall start my adventure to get back home and I shall bring that mighty scroll back here”

Alex grabbed a wooden sword and started his journey. It took him long and tiring trips around the Minecraft map but finally found the cave.

Alex felt really scared but there was no turning back. Alex grabbed his diamond sword and ran straight in.

“Hello… Is anyone here?!” screamed Alex in terror.

Loads of skeletons were hung on the wall with a golden plate on top of each one saying trespasser. He got his diamond sword ready for battle and slowly walked down the tunnel. Then suddenly a zombie appeared, he swung he sword right though his old dirty chest, destroying the zombie making him drop some items. Alex picked it up eating the rotten flesh giving him food poisoning.

“Ahh” said Alex felling really dizzy. He continued going down the tunnel. After fighting many zombie, creepers and skeletons he finally made it to the area where the scroll of destiny is. He snuck around a wall to take cover. He saw the scroll being guarded by Ether. Ether is a fierce worrier with three heads and hands like tentacles. Alex had to think of a plan.

“I got it!” whispered Alex to himself. Quickly, he got out his bow and shot the Ether, making him feel really angry.

“Uh oh” said Alex in a shock.

He ran right up a wall then he shot the Ether with a bow and TNT making it blow up all over the walls.

“That was easy” whispered Alex.

He swiftly walked to the scroll and saw the scroll was on how to create a nether portal. There was a story at the back as well. Legend say for the hero to return home he needs to create a nether portal and hop in then it will take him home.

“Got it”

Alex ran out of the cave and back to the village. When he arrived at the village he went to the villager’s house. Alex knocked forcefully on the door and an old woman opened the door making a load creaky noise.

“Hello young lad what are you doing here?”

“Err hi Miss do you know if villager is in?” asked Alex.

 “Villager oh I am sorry lad I am afraid he has passed away just last week” Replied the old woman

“What, but I…” said Alex.

“Don’t worry I will take you to his grave” replied the old woman in a soulful voice.

The old woman slowly came out of the old house and started walking, with Alex beside her. After 2 minutes they finally arrived at the grave house. The old rusty gate opened with a horrible noise.

“So where is he?” asked Alex

“Over here” replied the old woman

The old woman walked over to a grave stone saying Villager born on 12 January 1985 and died on 23rd of May 2014. Alex got a pair of flowers on the way to the grave yard. He placed them on the ground and walked away leaving the old woman behind.
“What a good lad” Said the old woman. Alex opened the scroll to see the instructions of how to craft a nether portal. It told him to go to a bottom of a cliff carrying a diamond pickaxe. After many days Alex finally found the cliff. He looked down trying to find water to land in, and then he found some water that was deep. He jumped all the way into the water. Thankfully, there were cobblestones blocking the lava from the water. Before the zombies came, he quickly destroyed the cobble stones and then it created 14 obsidian blocks. He got his diamond pickaxe and obtained the obsidian then he built a nether portal. Now he just needed to light it up. He got his flint and steels and lit up the portal. The portal was created so he jumped in. He could feel himself falling through the vortex and then he was back home. Alex’s mother came through the door saying

“Have you done your homework?”

“Err” Alex said nervously

Alex’s mum grabbed his homework book out of his shaking hands and went thought the book find the latest date. When she arrived at the page, she was pleased that he has done his homework.

“Well done son you have done your homework you can go on Minecraft for 1 hour and that’s that” said mum

“YAY WOO” shouted Alex

Alex pushed the chair back and went straight on his computer then launched Minecraft. When he launched the world a villager winked at him. Alex shook his head as he realised it wasn’t a dream. It was Minecraft in reality!

Friday, 16 May 2014

Well done Kitty!

It's always important to give the children a mention when there are achievements outside of school so I'm delighted to say a huge well done to Kitty who has been selected for the Westminster Lodge swimming team! Fantastic news! She has her first race tomorrow night so we can't wait to hear about it on Monday.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

It's official! We are a GOOD school!

So some of you may be aware that we had Ofsted in a couple of weeks ago! A very stressful time for all! We are now able to share their findings! We already know we have an amazing bunch of children at Sandridge and a wonderful teaching staff,however Ofsted have now confirmed that!
This is a huge achievement for all involved-children,parents and teachers have all worked so hard to get this and to say we are proud is an understatement.
So I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone. We did it!
Miss Carr

Introducing Jaden

Hi my name is Jaden! My favourite football team is Arsenal and I am 9 years old . I have an Xbox and my favourite game is Minecraft . Minecraft is a game where you can build whatever you want , I once built a giant tree house . I also have an Iphone and a Ps vita. My favourite sport is football but I also play rugby.  I have a sister called Shami , a mum called Ruth and a dad called Casey.I have been to many countries such as France ,Spain , Belgium and England.

Deep thinking Thursday!

So we had a small group last week who took part in a discussion on world debt. This was a fantastic session and you could see some really strong opinions coming through from the children with a really clear sense of right and wrong.
Here are a couple of the pieces of writing we did based on this! Please let us know your thoughts on this issue by commenting below!

Should we cancel world debt?

Africa has been loaned billions of pounds but has spent it all on the wrong things like weapons and wars. But how has this happened? We will discuss it in this post.

Africa, a poor area of the world, has borrowed a lot of money for schools, hospitals, water supplies etc. However they have spent it all on the wrong things like weapons, guns and other things for war. But they want some more money for things they were supposed to spend it on.

My opinion is that they should pay it in some instalments over a longer amount of time because they would just lose a lot of money if they paid it in one go and also because they don’t have it. Also part of the money isn’t going to part of the countries of Africa.

I think that we should pay them half of the money that we loaned them and they give us a chunk of the money that we have loaned them.

Everybody deserves a second chance so I think we should give them some more money because the poor countries are the ones that are suffering and the rich countries are not. But if they do get some more money they have to pay it on educations, hospitals, schools and water supplies or we will not give them any more money.

 I think we should send over super sergeants and super builders to teach the people of Africa how to build and how to nurse as well as teaching people how to be doctors.

By Joseph
Should we cancel world debt?
World debt is an amount of money that country not paying back another country who borrowed money to help the country build hospitals, schools and water systems.
In my opinion they should give us half of the debt that they owe us and in the future we will lend them more money in large amounts. Because poor parents that have children that don’t have education and that were born with disease they should build schools, also people that don’t have water. These aren’t the country’s opinions, these are my opinions. Comment your opinions on this post.
In addition, in the future they should use the money on things for the poor such as hospitals, schools, water systems and many more things because it helps our doctors and teachers who are going over to Africa and helping them. If some of our doctors and teachers went over and trained people to be doctors and teachers, that would build up their money for their country but also they would stop needing as much help.
By Ronnie J

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

junk modelling!

Just a quick reminder/request for junk modelling tomorrow. I promise I won't send anything too big home! :)

Double Darts!

Today in Maths we made our own dart boards and we played a game with doubling. It was great fun as some of us got to use decimals.
 Our Dart boards had 16 numbers to double.
 We were in partners. We each had a different colour token to throw and when we scored we had to lightly colour in the number. The person with the most numbers coloured in was the winner.
It looks as if green has won!
We had an amazing Maths lesson. This week we are doing all of our Mental Maths though games. We will let you know what other games we will play this week.
By Bella.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Year 4 are making friends in America!

Yesterday we recieved the first of our letters from the children at Glenhope Elementary in Texas. This was an exciting event for us and we really enjoyed reading about them! We have already written back to them this morning and we are going to post them off this week (Miss Carr promises she won't forget!)
We have also given them our blog address so they can start looking at what we are doing in school.

Friday, 9 May 2014

Crazy amount of views!

Well after being tweeted by deputy Mitchell we have had 275 views just today! Year 4 I think from this you can see the impact social media has!

Class blogs

If you are another school reading out blogs, then please post your blog address so that we can read your blogs! We are wanting to read and comment on other blogs as well as having our own looked at!


Today, our blog was retweeted by Deputy Mitchell. He is really important in Primary Blogging. Miss Carr and everyone else are really excited!

World wide!

At this point I am going to write a short post! We are just on the verge of getting 2000 views, something that is totally exciting to year 4 and myself! We look at our views each day and check to see which countries are looking at what we are doing.
Today we would like to say thank you to readers in America, Spain, Australia, Switzerland, Germany and of course the United Kingdom.
We find it amazing that people from all across the world are reading about us!
If you are one of these people, please comment on posts so we can say hello!
Miss Carr

What a hoot!

Today we were lucky as someone brought a barn owl in school today. It was a girl because it had stripes on its tail also she had spots on her chest. She was called Peanut.
We found out these owls are incredible because they can hear a mouse's heartbeat from a mile away .
Owls cant move their eyes like us but they can move their head 270 degrees nearly the whole way around .
Peanut was beautiful!
By Jaden

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

my weekend

On sunday I went to stockwood park, it was a museum. I saw what the queen would have sat in.
Then we saw an old sled, then we saw old taxis. I saw an old Roman chariot. After that we saw a Roman floor, after that we saw a Roman body and weapons then we saw Roman houses.

On Monday we went on a 100 acre Winnie the Pooh walk. First we saw Eyores house then we saw Pooh's house. Next we saw Owls house, after we saw Piglets house and then we saw Pooh's special spot. Later we saw Christophor Robbins house, then we saw a trap and then we had a picnic then we walked through the wildlife forest.

by Harvey

Friday, 2 May 2014

If you are looking for inspiration on new books to read...

If you do find a new book to read then let us know! Book reviews and recommendations always welcome!

Tips for reading!

A useful link for some tips on reading at home with your child! Let me know what you think of these ideas.

All about me, By Ronnie

Hi my name is Ronnie, I am good at computers and go to Sandridge school. I have a pet called Alfie, he a jack russel x shih tzu. My favourite cartoon is pokemon and my favourite game is minecraft. I would really like you to go and read my class blog for me and I would like alot of comments on this post ( and likes!)

Kitty's cat

This is my first blog so I am blogging about my cat. He is called George. He is ginger with a white mark. He doesn't like his cat food. He does like fish and milk even though we say he shouldn't drink it. George is very naughty because he jumps a lot. He sleeps on my bed. When George goes outside, he is very lazy as he lies on the grass.

By Kitty.

Miss Carr + technology = hit and miss!

I was so proud of myself for thinking that I had set the blog up to be able to recieve comments! I should have known better!
After a few messages to the amazing IT people from blogger I think it may be fixed?
Anyway please try to comment again and let Year 4 know what you think of their blog!
Miss Carr