September 2016 archive

Special Roald Dahl 100WC- Greta

“I hate you child, straight to the chokey!” yelled Miss Trunchbull to Matilda.

“BUT I DIDN’T DO ANYTHING,” yelled Matilda back.

“I don’t care,” Miss Trunchbull replied. Matilda went into the chokey.

“I’ll get out with my powers,” she thought. She tried but it didn’t work. Matilda thought she could just yell, but that didn’t work either. So Matilda tried to use her powers again but it still didn’t work. Then the door just opened by itself. Matilda was free!!! Matilda went to Miss Honey and told her everything. “I can’t believe it Matilda you’re free FREE! YAY!”

Special Roald Dahl 100WC- Josh

Charlie Nester was a lonely boy who lived on the streets but one thing kept Charlie alive, chocolate! Everyday Charlie bought a chocolate, but one day he bought a chocolate and he found a purple ticket to Willy Wonka’s factory. He was so happy because he loved chocolate, so he packed up his stuff and headed off. When he arrived at Willy Wonka’s factory he showed his purple ticket to a camera and headed inside. Charlie was a little surprised that he was the only kid there but other kids came, they weren’t any ordinary kids they were tiny kids….

Special Roald Dahl Prompt- Ben

My favourite book by Roald Dahl is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I like it because it is an adventure book and it’s exciting.

Here is my version.


Once, there lived a boy called Ben Huddy and he went on a big adventure with his grandad, Ralph Huddy. It was a cool and a big place that Ben was interested in. It was a BIG, BIG chocolate factory!!!!

Ben then went and ate the yummiest thing he could find.

It was amazing!

It was sweet!

It was a big, iphone 6s+!!!!


Then he went back home to his family!

Special Roald Dahl 100WC- Dom

There was a little boy called Charlie Bucket. He had two grandparents and two parents named Mr Bucket and Mrs Bucket. His grandparents gave him twenty cents to buy a chocolate to get a golden ticket. But unfortunately he didn’t get a golden ticket.  
The next day he found a golden ticket on the floor. He thought it belonged to Benjamin Grud the greedy nincompoop, he got the second golden ticket. When the all the tickets were gone, the six people went to Willy Wonka’s factory. Charlie was the winner of the journey so he got a big IPAD. What a day!

Special Roald Dahl 100WC- Sophie

One day Matilda was in her room with Miss Honey correcting her classes work when Matilda said to her,“Miss Honey, why did you not tell Miss Trunchbull to get out of your house?” Miss Honey replied, “Dear Matilda, do you remember how scary and rude she was to everyone. Who wouldn’t be scared of her?” Matilda thought for a minute. “Maybe…… the police? No they wouldn’t even be scared of her.” “ I know. Well this will be the last time we take of her. She has a life sentence in jail. So please Matilda don’t talk about her again.” “Okay Miss Honey,” replied Matilda.

Special Roald Dahl 100WC- Jay

Hi I’m fantastic Mr fox! My family and I live in a store. I used to live in tree but got chased out by three farmers. Wow, you’re just in time we’re about to sit down for our first night. We are going to toast hot dogs on the heater. That was yum! Now time to sleep… We went to bed on the heater and were woken up by a jingling of keys. I sprang into action trying to protect my children from whatever was out there. Turns out it was another fox but it was mean. It chased after me but luckily Mrs Fox my wife hit that horrid thing with a frying pan.

Holiday Reading

If you are looking for some great books to read these holidays, read some of the book reviews we have written about our Literature Circles books. Who knows, perhaps something will take your fancy!


The Butterfly Lion

Reviewed by Oliver Holland


The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo is a sad story set in the town of Strawbridge. A boy met an old lady in the streets and she told him the life story of her and her husband Bertie. From Bertie saving a white lion to meeting Millie, who was the old lady the boy met, then to Bertie going off to war.   

The main characters are Bertie, Millie, the white lion and the boy. Bertie was a kind person who was the owner of the white lion and helped his comrades when they were badly wounded in WW1. He was also Millie’s husband. Millie was the old lady that met the boy, her personality is kind and helpful. The white lion is Bertie’s loyal pet friend, he is later called, ‘The White Prince.’ He loves Bertie so much and recognised him years later after their parting. The boy was a nice kid, but his name was unknown in the book. He liked Millie, she was his only friend. When she was gone the next day he was very sad.

My favourite part of the story was when Bertie saved the white lion from an unusually large pack of hyenas.

I would recommend this book to people who like sad stories. It’s a true story Michael Morpurgo said that on the first page of the book and I think it’s a book for all ages.

I give the Butterfly Lion a 5 star ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ rating. It teaches you about love, life and the definition of family.


The Garden of Empress Cassia

Reviewed by Rory Hammond


The Garden of Empress Cassia written by Gabrielle Wang is an adventure book but also features some sadness. This book is based on a young girl named Mimi. She is very special, her father and her work in a herb store, so does her mother. In the store there are many odd smells. She is bullied at school because of the smells that she brings with her to school. Miss O’del, Mimi’s art teacher, gives her a special box of pastels called the Empress Cassia pastels. Mimi can now draw like never before but Miss O’del said that in the wrong hands they can cause great danger.


The main characters in this book are Mimi Lu, Mr and Mrs Lu, Gemma, Miss O’del, Josh and Old Ma. My Favourite part in the book is when Gemma steals the pastels and draws a big scary picture and then it starts to suck her inside the garden of darkness. It is a very scary part of the book knowing that they could lose Gemma!
I recommend this book ages 9+ because there are some scary moments and hard words to read. I enjoyed reading this book very much.


45 & 47 Stella Street

Reviewed by Louis Pirie


45 + 47 Stella Street by Elizabeth Honey is an adventure story set in a road called Stella Street.

Aunt Lillie dies and a couple move into her house. The couple re-do the house and throw a lot of clean things out. The children get angry and call the couple,“The Phonies”.Their next door neighbours dog, Briquette eats all their clean and unused rubbish.Then the fights begin.The neighbours annoy each other..Then a group of children find a secret plot that will take them on an adventure.

The main characters in the story are Henni, Zev, Frank, Danielle and the Phonies. My favourite character was Zev. He was one of the children and was Henni’s best friend. The reason I like Zev is because of his eletric hair. Henni is the main character and the leader of the group of children. Henni is very tall and inquisitive and also a bit nosey. Frank is one of the children in the gang and is easily entertained. He play’s a main role in the story and has trust in the others. Danielle is Henni’s sister and is apart of the group. She is emotionally strong. She does her best to help find out the Phonies plan. The Phonies are the enemies of  the children and are very, very rich! They think everything revolves around themselves and they like the colour white. Both Mr and Mrs Phonie work at the bank and think they can just take money.

My favourite part of the book is when Mr Phonie almost shot Danielle. Although this part was scary, this made the children more determined to find out the Phonies plan.

This is a book for readers aged 7-12.This will be more enjoyable for older and more fluent readers.There is a little bit of course language but other than that, Stella Street is a good book to read.
My star rating is 4 and ¾ out of 5. This book certainly deserves a high rating such as that.

Alyssa’s 100WC

Mum and I were at the Olympic Games about to watch the Women’s 100m sprint. Suddenly the commentator shouted, on your marks, set, GO! Mum and I went for Melissa Breen, an Australian athlete. When she was coming second, mum and I were really paying attention to the race. Melissa Breen was coming first, and I thought to myself well what a start for Melissa Breen. Suddenly the race was over, I couldn’t believe how short it felt. Oh well, it was a great race and Australia won! I really enjoyed the going to see that race and couldn’t wait to see it again in four years time!

Greta’s 100WC

Today it was cross country at school. I thought I was going to go well, but I never do. I trained every day. “ YEAR 10 GIRLS GET READY TO RACE!,” Miss Sugar Plum called. It was time for my race. Mr Herrington shot the pistol… And I thought, “Well what a start”… AND it WAS!!! I was coming 3rd (a great position at this point). I kept my pace. Grace and I were now fighting for 4th. It came to 100m’s left, I used my sprint like in training. I ran passed Lily, Annabel and Emma. I finished 1st. YAY! I was so excited.


Charlotte’s 100WC

I was on the way to school and I heard that there was a competitions to win $5,000 for students. I so need a new phone but did not have the money. I entered and 3 weeks later I heard that I won!  I still needed $3,000 more and I thought well what a start. I realised that my mum was giving $1,000 tonight and I was getting my pay from work soon which was $2,000. I was so happy and told my mum, she said I could get it on the weekend. I got my phone, great hey!

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