Recipe Competition! – please think of a yummy recipe to enter the competition below.

Are your pupils brimming with recipe inspiration? Is your son or daughter a whiz with a whisk?

Britain’s Young Pea Chef of the Year 2018, in association with The Ocado Foundation, is on the hunt for aspiring young chefs to create a delicious dish using Britain’s favourite family vegetable, the pea!

Whether it’s a simple starter, hearty main or a wacky dessert, we’re looking for children to send us their pea-fect (see what we did there?!) recipe creations. You can be as adventurous as you like, the only thing we ask is that the Great British Pea is the star of the dish!

We’ve introduced three categories this year and want to hear from a wide range of budding chefs who think they have what it takes to become the UK’s Young Pea Chef of the Year!

The amount of peas grown in the UK each year is equivalent to about 70,000 football pitches and did you know, those little green guys have super powers!? They’re packed full of nutrients, including Vitamin A and C, which is essential for healthy gums and immune systems.

Good luck – let the greatest Young Pea Chef win!

The Easter Story

Please read Jasmine’s fantastic writing from the perspective of a Roman soldier at the crucifixion of Jesus.

The Easter Story by Jasmine, Y6MJ
This was it.  The moment of satisfaction.  It was going to happen.  We marched, purposefully, through the dry grounds of the gardens of Gethsemane.  Heavily clothed in armour and battle weapons, I was surprised we didn’t make any more sounds.  Waiting nervously, in the shade of the blossoming grove trees our hearts thudded in one; preparing for the accusation of a lifetime.  Judas whispered to us, his voice hoarse.  “This is the time. I shall go greet him with a kiss so you recognise who he is. Afterwards, you must give me the money and I shall never see you again.”  He did his deed then … we charged.
Adrenalin fizzed through me as I ran towards the group, spears raised. Shouts of anger mingled heavily with screeches of fear. Simon-Peter (one of Jesus’ most faithful disciples) attacked a fellow Roman and blood poured from his cut. Instantly, Jesus cried out, “STOP!” He calmly walked towards the injured man. Everything had stopped. Everyone was silent. I took a step towards Jesus. Surely, if we were to arrest him we should not listen to him? However, all my comrades stood-stock-still. With one touch, Jesus healed the man.
All of a sudden, we were inches from Jesus’ trembling body. We wrapped him in a harsh rope and tugged it tightly. Now he was in our hands. He was ours! We dragged him all across the town.  First to a Roman leader, then to Herod and next to Pontius Pilate. At the beginning, the crowd seemed slightly hesitant to do what the ‘Son of God’ deserved. To be crucified.  Jesus stood limply, exhausted from our constant prodding and poking. The crowds cheered and jeered at Jesus: now with a blood-red robe hung upon his neck and a crown of thorns forcing their way into his already-bleeding head.
“Crucify, crucify, CRUFICY!” came the ascending chant from the crowd. I let a small, sly grin creep onto my face. This was right.
We were at the foot of the hill, where two men were already nailed to crosses. I felt a satisfied joy rise up in me. I had accomplished my job. Every time, the ‘saviour’ stumbled over rocks or fell/tripped over his robes, we forcefully pushed him up with our swords and spears. His heavy, wooden cross cut deeply into his neck as he continuously staggered forwards.  With extreme exaggeration, I had the pleasure of savagely nailing his body to the cross. His eyes followed my every movement. Pitiful and sad. I began to doubt myself. Were my accusations unfound? Guilt curdled through me; however I stepped away and watched the pain on his face rise upwards.
That’s when the storm broke out: strong winds, lightening and dark clouds. Jesus shouted out, “Father! Forgive them!” and the storm died down. Amongst the confused shouts of my fellow friends I whispered partly to myself and partly to him, “This man was a Son of God.”

Jasmine   6MJ

What is this?

Challenge 1:

Challenge yourself to an Alan Peat sentence type by commenting below!

Challenge 2:

Look at the picture below…

What is this?

Can you think of some questions to ask about this image?


Miss Judge

Litter Picking!


Well done 6MJ for litter picking around the school site and in the streets outside!  We were shocked however  to discover how much litter there was and we  are now writing letters asking the Council to do something about it –  such as provide bins for people to use.

Challenge yourself to an Alan Peat sentence below!


Thursday 3rd March

Because of worsening conditions, and an unsafe school site,  we have made the decision to close school today.

Below are some challenges that you can complete by commenting on this post.


Challenge yourself to a descriptive piece of writing:

  1. A short recount from the snow or school’s perspective over the last couple of days. What’s their side of the story? How do they feel?
  2. A setting description of what it looks like out of your window or somewhere close to your home. You could include: adjectives, adverbs, similes, metaphors or personification. 

Still stuck? Use the Alan Peat sentence types from older posts on the blog to get you started. You could also use iSPACE Openers to start you off:


  1. Last Wednesday, students could choose ham or turkey sandwiches for lunch. The canteen made 72 sandwiches in all, 25% of which were turkey. How many turkey sandwiches did the canteen make?
  2. There are 80 seats on a train. 75% of the seats are empty. How many empty seats are there on the train?
  3. Yesterday, there were 10 problems assigned for maths homework. Sasha did 20% of them correctly. How many problems did Sasha get right?
  4. In order to select new board members, the French club held an election. 80% of the 70 members of the club voted. How many members voted?
  5. In hopes of encouraging healthier snacks at school, Peter brought in a tray of carrot sticks and apple slices to share. The tray had a total of 100 snacks, of which 10% were carrot sticks. How many carrot sticks did Peter bring?

Remember, a lot of you found finding 10% (divide by 10), 50% (divide by 2) or 1% (divide by 100) a good place to start when answering questions like these.

Miss Judge

The Mayans!

6MJ spent some time researching and designing a piece of Mayan jewellery this week. After their designs were complete, they created their impressive centre pieces out of clay. They are still drying but they look brilliant – very Mayan indeed! Well done 6MJ.

Mr Quirk

Moor Allerton Library visit

On Wednesday 21st February, year 6MJ visited Moor Allerton Library and took part in a Harry Potter exhibition.  I enjoyed listening to a passage from one of the Harry Potter novels.  We each got to pick out one book of our choice and do a word-search once we had finished our comprehension – I was fond of the stuffed animals that gave the whole library a Harry Potter theme.

Once we had picked out our books, we borrowed them from the library reception desk  and if was time to go.  I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and I shall be asking my parents if I can go there again soon.

I learnt that if you use your imagination,  characters can – and will – come to life.

Isobel Dean