Thursday, 28 November 2013

A New Headteacher Challenge!

Headteacher's Challenge  

Look at each of the links below. Who wants you to 'cause an uproar' and why?

Look for the words 'Cause an Uproar'.
Write down which website you found it on.
Write down why they want you to cause an uproar.

Answers with name, class and in your best presentation to the Headteacher Challenge box by Tuesday 10th December.  

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: One of these websites might ask you to create an account to find information. You must ask an adult to do this for you. If your parent/carer does not have an email address, come and ask me and we will use the blog's email address.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013


Today we made our TARDIS! More photos to follow tomorrow...

Monday, 25 November 2013

Cosmic Collider- A New Game!

To celebrate the 'Day of the Doctor' 50th Anniversary, have a try at this fantastic new Doctor Who game. I think it's brilliant!

Click the picture to go to the game. Remember to always check with an adult before playing any other game or going to other websites.

Doctor Who- Aliens and New Planets!

We have been creating some fantastic work during our Doctor Who topic. Below you will see some super writing- we have been creating new worlds for the Doctor to visit in his TARDIS and some terrifying new aliens!

We learnt all about the Ood, the Judoon, the Weeping Angels and the Cybermen. We can tell you all about them- ask a child in St. George's Class! We can also move and walk like each of these monsters- the children might even show you in the playground if you ask them nicely!

Remember to click the pictures to make them bigger and easier to read:

By Michael

Here are some great examples of the scary and gruesome monsters that we have created this week:

By Harry

By Aisling

By Luke
Here are some marvellous examples of maps of new planets for the Doctor to visit:

By Abel
By Evelyn

Story Competition

Last week I read the children the first chapter for a story. I challenged them to work in teams to plan, draft and write the next chapter. The first chapter was all about a magical hat that could take you to any place, real or fictional at any point in history or the future! This tied in perfectly with our Doctor Who topic and allowed the children to decide where the main character Phil and his enemy Big Bully Billy should go.

Below you will be able to read their second chapters for our class book. Please read each one carefully, then choose which is your favourite. Once you have chosen your favourite, use the voting box at the bottom to vote for your favourite. Children, remember you cannot vote for your own story chapter!

After the voting has closed for this chapter, we will start the process again and each group will write a third chapter. We will then put them on the blog to be voted on and the winner will go into the book.

The children came up with an excellent suggestion to make the competition fair: the winner of each chapter competition will not be in the vote for the next chapter. This will make sure that no groups end up having two chapters in a row in the book. Great idea, St. George's Class!

GROUP 1 - Chapter Two

Phil sprinted through the chocolate vaper, while Billy swam through the Seven-Up fountain.  What should Phil do? Billy saw a speed boat- this was his chance! He jumped and landed face first on the boat. Billy yelled, “Come back here you cheat!” Suddenly Phil fell onto a Sherbet Lemon.

“Let me out!” Phil shouted through tears. Now it was his turn, he jumped onto a chocky rock. There was Billy, he hadn’t seen him yet. He pitched forward and ran. Billy saw. “Got you, you rat!” He started to run, he jumped and landed in a Tea Canal…

 By GROUP 1: Abel, Harry, Plamedi, Theadora and Alice.

GROUP 2 - Chapter Two

-Sweetland!” Then he bumped his head and everything went black…

Phil landed with a bump. He was lying on a bed of candyfloss that was sticking to his skin. He pulled it off and sat up. There was no light so he felt his way to the door, pulled it open and stepped outside. It was NOTHING like where he lived. He wondered where he was for a moment, then remembered his wish. He was in Sweetland!

Time to go exploring! But wait! What was that? There was an enormous poster on the wall beside him. It looked important, so he read it. What?! Rumplestiltskin and Mario had kidnapped one of the Twelve Dancing Princesses! He was going on a mission.

The forest was cold and gloomy, and Phil was hungry. He had long since passed out the trees full of food. He decided to go to sleep, and just as he was dozing off, there was a rumbling, and suddenly…

By GROUP 2: Agatha, Ella, Roderick and Amelie C.

GROUP 3 - Chapter Two

So the hat took him to the Dinosaur Times and he flew viciously through the air. He landed on a rock and saw dinosaurs and scattered fossils. He felt scared because he had never seen real fossils in his life.

He ran really fast and he ran up a hill, but it was actually a massive dinosaur. Then the dinosaur turned around and Phil skidded down its back and landed in the squelchy mud. Phil said, “I should not have gone to the dinosaur times!”

Phil was trying to go back in the hat. After a while, he could feel something was going to happen. He imagined Big Bully Billy was going to come. It was just like a nightmare for Phil. He opened his eyes and saw a hat. The hat looked just like the hat that had brought him to the dinosaur times.

But it was Big Bully Billy who had tricked Phil. Phil was running and running until he jumped onto a dinosaur and…

By GROUP 3: Joseph, Ellis, Michael, Leo, Amélie S.
GROUP 4 - Chapter Two
“I know! The Great Wall of China! No, no, the Mediterranean- wait I have got it- Transylvania with the Toy Story crew.”
Big Bully Billy gets into disguise as Phil and tell the Hat of Transportation to come and take him to Transylvania.
When Big Bully Billy get there and he is standing next to Phil and finds himself opposite Dracula. Next to Dracula is his daughter and Billy falls in love with her, to be his girlfriend. She says, “I am Phil’s girlfriend.”
Billy finds Phil and tries to hurt him and Dracula is in his way so he beats him up, and then Toy Story burst into the room. Then Jessie says, “You! What are you doing to my friend?” They start a war.
Big Bully Billy and Zourg on one side and the rest on the other side, the battle began and…
By GROUP 4: Aisling, Nathan, Molly, Kate and Luke.
GROUP 5 - Chapter Two
“I want to go somewhere fun and exciting! What about the Amazon Jungle?”
The cap says, “As you wish.” A puff of smoke and we’re off.
“I wonder what animals I could meet there?”
Suddenly, a monkey appeared as brown as a bear. I stood there for three minutes while the monkey imitated me. I turn around and realise there’s a whole family.
They start to run away and I question myself, “What are they running away from?” I feel a creature rush past my foot. I look down, “Nothing there apart from a snake… A SNAKE!”
Now I feel scared, I start running for my life. Trees pass me like a blur. Suddenly something appears and…
By GROUP 5: Hana, Evelyn, Sonny, Aimee and Antonio

Which Chapter Should Be Next in Our Book?

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Invitations to the Jungle Dance!

We loved reading 'Giraffes Can't Dance'. We used ICT to create some invitations to the Jungle Dance. Can you spot some excellent flattery and persuasive language? Have all of the invitations included the essential information for the dance?

Friendship Week- Giraffes!

This week we celebrated Friendship Week in school. Every class in the school read the fantastic 'Giraffes Can't Dance' and used it to do lots of activities. On Friday, we watched a wonderful class assembly by St. Patrick's Class in which they performed the story with some outstanding dance moves!

All week, all of the classes in the school have worked closely with their year group partner class to make a beautiful Gerald the Giraffe. We all used our teamwork skills and cooperation to make a shared piece of artwork.

Here is our wonderful Gerald the Giraffe, created by the children in Year 4 and made from all of the juice boxes that were kindly donated!

Here are the other amazing giraffes from all of the year groups in the school, plus the After School Club. Click the pictures to make them larger:

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Happy Birthday St. Anthony's!

This week we celebrated the 130th birthday of our school! We had a lovely day yesterday- we all sang 'Happy Birthday' to the school and there was a HUGE cake with lots of candles in assembly. After eating the delicious cake with our lunch, we had a very fun birthday party in the afternoon. Happy Birthday St. Anthony's!

The Day of The Doctor


The day has arrived! Today is the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who being on television. It's perfect timing for us, in the middle of our Doctor Who topic!

Take a look at this exciting trailer- are there any aliens you recognise?


Saturday, 16 November 2013

A New Headteacher Challenge!

Mr. Owens has set you a new challenge!

Headteacher's Challenge  
Can you copy and complete Professor Liz Kay's Teeth and Eating Wordsearch?
Answers with name, class and in your best presentation to the Headteacher Challenge box by Tuesday 19th November.

Click the link below and see if you can find the wordsearch.
Then, copy the wordsearch and find all of the words!
Post your completed wordsearch into the Headteacher Challenge Box by Tuesday.

Friday, 15 November 2013

Doctor Who Adventures!

This week we were challenged to create a new planet for the Doctor to visit in the TARDIS. We had to think about the landscape, the creatures, the food, the sky, the weather... all aspects of a new planet!

We wrote some fantastic descriptions of the new planets (I will put some on the blog over the weekend). Then we worked in groups to create these spectacular maps of our planets on large pieces of paper, to show the Doctor what was there and where to go.

We used inks to make these beautiful maps:

World War One

Today we were very lucky to have a visit from Mr. Owens. He told us all about 'The Great War', as part of our Remembrance topic. It was very interesting and we all learned lots about the war and about how it is remembered.

The Menin Gate: What is special about this war memorial?
Who is this man? What was the poster for?

Thursday, 14 November 2013

A Fantastic Trip!

Today we had a wonderful day at Dulwich Picture Gallery. This morning we looked around the gallery and saw how people and events are remembered through art.

In the afternoon, we had a very exciting art workshop. We used acrylic paints to do some marbling, then learnt how to use origami to create beautiful remembrance poppies.

Here are some pictures of our day:

Our teacher, Ben:

Painting on to plastic, then printing on to paper:

Origami (folding one piece of paper into a flower, then the other into the stem):

The completed poppies:


Finally, we went on a parade around the gallery to show off our beautiful remembrance poppies:

What was the highlight of the day for you?

A Recommendation from Ella- Chaos Art Club

I want to recommend an art club to you, as I think it is fun and creative and I would like to share it with you.

It is on every Wednesday from 5pm- 6pm in St. Clements Church Hall, Barry Road, Dulwich.

It is very inspiring and imaginative and we study different artists and different styles of art in a creative way.


For more information, go to:

By Ella

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

We Need Your Help!

We need some juice boxes (large family sized- not packed lunch box sized) for a big top-secret art project! If you have any 1 litre juice cartons at home, please wash them and bring them in- we need lots and lots!


Monday, 11 November 2013

A Super Start to the Topic!

Last week, St. George's Class started our exciting new Doctor Who project. Here are some fantastic examples of some of the work we did in our first week of the adventure! Click on the pictures to make them bigger and easier to read.

Front covers for our new project folders:

A super description of Amy, by Alice:

A great description of the Doctor, by Roderick:

We also found out that something in the TARDIS had been wiping Rory's memory. We decided to help him out by writing diary entries for him, to remind him of the adventures he'd been on and the people he had met.

Here are three excellent examples of the adventures we thought Rory had been on in the TARDIS:

By Joseph:

By Ella:

By Amelie S.:

Well done everyone! There are plenty more adventures to come this week....