Saturday, February 6, 2021

A 5 year old boy writes about 'Difference'

 CJ, a 5 year old boy in Reception, wrote this after the children had been asked to think about 'Difference.'

Ashika's Marvellous Medicine could have a distressing effect - you have been warned!

 Welcome back!  Children have been busy with on-line learning and we haven't posted for a while. Parents, teachers and support staff can send their children's writing to

Attach a picture, word file or PDF with your child's first name and year group.


Ms Butler writes, 'Year 2 have been reading George's Marvellous Medicine and the children had to create their own medicine to get rid of their wicked Grandma! This is Ashika's work.'

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Why is Black History Month more important than ever this year?

This poem is by Adana of Upper Key Stage 2 , Chalkhill School

Why is Black History Month more important than ever this year?

Why is this important more this year?

Why don't we take a closer look?

Surely we're somewhere near,

Or will we need a book?

Maybe it's because of the terrible deaths

such as Mr. Floyd

We all know when and where it happened but why?

I would have to embroil,

Was there a reason for the young man to die?

Was his skin colour a crime?

This is certainly not for the first time

Hence all the protests, marches and ‘take the knees’

To put an end to racism or show some acknowledgment please!

Not just for a week or month

But 365 days a year!

I don't know if it's just me or you too,

But I feel as if I am going to shed a tear.

I am very grateful if you have read up to here,

Now show your pledge and commitment

So we grow up in the world of no fear.


Thanks to Timberpoint Elementary School for the image

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Stella and the Mists of Time

Welcome back to Autumn Term writing by the children of Wembley's Chalkhill Primary School.  We start with a magnificent effort from Dora who is in Upper Key Stage 2. She has written a whole book!


Saturday, July 4, 2020

Year 6 Bubble 1 write about three young heroes waving red flags

The children in Year 6 Bubble 1 were provided with a template to write a newspaper report based on the most famous scene from The Railway Children where the three children wave red flags to stop a train from crashing.



Ms To

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Rainbow Magic Book 1 by Dora

A new story by Dora (Lower Key Stage 2). She has really put every little bit of effort and creativity into entertaining you!


                       Ruby the Red Fairy                  A new discovery

Rachel and her best friend Kirsty discover a pot-at-the-end-of-the-rainbow bag and experience something extremely extravagant...

Chapter 1
Beachy Vibes

On a lovely, summer day, Rachel Walker and Kirsty Smith were strolling down a tropical beach in Rain-spell Island.                                          
‘’I wonder what we could do. It’s such a warm sunny day today.’’ Rachel mentioned.
‘’Oh! I have an idea! We could do a mini shell contest!’’ Kirsty suggested.
‘’I love that idea! Let’s go near there.’’ Rachel responded, pointing a bit to the north where shimmering shells were standing there on the smooth golden sand.
A few short seconds later, they have reached the section of shells.
‘’Should we start?’’ Kirsty asked.
‘’Sure thing!’’ Rachel said.

Rachel created a countdown. ‘’Five! Four! Three! Two! and... One!’’
Then, as fast as lightning, Rachel started to pick up the glistening seashells which were shining like real diamonds.
‘’Hold on, you didn’t say ‘GO!’’ Kirsty added.
‘’Oopsies! Let’s start again.’’ Rachel said as she dropped 24 shells that she had collected.
‘’Alright! Three Two One, GO!’’ Kirsty yelled.
And before you saw it, they were speeding like fire, gently picking up the seashells.
A few short minutes later, they stopped at 5 minutes approximately. 5 minutes and 32 seconds, to be precise.
‘’Let’s count them now’’ Rachel said.
‘’I’ve got 36 shells. You?’’ Kirsty called out.
‘’36 too!’’ Rachel replied.
‘’It’s a tie!’’ They both squeaked. ‘’Wait, it’s starting to rain!’’ Rachel sighed as she felt a droplet touch her silky blonde hair. ‘’I feel it too. We’d better get going.’’

Chapter 2
A Rainbow Adventure
‘’How about we fetch our parasols and see if there is a pot of gold bag at the end of the rainbow?’’ Rachel asked, glaring at the new rainbow ahead of them.
‘’There’s a rainbow? Wow! Okay! That sounds magical to me!’’ Kirsty replied, grinning at Rachel. Rachel grinned back to her best friend.
‘’Shall we go ask our parents and let them know we’re going? The last thing I want is for us to get lost and our parents to think we are!’’ Kirsty squealed.
Within a blink of an eye, they raced back up to the path that leads to the rainbow’s end. Kirsty felt a bit sad that the rainbow was starting to fade, but it was okay since it was still raining.

So now they were just 5 metres away from their destination. They carried their matching umbrellas carefully, as they were sequined and if one of the umbrellas fell, most of the sequins would fall off.
‘’Finally! We’re here!’’ Rachel panted, out of breath. ‘’Indeed we are!’’ Kirsty huffed, placing her hand on her chest. Little did they know, there was a pot of gold bag right beside Rachel’s right foot. ‘’Rachel, what’s that beside your foot?’’ Kirsty asked, glaring at the mysterious, black pot.
‘’Where?’’ Rachel questioned, looking beneath her, left and right.
‘’I think she means me...’’ A soft and twinkling voice echoed, which strangely seemed coming from the pot of gold bag. 

‘’OMG!’’ The two girls gasped, feeling startled. Then, within a very short period of time, Rachel plucked up the courage to say, ’Hello..? A-Anyone there?’’ Still in hold of Kirsty’s arm.
 ’Wait’ Kirsty mumbled as she walked over to the pot of gold bag.    
She opened the bag and found red, glimmering sparkles inside. Kirsty coughed twice. ‘’What’s in there?’’ Rachel asked as she crept beside Kirsty.
Then they both saw wings fluttering. ‘’Mightn’t it be a butterfly?’’ Kirsty queried. ‘’I doubt it. Butterflies don’t hide in dark places and talk.’’ Rachel responded.
The winged creature flew up, about the same level as Rachel’s hand. ‘’Why, hello!’’ The creature greeted.

 The girls gasped again. ‘’Am I dreaming??’’ Kirsty asked, while her brain went BUZZZ!
‘’You are not.’’ The creature affirmed. It was a fairy!! ‘’Are fairies even real?!’’ Rachel asked a rhetorical question. Kirsty turned her head and shook it, signalling ‘I don’t know!’. ‘’You see, if you believe in magic, it will happen.’’ The small fairy replied. ‘’But- But..’’ Rachel muttered, but words couldn’t come out.
‘’Rachel. I think it’s time we stopped glaring at the fairy and actually talk to her.’’ Kirsty suggested and craned her neck at Rachel, who still had her mouth dangling open, showing her white teeth. ‘’Oh! Okay.’’
‘’So, where do you come from?’’ Kirsty asked. ‘’I come from over there.’’ The fairy spoke softly and pointed her wand near the girl’s shed. Both girls stopped and looked at where the fairy’s wand pointed at.

‘’Rain-spell Island’s Secret Kingdom.’’ The fairy continued. ‘’Name, Ruby the Red Fairy.’’
‘’Nice name!’’ Rachel exclaimed. ‘’But, why in tarnation are you hiding in a dark pot?’’
‘’You see, we’re having some kind of trouble in our kingdom. Some enemies of ours have been trying to take over our land, and we’ve all been transported to areas which fairies won’t really go to.’’ The kind fairy explained while she was tapping her wand on her tiny hand.

‘’We can help! Yet our parents would be wondering where we would be, and then they’ll start looking for us.’’ Kirsty offered.
‘’Oh, thank you so much, girls! Don’t worry, time in the real human world will stand by while you’re in our kingdom.’’ Ruby reassured.
The girls both ran a sigh of relief. Phew!
‘’We’d better get going then!’’ Rachel squeaked as she skipped a few metres down the path. ‘’Wait! You will need to be disguised.’’ Ruby paused.
Then Rachel skipped back to the girls and plastered a big, bright smile on her face. Meanwhile Ruby muttered a few words and soon the girls appeared to be the same size as her, with wings as delicate as gold and wands that matched their outfits. ‘’Woah! This feels so weird...!’’  

‘’But cool!’’ Rachel yelled as she started to stare at the ginormous trees, which seemed like flowers to her due to her size. ‘’Girls, you must keep this a secret. We don’t want anybody we don’t know about hogging our kingdom.’’ Ruby explained. ‘’Deal?’’ ‘’Deal!’’ The girls exclaimed.

‘’Let’s get a move on!’’

Chapter 3
The Secret Kingdom

‘’Wow! This place is amazing, Ruby!’’ Kirsty flabbergasted in awe. ‘’Thank you, Kirsty!’’ Ruby replied. 
And there stood a four-turret castle, in a shade of pastel rose and blossomed yellow. They had eight windows and white doves on each shelf, symbolising the King and Queen’s everlasting love. There happened to be a party, too. Royale butlers were carrying dishes all around the grass grounds, an elf band playing a weird type of music (later on you’ll know why...), a dance troupe dancing fiercely and a feast going on near the dance troupe. 
‘’Uhm, Ruby, is this the type of music you have in fairyland?’’ Rachel wondered, feeling somewhat regretful as that was slightly harsh. 

Kirsty nudged her gently, as if to say, stop it! Or, excuse you!
‘’OW! That hurts!’’ ‘’That’s a bit rude you know?’’ ‘’I don’t care!’’ ‘’You will when I will turn you into a pig!’’ 
And they carried on. ‘’They’re not seeming normal. Wait! That’s probably because of Jack Frost’s spell! It must be contagious! I need to fix this!’’ Ruby thought. 
‘’Girls, I’ll explain everything.’’ Ruby wailed as she signalled them to follow her. 
Then she explained what was happening, and the girls forgave each other. ‘’We must break this spell!’’ Rachel asserted firmly. ‘’I’ve got an idea..!’’ Kirsty exclaimed.

The girls followed her into the dungeons of the castle, where storage is kept. ‘’Why are we here?’’ Ruby spouted. ‘’So I can tell you my plan, DUH!’’ 
She secretly told the girls her plan. And therefore, I can’t tell any mean person out there, but I can tell you.

Her plan was to distract the evil Jack Frost while the two other girls would simply spy on the goblins. Each of them are rather identical, so it would be tricky. They had to look for a special gem, one of the elements towards the sixth element to stop this fuss. The elements are (1) Friendship
(2) Anger (3) Courage (4) Annoyance (5) Violence (6) The Cure

‘’Great idea, Kirsty! If we hadn’t moved to here, we would have still be fighting!’’ Rachel praised. ‘’Which should mean the goblins are close... QUICK!’’
Ruby gasped.      


 Jack Frost and one of his Goblins

Chapter 4
Rachel and Kirsty to the rescue!

The girls flew as fast as their delicate wings could take them. Ruby and Rachel went out behind a large bush and Kirsty followed them.

 ‘’Careful girls, you could start arguing at any time.’’ Ruby warned.
‘’Ruby, could you please create a location spell on the goblins so that we know where they are?’’ Kirsty asked. 
‘’I’ll try’’ She responded.

                                                                                  ‘’From what we see and all our might,
                                                                                    Let the pesky goblins be in our sight!’’

‘’Wow! I feel like I can see them now!’’ Kirsty whisper -shouted. 
‘’Off you go! Good luck!’’ Ruby and Rachel bellowed. 
Moments later, Kirsty vanished. Ruby and Rachel flew behind a tree near the music station. ‘’It seems like they’re disguised!’’ Ruby found out.
‘’Wow! I see something glowing in that goblin’s pocket!’’ Rachel pointed out. ‘’How about you transform me back into my normal size and I can pretend that Jack Frost has sent me here to help them out? I don’t look like a fairy, do I?’’ 
‘’Great idea! And no, you don’t look like a fairy.’’ Ruby replied. 
Ruby then muttered a spell under her breath. Sooner than she thought, Rachel was back to her normal size! 
Ruby gave her a thumbs up, as if to say, ‘’Good luck!’’

Rachel went off near the music area and told the goblins that Jack Frost sent her. The goblins actually believed her and one said, ‘’At least you aren’t one of those pesky, frilly- willy fairies!’’ ‘’I heard that you are trying to hide an element from those fairies. I can really take care of it! I promise!’’ Rachel proclaimed. 
The goblins glared at each other for a moment. Then a goblin affirmed, ‘Okay, okay. But promise you will not do anything to it.’’
‘’Cross my heart and touch the sky, I will keep it on my eye!’’ Rachel promised, well, not really! 😊
Soon after, she took the Friendship element and pretended to go back to Jack Frost’s Ice Castle, but Ruby watched everything and transported her back behind the bush.
‘’Oops, let me just-‘’ Ruby mentioned as she turned Rachel back into a fairy. ‘’There.’’ 
‘’I got the element!’’ Rachel squealed quietly. Then Kirsty arrived beside Rachel. ‘’Oh, hello Kirsty! Where have you been? I thought you were distracting them!’’ Rachel questioned, still keeping the element hidden. ‘’I tried to take the element down by myself, although since I was fairy- size, it was too heavy for me.’’ Kirsty replied as she gulped a bottle of water. 
‘’Oh okay! Well, since I am not going to return the element to the goblins, they’ll be looking for it!’’ Rachel justified. ‘’Don’t worry, Rachel, I’ll cause a forgetting spell on them.’’ Ruby sighed.

‘’Oh, yay! Thank you, Rachel!’’ Kirsty and Ruby thanked. ‘’No problem!’’ Rachel responded, beaming with pleasure. ‘’I shall tell Queen Titania and King Oberon that you saved the day!’’ Ruby urged. 
She took the element from Rachel’s pocket and flew over to her mother and father, also known as King and Queen. Soon, she returned with a wooden box carved with unicorns, fairies, flowers, and many more magical beings! ‘’This is a magic box, where you will get my sisters’ messages to help. You will be transported immediately to the Abstruse Kingdom and save the day again!’’ Ruby explained. ‘’I think it’s time you’ve gone home as well.’
‘’True! Transport us back, please!’’ Kirsty pleaded. Instantly after they found themselves in a red whirlwind, holding hands.

Chapter 5
An end to a lovely adventure!

They landed with a gentle BUMP! On the soft grass, back to their normal size again, and back into the normal world. Kirsty placed the Magic Box carefully into a beach bag. They both shared smiles full of remarkable memories, and they returned home exhausted yet full of joy.

‘’That was mind blowing! Your plan worked perfectly, bestie!’’ Rachel praised. ‘’Thank you! I truly hope we have more adventures and discoveries awaiting us...’’ Kirsty added. ‘’SOON!’’ They said together and laughed until their sides hurt.

The End 😊
Next Book:

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Should Peter have been found guilty for stealing coal? Read these discussion pieces and decide for yourself

Some children in the Year 6 'Bubble 1' chose to write a discussion piece on whether Peter should have been found guilty for stealing coal. They are reading the Railway Children as their core text.

     Should Peter be found guilty for taking coal?

Most people understand that taking something that does not belong to them is considered stealing. In a book called The Railway Children, Peter (who is ten-years-old) is put in a situation where he takes something without asking anyone. However, he just wanted to help out his family. Was it a right choice to make?

The first reason why Peter should be guilty is that the train master bought the coal with his own money and if you take something from the shops without paying for it that is considered stealing, just like what Peter has done. Surely he should know by now, as he is 10 years old.

Surely you should know that Peter has been warned when he was first at the railway station as he was talking to a porter about it. The porter has told Peter that they mark the coal so if someone would take it they would notice, but Peter being Peter did not listen and took the coal.

As you may know Peter has been at school and should have been told that stealing is wrong. Peter comes from a very educated family and was probably warned so he should have known not to steal. Even though he has not been at school for a long time because all of the moving the family went through, he should still remember that stealing is bad.

Not Guilty:
On the other hand, all Peter wanted to do was to provide his family with a warm house as they are poor now and did not have much money. Surely you would not want them to be cold and get ill. All he wanted to do was help. Peter did not know that taking a bit of coal was considered stealing.

In addition, if the train master did not catch Peter taking some coal, he wouldn’t have noticed as there was plenty of coal and it would not make a difference if Peter have taken a bit of it. It would take so long to use the coal so if he took some of it, it would be fine.

You probably don’t know, but Peter loves to role play so how do you know that Peter was going to take it home? He might have been role playing because his sisters were there and he also said that he was coal mining. Peter wouldn’t have done it if he had known it was wrong.

In conclusion I believe that he isn’t guilty because Peter didn’t actually leave the building with the coal so that means he didn’t take any of the coal home. What do you think?  Do you think Peter is guilty?

Thursday 25th June 2020
By: Roberta (Year 6)

The first reason why Peter is guilty is because the station master had already bought   the coal so Peter did not have the right to take any. Furthermore, in their first interaction, the station master had told Peter not to try and take any coal but Peter did not listen and took it regardless. Surely a ten year old boy could understand what the station master meant.

Moving on, Peter had received a good education at school. Surely he was told that stealing is wrong. Also they should have spoken to Peter about the consequences of taking someone else’s belongings. As a ten-year-old boy, he is able to understand that it was not the right choice to make.

In addition Peter’s older sister, Roberta, just watched and giggled behind the bush with his other sister, Phyllis. Roberta should have been a role model and told Peter what is right and what is wrong. No one can deny this is what Roberta should have done.

On the flipside, Peter was really trying to do a good deed for his family. Peter’s family has become a lot poorer and couldn’t afford fires like they used to be able to.  Peter only intended to provide his family with a warm house. Also it was all a game in his eyes since he had a massive imagination and often made up his own fantasy worlds.

Furthermore, Peter didn’t really take the coal as he didn’t leave the building with it Peter’s family should be able to have a warm house. You do understand that Peter was really just trying to do a good thing, right?

Finally, the train station has thousands of coal and a little kid like Peter wouldn’t be able to take a lot of coal. Also it would take years for the train station to run out of coal.

Having viewed both sides, I believe Peter is not guilty and should be let off just this once. A fair punishment would be not be allowed to go back to the train station for a week. His siblings, however, will be allowed because they didn’t really take part in the situation.

25.06.20 Writer: Faris 

First of all, days before Peter’s ‘crime’, a Porter warned him that if he tried to steal the coal he would be caught. Peter being 10 years old should have known to take that warning seriously. As witnesses can agree, the Station Master said ‘Stealing is stealing and what’s mine isn’t yours even if you say it isn’t ’.

Moreover, most people would agree that at school they are taught at least once that stealing is a crime and if you do it and get caught, there would be consequences. Peter, coming from a wealthy family, surely has learnt that taking something that doesn’t belong to you is considered breaking the law. Peter is constantly ignoring his warnings and for that reason he should be punished.

Lastly, Peter has 2 sisters- Roberta and Phyllis. Roberta is the oldest- and as the oldest she should have been a better influence and told him not to commit a crime. Instead, Roberta and her younger sister, Phyllis hid in a bush giggling at him. It wasn’t until later when they decided that they should help Peter carry the coal to come forward. This means they were involved in the crime and should also be punished.

Not guilty:
On the flipside, Peter never said that he was going to steal the coal. His sisters and mother would agree that Peter had a great passion for roleplaying as a bandit. So maybe Peter ‘taking the coal’ was just that, a role-play. You cannot punish him unless you have solid proof that he left the building with the coal. Which leads me to my next point.

Furthermore, Peter never left the building with the coal. So no one can agree or deny that he was there just to play. This means you cannot punish him just yet. If Peter left the building with the coal, that would be a different story. I can understand that he’s supposed to know better. However, what if he did not know? I strongly believe that if he knew it was wrong he would not have done this.

Lastly, Peter’s family did admit that they are now poor. Peter, being the only boy in the house, wanted to step up and try to do a good deed. He said ‘I was only trying to help my family’. Surely you wouldn’t want his family to be cold, would you?

In conclusion, after considering both sides, I think Peter is innocent because he only meant good intentions. However, he should be punished by working at the station so that he understands that what he did was wrong. I also think he should keep the coal to help his family so that they can keep warm on rainy days.

25.06.20   Writer: Delia (Year 6)