Saturday, April 18, 2020

The cat that turned into a lion (in Spanish)

Shaheer from Lower Key Stage 2 has written a story in Spanish. We read the Hungry caterpillar in Spanish and using the vocabulary learnt; fruit & food, days of the week, numbers, animals and some adjectives pupils wrote their own stories. This one is about a cat that eats and eats and transforms into a lion. Lovely work!

Focus on Mexico in Spanish writing

Chalkhill Primary School has adopted Spanish as its modern foreign language. Here Upper Key Stage 2 pupils write about Mexico.

Reyhana writes about animals and food:

Sonia writes about Mexico's beaches:

This is a video about Spanish teaching at Chalkhill:

Friday, April 17, 2020

How dogs stopped eating insects

This story is by Delia from Upper Key Stage 2

There was a doggy. He walked and walked. He just had fun until he saw a little ant. There were hundreds of them. And he ate it. He ate them all…

The doggy threw up…he fainted and remembered his mum said don’t eat insects. So he stopped and told all the dogs in the world to never…

And that’s how it stopped. It stopped in the whole world.  Some dogs did want to eat insects but there was dog food. They ate it and then it was the best!

So that’s how they forgot about insects.

The End!

Wait! I’m not done! You please get strays. If you do you will save the world! And they don’t eat any more insects.

Now The End

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Life in Quarantine

Dora is in Lower Key Stage 2 and has written about her life under quarantine:

I’m usually a bubbly, talented and an intelligent schoolgirl who can sometimes exaggerate and overreact over tiny things. However, something that is now happening around the world affects my ability to enjoy, have fun and lead a normal life. It makes me feel quite miserable and devastated since Covid 19 is a rapid widespread deadly disease that has the potential to become worse, which is currently at the state of 10,612 deaths in the UK. In this opportunity, I wish to express my condolences and how sad I am to hear about the losses of many lives. My thoughts and prayers are with those affected and their families and loved ones. 

Nonetheless, I truly miss school days and miss my friends dearly. 

I was immensely shocked yet not very surprised since I had googled how many deaths the contagious disease caused and here’s what I learned:

Sunday last week- 5,195 deaths                   Today- 10,612

Tell me about it. COMPARE!

When I first heard of the coronavirus that started around November 2019, I thought to myself, how could this get any worse? And yet, up until today, it is still causing a HUGE number of deaths/cases. Please don’t remind me about the future unless something good. Maybe the future will hold a cure for the virus, or at least something equally better. (I wish) 

I feel terrible for the people who died during this widespread, disease and it really melts my heart. 

Back to my view during quarantine. It feels dull and tedious to not being able to go outside and enjoy life a bit more beyond home. However, my recommendation linking to this struggle is to avoid taking any risks and try to do work from devices instead. Avoiding social gatherings and keeping at least 2 metres apart from other people are highly recommended. 

My routine is roughly the same as a casual holiday such as Easter. I do my usual routine, take care of myself by showering regularly and washing hands too per doctors’ advice. I’ve heard that it could pass through air (the virus) and can be passed by touching surfaces that other people touch. For example, a door handle. 

The best and easiest solution to save lives and protect the NHS is to stay at home. If you went shopping, one must change their clothing, as I mentioned earlier, it could pass through air, and touching products. Personally, we even sanitise products and shopping bags as soon as we bring the shopping home, and this is how ballistic life has become! 

If you decide to visit any kind of leisure centre, please wear gloves and a mask to protect yourself and others. 

Thank you for reading this! 😊

PS: Please don’t make fun of those who suffer from this type of disease. Rather than making fun of someone, take some time to think and reflect on YOU, how would you feel if you become the next victim? Don’t take viruses as a joke. 
This nightmare will end soon…so REMAIN POSITIVE.

Some animal stories

Three girls from Upper Key Stage 2 have formed a group to work together on-line during the coronavirus lockdown.

These are their  animal stories. Could you write your own and send it to Chalkhill Writers?

Reyhana - cats:

Tara - parrots:

Sonia - frogs:

Monday, April 13, 2020

Covid-19 - A poem

A Poem by Patrick (Key Stage 2)

I am Covid-19,
I am so powerful
I attacked the mighty China first,
And now I have prevailed all over the world,
I am omnipresent
I am invisible
hence no one takes me seriously at the start,
But within 2 weeks some might feel
slight cough and fever
then within hours I get to their lungs drowning inside, gasping for air
But I am more dangerous than you think
Sometimes tanks of oxygen are not enough to save a man
The doctors and nurses are the only saviours but even then
I don’t always spare neither the future king nor the Prime Minister
I bring depression and fear among everybody,
I have reduced the population,
And in lockdown not many trades and businesses run.

But some fools still don’t believe in isolation
If you love and care
Then face masks and gloves you must wear,
Stay at home and if for right reasons you go then ensure you stay 2 metres apart.

I know I am going to be remembered in history, even after I depart.
But for now you should all play your part.

You might pray to God this Easter
That I am destroyed, and that your world is back to how it used to be.

But look at all the good I have done,
You mistreated the Mother Earth
You polluted its soul,
you killed the animals
Whereas I have reduced the pollution.
I have made people talk to each other
House party and Zoom now boom
Animals are free to breathe

If you want to me to go away-
Remember I came here to remind you
Each day is precious
Look after Earth
and nature reigns supreme
Stay at home