Monday, 23 November 2009


To start off our human body project we did the heart. Here is some of what we did.


1. Your heart is the size your fist.
2. An adult's heart beats between 60 - 80 times a minute when they are resting.
3.You have 100,000km of blood vessels.
4.The heart of a new born baby beats 120 -160 times a minute.

In the picture above we are looking at how you blood goes in the heart one way and comes out the other.



Cause - Most heart attacks occur as a result of coronary artery disease (CAD). CAD is the buildup over time of a material called plaque on the inner walls of the coronary arteries. Eventually, a section of plaque can break open, causing a blood clot to form at the site. A heart attack occurs if the clot becomes large enough to cut off most or all of the blood flow through the artery.

4 ways to help prevent a heart attack

1. Eat a low fat healthy diet with lots of vegetables and fruit!

2. Lower your salt intake!

3. Quit smoking!

4. Do physical activities to improve your heart fitness!

Monday, 9 November 2009


At the moment we are finishing off our bee project and I was set the task of finding a recipe with honey in and then cooking it!
I decided to make apricot flapjacks!
Here's the recipe- Apricot Flapjacks ( makes 10)
You will need -
Sunflower oil
175g of butter
85g of sugar
about 3 1/2 tablespoons of clear honey (local if possible)
140g of ready to eat dried apricots(chopped)
225g of porridge oats
Preheat the oven to 18o oc/350 0f/ gas mark 4, lightly oil a 26 times 17 cm cake tin.
Put butter, sugar and honey into a saucepan over a low heat and heat until the ingredients have melted together ( do NOT allow the mixture to boil).
When the the ingredients are warm and well combined, sir in the apricots and oats!
Spoon the mixture into the cake tin level with the back of a spoon. Cook in the oven for 20- 25 mins or until golden brown. Remove from the oven, cut in to 10 bars and leave to cool.
Consume within 2-3 days!
From Cookies and Bars recipe book!

Fun Day Out

Here are some pictures of mine and L's clay models we made at Chambers Farm Woods! the unfortunately the person on mine fell off in the car on the way home! Mine


Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Coal House at War

Coal house at war is a great new 3 - part show on BBC 1, about 3 families pretending to be in World War 2 times and how they coped with day to day life.
We have just watched the 1st episode on BBC iplayer, so here is the link if you wish to watch it - I really liked it because it shows you all the things people had to go though like having to walk 4 miles to work!
Hope you like it.
Please tell me what you think after watching it.

Friday, 2 October 2009

Story Time!

Here is a little story I did today, hope you like it! -

A young girl called Tilly was walking, walking alone.
Bombs dropping like rain drops all around her.
Tilly was scared, but she did not show it.
Tilly never showed what she felt, even when her house was bombed, she was told that her Mum and Dad had gone with it and that she had no were to go, not once did little Tilly cry.
As Tilly walked people ran, ran from the bombs.
Tilly walked to the bombs. She did not care anymore, she did not find Hitler and his silly little moustache funny anymore, like she used to, she hated Hitler more than anything in this horrid world she lived in and at the moment where bombs were falling all around her, Tilly wanted nothing more than to leave the world she lived in. Just like her parents had, just like everybody she loved and cared about had.
Tilly keep ed walking.
She had not stopped in day and was not planning to stop anytime soon, not until Hitler was dead, not until she had killed Hitler. She would never stop walking.

Monday, 28 September 2009

The Scarecrow Festival

On Sunday the band and I did a performance at Dunston Scarecrow festival and we had to dress up as scarecrows, so we all looked really funny!
And some of the scarecrows around the village looked great, my favourite was the Strictly Come Dancing one! When we got home we were thinking about what we would do and I said I would make a Harry Potter on his broomstick, what would you do?

Thursday, 17 September 2009

How To Help Bees !

1. Plant More Flowers - You could start planting more flowers in your garden.

2. Don't Dig Up Your Hedge - Leave your hedge alone. the bees love it.

3. Leave Some Land Alone - If you own a field, garden or any piece of land you could let some of it or all of it grow wild.
4. Be careful Were You Spray Insecticides - If you spray insecticide near a hive, on flower/plant or on a bee you could really harm or kill the it.

5. Buy And Support Your Local Honey Or Beekeeper - If you support you beekeeper he or she will be able to help or keep more bees.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Save The Bees

Why are bees so important?

Bees not only make us wonderful honey,but they also pollinate flowers,trees and some of the foods we eat, so if they were to become extinct not only would we not have any honey we would have less trees, flowers and food like -apples,beans,blackcurrants,cucumber,onions and loads more!

Why Are Our Bees Dying ?

1. Diseases - Because bees live in hives, if one bee becomes ill there is no-where he or she can go,without infecting the other bees that live in the hive.

2. Varroe Mite - The varroe mite sucks blood out of bees and as it does this it passes on a virus to the bee.
3. Insecticides - Insecticide is used to kill insects and could harm bees if used incorrectly.

4. Changing Weather - Because of the wet summers we have been having plants and flowers have been growing at different times than they normally do, so bees can't get the nectar they need to stay alive.
5. Not enough hedges and flowers.- People are planting less and less flowers,digging up hedges and turning fields full of wild flowers into fields full of animals or crops.

So why don't we all go and do something to SAVE OUR BEES!

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Drama and Dance Summer Schools


For the Drama summer school we did a play in a week.
The play was about a cursed box that was found when some new people move in to a old house, then we did flashback from when the box was found and what happened to the people who found it , I played a professor from Norway who was 1 out of the 2 people that found the box.


The dancing week was the most tiring out of the three. Here is the timetable -

9.30 to 10.30 am - Jazz

10 min break

10.40 - 11.40 am - Tap

10 min break

11.50 am to 12.50 pm - Ballet

12.50 to 1.30 pm - lunch

1.30 to 4.30 pm - singing,drama and musical theater

On Friday we had all that ,then a dress rehearsal and a performance, we did not finish till 7.15pm!

Here is what we did for the performance

Jazz - Mama Mia, Waterloo

Tap - A 60s style dance

Ballet - A normal ballet dance

musical theater - Chicargo

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Film Report

Anne Franks Diary

What was it about? - A young girl called Anne and her family had to go in to hiding because the Nazis were taking all the Jaws to concentration camps, while the Franks are there they are joined by the Van Pels family and fritx pefeffer.After two years the families were found,no one knows know tolled on them or why they did, but in the end only one person survived and that was Anne's Dad Otto Frank.

Was the storyline good? -Yes. I think the way they tolled the story was very good.

Was the acting good? - Again yes, Ellie Kendrick ( who played Anne) was very good and when you look at Anne and Ellie they both look very alike and the other actors was great. For a complete list of who plays who go to -

My thoughts on what happened to Anne Frank -
I think it is very sad that people had to go in to hiding because they did not believe or look like Hitler wanted them to. Anne and her family were in hiding for 2 years, when Anne and her sister Margo died there father Otto Frank had been out of the Auschwitz concentration camp for 6 weeks. I have not yet read the book,is it good?

Anne Frank

Carries War

What was it about? - Carrie and her brother Nick are evacuated to Wales during the Second World War. They stay with Mr. Evans and his younger sister Auntie Lou. While Carrie and Nick are there they befriend another evacuee who is staying with Mr.Evans other sister.
The housekeeper at of the house were there friend is staying tell the children many stores and amongst them is one about a cursed skull in the library.

Who was your favourite cater / actor? - Well... all the actors were very good but my favourite was Carrie, the person that played Carrie made her very believable and like she real existed

Check Spelling

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

My Carrots

Here is me harvesting my carrots (with the help from O) from the WW2 day.

The next day Mummy and I made a carrot soup, that we had for tea.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Music Summer School

Last week the Brass Band I am part of had a summer school for people who wanted to learn to play a brass instrument,the band members were invite to come along to.They have just got the drum kit in for me to learn,I can't wait.
The summer school went really well and hopefully the band will get about 5 new members!

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

My Diary At HES FES

Saturday - Today we arrived at HES FES and helped put up one of the P's tents. Later in the afternoon friend L and I went to the science tent and did a few thing about DNA. Sunday - L and I went to the science tent today and did about the human body, we also signed up to a kids talent show
Monday - We didn't do much this morning because someone burnt a toilet down, so we all went to a meting about what had happened, in the afternoon L and I made a plaster person.

Tuesday - Today I painted a cavers ( picture no.5 ),made a mask (picture no.4) and silk screened my name on to some material ( above). That night I had a sleepover with R and L.

Wednesday - Today L and I did gymnastics with friend H and I did some weaving ( picture no.1).
Tonight is the talent show, we are going to sing Mama Do by Pixie Lott and then I am having a sleepover with H.

Thursday - This Morning I Made a basket (picture no.4) and a little felt person(picture no.2), I also did gymnastics with friends L and H.
Friday - I Didn't do anything today because I was ill.
Saturday - Today we came home and all ended up having swine flu.

Friday, 10 July 2009

Potato Diary - 7 (TasteTest)

On cooking the potatoes R looked whiter than VE, but VE looked fluffier.
For the best taste - R got 1 point from Daddy and VE got 2 points from Mummy and I, so VE won.

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Potato Diary - 6

Today I harvested my potatoes,with the help of O! Here is Rocket 2,that only had 3 potatoes.
Vales Emeralds weighted 2 lb 11 and 1/2 oz. There was 23 potatoes in all.(In the cream bowl.)

Rocket didn't do so well, we only got 11 potatoes but they weighted 2 lb, so the weight was nearly the same. (In the blue bowl.)

Tonight we will be doing a taste test, so I will tell you who wins soon.

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

My Finished Maths books

Waddington Air Show

On Sunday Grandma, Grandad, Mummy, Daddy, O and I went to Waddington Air Show. We go every year and each year it is the same thing, but we all still like it. The red arrows was my favourite performance of the day.

I did a Challenge where you had to do lots of different activites ( long jump and stuff like that ) run by the British Heart Foundation, I got 229 points, they said 200 was very good and I got more!
After we had walk round the stalls we watched the planes, O loved it.

Playing with the Band

On Saturday I had my first performance with the brass band I am in. We played at our local duck race .It was good fun.

Thursday, 2 July 2009


I have just got back from a holiday with my Grandma, Grandad and L (my older brother).
Here is what we did -

Sunday - We traveled down to Hastings and went for tea at Pizza Express, I had a cheese and tomato pizza (it was very nice). We then went to Hastings Travel Lodge for the night.

Monday - Today we drove to Camber Sands, Pontins (about half an hour away from Hastings ) and booked in.We spent the rest of the day unpacking and relaxing.

Tuesday - We went to the beach in the morning ( the sea was a bit warm ). Then in the afternoon I went swimming ( to cool down ).

Wednesday - Went to a little town near Camber called Folkstone in the morning and looked round the shops and went swimming again in the pool at Pontins in the afternoon.

Thursday - Today we went back to Hastings and look around the shops ( L went to watch a movie at the cinema ) and for lunch we had fish and chips.

Friday - Came home to find O has a lovely new sand pit ( that he loves).

Sorry there is no pictures.

Thursday, 18 June 2009

WW2 Resources

Book Review

Name of the book - The Diary Of A Young Nurse In World War 2

By - Moira Butterfield

Date finished reading book - 17.6.09

Book Rating - 8 out of 10

The main characters - Jean, Cessie, Marge, Matron and Rick.
Storyline - A young girl called Jean goes to work in a hospital in London to help with the growing number of patients from the war. She keeps her diary as much as she can, telling you about nurse exams, her love for Fred Astaire,dealing with WW2 and lots more about what is going on in her life.

My favourite bit - Is when Jean and Rick dance together as Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth.

Sum it up in a few words - OK, good and interesting.

Would you change the end - No. I think the ending was good and finished at the right time,the end of World War 2.It did explain how long it took for rationing to end, food rations lasted until 1950.

Review - All together this book was a good read. It told you more about WW2 ,what peoples thoughts were about what was going on, how they kept their hopes up and how they improvised things that were on ration eg paint legs to look as if you're wearing stockings, use burnt cork as eyelash mascara and powdered eggs.So if you are doing about WW2 this is a good book to read.

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Blog Award

I got my first blog award from my Mum ( mama4) today ,so I would like to pass it on to my friend L's blog.

Monday, 8 June 2009

Been Busy

My potatoes are to big to measure now so here is a picture! Hope your potatoes are doing well.

Mummy, O and I went to Lincoln Castle with some of our friends. Friend L and I walked around the castle walls and went up to Lucy Tower.
Here is a picture from our day out at Nottingham's Green Festival (it was very busy).

Green Parent meeting at Rufford Park.

Mummy, Daddy and brothers L and O went on a Green Parent weekend away to the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. I went on a zip wire, walking and wall climbing. I also met new friend C. We all had a great time.
Also I am now in a Brass Band called Silver Sounds. I am a percussionist in the band. I really like it.

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Potato Diary - 5

My potatoes are getting really big now.
Here are the new measurements -
Vales Emerald 1 is 37 cm high
VE 2 is 36 cm high
Rocket 1 is 29 cm high
R 2 is 30 cm high
I now think VE1 will do the best because it is the biggest and looks healthy.
How are all your potatoes doing ?

Thursday, 30 April 2009

Potato Diary - 4

Remember my potato experiment, well it did not work! But we did not paint the inside of the box black, so if you have a go paint it black and tell me how it goes.

My potato plants are doing really well now. Here are the measurements -
Vales Emerald 1 is 11cm high
Vales Emerald 2 is 15 cm high
Rocket 1 is 8 cm high
Rocket 2 is only 4 cm high!

I have had a few comments questions about why I had carrot and cheese sandwiches, it is because in WW2 cheese was rationed, so they would put carrot in the sandwich to make the cheese go further.
I also had a question about my favourite part of the WW2 day ,my top 4 thing were -
1 feeding baby lambs
2 holding baby rabbits
3 digging for victory
4 was seeing friends!
Also the potato plant that will be produce the most potatoes, I think it will be Vales Emerald 2 because it's the biggest and looks very healthy.

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Evacuee Day at Rushmoor Country Park

On Monday I went to an evacuee day at Rushmoor.
We all had to dress up as if we were children in WW2.The first thing we did was write a postcard to our mums about what we were doing and how we got there,we also made a gas mask box( that we had to carry with us all day) Then we planted some seeds (thyme,carrot,parsnip and spinach) then we digged for victory (shown below).
For lunch I had a carrot and cheese sandwich.
In the afternoon we had a tour of all the animals we fed goats and baby lambs,I got to hold a 15 week old rabbit (it was tiny).We saw some baby pigs,a cow,mice,rats and a horse called Silver.
We sat in an Anderson Shelter.
At the end of the day we all got a ride on a pony called Noddy.

Potato Diary - 3

17th of March 2009
We planted our potatoes !