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The Land Of Stories Beyond The Kingdoms Book Review

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Title: The Land Of Stories Beyond The Kingdoms (4)

Author: Chris Colfer

This book is about twins Alex and Conner who live in the fairy tale world. The twins travel though other classic tales with their friend Goldilocks, Jack, Red and Mother goes to save the fairy tale world from the new greatest villain the masked man who wants the fairy tale world to himself.  I recommend this book to anyone who loves fairy tales or adventure and mystery novels I give this a 5 out of five stars I highly recommend this book.

SRC application

Hi my name’s Amelia I  have been SRC twice before  and I want to be SRC this year because I would really like to help the school and help raise money I also want to be SRC because of the jobs and responsibility’s you have and because I like to see things from other perspectives. Here are the responsibilities I think I have to become and SRC:

Organisation: I have seen that in past years people have got on to the SRC and then not come to any meetings so no one can tell their class what’s been happening. If I was your SRC I would come to every meeting and let you know what’s happening and how it’s growing.

Listening: when you are and SRC you have to listen to ideas that others put forward and listen whether you like it or not and then decide on behalf of your class. I will also listen to the suggestions you have to let the SRC know.

Leadership: you may not be a leader but want to become one. This means you suggest ideas and say them to the group you can’t just sit in the corner and do nothing. You are also setting example for other student who are younger than you.

Sowing school values:  optimism: you have to have an attitude that is saying that you want to be there not playing outside. Respect: you have to respect others ideas and others belongings. Care: you have to care about what you’re doing and for others if there’s something wrong. Collaborate: you are working in a team the majority of the time so you have to collaborate a majority of the time.

These are the qualities I think you need to be SRC and I think I presses these qualities as well I hope you enjoyed hearing my SRC speech thank you for listening:


Semester 1 Goals

What I want to learn:

I would like to improve on reading out loud more fluently so I can read out loud as well as I can in my head this will help me when I’m reading  to others so I’m not stopping and starting as often. I also would like to learn my times tables more fluently so I can answer them quicker so I don’t have to stop and start to count them. I would also like to improve on the words I use in my personal writing so my writing is more interesting for others to read so they do not get bored. I would also like to learn some spelling words so people can read my writing and understand it more.

List examples of things I could do that would show I am trying to meet my goal:

trying to meet my goal:To meet my reading goal I can read out loud to practice I could also start with bit easier books so it is not as hard to start off with. To meet my maths goal I can work on times tables slowly but regally and not focus on them all at once do them one by one. To meet my writing goal I can write down my interesting words when I come across them to add to my writing. To meet my spelling goal I can pick out the words in my writing that I keep getting wrong and make a note of them to practice at home.

How I learn and behave:

I want to work on sharing my idea’s more so I can have an input and feel as if I’ve contributed. I also want to work on confidence in my ideas so I don’t doubt myself in what I think and just give it a go. I also want to work on not rushing near the end of time we have to write and amount of words so my work is neater.

List examples of things I could do that would show I am trying to meet my goal:

To share my idea’s more I can just give it a go and try my best. To have more confidence I can practice so I have more chance of getting it right and to  just try what I think and if it’s wrong just try again. To work on not rushing I can take my time to do it neatly but not so neat and not take as much time writing the whole thing.

letter to Caitlyn

I’m Amelia,

I’m going to tell a bit about myself:

I’m 11 years old and turning 12 this year. I have a younger sister Lilliana and a puppy called Mali who is a miniature schnauzer. I do ballet once week swimming a netball competitions. At school I play the flute which this is my third year leaning.

My favourite book is Harry Potter my favourite two books are the Prisoner of Azkaban and the Half-blood Prince.

On the holidays we went camping at the beach with my cousins and family as well as grandparents we leave after New Year’s so we have Christmas at home. We have lots of fun swimming playing crafting and mucking around. The water was wonderful and warm and small waves came in when ships came though. We spent nearly every day at the beach seeming how close we were.

While we were down there we went with two of my other cousins surfing at another beach. The water was much rougher so it was easier to surf. I learnt that it’s a practice makes perfect sport.

On the second last day of school me and one of my other cousins and my sister went to go and get our ears pierced it didn’t hurt as much as I thought but it still hurt a bit. We were all very happy once it was done and got ice cream as a treat afterwards.

I hope you enjoyed learning about me and what I did on my holidays I’m really looking forward to this year as a new year 5/6.

From Amelia.

six room process

The six room process is a process where you go though six rooms and get ideas to write your poem for more information click here

My poem:

The Eiffel tower

A tall pointed building,

Birds chirping though the wind,

People running and playing,

What’s happening?

A bell rang that’s where I’m meant to be,

Ding ding ding

I don’t want to leave this place

Lucinda’s poem:

The Apple Tree

Tall and yummy,

Shinny things,

I hear animals,

And whistling wind.

Can’t it be better?

With more amazement?

I feel amazed and calm,

With so much happiness!

Happy and calm,

Happy and calm,

Happy and calm.

Toms poem:

Lake of bays

Rushing waves,

Chirping birds,

A place to be calm,

A place to be calm,

A place to be calm,

Feel the warm sunburn your skin,

Look out at the water,

Listen to the beautiful sound of chirping birds.

The cupcake

“Ding” went the bell as a family stepped in to a new patissery. “Welcome,” said the woman in the friendliest voice. “What would you like to order?” pie thought Jake cupcakes though Ellie.

“Sit down at a table,” called Tracy.

“Well order,” continued Nick.

They went and sat down at the window sill. “Unfair,” whispered Ellie.

“To right,” continued Jake.

They looked over to their parents and saw them pointing at pastries in the window. “Thanks,” said the cheerful woman.

The family found a metal table under an old oak tree. They gave Jake and Ellie striped bags. “Try it you’ll love it,” Nick said. They bit in to it and their eyes filled with joy “amazing!”   


“Get in!” Echoed a voice. A new born elephant was just separated from its mother. He had no name and now no mum.

The ship was crammed dark and every wake rocked him even more. His eyes where full of tears and he struggled to hold them in. It took hours to get to the new country. All of the elephants tugged off the ship and in to new enclosures.

He opened his eyes and squinted with light. Birds squawked and he could here other animals. There where blue mountains in the distance: his new home.

Years passed, he was still an elephant but not a lonely one. Hundreds of people passed each day, but he just wanted freedom like other animals. Little for him to know what he was in for.    

Harry Potter 7- book review

 Title: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Author: J.K Rowling.

Cover illustration: Jonny Dunddle.

Date realised: 21st of July 2007.

Fiction or non-fiction: fiction.

 Main characters: Harry, Ron and Hermione.

 Plot: Harry, Ron and Hermione are hunting foe horcruxes to defeat “you know who.”

 My opinion: my opinion on this text is it is a wonderful wrap up to the series and I would read it again and again.

Would I recommend: I would highly recommend this text.

Interest: fantasy, adventure and mystery

Age: 8 to any age (have to read the books before.)

Rating: 10/10       

Historical Fiction – A long way from home

In class we have been learning about history in Australia and England in about 1788. We also wrote a historical fiction based in this time. Below is my story. also click here to hear me read my story:

A long way from home

“Where’s mother?” queried three year old Isabell. “She will be home just after noon, father on the other hand will not be home for several hours.” There was a knock at the door and Sarah rushed to the front door “We are back from the market,” called a voice. Sarah heaved open the squeaky wood door. One girl and four boys walked in “Good afternoon Julia, Charles Michael and George,” Good afternoon they all replied back.

Julia was just about to turn 10, Michael just turned 5, George was 8 and Charles was 19 one year older than Sarah. “How was work?” Sarah asked Charles as she walked Isabell in to the kitchen. “Well working at a blacksmiths is hard, but it has its rewards,” he said. Sarah had made an apple pie with the apples off the tree.

“George did you forget to pick up the carrots for the stew?” Sarah asked “Yes I did,” he replied, “but I can go and get them with the money I earnt today.” George ran down to the market but instead of paying for the carrots he just took it and ran home.

There was a loud knock at the door Sarah was confused George was already home who could it be. She heaved open the door. A police officer was standing there “Hello mam we think one of your sons has stolen some carrots who would this be?” “I don’t have any sons,” Sarah replied, “but I do look after my brothers and sisters.” George trudged to the front door “I’m really sorry I did not mean to steal,” said George. Sarah stood there in shock. “Well I’m afraid you will have to go to go to court,” the police officer replied

Charles and Sarah took George to court early the next morning.  They left Julia in charge. When her parents asked where George was Julia told them the whole story of how George sole carrots. The whole family was anxious to see what would happen to George.

Meanwhile Sarah, Charles and George where waiting for his court session to start then a voice called “George Ivit” ,and all three of them walked into an large oak wood  room. A man showed George to a seat then showed Sarah and Charles to seats which looked to be commentators seats. “George Luke Ivit age 8 is this correct?” asked the judge. “Yes,” George replied. “Did you steal 4 carrots valued at 8 shillings?” asked the judge. Yes George replied again. This felt like forever to Sarah but it ended at “Guilty seven years transportation!”

Several months passed since George had been sent on the first fleet to Australia. The whole family was heartbroken, so they wrote a letter to him even though they knew it probably would not make it. The letter said:

Dear George,

 We hope you are going ok in Australia. We all really miss you and hope you are doing well. We can’t wait for you to come home. Have you got their yet? Is it a nice place?

Love always,

Mother father Michael Charles Isabell Julia and Sarah 

The family tried to have a normal life the next 7 years, but to them it was nearly impossible waiting for him to come home.

Class Speeches

My Question: What is your favourite film and why?

My favourite film is Harry potter and the half-blood prince these are the reasons why I think this:

Firstly after reading the book I felt that the movie had to fill the same shoes as the book as the book being realised 6 years before, and I feel the movie did very well in doing this. For example when making quidich you need to find a way to film that I found out that they made it by using a robotic machine that moves the broom then they green screen it.

Secondly they had to stay accurate to the five movies before this movie because some people would notice, they could not take away what they had already put on the screen but not add to much for example they could not make Harry with blond hair they could not have Ron with brown hair Luna Lovegood can’t become serious.

And these are the reasons why I think harry potter and the half- blood prince is my favourite movie. Is it your favourite movie now?