Category Archives: Year 1

Faith’s new “Katie Morag and the dolphin” story.

This is the story Faith (in Year 2) wrote:

Katie Morag was going to the beach with her Mum and they hoped to see a dolphin there.  Katie Morag wanted to ride it.  She was very excited but the only thing there was a shark.  She was very disappointed and she started to cry and cry.  Then she calmed down and went in the water but she didn’t realise something was in the water.  It was the shark, she was terrified!  When her Mum was not looking the shark ate her up right then and there and she was never seen again.  Two seconds later the shark swam off.  Katie Morag’s Mum was very ashamed because her kid had been eaten.  She was very sad.  The tide was coming in and it was time to go.  Katie Morag’s Mum was was going to tell the story.  The door burst open and they said “Where is the kid?”

Faith would like to know how she could continue the story and welcomes your suggestions.

Nessfield Chart Toppers.

Which of all the songs that we sing in school is your favourite? Post your answer here and the most popular will be chosen.  Start voting NOW!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid – The Verdict

I have now finished Diary of a Wimpy Kid.  ZOO-WEE MAMA! I thought the text and the drawings were very funny and I like the way that the themes, such as the ”cheese touch” ran through the book.  I am not sure that Greg Heffley is a particularly likeable character – would YOU like him as a friend, classmate or a brother? 

I must be hooked though because I have already started the next book!

Fans of the books should check this link:

 It has news, games, downloads and details of the latest paperback available on the 1st of February.

Read the book before you see the film.

The book WarHorse has always been one of my favouirite stories since I first read it shortly after I qualified as a teacher.  Michael Morpurgo wrote this book in 1982.  It was made into a play in 2007 and has now just been released as a film directed by Steven Spielberg.  It is a short story and can be easily read in a week.  Is it a war story? An animal story? An adventure story? A love story?  You’ll have to read it to find out.  Which is better the book or the film? I always think that the books are better.  Let us know what you think.  Mr Smith.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid wins the vote!

The Winner!

Thank you for all your comments and suggestions, both to my list and also on other books you have read. Most children recommended The Diary of a Wimpy Kid and so I will start reading it today. I will post comments on how I am getting on.

What should I read first?

Lots of children received books as Christmas presents and they have given me several recommendations.  The trouble is, I love reading and want to read them all but don’t know where to start, especially as these books are parts of a larger series.  I need some help! Which of these three books should I read first? You need to bear in mind I will then need to read the rest of the series because I always get hooked on a series once I start.  Please help, giving the reasons for your suggestion.  The books are:

Thank you.  Mr Smith.

Update: Monday 9th January 2012

Thank you for all your comments over the weekend. At the moment The Diary of a Wimpy Kid has the most recommendations.  I will wait a little longer before making my choice and I will then let you know how I am getting on.

Well Done Nessfield

I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has responded to our first New Year Resolution.  This was to become active bloggers and to post a comment this week.  In two days we have had over 300 visits and 142 comments. That is brilliant, keep reading the posts and keep adding comments.  If you would like to post something yourself, a story, a picture, your views on something in the news, your hobbies – then see Mr. Smith or your Class Teacher.

The egg has hatched!

On Tuesday afternoon Mr. Smith was asked to go immediately to Year 1 as some strange footprints had appeared.

You can imagine his surprise at the mess on the floor, and the runny, gooey mess down the side of the cupboard where “the egg” was being kept and looked after (as the fairy had requested).  As if that wasn’t enough, he was speechless (briefly) at the sight of an older pupil holding the dragon she had just discovered in the corridor.

He quickly sprang into action and declared that this creature must be removed from the school as it was wild, dangerous and a threat to life.  Besides which, it would probably grow to a vast size, have horrible leathery wings, grow blue razor- like claws and start to breathe fire.  He rang the RSCDDPB (Royal Society for the Collection of Dangerous Dragons from Public Buildings) who promptly removed it and have put it in a cage out of harms way. 

Year 1 wanted to keep it as a classroom pet and are now refusing to speak to Mr. Smith. 

Do you think he did the right thing?  What would you have done?

Discovery of a Mystery Egg

Last Thursday, Year 1 were visited by a strange story teller.  He gave every child a magic key and allowed them to visit previously unseen lands.  He told of the fairy’s message:
“Find the egg, look after the egg, protect the egg, love the egg and a magical, mystical happening will occur.  BUT….. beware, a thousand curses will befall you if you damage or neglect the egg.”
The children searched and searched and finally found a huge egg in a nest. 
They are looking after the egg but have no idea what it may hatch into.  Year 1 would love to hear from anyone who can suggest what the egg may contain.

How To Blog Safely…

A blog can be very exciting, it allows people from all over the world to read our work and make comments. We need to remember to follow a few simple rules to stay safe and to get the most out of our blog.

  • Children are to only use their first name when commenting.
  • Parents who leave comments are asked to use their first name only so as not to identify their child. Or post comments as “Harry’s Mum” or “Megan’s Grandfather”.
  • All posts will be checked by school staff before they are published to the blog.
  • All comments are moderated by school staff before they appear on the blog.
  • Always be respectful for other people’s work – be positive if you are going to comment.
  • No text talk – write in full sentences and read your comments back carefully before submitting.

These rules should help to make the blog a safe and exciting home for our work.