Wednesday, 23 October 2013

A cat #kenning

Loud hissing
Sharp scratching
Soft purring
Noisy meowing
Fast lapping
Milk drinking
Paw licking
Ear washing
Mouse stalking
Human loving

By Rachel (age 8)

Raining cats and dogs #tanka

Raining cats and dogs
Carrying then in my arms
Raining cats and dogs
Getting too heavy for me
Oh no! Dropping cats and dogs

by Rachel (age 8)

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Comet in moominland by Tove Jansson

Reviewed by Rachel

What would you do if a Comet was coming to Earth?  This book tells you what the moomins did.

The moomins are white fluffy creatures who live in the forest. When all the animals start acting strange moomintroll recognised it as a warning sign.  The book tells us what it means and what they do about it.

My Favourite part is at the end but I can't tell you why, you will have to read it.

I think the book would be suitable for seven year old and up, even adults.
I would give it ten out of ten.

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Owl always love you

Look at my owl
Isn't he great
Out of a toilet roll tube
He's easy to make

Fold over the top
To make the two ears
Use pens for the eyes
It won't take you years

Mum wrote this poem and made the first owl, I made five baby owls to go with it and then we wrote a story about them .... watch this space.

Mobile of Hearts

This is another project we did this week because I'm off school because I'm ill.
I got the idea from one of my craft books and it was amazing fun.
It took me about an hour and a half to make it.

- paper
- glue
- paint
- glitter
- stickers
- pencil
- scissors
- string or wool or thread

  1. I folded a piece of paper in half
  2. Then I drew a quite large circle and cut it out - this means I had two large circles
  3. I took the circles together and folded them in half
  4. Then I cut a smaller semi circle from this larger one - to make a ring
  5. I took the smaller two circles (cut out from the large one) and cut a heart shape in it
    Now I had two large rings, two smaller rings with heart centres and two hearts
  6. I cut a piece of wool to the length I wanted my mobile and laid it on the table.
  7. I put one large circle under the wool and glued all over it
  8. I stuck the other large circle over the top  - to hold the wool in place
  9. I did the same with the heart centred circles and with the hearts.
  10. Once the glue was dry I painted the circles and hearts and decorated them.

When it was all finished I hung it up to dry and it's still there in our conservatory looking great.

This is so much fun, I hope you try it too.

Sand Art

I've been off sick most of this week with a tummy bug :(

But it's meant we've had loads of time at home to do art and craft :)

Mum had got a sand art kit and we did that yesterday.  It was super easy to use with a funnel for the bottles.  There were eight different colours and enough to fill all three bottles and some spare.

Here are our creations.
Mum went mad with all the colours but I like it anyway

I did this red, orange and yellow bottle which is like a sunset on one side

and like a flower on the other

and then I did this one which uses mums favourite colours and looks like a multi coloured beach

The only thing not in the kit was something to seal the corks in the tops but sellotape did the trick.

Something funny for money

Comic Relief wanted us to do something funny for money to help kids around the world.

I was ill on red nose day but I have now done something funny for money, I made a silly hat out of pipe cleaners and pulled funny faces.

Good enough for money I think.

Saturday, 9 February 2013

A tiny twisted tale review

I was sent three of the tiny twisted tale books to review.  They are Jenny, pale Henry and Stuart the big eating man.  This review is about Jenny.

Jenny isn't a girlie girl, she likes to hunt werewolves!  The story is about one of her adventures with her trusty bat to hit the werewolves with.

I really like the book because it rhymes which is like a song you sing through the book.  The pictures are brilliant and really funny, especially of the werewolf.

I wouldn't normally read books about werewolves but I'm really pleased I tried this because it's brilliant.

The book is easy to read and that's great because you can read it again and again.  It's really good to read out loud as well.

I definitely recommend it and can't wait till the new ones come out.

because I wish it was longer
If it was then I'd give it full marks.

By Rachel (age 7)

Emma (mum) says:
The tiny twisted tale books are written and illustrated by Calvin Innes and published by my little big town.  They are "a collection of spooky, scary, strange, disgustingly wonderful and wonderfully macabre stories" designed to engage children with books which they enjoy.  I would never have picked a book like this off the shelf at the library of local book shop, I wouldn't have thought it would appeal to Rachel.  But now she's read it about 10 times in two days I've realised that I'm not the expert in her choice of books.  A good lesson for all us parents.

Title: Jenny
Series: Tiny Twisted Tales
Author: Calvin Innes
Illustrator: Calvin Innes
ISBN10/ISBN13: 1907746055 / 9781907746178
Reading Age: 7+
Pages: 88
First Published: January 2012

Sunday, 20 January 2013


Round and red
Three arms
Three legs
All on one creature

Wirkey my animal
Doesn't make a sound
That's my wirkey
Rolling around

I made him
I designed him
I look after him
I love him

That's my wirkey

By Rachel (7)

Sunday, 13 January 2013


Choosing my meal
I look up at the wall
And notice something
Very very tall

Looking down at us
She seemed to be
Looking right at
You and me

Did she want my pizza
Or my tasty garlic bread
I couldn't keep eating
I was watching her instead

By Rachel (age 7)

This picture by Kim Nelson reminded me of a picture in an Italian restaurant.  I wrote this poem about what it would be like sitting in the restaurant eating pizza.

Thursday, 10 January 2013


When Tommy came
Oh how small he was
Wheeny tiny

When Tommy came
Oh how excited
We were

When Tommy came
Oh how often we thought

By Rachel (7)

I wrote this when mum was writing her wow poem

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Windows windows

Windows windows
Shining through the winter night
Windows windows
Gleaming making the dark bright
Windows windows
Safe from all the darkness fright
Windows windows
Beautiful gleaming wonderful light
Windows windows


I wrote this because mummy was writing poems about windows and I came up with something.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Spin mania vlog review

We were sent spin mania to review, it's a great game and one you should go and buy with any money you were given at Christmas. Here's me demonstrating how it works