Monthly Archives: October 2012

Halloween Special: Monster School Bus

With Halloween approaching, here’s a fun Maths site for you to practise your problem solving skills. Drive your Monster bus around the town, collecting full loads of aliens and monsters while rocking out the buildings.


Bridgewater Monument


Here’s the view from the Bridgewater Monument looking towards Berkhamsted earlier this afternoon, about an hour before it closed for the winter.

For Bridgewater students, there is a small prize for the first person to comment with the correct answer to the following question:

Who was the Duke of Bridgewater? Why is he remembered?

Half Term

Eight weeks down and it’s half term. How has this half term been for you? What have been the highlights so far? The trip? The time the equipment blew up in ‘Bangers ‘n Smash’? What have been your favourite lessons or clubs? Do leave a comment on the blog. If you read anything interesting, share it with us in the BOOK TALK section. If you go anywhere good, write a diary account of your day and post it in the Mounts comments section to share with everyone.

Don’t forget the short story competition – 500-600 words entitled ‘The Choice’ for a chance to win a £20 book token and a book by Sue Hampton.

When we get back we will practising for our Remembrance Day assembly on Friday 9th November.Keep your eyes peeled for a good poem that you can read out and perform in front of the class in the second week back. There are some poetry links on this website for people who don’t have poetry books at home or the chance to go to the library.

Keep an eye on this website during the holiday. There is still some more English work that will be displayed over the next week. If I come across any fun links I will post them up too.


Lizzie’s War Poem

Muddy trenches, muddy soldiers
No Man’s Land bombed with dead bodies falling
Shells, smoke scary
People dying for their country.
Stuck in the mud, not a game, real life
Weak soldiers, no food
Destruction, wreck, calling help
People dying for their country.
Exploding, earthquake
Lightning striking
Trenches horrible
People dying for their country.

Amelia’s Trenches Firework Show

Rifle trigger gets stuck down,
Catherine wheel extra sound,
CAUTION: stand well back.
Shells fly over head- whistling madly,
Don’t go near them or you’ll die sadly,
WARNING:set off explosive on no mans land.
Light Sargent’s stick with explosions,
Sparklers stop the Gerrie’s  invasions
ATTENTION:Win the war!!!!!!!

Cameron’s War Poem


Abi’s War Poem inspired by Paul Nash’s Mule Track