mardi 20 décembre 2011

A Review of Chicken Run

This week we watched a film called “Chicken Run”.

The film is about some chickens who try to escape from a farm.  They are being fattened up to be made into chicken pies by the evil owners of the farm, Mr and Mrs Tweedy.  An American Rooster called Rocky helps them to escape when he accidentally arrives at the farm.  It is an adventure story and a romance as Rocky falls in love with one of the chickens.  Her name is Ginger.  It is also a comedy with a lot of jokes in it.

The film was made and produced by the same people who made the Wallace and Gromit series of films using little models.
Most of the class really liked the film.  A few of us wrote that we loved the film and only one person didn’t like it. 

Words we used to describe the film were excellent, funny and interesting, great, fantastic, exciting, surprising and well made. 

Most of us had a favourite part of the film.  These were the chickens dancing, the chickens flying their home-made aeroplane and the part when Mrs Tweedy fell out of the plane trying to recapture the chickens.   A lot of us also liked the part when the chickens escaped and found a new life in a bird sanctuary.

Most of us would recommend the film to our friends but some of us were not sure.

Today after we wrote our reviews we did some carol singing in English.  We are learning how to ask and answer questions and we are beginning the past tense.  We have lots of work to do in 2012!

We wish all our readers a very Merry Christmas and happiness for the New Year!

mercredi 14 décembre 2011

What’s always in front of us that we can never see?

This week we have been finding English jokes and riddles or translating jokes from our languages.

What’s always in front of us that we can never see? 
The future…..

From T.H.J.

Why did the chewing gum cross the road?
It was stuck to the chicken's foot.

Why did the elephant cross the road?
It was the chicken’s day off.

Why did the hedgehog cross the road?
To see its “flat mate”.

From Percy:

Two pizzas are put in an oven.  One pizza says to the other, “phew, it’s hot in here!” “What?” replies the other pizza “a pizza that can talk…?”

From C:

What do you call a snake that informs the police?   
A grass snake

From A:

Four men are at the bottom of a hill.  They see a sign on top of the hill so one of them climbs up to read it.  He returns and says, “Go up the hill and read the sign”.  So the second man climbs the hill.  When he returns he says “Go up the hill and read the sign”.  The third man climbs the hill.  Yes, you’ve guessed it.  He returns and says, “Go up the hill and read the sign”.  The fourth man is exasperated and says “This is crazy!  I’m not going up the hill to read it too”.  The third man replies, “You don’t have to.  It’s just that the sign says - go up the hill and read the sign!” 

From Dragon:

One day the boat Titanic sank; just one person survived. Do you know why?
Because he had "Petit bateau" underpants on!!!

These days the circus tamer is friendly with pumas. Do you know why?
Because he wears Puma pants!!!

From N:

What’s green and eats chocolate in class?
A chocodile.

"Why is your sister crying?" says Mum
"I told her she was stupid" replies her son
"Well tell her you're sorry!"
So the boy says to his sister:
"I'm sorry you're stupid" 

What do you call a rabbit with cups on his ears?
Mugs bunny!

What do you get if you cross a pig with a mad scientist?
Doctor Franken-swine!

What’s the abominable snowman’s favourite Italian meal?

What’s Dr. Jekyll’s favourite game?
Hyde and seek!

Two bats meet and the one asks the other: 
Why are you wearing that hat?
I’m a baseball bat!  (L.O.L. the Editor)

By Catstein Junior “ha ha ha”

Do you know that…?  Here are some interesting facts from Nancy.

If you were to continue growing as fast as a baby, when you reach ten years old your weight would be 187.000 kilos.

The first mobile phone cost 2.800 €.
Some chickens (hens) lay green or blue eggs.
When it is sunny, the Eiffel Tower turns towards its shadow.

Can you solve these riddles? (Answers at bottom of post)

From T:

a)  Two sons and two Fathers go fishing.  They only catch three fish.  How can they have one fish each?
b)  What climbs but cannot move?

From A:

c)  Who always sleeps with their shoes on?
d)  'The longer she glows, the shorter she grows.'  What is it?

Here are the answers:

a) It’s a grandfather, his son and his son – so it’s only three people!
b) The stairs
c) A horse
d) A candle 

jeudi 1 décembre 2011

Interview with our Deputy Director, Mr Longo.

Today, four of us asked Mr Longo some questions.

What was your favourite subject at school?
My favourite subjects were Literature and Philosophy.
Do you have a favourite book?
I have favourite writers.  They are André Gide, Thomas Mann and Shakespeare.
Which countries have you lived in?
I’ve lived in Italy, Greece, Spain, Argentina, Tunisia, Turkey, Morocco, Belgium and Luxembourg.
How many languages do you speak?
I can speak Italian, French, English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek and Arabic.  I also speak some Turkish and some Romanian.
What’s your favourite food?
I like pizza, chocolate, French fries and carrots.
Which is your favourite day of the week?
Friday afternoons.
Do you have a favourite film?
I like “Fanny and Alexander”, the Oscar winning film by Ingmar Bergman (1982) and “The Golden Age”, a historical drama about Queen Elizabeth I (2007).


mercredi 30 novembre 2011

An Interview with Natalie Redureau

Today, some of us interviewed one of our teachers, Mrs. Natalie Redureau.
What is/was your favourite subject at school?
My favourite subjects were languages: German and English.
Do you have a favourite book?
Yes, “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society”. (Editor’s comment: What a fantastic title.)
Which countries have you lived in?
I’ve lived in France, Germany, Italy and Luxembourg.
How many languages do you speak?
I speak French, Italian, German and English.
What’s your favourite food?
Italian pasta (penne ai 4 formaggi)
Which is your favourite day of the week?
Oh, Saturday!
Do you have a favourite film?
Yes, I do.  Midnight in Paris by Woody Allen.

Thank you very much, Mrs Redureau.

mardi 29 novembre 2011

Interview with one of our teachers, Jorgen Nielsen.

Today some of us asked one of our Danish teachers, Jorgen, some questions.  This is what he said:

What was your favourite subject at school?
Do you have a favourite book?
“Roots” by Alex Haley, it’s about slavery in America.
Which countries have you lived in?
Hong Kong, Denmark and Luxembourg
How many languages do you speak?
I can speak six languages: Danish, Swedish, German, French, Norwegian and English.
What’s your favourite food?
I like Danish Christmas food best.
Which is your favourite day of the week?
I like Saturdays best.
Do you have a favourite film?
“Little, Big Man” - a comedy, starring Dustin Hoffman

Thank you Jorgen!

samedi 26 novembre 2011

The Day my Sleeping Cat Fell off the Sofa and Other Stories....

What I did last Easter by T

Last Easter, my family and I went on a Caribbean cruise. We started the trip flying from Luxembourg to Puerto Rico. It almost took 24 hours. The name of the cruise ship was Serenade of the Sea. The ship can carry up to 2.500 passengers. There was a lot to do on the ship: swimming pools, minigolf, basketball, volleyball, table tennis, a casino, a cinema and very good restaurants. We eated a lot in Wind Jammer, and the food was exellent. It was also possible to make your own pizza.   

We visited 5 different islands - including Virgin Islands, and some beautiful beaches. We ended our holiday on a lovely hotel in Puerto Rico. 

I really want to go on a cruise again.

Interesting fact:  Denmark sold Virgin Islands to USA for 25 million US dollars because we really needed the money. Editor’s comment : are you sure this is true ? Perhaps the UK should sell something ? Would anyone miss the Isle of Wight ?

This is me by Y

I’m creative and I like  playing  football .
I also play  the  piano and I have  a piano at home .
I am going  to be 10 years old. 
I play Lego Star Wars , and I like to listen to music .

The Day my Sleeping Cat Fell off the Sofa by Percy

One day, my cat was sleeping on the sofa. Then he fell on the floor. He stretched out backwands in his sleep and he just carried on sleeping on the floor. So I put him back on the sofa in case anyone stepped on him!

Do you know, a tortoise can have two heads?

My twin brother and my family by A

I like going outside at school because I like to move my body and I also like to play with my friends. I also want a break from working.

My twin brother is like me. We always play.  It's fun. He is 9 years old like me. This morning we were playing with my little brother.  We ran up and down the stairs until my mum and dad told us we needed to hurry up.

Clever  pets  by Dragon

Hello !
Hi!  My pen name is DRAGON.  I am 9 years old .
I have  4 fish and 1 brother .

I love dragons.
My  friend  has a dog.
This  dog  can  open  a  closed  door with a key !
My fish watches  the television.
She  goes into a little place and she watches my t.v. and the Wii.

My Cats by Catstein Junior

My Cat Misser.....
One day my cat Misser was sitting in the window. Suddenly a fly crossed the window. My cat started hunting it through the whole house.

My Cat Garfield.....
My cat Garfield was sitting on the sofa. We were preparing for a picnic in the forest. But my cat didn’t want us to, so he kept getting in the way.  Then my dad lifted him up the stairs. 

Hello by Nancy

I’m  nine  years  old.  My  pen  name  is  Nancy. I  like chocolate  and  I  don’t  like football.
In  summer, sometimes  I  go  to  my  grandma’s  house  in  the countryside. She  has  a  dog. His  name  is  Rex. One  day  Rex stood  on  his  back  legs  and  danced  with  me. He  is  a  very big  and  funny dog.

My pen name is Coco

I am 9 years old. I love music but I don't like maths.
I have a cat, her name is Candice. She's 4 years old and I love her !!!

My tortoises and my cat by L

My tortoises’ names are Nana and Max.
My tortoises run on the floor and run and hide under the settee.
We have to put food on the floor to get them out.
They’re baby tortoises and my cat plays with them.
My cat is 8 months old and her name is Vanille.

On eating cake and finding the dogs by Flower

My pen name is Flower. I love cakes but I don't like fruit.
My mum says : "Fruit is good for you".
One day, I finished my science homework and  I suddenly said :
- "where are the dogs?"
- " I don't know!" replied my Mum.
We looked and looked…Later, much later, we found Kimi and Kenzo were in my bedroom, hiding under the bed.
I said "Mum they're under my bed !!!"

Interesting facts : Harmful or harmless? researched by Y

Do you know? The Basking Shark is the second largest living fish and, despite their scary appearance, they’re completely harmless to humans.
In fact, it’s said that their playful curiosity means, they’re completely tolerant of nearby boats and people! 

The Spider : The Sheet Web Spider is fast moving and has rather impressive looking fangs – but there’s no confirmed reports of it ever biting humans!

The Dingo : Dingo attacks on humans are rare but there’s been some cases of small children being attacked in Australia.
It’s thought that this is because of increased interaction with humans due to a rise in tourism!
Looks harmful? Think again!!!

"This is me" by B

I am 9 years old.  I live in a flat with my family.  I like football and to play piano but I don't like marzipan.  My brother has a guinea pig.  his name is "Flecki" because of the three colours of its fur.

My pen name is Leila

I am 9 years old.  I live in Luxembourg.  I like P.E., Music and Art but I don't like Maths.  I love pets.  My favourite animals are dogs!

Editor's Comment

Welcome to our class blog.  Life viewed through the eyes of nine year olds.

"You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs."

Sometimes things don't go to plan...some of the stories the children have chosen to tell reflect this.  It's not what goes wrong that defines us, but how we respond.  What do you do when the tortoises hide under the settee?  Or you loose the dogs?   Or your cat tries to stop you going on a picnic?

We all tend to focus on how well our children are doing at school, but let's be grateful for them and treasure them just as they are, for who they are.

A.T. The Editor