‘The King Who Loved Money & The Queen Who Loved Honey’: A Story by Beth (1st class)

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Once upon a time there was a King and a Queen. 

The King loved money and the Queen loved honey.

She had ten pots of honey and he had ten pots of money.

 

One day the Queen asked the King to buy

ONE HUNDRED pots of honey.

‘OK, then.’ The King did just that but then

all of his money was gone.

The King was sad, but the Queen was happy.

 

Then the Queen had an idea.

The King opened a shop to sell honey.

So then he had lots of money again.

And they both lived happily, ever after.

Children’s Work: Stories written by Senior Infants

 

Alice and the White Rabbit
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Lucy wrote;

Once upon a time there was a happy girl called Lucy.

She lived in a house near the forest.

One day a rabbit followed her home.

 

Once upon a time there lived a princess who lived in a castle.

One day she met a witch.

She lived in a cottage.

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Ben said;

Once upon a time there lived a clever squirrel

who lived in a hole in a tree and was always eating nuts.

 

Once upon a time there lived a hedgehog who lived in a hedge.

He was lonely. He always had to eat on his own

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These are Daniel’s stories;

Once upon a time there was a sporty kangaroo

called Kealin who loved boxing.

She lived in the outback in Australia.

She had lots of trophies.

 

Once upon a time there was a white rabbit called Robbie.

He loved to do magic. One day he got a job at the circus.

His first trick was to pull a man out of his hat

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This is what Tom wrote;
Once upon a time there lived a dragon, who lived in a cave.

He was happy. One day he met a brick.

They did some art and they had a fun time.

 

Once upon a time there lived a bee,

who lived in a bee hive. He was working well.

One day he met a fish.

They went to the shop.

They had a great time.

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Sofia wrote;

Once upon a time there lived a girl called Sophia.

She lived on the moon but oh no there was aliens on the moon.

 

Once upon a time there lived a unicorn.

She lived in a crystal cave.

She loved to play in the fields.

One day she met a princess who always wanted a unicorn

Pepto Dragon
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Beth wrote this story;

Once upon a time there lived a witch

who lived in a cave on a mountain where there was a dragon.

She thought that she was able to defeat the dragon, but she was wrong.

The dragon blew out fire.

The witch tried to put spells on the dragon,

but the dragon had blown fire at the want,

so she couldn’t put spells on the dragon.

The dragon blew fire at the witch.

So this story doesn’t have a happy ending!

The End.

Explode! I am Dinosaur!
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Andrew wrote;

Once upon a time there lived an electric dinosaur.

The electric dinosaur was guarding the gold mine.

 

Once upon a time there lived a polar bear.

The polar bear was captured by an icy jail.

Project 366 #255: 110912 It's A Wrap!
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Kyle said;

Once upon a time there lived…

Wow!

Where was I?

Oh yes.

Sorry about that.

I was just looking at Mr.Happy’s art.

He just drew the beach

and Mr Happy has more art to show.

First we will visit other Mr Men art.

We’ll see Mr.Strong’s, Mr. Nosy’s and Mr. Noisy’s art.

First on the list is … Mr Strong.

He has painted his weights.

Second on the list is Mr.Nosy.

Mr. Nosy has made a wonderful statue.

Next Mr.Noisy has painted Mr.Happy.

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These are Ciara’s stories;

Once upon a time there lived a furry rabbit who lived in a burrow.

She was a Mummy. She had a baby rabbit. The baby rabbit was cute.

 

Once upon a time there lived a black and white badger in a forest.

He was sad because he had no friends.

 

Once upon a time there lived a hedgehog.

He had sisters. He had six sisters.

He got fed up giving the six sisters food.

He was bored of feeding them.

 

Once upon a time there lived a fox.

The Mummy had kids. Then the Daddy came.

Then they met a shy otter on the river bank

Laura wrote;

Girl Child Education
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Elisa had a project to do for college.

It was about a bee.

It was a very very important bee.

Elizabeth had a story to write and a story to read.

It was called Naughty Children.

When they were finished their homework Emily work up.

She wanted another bottle. Elisa made her bottle.

Little People Bokeh
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Shannon wrote a funny story;

Once upon a time there lived a very silly Granddad.

His house was silly. He sleeps on a rock.

One day this silly man met a girl.

She was such a silly girl, the man loved the girl.

Story Writing in Senior Infants: Well Done Sofia

At the beginning of the month, Sofia was writing lovely stories:

A Story by Sofia

Once upon a time, there lived a family of butterflies,

who lived in a forest.

They were happy and were always smiling.

One day this family of butterflies met a fairy.

They went to live in a castle. They had a fun time.

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Now her stories are even lovelier:

Once upon a time there lived a happy princess.

She lived in a big castle.

Every day the happy princess met a fairy.

They went to live in a zoo with the funny monkeys

 

Once upon a time, there lived a funny King.

He lived in a big flower bed.

One day the funny king found a tree.

The funny king pushed the tree and found a door.

He went in and he met a worm. They made friends.

 

Once upon a time there lived a small octopus.

He lived under the sea.

He had a friend, the star fish.

One day the two friends played and played until evening.

 

Once upon a time there lived a red deer.

She lived on a big hill.

One day the red deer met a funny otter.

He lived in a river on the hill.

The red deer met the otter.

They went to dinner.

 

I look forward to reading more of your stories Sofia.

 

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Story Writing in Senior Infants: Well Done Tom

At the beginning of this month Tom was writing good stories:

‘Once upon a time there lived a nice butterfly,

who lived in a gingerbread house.

He was happy and was always smiling.

One day this happy bee met the butterfly.

They went fishing. They had a funny time.’

 

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This week he is writing great stories:

‘Once upon a time there lived a friendly dragon.

He lived in a dark cave.

When he hiccuped he burnt everything.

One day he met a happy witch,

who gave him a potion to stop hiccups.

 

A big dinosaur eats a baby dinosaur.

The dinosaur had big big teeth.

His grandpa saved him.

 

Once upon a time there was a shy hedgehog 

who lived in a hedge.

He met a black and white badger,

who lived in a forest.

 

Once upon a time there was a bold cat.

He is bold because he sneaks into our garden

to get the bread for the birds.

 

Once upon a time there lived an uncle.

His name was Tom.

He was happy and was always joking.

He had a friend whose name was Tom as well.

They went to the shop together 

to buy chips and lucozade.

 

Well done Tom 😀

Story Writing in Senior Infants: Well Done Ben.

At the beginning of February Ben was writing good stories. 

Once upon a time there lived a giant,

who lived in a castle.

He was grumpy and was always busy.

One day this giant met a wizard.

They went fishing. They had a happy time.

By the end of the month he was writing great stories:

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Once upon a time there lived a red deer

who lived in a forest.

He was wild

and was always ripping the leaves off the trees.

One day the deer met a clever fox.

 

Once upon a time there lived a grey mouse

who lived in a hole.

Once upon a time, there lived a red squirrel

who lived in a hole in a tree.

 

Once upon a time there lived

a black and white badger who lived in a forest.

One day this badger met a deer who lived in the forest as well,

but the badger lived in a bush.

 

Once upon a time there lived a brown rat

who lived in a rubbish dump.

One day this rat met a mouse who lived in a hole in a house.

He met a mouse who lived in a hole in a house.

 

Once upon a time there lived a clever fox.

He was so clever that he could jump and and grab a bird from the sky.

Keep up the good work Ben.

Story Writing from Senior Infants: Well Done Lauren

Lauren wrote a good story in the first week of February:

Once upon a time, there lived a happy dog,

who lived in a kennel, with his Mammy.

He was happy and was always playing.

He had a friend who was a laughing cat.

They went to a party together. They had fun.

She practised her story writing all month 

and her story writing got better and better:

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Once upon a time there was a magic swan.

She was called Elizabeth.

She lived in a big pond,

with her Mummy and her Daddy

and her baby sister Emily

and her big sister Eliza.

One day Elizabeth and her Mum

and Emily and Elisa went to Zoom.

(Zoom is a play centre).

 

Elizabeth met her friend Ben

the red squirrel in Zoom.

Then Ben said ask your Mum

can we have a play date

Elizabeth’s Mum said ‘Yes’.

‘Yippee,’ said Ben.

Emily started to cry.

They went home to feed Emily her bottle.

It was nap time for Emily.

When Emilly had her nap,

Eliza and Elizabeth did their homework.

Elisa had a project to do for college.

Well done Lauren. Keep up the good work.

Story Writing in Senior Infants: Well Done Daniel

At the beginning of February

Daniel was doing well writing stories:

Once upon a time there lived a crocodile,

who lived in the Amazon river.

He was very nasty

and was always snapping at all the fish.

One day this crocodile met a friendly pelican.

They went to eat fish and had a very nice time.

By the end of the month,

Daniel was writing even better stories:

Love Potion Number 9 & 3/4
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Once upon a time there was a witch.

The witch met a dragon.

He had the hiccups.

The witch made a potion

to make the hiccups go away.

 

Once upon a time there was a kind princess.

She met a magical unicorn.

They loved playing Monopoly

and Snakes and Ladders.

 

Once upon a time there was an Easter Bunny.

She gives all the chocolate eggs

in the whole wide world.

 

Once upon a time there was a hedgehog.

He was very shy.

He never ever spoke to anybody.

Once upon a time there was a young wizard.

He loved to build stuff.

One day he made a Lego car.

He used his want to make it real.

 

One day my tooth fell out.

That night I put it under my pillow for the tooth fairy.

When I woke up there was money. I was so happy.

Well done Daniel. Keep up the good work.

Children’s Work: Stories by Kyle from Senior Infants

Door
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Once upon a time …

Mr.Jelly was out walking

through the wood when he

saw a ghost. 

He told Mr Happy.

‘Stuff and nonsense’, Mr Happy said.

Then he told the Mr Men. They didn’t believe him, 

so he brought them there. They didn’t see anything.

When they had left Mr Jelly saw a witch making a spell.

He called the Mr Men again, but they didn’t see anything.

When they had gone he went to his cottage very

disappointed, that the Mr. Men had not seen them.

Living in England as a kid, I had these books...
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Once upon a time …

there lived Mr Chatterbox.

He was talking to his plants. Of course he was.

He went for a walk still talking.

He met Mr Bump and you can guess what happened next.

‘Hello…’, said Mr Chatterbox

‘It’s a lovely day…’ and he talked and talked

All day and all night and bump.

Mr. Bump bumped all the way home.

 

One day Mr Chatterbox lost his voice.

A very sad Mr Chatterbox made an appointment

for Doctor Make You Well.

The doctor said, you must say in bed for one week.

After that he went back to the doctor’s house.

He said

Now I know doctor people don’t like me

because I talk too much

and he got to be somebody who was a rock star.

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Mr.Small was very small, probably the smallest person

you’ve never seen in your whole life.

Or perhaps Mr Small is small because

he does eat very much.

However this was getting a bit too much.

He decided to get a job.

He was having a tiny drop of lemonade.

He got a job of writing stories.

And again
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Once upon a time ….

there lived Mr Happy.

He saw a butterfly.

He made a statue of the butterfly because this butterfly

was a Happy Land butterfly.

In a while Mr Bump came round for a visit and BUMP!

Mr. Bump had knocked down Mr Happy’s statue

I’m sorry … so he got him lots and lots of flowers and a

Loveheart Teddy.

Then Mr Clumsy came by and messed up the flowers

but Mr Happy didn’t mind

At least he still had the heart

but Mr Messy messed that up too.

Poor Mr Happy.

No statue.

No flowers.

No Love Heart.

 Mr Men
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Once upon a time …

there lived Kyle.

He was playing shapes with Mr Cool

‘Make a triangle’, said Kyle

‘Easy,’ said Mr Cool

and he turned upside down

‘Cool’ , said Kyle.

Mr Cool clicked his fingers and nothing happened.

Mr Cool had lost his coolness.

A sad Kyle and a sad Mr Cool.

Children’s Work: Even More Stories from Senior Infants

A True Story by Beth

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Once upon a time there lived a trampoline, who lived in the garden. He blew down in the storm. He hurt his bars. We are getting new bars on the weekend. We are getting someone to help my Dad pick it up and we will be getting new bars.

A Story by Daniel

Heart Like a Lion
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Once upon a time there lived a lazy lion called Larry. He lived in Dublin Zoo. One day this lion met a tired tiger named Tim. The zoo keeper made them exercise together.

Once upon a time there was a greedy goblin who lived in a mushroom house. All the children were very sad, because he stole all their sweets.

Stories by Lucy


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Once upon a time, there lived a happy penguin. He met a nice starfish. They lived in the ocean. They had a great time in the sea.

Once upon a time there lived a pretty princess who lived in a pink castle. She had a magical unicorn as a pet. They could fly through the sky for fun.

A Story by Andrew

Three Wise Men
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Once upon a time there lived a bird. The bird was building a nest. The bird laid three eggs. The eggs started to crack. In the eggs there was three baby birds.

More Stories from Tom

God's Opinion That The World Should Go On
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Once upon a time there lived a baby, who lived in a rock. He was happy and was always crying. He went to school and he was screaming. Teacher was mean in the story.

Once upon a time, there lived Mr.Happy in a cottage. He was happy. He met Mr.Strong. They went for a coffee. They had a happy time.

Stories by Ben

Pixie Snip
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Once upon a time there lived an elf. He lived in Greystones. He was lonely.

Once upon a time, there lived an elf, who lived in a teapot. He was funny.

Once upon a time there lived a witch who lived in a cottage. She was grumpy.

Once upon a time there lived a goblin who gobbled every one up. He was shy.

 

Kyle wrote so much, it would have made this post very long, so I put

Kyle’s stories on another post, which you can find here.

Children’s Work: More stories from Senior Infants

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Ben’s Story

Once upon a time there lived a wizard who lived in a cottage.

He was happy and was always smiling.

He went flying.

One day this wizard met a giant.

They went fishing.

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Tom’s Story

Once upon a time there lived a boy who lived in a swamp.

He was sad and were always sleeping.

One day this ant came.

They went on holidays.

Once upon a time there lived a boy who lived in a boat.

He was happy.

One day the boy went for a walk.

He met a fly.

They went to the pub.

They had a happy time.

The Little Things in Life
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Ciara’s Story

Once upon a time there lived a tooth fairy

who lived outside and met a butterfly.

They went to the shop and then she said a magic word.

Once upon a time there lived a shop.

He was happy and always fun. He was a sweet shop.

Rainbow Monkeys
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Daniel’s Story

Once upon a time there lived two monkeys called Mario and Luigi.

They were always naughty and throwing bananas and coconuts

at the other animals.

Disney - Magic
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Shannon’s Story

Once upon a time there lived a princess.

She lived in a magic castle.

At night the castle began to lift off the ground by magic powers.

The castle flew through the clouds to a faraway land and had so much fun in the castle.

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Lucy’s Story

Once upon a time there lived a parrot who lived in a rainforest.

She met a toucan. He also lived in the rainforest.

Once upon a time there lived a snail. He met a worm.

They lived in the trees. They both loved eating leaves.

Once upon a time there lived a spider.

She met a lady bird. They both loved eating grass.

They lived underground.

Golden Dragon
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Andrew’s Story

Once upon a time there lived a dragon

with 100 heads and 300 wings and 500 legs.

The dragon had powers.

Tornado power and lava power and ice power.

Once upon a time there lived a snake fish.

The snake fish had wings and legs and electric wings.

He had powers too.


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Kyle’s Story

Once upon a time there lived Mr Cheerful.

He went fishing. He decided he was a bit lonely,

so he called his friend Mr. Small,

but he was out,

so he called Mr.Happy but he was sick,

so he called Mr. Tickle and he was able to come.

Once upon a time there lived Mr. Fussy.

He made a Gingerbread Man.

When Mr. Fussy put him in the oven,

he jumped out and went outside

and he met Mr. Happy

and he sang

‘Ha ha you can’t catch me’.

Mr. Happy chased him.

Mr Bump was getting a pail of water.

Then the Gingerbread man was bumped.

Mr. Bump had squashed him,

but he was still alive.

He had a nap then.

Some one picked him up.

It was Mr Rush.

He ate him all up.

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Beth’s Story

Once upon a time there lived a pencil

who stole Ms. B’s crayons.

The pencil got put in the bin,

because he wouldn’t get sharpened.

The crayons got put in the bin.

They wouldn’t do what they were told.

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Sofia’s Story

Once upon a time there lived a happy princess she lived in a big castle.

Everyday the happy princess met a fairy. They went to live in a zoo

with the funny monkeys.

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Lauren’s Story

Once upon a time there lived a snow leopard, who lived in the snow. 

His name is Quiemo.

One day Quiemo went to the shops with his Mummy.

They got ham, apples and pears.

They paid for it. It was 10 euro.

He went to the swimming pool with with his Daddy.

He did lots of things in the pool.

He did a flip in the pool and a back flip.

Then he was sopping wet when he got out.

Then he had dinner.

He went to bed after.

‘Wake up Quiemo,’ said his Mum.

He woke up.

Quiemo got dressed.

He went down stairs.

Then he went to school.

He learned lots of things in school.

It was big break.

He played with Sam and Jack.

They were playing pirates.

The bell rang.

They lined up.

They went inside.

Quiemo finished his homework.

It was tidy up time.

Senior Infants hope you enjoyed their stories.

You can read earlier stories from Senior Infants here.

Children’s Work: Stories by Senior Infants

A Story by Tom

Once upon a time there lived a nice butterfly,

who lived in a gingerbread house.

He was happy and was always smiling.

One day this happy bee met the butterfly.

They went fishing. They had a funny time.

Miniature Gingerbread Houses
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A Story by Ben

Once upon a time there lived a giant,

who lived in a castle.

He was grumpy and was always busy.

One day this giant met a wizard.

They went fishing. They had a happy time.

The Machines Attack!
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A Story by Sofia

Once upon a time, there lived a family of butterflies,

who lived in a forest.

They were happy and were always smiling.

One day this family of butterflies met a fairy.

They went to live in a castle. They had a fun time.

A glimpse of orange
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A Story by Andrew

Once upon a time, there lived a robot,

who lived in a robot house.

He was hungry and thirsty and was always tired.

One day this robot, met another robot.

They went to the robot restaurant.

They had a nice day.

PanMietek
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A Story by Daniel

Once upon a time there lived a crocodile,

who lived in the Amazon river.

He was very nasty

and was always snapping at all the fish.

One day this crocodile met a friendly pelican.

They went to eat fish and had a very nice time.

On the log
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A Story by Ciara

Once upon a time, there lived  a witch,

who lived in a cave.

She was happy and was always joking.

One day this witch met a rainbow.

They went dancing.

They had a funny time.

umbrella... shadow... rainbow... field of wheat...
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A Story by Kyle

Once upon a time, there lived a teddy

who was talking,

who lived in a toy box.

He was hyper and was always helpful.

One day this teddy met a penguin.

They went to the North Pole.

They had a happy time.

The Journey of Harry the Teddy Bear
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A Story by Shannon

Once upon a time, there lived a fairy,

who lived in a tree.

She was magic and was always happy.

One day the fairy met a little elf.

They went to the forest.

They had a picnic together.

i call this elf ralphie
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A Story by Lauren

Once upon a time, there lived a happy dog,

who lived in a kennel, with his Mammy.

He was happy and was always playing.

He had a friend who was a laughing cat.

They went to a party together. They had fun.

Cat VS. Dog
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A Story by Beth

Once upon a time there lived a nice king and queen.

They were called Anna and Jack.

They lived in the forest where the grass was long.

There were butterflies.

There lived an elf, who lived in a castle.

He was crazy and was always rushing and forgetting things.

Disney - Magic Kingdom (Explored)
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A Story by Lucy

Once upon a time there lived a bumble bee.

She lived in a big hive. Her name was Lucy.

She was always busy making honey.

One day she met a butterfly.

The butterfly lived in a garden.

They both lived happy ever after.

Flowers in Fog
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 You can read more stories from Senior Infants here.

Children’s Writing: ‘The Further Adventures of Scarlet’ by Nicole

On the 18th June Nicole started writing a story.

You can read it HERE.

The main character in her story was called Scarlet.

Over the Summer, Nicole wrote a further instalment

and here it is ….

Pullip doll in scarlet satin dress with black lace and ribbon
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Scarlet went back home.

Then when she said good night, she fell fast asleep.

The book was on her head trying to tell her something.

She had a dream about The Spirits.

She woke up and saw the book.

She saw something about The Spirits.

It said ‘Three kids have been taken by The Spirits and…

YOU are …

NEXT!

 

Scarlet closed the book

but her hand got stuck

then she got sucked in the book.

Fire was there.

Pages were flying everywhere.

It was magic.

 

Scarlet was able to grab a branch.

Then she climbed up the branch,

and there was was a little door.

She went through the door and …

Blue - Blue
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Oh wait there were two doors.

They both said:

‘Pick me! Pick me!’

Aaaah! said Scarlet.

She nearly had a heart attack.

 

But which one should I pick?

‘Wait’ she said to the doors.

‘Where will I go?’

 The first door said

‘Home’.

Oh, The Things You Say On a Winter’s Day
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Door Number Two whispered…

‘Come closer …

Pass through me

and you will find The Spirits’.

‘Ok,’ said Scarlet.

‘I pick Door Number Two’.

 Beauty AND Madness
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She opened the door

and she was not at home.

She was ONE step closer

to finding The Spirits.

 

‘YES finally I can find The Spirits

and make this thing stop for once

and for all’.

 

‘Now where should I go? ‘

Right, I think’.

 

Off she went.

‘Oh no, a river.

How can I get across?

Autumn color
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Then a Spirit passed her way.

‘Come with me,’ he demanded.

‘No,’ said Scarlet.

‘I insist’, said The Spirit.

 

‘Ok fine.

I will come with you’.

The Spirit took her to a dark and gloomy place.

scarlet
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‘Give me your soul,’ The Spirit said.

‘Never. I won’t,’ said Scarlet

‘Why do you want it?’

 Hanging Acer Leaves
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‘So I can be alive’, The Spirit replied

Sweet Angel
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Then out of nowhere a girl came.

‘Here is MY soul’, she said.

 

‘No don’t do it,’ cried out Scarlet

but it was too late, The Spirit

took her spirit and the little girl

fell to the ground.

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‘You are so mean,’ said Scarlet.

‘I am sorry,’ said The Spirit.

I do not control myself.

My oldest brother does.

 

‘Wait said Scarlet.

You must be that kid…

who got lost’.

‘Yes I am’, replied The Spirit.

 

‘I’m not sure if I believe you’.

‘Well I am not lying.’

‘What……..? I can’t hear you……’ answered Scarlet.

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Then Scarlet fell out of that dark place

and landed in the river.

 

Meanwhile back in the dark cave …

little did Scarlet know

but the little  girl was

The Spirit’s middle child.

‘Good work Sis,’ said The Spirit.

‘Thank you Bro, answered the girl.

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‘Wait, we have not got her soul yet.

It is our job to get kids’ souls.

It has been our job for the last thousand years’…

To be continued.

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The other students in 2nd Class Room 6

found Nicole’s heroine very inspiring.

More stories that they wrote about her

can be found HERE and HERE

Children’s Writing: ‘Terry the Pteradon discovers his talent’ by Jack aged 6

Once upon a time there lived …

a Pteradon.

Let’s call him Terry.

He had a short tail

but the most important thing

about Terry the Pteradon

was that he had giant wings.

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He lived in a messy nest on a dark cliff.

It was like a bird’s nest only bigger.

It was made of sticks and feathers.

 

He had two friends.

Their names were Dippy and Dopey.

They were both Diplodocuses

and belonged to the sauropod family.

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Terry thought he had no talent.

Dippy and Dopey had water power.

They were born with this talent.

They could squirt water out of their tails.

If there was a fire tornado in Dinoville,

they could come to the rescue.

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Terry the Pteradon had hunter fish talents.

But he didn’t know this yet.

Pteradons can swoop down very fast

and the fish don’t see them coming,

but Terry hadn’t discovered that yet.

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Along came a prehistoric snake called Titanoboa.

A Titanoboa would eat a T Rex for breakfast.

Dippy and Dopey whacked their tails on the ground.

This was a sign that they could sense danger.

A Titanoboa would eat them for lunch.

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Terry the Pteradon came to the rescue.

He discovered his hunter fish talents.

He swooped down very fast

and the Titanoboa didn’t see him coming,

 

The snake was caught by surprise

and he slid away.

Dippy and Dopey were grateful to their friends

and Terry was happy that he had discovered his talent.

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Children’s Writing; ‘Scarlet’s Book’ by 2nd Class, Room 6 – The Final Draft

 

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CHAPTER ONE

‘It was just a normal night. 

Dark sky. 

Stars. 

Everything was just right … 

until this very night.

 

A little girl, called Scarlet was fast asleep.

Suddenly she woke right up.

She saw a flash of golden light.

She leapt out of bed 

and then crept slowly,

following the golden path 

she could see in front of her

leading her down the stairs

to the hall.

 

She let herself out through

the front door 

and went along her garden path,

down the the bottom of the road,

over the hill

and through a deep forest.

 

Now everyone knows 

a child should not go somewhere,

in the middle of the night, 

by themselves.

Well Scarlet BROKE that RULE.

 

Then the golden light was gone.

The path was gone.

‘Why would you take me here’, she wondered,

just to disappear?

 

As if in answer the golden light reappeared.

It led her to a place in the middle of the forest, 

where there was a book.

Then a light whisper in her ear came to her. 

It said;

‘Bring back the spirits’.

Scarlet wasn’t quite sure what to do.

 

Maybe the answer was in the book.

She would get the book and see what

‘Bring back the spirits’ could mean.

So she reached out for the book…’

 

BUT when she tried to pick it up,

her hand passed right through it!

Scarlet gasped. She threw pebble at it.

The book said ‘Ouch’,

but the pebble didn’t fall through the book.

 

Then suddenly the book disappeared.

The next day, she went back into the forest

and back to the same place she had seen the book.

There was no trace of it.

 

For the rest of the day,

all Scarlet could think about was the book.

 

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CHAPTER TWO

When she was about to get into bed that night,

Scarlet saw the light again

and she crept outside.

 

This time the light was even closer to her house,

but this time the light was red.

Scarlet knew this meant danger…

The book hissed,

‘Don’t touch me.’

It went flying down the path

and followed the golden light,

but then when Scarlet came out the door,

the golden light was not there anymore.

 

She tried to follow the path

where she last saw the golden light.

Then she came to a dead end.

There was no way in or out.

She tried and tried

but she couldn’t find a way out.

Scarlet felt herself being pulled.

 

Scarlet screamed.

A deep voice said;

‘How did you get here?

Come into the light.’

Scarlet saw a funny little goblin.

‘Come into my house,’ offered the goblin.

 

Scarlet followed the friendly  goblin

through a tiny door

into a little mushroom,

but it was so big inside with a big sitting room.

‘The kitchen is this way,’ said the goblin.

‘Wow’, thought Scarlet.

‘I thought this place was going to be miniature

and look how spacious it is.

 

‘You look thirsty’, said the goblin.

‘I am’, replied Scarlet.

‘Have something to drink’, said the goblin.

 

‘You look sad’, said the goblin.

‘I am,’ answered Scarlet.

‘This has got to cheer you up’, said the goblin,

‘I will tell you the secret of this place’.

 

Scarlet cheered up immediately,

‘Oh yes?’

‘You have been chosen’,

said the goblin,

‘to go on a mission.

Follow this path.

Bring back the spirits

and save the world’.

 

‘There’s been some mistake,’

protested Scarlet unhappily.

‘I am only eight’

‘Sorry I can’t help you’,

said the goblin apologetically,

‘YOU have been chosen’.

 

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CHAPTER THREE

Suddenly the goblin’s voice

seemed very far away

and his kitchen faded.

Scarlet found herself in the lonely forest again.

On the forest floor in front of her was the book.

But when Scarlet went to pick up the book

it floated.

 

Scarlet put her hand under the book.

As soon as that happened the book

came down into her hand.

Then it opened on the index page

and Scarlet looked up ‘spirits’.

 

Scarlet found the answer was right in front of her,

and knew what she had to do.

‘You have been chosen’, whispered the book.

 

Scarlet took the book tightly in her hand

and made for home.

 

But that voice had not done talking.

It said ‘Keep the book safe,

VERY VERY SAFE because the spirits are in the book’.

 

Suddenly Scarlet noticed there was no sound.

The birds had stopped singing.

Scarlet was scared.

She stepped forward

and she fell into a hole

that suddenly appeared in the ground.

Down,

down

down,

Scarlet was screaming at the very top of her voice.

She found herself in an underground cave.

She couldn’t see anything

as it was as dark as the black night sky.

Suddenly the moon seemed to appear

from behind a cloud

and Scarlet could see by its light.

 

A tree moved.

Its branches reached out

to grab Scarlet.

Scarlet moved quickly,

but she tripped over

a root of the tree

and fell to the ground.

 

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CHAPTER FOUR

In her dreams Scarlet saw the book in front of her.

When she reached out to touch it,

the floated up and lit up her face

like golden stars.

 

The book had a face on it and said;

‘He’s coming!’

 

Then it faded away and

a dark shadow appeared.

It was a WIZARD.

 

‘Get out of my forest or else’,

the wizard called.

 

‘Or else what?’ said Scarlet.

‘He will come’ answered the wizard.

‘Who?’ asked Scarlet.

‘Barnabus’, replied the Wizard.

 

Scarlet’s hand went right through the book.

Scarlet gasped.

The wizard was right beside her.

‘What are you doing with that?’

‘I was just looking … ‘

‘You should not be here,’ bellowed the wizard.

‘Now you will pay’.

 

Suddenly the wizard

magicked up some angry elves.

They had sharp swords.

But suddenly,

by magic another sword

was in Scarlet’s hand,  

but she was scared anyway.

Scarlet ran and ran…

and straight into another goblin.

 

Hello little girl, croaked the goblin. 

Come into my house,’ he said.

 

Scarlet followed the goblin through a little door

in the trunk of a narrow tree,

but it was so big inside.

‘This way,’ said the goblin.

‘Impressive’, thought Scarlet.

 

‘You look hungry’, growled the goblin.

‘I am’, said Scarlet.

‘Have something to eat’, said insisted goblin.

Scarlet had some tasty cake to eat

 

‘I have something I think you should know,’

the strange goblin crowed.

It is that I’m actually a Bad Goblin

and you have just eaten enchanted cake

that will send you to the Valley of Dreams

Oh and by the way

My name is Barnabus.’

‘Just as well this is only a dream’, thought Scarlet.

 

CHAPTER FIVE

 


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Scarlet woke up with a sore head.

The book that had caused all this trouble,

was beside her on the ground.

 

Scarlet opened the book slowly.

Spirits came flying out.

Fire,

Water

and Air

The first one warmed her,

but did not burn her.

The middle one sprayed her

with little drops of fresh water.

The last one blew Scarlet to the ground.

 

The book gave out an evil laugh

and said in a hoarse whisper,

‘You have to defeat all my spirits first.

Then you have to battle ME!

Scarlet sighed.

She was tired,

but Scarlet knew from looking up the index

how to manage the spirits

and get them to return to the book.

 

She also knew that the book

was not telling the truth.

It was powerless without

the spirits.

There would be no battle.

 

 

‘PLEASE’, she said to the spirits

‘PLEASE return to the book.’

 

The spirits of

Fire,

Water

and Air

returned to the book

and the book slammed shut,

angry because it knew

it had lost

and was now powerless.

 

‘Haven’t you forgotten something?’

a voice whispered.

‘Oh yes’ said Scarlet

‘THANK YOU!’.

 

After that everything was back to normal …

Until the next time.

 

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And THANK YOU too,

for reading our story.

 

2nd Class Room 6 collaborated to write this story.

We were inspired by a ‘story starter’ that Nicole wrote.

Nicole gave this story the interesting title

of ‘Scarlet’s Book’.

 

Children’s Writing; ‘Scarlet’s Book’ – How Does It End?

This writing project started when Nicole wrote

a very interesting opening to a story,

she called ‘Scarlet’s Book’.

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Many of the class continued on with the story here.

Now we are working on how the story might end;

Julia wrote;

Scarlet ran and ran but she tripped over a rock and went flying down the mountain. She bashed her head and she fell asleep. When she woke up she found herself in bed.  Was it all a dream? But no, she had a bump on her head. It hadn’t been a dream.

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This was JC’s idea;

When Scarlet was walking down the path through the misty forest, she suddenly heard a sound. She ran and ran. Then suddenly she stopped. There was a small stone wall in front of her. Then suddenly the book was behind her. She tried to get over the wall and failed. She tried again and got over the wall. The book floated over too. It was a race. Could Scarlet get safely home before the book? She tried to block the book, but it was too strong. The book had the spirits with it, so Scarlet called to the spirits. She hissed ‘Block the book with stones and rocks’. The spirits did as they were told. The book was blocked, but not for long. The book broke free and tried and tried to catch up with Scarlet. The book was getting closer. Scarlet was in the house, before the book. She locked the door. At last she was safe and home.

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Niamh and Shauna gave the story this ending;

Scarlet opened the book slowly. Ghosts and spirits came flying out. A gust of spirits blew Scarlet to the ground. The book gave out an evil laugh and said in a hoarse whisper, ‘You have to defeat all my spirits first. Then you have to battle ME! More spirits floated out of the book. Scarlet sighed. She was tired, but Scarlet know she had to get all the evil spirits back in the book. The first spirit Scarlet found was ‘Fire.’  Scarlet captured it and put it in the book. Scarlet collected all the evil spirits back in the book. After that everything was back to normal … Until the next time.

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Children’s Writing; ‘Scarlet’s Book’ – What happened next?

Nicole wrote the beginning to a story. She called it ‘Scarlet’s Book’.

Sharon's hand + ancient book
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‘It was just a normal night. Dark sky. Stars. Everything was just right … until this very night. A little girl, called Scarlet was fast asleep. Suddenly Scarlet woke right up. She saw a flash of golden light. She leapt out of bed and then crept slowly, following the golden path she could see in front of her. She let herself out through the front door and went along the path, through a deep forest. 

Now everyone knows a child should not go somewhere, in the middle of the night, by themselves. Well Scarlet BROKE that RULE. Then the golden light was gone. The path was gone.

‘Why would you take me here?’, she wondered.

Then the golden light reappeared. It led her to a place in the middle of the forest, where there was a book. Then a light whisper in her ear came to her. It said; 

‘Bring back the spirits’. Scarlet wasn’t quite sure what to do. Maybe the answer was in the book. She would get the book and see what ‘Bring back the spirits’ could mean. So she reached out for the book…’

This is what Niamh thought might happen next;

BUT when she tried to pick it up, her hand passed right through it! Scarlet gasped. She threw pebble at it and it said ‘Ouch’, but the pebble didn’t fall through the book. Then suddenly the book disappeared. The next day, she went back into the forest and back to the same place she had seen the book. There was no trace of it. For the rest of the day, all Scarlet could think about was the book. When she was about to get into bed that night, she saw the light again and she crept outside. This time the light was even closer to her house, but this time the light was red. Scarlet knew this meant danger…

When You See Something Lurking in the Dark, Remember Red Can Spell Danger!
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This is what JC wrote;

The book hissed,‘Don’t touch me.’ The book went flying down the path and followed the golden light, but then when Scarlet came out the door, the golden light was not there anymore. She tried to follow the path where she last saw the golden light. Then she came to a dead end. There was no way in or out. She tried and tried but she couldn’t find a way out. Then she remembered what the book said. Then she called to the spirits and she was free.


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Rebecca thought this is what happened next;

Scarlet felt herself being pulled. Scarlet screamed. A deep voice said; ‘How did you get here? Come into the light.’ Scarlet saw a funny little goblin. ‘Come into my house,’ said the goblin. Scarlet followed the goblin through a little door into a little mushroom, but it was so big inside with a big sitting room. ‘The kitchen is this way,’ said the goblin. ‘Wow’, thought Scarlet.

The Mushroom House
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Clara wrote;

Scarlet reached into the book and then the book shouted, ‘Take your hands off me !’ Then the book trapped Scarlet’s hands between its pages and pulled her into the book. She was dragged into an ancient land. The voice in the book shouted, ‘You will stay here for a hundred years. There was a castle… Here it is. Scarlet had a plan. She would be troublesome and then they’d have to send her home.

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Max predicted;

Scarlet took the book in her hand and the book pulled out of her hand and floated away. Scarlet chased the book and then suddenly she crashed into a tree. Suddenly she woke up and found herself in a goblin jail in a goblin tree. She banged on the window with anger and suddenly the window broke and she crept out of the prison in the goblin tree.

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Amy thought that this might happen next;

But when Scarlet touched the book, it floated up and lit up her face like golden stars and the book had a face on it and said; ‘He’s coming!’ Then it faded away and a gleaming shadow appeared. It was a WIZARD. The wizard said, ‘Get our of my forest or else’. ‘Or else what?’ said Scarlet. ‘He will come’ answered the wizard. ‘Who?’ asked Scarlet. ‘Barnabus’, said the Wizard.

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Matthew

Scarlet kept following the book. It eventually stopped. There was no sound. Scarlet was scared. She stepped forward and she fell into a hole that suddenly appeared in the ground. Down, down down, She was screaming at the very top of her voice. She found herself in an underground cave. She couldn’t see anything as it was as dark as the black night sky. Suddenly the moon seemed to appear from behind a cloud and Scarlet could see by its light. She started to float…to float towards the light. But it was then she realised that this moving planet was not the moon.

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Cian thought this is what happened next;

The next morning Scarlet went to school,  she brought the book with her. She opened it. A voice in her ear whispered ‘Pick a page’. Scarlet picked the page with the castle on it. She reached out and touched the picture. The book closed on her hand. It sucked her in. She was forbidden to return to Earth.

To be continued …

Dun, dun, dun-dun DUN!

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This was Shauna’s idea;

But when Scarlet went to pick up the book it floated. Scarlet put her hand under the book. As soon as that happened the book came down on her hand. Then it opened on the index page and Scarlet looked up ‘spirits’. Scarlet found the answer was right in front of her, and she soon had done what she was told.

Old book index
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Cian wrote;

Scarlet took the book tightly in her hand and went home but that voice had not done talking. It said ‘Keep the book safe..VERY VERY SAFE because the spirits are in the book’. But she was too late, the golden path went and it was dark and wet and she could not get home. She was scared. In the morning, it was light and she managed to find her way home. As soon as she got in the door, her Mum and Dad said ‘Where were you?’ She did not answer. Scarlet ran up the stairs to her room.

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Julia thought;

Her hand went right through the book. Scarlet gasped. The wizard was right beside her. ‘What are you doing with that?’‘I was just looking … ”You should not be here,’ bellowed the wizard. ‘Now you will pay’. Suddenly the wizard magicked up some angry elves. They had swords. But suddenly, by magic another sword was in Scarlet’s hand,  but she was scared anyway. Scarlet ran and ran home as fast as she could.

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Lewis said;

Scarlet read the page in front of her. It said a long time ago, there was a spirit. The spirit was around for one thousand years. The spirit lies in the forest. Scarlet flung the book onto the ground. Scarlet went out to find the spirit. A storm came upon Scarlet. Scarlet searched for ages and she found the golden light on a mountain. Woosh, woosh, the wind blew. Scarlet got blown back. She tripped over a rock. She fell down the mountain. She was unconcious. When she woke up, she was lost. She called out. No one heard her. She got up and ran…

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 Well done everyone. I enjoyed reading your work.