Dion’s Story – Happy Horses

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Once upon a happy time

there lived a man called Joe.

He had a lot of horses

but his favourite one

was called Reggie

and his second favourite

one was called

Little Paddy

One day these two horses

were going out for a jog

but the horses got a fright

so they ran away


And on that sunny day

Joe got a call from the farmer

saying the horses were in his field.


Joe rushed out the door

and got in his car and drove to the farm,


But by the time he got there

the horses had eaten

a lot of the farmer’s crops.


Joe hopped out of the car,

said sorry to the farmer,

put the horses in the horse box

and drove back to the stables.

Reggie and Little Paddy

were glad to be home.

Joe was happy that

the adventure was over

and that his favourite horses

were safely home.

Conan’s Story – Matt and the Red Tiger

Once upon a scary, dangerous time there lived a boy

and his name was Matt.

He had a big, blue spiky afro hairstyle.

He had shining blue eyes like the sky.

He was medium sized

and usually wore luminous green shorts and a t-shirt.

Matt was on the trail of the Red Tiger.

Matt has never seen one himself.

And he has heard that strangely enough

legend has it that the Red Tiger is in fact green.

However he has red spots, luminous pink eyes and a light blue tail.

Furthermore, the Red Tiger has magic powers,


laser eyes

and his blue tail is real stretchy and like a whip.


Luckily Matt knows the tiger’s weakness – water.

And he also knows that in this part of the world

there are lakes you cannot see, that you can fall into and die.


Armed with this knowledge,

Matt moves along carefully

through the big, huge, unforgiving, towering mountains.

A musty, dirt, damp smell hung in the air.

Birds were flapping their wings.

Sometimes Matt could hear a distant avalanche.

But Matt felt calm and at home because he was an adventurer.


It was a scary, dangerous time

and it was just about to get more scary

and much more dangerous.

There was an earthquake.

Matt was just walking along when it happened.

The ground opened and Matt fell in

and started hurtling towards a pit of molten lava.


He though it was the end and that he was dead.

But when he opened his eyes he found himself standing

on a ledge above the lava.


He looked and found a creeper and swung to a higher ledge.

He launched himself off the higher ledge to move higher still.

Immediately he did that, the ledge broke beneath him

but luckily Max had already swung up to the next level.

But there he was stuck with no chance of getting out without help.


He heard a pitter patter of feet.

Along came a red tiger.

The red tiger came to a stop, waved its stretchy blue tail

and allowed Matt to grab it.

Matt couldn’t believe his luck

when the tail lifted him up and he got to the top and to safety.

He had had a narrow escape.


But before he could thank the red tiger or even capture it like he had planned to,

the tiger used another of its magic powers and disappeared.


Matt went home and no one would believe him,

except his mother who couldn’t think how else he could have gotten so messy.

And the good news is that he lived happily every after but he is still looking for the Red Tiger.

Lisa’s Story – Princess Poppy

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Once upon a lonely and wintry night time,

there lived a sad and lonely princess and her father the strict king.

Her name was Princess Poppy and her home was the Palace.

Her father was kind and good but he had one strict rule.

Poppy was never to leave the palace ground.

In the palace she was surrounded by a world that was good and true,

but her father knew that outside the palace there was a malevolent witch.


Poppy had brown hair, pale skin and blue eyes.

She loved looking out of the palace windows at the open world.

Poppy disliked staying inside the palace gates.

From her bedroom in the palace

she could see the inviting, dark, leafy, green forests, a tall, grey tower

and a deep, blue lake.

She loved the smell of damp from the wintery forest

and to see winter sun shining down on the icy water from the sparkling lake.


Usually Poppy was a cheerful and chirpy girl, happy go lucky girl,

but for some time now she had been feeling sad.

She really, desperately wanted to go outside the palace.

So Princess Poppy sneaked out in the middle of the night without her Dad knowing.

She did not know her way around and soon she was lost.


She did not know about the malevolent witch

and she did not know that a spell had been cast by the witch

that meant if ever Poppy stepped outside the palace she would immediately become lost.


Luckily Poppy met someone who said she would help.

Unluckily the someone was the wicked witch.

She said to Princess Poppy she would give her shelter and protection

in the tall tower where she lived

and the next day she would show her the way to go home.


The next morning Princess Poppy tried to get out of the tower

but she found she was locked in.


That morning her Dad had woken to find out Poppy was missing.

He sent his army to find her.

They rescued her and frightened away the witch.


When her father saw the army and Poppy.

He dashed out and gives Poppy a big hug.

The witch was gone.

The spell was broken

and Poppy could go out and about after than.


And so she lived happily even after.

Jack’s Story – The Knights in Shining Armour

Once upon a mythical time lived three knights named Sir Jack,

Sir Kyle and Sir Michael.

They are brave knights.

They live in the castle on the hill in the town.


Sir Jack is famous for his sword skills

and the people from the town come to him for help in defending their property.

He dislikes dragons and ogres.


Sir Kyle is excellent at archery,and goes to the woods every day to practice his skills.

He has never been beaten in an archery competition.He dislikes robbers and villains.


Sir Michael is amazing at hand-to-hand combat.

He is the strongest man in the area and can lift enormous weights.

Together these three knights make a formidable.

One fine Autumn day the three knights headed into the woods.

They had heard from the townspeople that strange noises were coming from there.

The  knights were the only ones brave enough to investigate.


As they were riding along suddenly they were ambushed!!!

Dragons and ogres appeared from all sides, a battle began.

Sir Jack with his sword and Sir Kyle with his bow and arrows took on the ogres

while Sir Michael used his combat skills with the dragons.


After a long and hard battle the knights captured the ogres and dragons .

They dragged them to a prison, also known as Skull Island from which there is no escape!!!

The townspeople would never have to worry again

thanks to the three brave knights.

Genre: Procedure – How to Organize a Party

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Laura B

What you need: Invitations, people/friends, food, drinks and a place/room.

What you do:

  1. Book the room
  2. Write the invitations
  3. Give out the invitations
  4. Set up the room for the party
  5. Order the food and drinks
  6. Then all of the people/friends will arrive at the place
  7. Play all the games (just the children).
  8. While they are playing the games, you (the adults get the food ready)
  9. After the games the children eat the food
  10. Then all of the children go home

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What you will need: Invitations, people/friends, food, drinks, a room.

What to do.

  1. Invite people/friends to the party
  2. Find a place and go there at least one hour before the party
  3. Get food and drinks ready
  4. When people start to show up get them to have a play outside
  5. When they come in they’ll probably be hungry so feed them.
  6. When their Mums/Dads show up give them a party bag.
  7. Boom! A perfect party!

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What you need: Invitations, people/friends, food, drinks, room/place


  1. First buy invitations or send texts
  2. Next book a play centre or have the party at your house
  3. After that buy food, sweets and drinks
  4. Think of games to play
  5. Wait until the day of the party and have fun!


Genre: Procedure – How to Organize a Halloween Party by Caoimhe

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By Caoimhe

What you need

Invitations, pumpkins, food, drinks, room, spooky decorations


  1. Book a spooky room
  2. Send haunted invitations and let them dress up
  3. Buy food and drinks
  4. Set up room with scary decorations
  5. Carve pumpkins out around the room
  6. Play spooky games
  7. Then send them home happy.

Genre: Procedure – How to turn Teacher into a Toad

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By Emily F

What you need


A fire place

A wand

500 ml of blood

Three eye balls

1000 grammes of salt

A really long stick


  1. Get your cauldron and fill it up with your 500 ml of blood
  2. Then you get 1000 grammes of salt to soak up the water and then you have watery salt.
  3. Mix them up so that they are 100 percent mixed
  4. Then add your 3 eye balls
  5. Get your wand out and twirl it while you say Abrakebabra.
  6. Then you have your toad stew. Get teacher to have some.
  7. Then enjoy no school.

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By Brianna

Take 30 days

What you need

Cauldron, fire, toad legs, toe nail clippings, stick, slug, spider legs, bone, toad and magic


Get everything you need

Next day

Put the cauldron over the fire

Next day

Put in the toad legs at the exact same time as the toe nail clippings

Next five days

Get the stick and stir the mixture very slowly. If you don’t it will fall apart.

Drop some spider legs in then stir and put the rest in

Next 10 days

Add the slug bit by bit and stir very quickly

Next 24 days

Then put bone and the toad in or else you will not turn teacher into a toad.

Use the magic to turn it to look like water and invite and trick her/him


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By Hannah

What you need

A spoon

A cauldron


Slug slime

HOT water!


  1. Get the greenest of leaves
  2. Get flowers as blue as the sky
  3. Get your !HOT WATER! Be careful of it.
  4. Wait until the leaves and flowers have melted.
  5. Then add the slug slime
  6. Put the liquid into a perfume bottle
  7. Trick your teacher into thinking it’s a new smell.
  8. Then spray your teacher.
  9. Now RRRUUUNNN! Run!

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By Seán E.

What you need for your spell



A toad’s heart

A witch

  1. Get the cauldron and turn into a witch
  2. You will also need a teacher
  3. Put some sticks under the cauldron and get a lighter to make a fire
  4. Put in a toad’s heart and get yourself to turn it
  5. into a bottle of toad.
  6. Get yourself to open the lid
  7. Then pour it on the teacher
  8. POW! There is a toad

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By Chester

What you need for your spell


Spoon ( a big one)

Potions (red, blue, green and yellow)



  1. Put the cauldron on the ground
  2. Set the fire below the cauldron
  3. Put in all the potions in the cauldron
  4. Stir with the big spoon into the potions in the cauldron and say the magic words ‘Turn the teacher into a toad’
  5. Put the potions in a sprayer. Then spray it on the teacher.
  6. Your teacher is a toad!

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By Pola

What you need

Frog legs

Magic potion

Cow tongue

A roasted heart


  1. Boil the frog legs
  2. Melt the roasted heart
  3. Cut the tongue
  4. Tell the teacher to come and drink it
  5. And BOOM!!!
  6. She’s a toad

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By Saibh

What you will need




Rat tails

A spider

Green Paint

An eye from a horse


Wooden Spoon


  1. First put the paint and spider into a cauldron
  2. Then mix it till it is green
  3. After that put the fire and water in.
  4. Smash the teeth and put four in
  5. Then squash the eye
  6. Mix everything with the wooden spoon.
  7. Your teacher is a toad!



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By Laura E

What you need for the spell



Green Paint

A tear of real sadness

A tooth

A tin of blood

Spider legs

Pig’s nose

A snail’s trail



  1. Put on the fire and put cauldron on the fire
  2. Pour the whole can of paint into it
  3. Stir for 20 seconds
  4. Pour the tear into the cauldron. By the way it will turn blue
  5. Add spiders legs, pig’s nose, the snail’s trail and the tooth. It will bubble.
  6. Add it to a cup of tea.
  7. Give this to teacher to drink
  8. And you have one toad and zero teachers

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By Aisling

You will need


Spell book

Frog burp

Slug slime

Big spoon

Toad legs


What to do:

  1. Open spell book on page 24
  2. Put your frog legs in the cauldron
  3. Put slug slime and toad legs and water in at the same time
  4. Say what is in the spell book
  5. Say ‘Hocus Pocus smelly frog turn this teacher into a toad’
  6. Enjoy a holiday from school

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The Magic Door in Room 14

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Hannah wrote: ‘Do you know every day I come into school,

but I don’t learn anything because I go in through the magic door.

Can we go to the Gingerbread House?’

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Seán E. explains ‘If you push a button the door will magically open. Look inside.

There is a huge garden with flowers, trees and tall grasses’.

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Emily M.says I have a secret door in my classroom.

When you go through the door there is a land of fairies.

It is like walking though a fairy door.

I saw a few unicorns as well in the land of fairies.

The land is made of sweets and yummy things like marshmallows and chocolate.

The fairies are nice. They let me ride a unicorn.

The unicorns gave me a basket to filled with sweets and flowers and what ever I wanted .

I even got to keep a fairy.

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Rainbow wrote: There’s a magic door in my class.

If you go through you’ll meet elves, fairies, mermaids, dragons and unicorns.

The animals there will talk.

Baby fairies will be born in flowers.

Seashells will have pixie dust inside.

If you put pixie dust on plants, they will grow really fast.

Trees will grow candy on them.

The fish scales change colour depending on their mood.

If you blow on the sand it will turn into jewels.

If birds dive into the sea, their tails turn into flippers.

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Conan wrote about a magic garden

There is a magic door in our class in the library.

You have to pull some story books and a door opens on the ground into a magic garden.

If you go in you will meet fairies, elves, gnomes and loads of mythical creatures.

There are dragons, gargoyles, vampires, devils and grim reapers over on the dark side.

There is loads of jewellery to buy and lots of nice food.

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Darcy wrote

In my classroom there’s a door and one day I went to look at it and it was open.

Everybody was scared.

What if there were dinosaurs or witches.

I said it would be fine and I walked in.

And there was a magical garden there.

There was unicorns and there was an evil queen and her name Gargona.

She cut loads of the horns off them so then I defeated her but then it was time to go.

So I went back to the classroom and I closed the door and went to my seat

and everybody wanted to know, so I told them all about it.

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Dax said 

If I went through a magic door I would find a computer dimension.

Inside the computer it is fun.

You could be various characters in games.

I would be Steve in Minecraft and I could fly and build without need any resources.

Then I could build a hotel and a mini town.

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When I’m finished in Minecraft I would move on to Roblox.

In Roblox I would play Boom Box Battle and win all the battles by using distorted audio.

I would then visit Spotify and listen to my favourite songs.

Toot, toot, 2nd last step.

Now I shall go to Starve.ie and build tons of houses and become a millionaire.


Now I’m gonna leave the computer because I miss my family and I’m hungry.

My clothes are filthy plus I keep on getting electrocuted.

It’s gonna be good to be back in the real world.

My Weekend in Neverland

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By Mya

On Saturday my family and I met Peter Pan.

On we flew to Neverland with him and Wendy.

When we got to Neverland we sat on a cloud and ate popcorn while we were looking at the view.

And then I fell right through the clouds and fell flat.

Then I heard something in the bushes and then all of a sudden Laura jumped out and gave me a great big hug.

Then I started screaming and so did Laura.

After we both started screaming I said to Laura

‘What are you doing here?’ and she said

‘I don’t know because one minute I was asleep and another minute I was here.

Just after Laura had finished talking my Dad flew down to us and said

‘Take my hand’.

We took his hand and we flew back home and when we got home Laura and I told all our friends the adventure we had.

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By Brianna

Hello my name is Miss. Tinkerbell and I am a fairy.

I am very happy because today is my birthday.

I am very excited I am going to fly to Neverland with my pet Master Gem.

He is a dragon. He is excited too.


Right now I am flying to Neverland. I cannot wait.

First we are going to meet my boyfriend Peter Pan.

After that we will go out for dinner.

I am on my way to Peter Pan’s house.

I am so excited.

‘Hello Peter Pan’

‘Hi Tinkerbell’.

‘Are you ready to go out?’


‘Let’s go’.


We arrived and all of a sudden the heavens opened. We got soaked. We sat down at the table and ordered.

Next thing Peter Pan went down on his knees and asked

‘Will you marry me?’

‘Yes I will.’

‘Thank you’.

So we lived happily ever after.

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Rules to be Happy

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Rules for a Happy Home

  1. Clean up after yourself
  2. Bed at 9 o’clock
  3. Help my little brother (Dion)

My Rules for a Happy Home

  1. Be nice
  2. Never tell someone they can’t play
  3. No teasing other people (Lisa)

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My Rules for a Happy Home

  1. Be always kind to your family
  2. Be happy
  3. Be brave (Alicja)

My Rules for a Happy Home

  1. Share
  2. Be nice
  3. Take Turns (Jamie C)

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My Rules for a Happy Home

  1. Have a nice family
  2. Don’t get angry with each other
  3. Have a clean kitchen (Kyle)

My Rules for a Happy Home

  1. Peace
  2. Someone to play with
  3. Reading

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My Rules for a Happy Class

  1. Learn
  2. Read
  3. Make Friends (Jamie C)

My Rules for a Happy Class

  1. Enough elbow space
  2. Don’t give me a lot of homework
  3. To keep the class tidy. (Jack M)

Rules for a Happy Neighbourhood

  1. Always be nice
  2. Never be mean
  3. Always be gentle ( Seán D)

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Rules for a Happy Neighbourhood

  1. Let everyone join in
  2. Don’t litter
  3. Don’t knick knack (Sam)

My Rules for a Happy Neighbourhood

  1. A shop close to the houses
  2. A playground in the estate
  3. Every house is nice (Abi)

My Rules for a Happy Neighbourhood

  1. Have nice friends
  2. Have nice people around you
  3. Be a nice person (Michael)

My Rules for a Happy Neighbourhood

  1. Keep it clean
  2. No Graffiti
  3. Be happy

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My Rules for a Happy World

  1. Share things
  2. Be kind
  3. Help people (Darcy)

My Rules for a Happy World

  1. Don’t break off branches off trees
  2. Don’t make fun of others
  3. Don’t litter anywhere (Tulga)

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My Rules for a Happy Universe

  1. No aliens
  2. Don’t send missiles to space
  3. Go to the moon (Kyle)

My Rules for a Happy Universe

  1. Don’t blow up the moon
  2. Don’t blow up the sun
  3. Don’t burst the ozone layer (Conan)

Poems about Emotions – 3rd Class

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Smells like smoke

Tastes like tabasco sauce

Feels like fire (Conan)


Anger sounds like a stormy day.

Like a thorn.

Like running away to a forbidden place.

Like being stuck in a spider web. (Saibh)


Anger tastes like a hot chilli.

Anger sounds like shouting.

It feels like rage.

It smells like a fire burning.(Michael)



Smells like fire.

Tastes like hot sauce.

Sounds like burning rain.

Feels like thunder in the air. (Alicja)


Anger smells like smoke.

It tastes like vinegar.

It sounds like shouting.

It feels like hurt

and getting burnt (Darcy)


Anger is like a stamping child,

like someone hitting you.

It feels like your ice cream

just fell off your cone. (Saorla)


Anger sounds like a devil

screaming in one ear.

It feels like an explosion. (Jack)


Anger tastes like a sour apple.

It feels like an ache.

Like a punch in the heart. (Hannah)

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Frustration smells like bad breath.

It tastes like old cheese.

It sounds like the screams of an angry child.

It feels like the sting of a bee. ( Laura B.)



Being scared, shivering …

Feels like you are not alone.

Feeling like you might get caught.

Like walking on lego! (Jamie M)

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Sadness smells like black coal.

It tastes like salty water.

It sounds like water dripping.

It feels like loneliness.

Sadness is torture.

It feels like losing everyone. (Pola)


Sadness smells like dirt.

Tastes like tears.

Sounds like weeping.

Sadness feels like everything disappears.

It feels like you are surrounded by water.

It feels like you just disappeared. (Dax)

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Smells like fresh flowers.

Tastes like strawberries.

Sounds like birds singing.

Happy feels warm inside. (Kyle)


Happiness feels like candy.

Sounds like people cheering.

Feels like fun. (Tulga)

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Smells like perfume,

Love tastes sweet

Love sounds like people 

Love feels happy

Feels like you are in a happy room

Love feels like Summer. (Erin)


Love smells like flowers

or a freshly baked cake

Sounds like laughter and chatter.

Feels like finding a future

Like a hug

Like a cosy blanket. (Caoimhe)



Jack’s Dragon – A Story by Jack H. who is nearly 6

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My dragon lives in this castle.

You can see his eyes.

His name is Tricky.

He makes the castle beautiful,

so people will want to visit.

Then he will gobble them up.


Tricky makes it rain.

He makes storms

with thunder and lightening.

Then people come in

to the castle for shelter

and then he gobbles them up.



‘Excuses’ – a class poem inspired by one of the same name by Allan Ahlberg

Sorry I’m late Teacher.

The car slept it in

and we lost the key to my Mum.

the alarm clock forgot

and the bus was lost.

I was taken away in a space ship by aliens 

who made me do all their housework.

Sorry I’m late Teacher.

Spider Kid
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Sorry I didn’t do my homework Teacher.

A tiger ate my schoolbag

A monkey took my pencil

My copybook grew legs and walked.

My eraser and parer hopped away.

My reading book was squashed by a Tyrannosaurus Rex

A Stegosaurus flew off with my Mum.

So I didn’t do my homework Teacher

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

Mme Ail & Mlle Miel
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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.

In response to writing prompt: ‘Local housing shortage! Family moves into giant shoe’.

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‘Once upon a time there was this person

and he was very silly.

He loved money but he had none

because he bought a mansion

and that’s why he had no money.

So he and his family had to move

into a giant shoe!’


This story by Daniel in 1st Class,

made Teacher smile.

He seems to have summed up the

rise and fall of the ‘Celtic Tiger’ here.

Perhaps he will be an economist when

he grows up. Well done Daniel.

Three 1st Class Stories from First Class

A Story by Kyle

Once upon a time there lived two Kyles.

Those two Kyles went to school together.

The two Kyles were at the same table

and at Phonics Blast.

The two Kyles were very funny.

Shannon liked us and Lizzie did as well.

P.S. This is a TRUE story 🙂

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 Lizzie’s Story

Once upon a time, there were three little girls and their Mom.

One day, there was a a storm.

They lived in a cottage in a wood, far off from a farm.

The storm blew.

A tree that the little girls climbed on every day fell down.

Their cottage fell down.

They couldn’t live anywhere.

They went looking for somewhere else to live.

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The Very, Very Messy Ladybird, by Sofia

Once upon a time there lived a very, very messy ladybird.

Her name was Messy Maggy.

Everyone called her that because her house was always messy.

Her house always had cobwebs in corners.

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 and muddy foot prints up the stairs and dust everywhere.

One day all of her friends made a plan.

They all said she needed help to tidy.

So one night all of her friends went to her house

and while Messy Maggy was asleep each one of them had a job.

Magic Matilda hoovered.

Violetta Valentina dusted and beautiful Beth mopped.

‘Team work,’ they all said.

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Using ‘Monday’s Child’ as a writing prompt with First Class.

We used the traditional rhyme

‘Monday’s Child’ as a writing prompt.

Here is what Sofia wrote:

On Monday the children jump to touch the sky.

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On Tuesday they jumped down again.

Aspiring Busker
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On Wednesday, they touch the stars.

Star jump
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On Thursday they go to the moon.

lune / moon
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On Friday they go to Mars.

ASTEROID PLANET - digital-art
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On Saturday they went down to earth.

Earth and North America from Space - digitally restored
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On Sunday they go right home to bed.

Sweet Dreamer
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Children’s Writing: Ryan’s Story: The Wizard that lost his wand.

The Summoning
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The grumpy wizard lost his wand.
He found the wand under the sofa.
He was happy then.

He turned himself into
a great, white bird and flew away.
He felt even happier then.

White birds
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Can you guess what kind of bird he turned himself into?

The answer is ……………………………………………………………………………….

(a swan. Ryan used a picture of seagulls just to trick you!)

Children writing poetry: Thoughts for Mothers’ Day: ‘She is the sound of the dishwasher closing.’

mother and child
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My Mother

She is the sound of the dishwasher closing

She is the colour white,

the same colour as the washing machine!

She would be a comfy armchair

She is ice cream

because she is cool when things go bad.

She is a tiger because she protects me.

She is a golden daffodil, standing tall.

She is birthdays all year round.

Tiger! Tiger! Burning Bright
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Here are some more poems for Mothers’ Day:

These poems were written using an idea

called ‘The Furniture Game’

from Sandy Brownjohn’s book,

‘Does It Have To Rhyme?’ (Hodder & Stoughton, 1980)

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.

tree tattoo
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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

Royal Purple Pigment
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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.

Littler Green Men
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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…


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.

The princess ponders
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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.