Stories of Happiness

Volume I: The Prince and the Old Woman


In Italy 400 years ago, there lived a Prince Ferdinand. He lived in a large palace with his 19 brothers. Because he was the oldest, he was next in line to be king. One day, his father, King Alberto, decided that it was time for Ferdinand to get a wife. For the next 3 weeks, maidens from all throughout Italy came to prove why they would make a good wife to him. Unfortunately, Ferdinand didn’t like any of them. One day, an old woman entered the palace. She told Ferdinand that he wouldn’t find his ideal wife, but they would find him. Ferdinand thanked the old lady and asked the king to stop the search. For the next few days, Prince Ferdinand lived a normal life, certain that the old woman was right. One day, when he was out shopping in the market, he met a beautiful young woman buying fruit. The prince fell in love with her immediately. Her name was Isabella, and she was a poor young woman. Ferdinand decided that she was the correct woman to be his wife. He bought a wedding ring and the next time he saw her in the market, he proposed to her. She accepted the proposal straight away and they lived happily ever after.

The End.  

Our Memorable Event for our topic ‘Heroes and Villains’

P1010353              Here we all are dressed up to have fun  as ‘Super Heroes’.

Going into the rocket to get the powers back for all the ‘Super Heroes’

P1010360P1010357P1010359P1010363P1010366P1010365P1010364P1010377P1010374P1010376P1010375            Spider man is thrilled because all the super powers are now back. Well done everyone for being brave and helpful.  Spiderman gives a badge to all the children to say thank you.

Roll up, Roll up!

To kick off our new topic, Gosh and Wow, we had a Circus visit! We watched the circus performer demonstrate his amazing skills and then we had a go at lots of different circus activities. We can’t wait to show off the skills we learnt at our memorable event at the end of this term! IMG_3539 IMG_3540 IMG_3541

Juggling with clubs …. IMG_3542

Elliot did brilliantly at catching the juggling balls in the top hat!  IMG_3543 IMG_3544 IMG_3545 IMG_3547

We all loved watching Elliot on stage!  IMG_3550 IMG_3552 IMG_3553 Ms Barrow as the Circus Assistant! IMG_3560 IMG_3565 IMG_3566 IMG_3567 IMG_3571

Demonstrating the Diablo IMG_3577 IMG_3579 IMG_3580

Fancy work with the Flower Stick IMG_3586 IMG_3588 IMG_3591 IMG_3593Spinning platesIMG_3601 IMG_3602

Kai even spun a plate on his finger…… IMG_3604 IMG_3605

……. and balanced on one leg at the same time!  IMG_3607

We all had a go at spinning a plate IMG_5581 IMG_5582 IMG_5583 IMG_5584 IMG_5585 IMG_5586 IMG_5587 IMG_5588 IMG_5589

We tried to roll over while keeping our plate on our stick!  IMG_5591 IMG_5592 IMG_5594 IMG_5595 IMG_5596 IMG_5597 IMG_5598 IMG_5599 IMG_5600 IMG_5606 IMG_5608 IMG_5609 IMG_5610 IMG_5614 IMG_5615 IMG_5616 IMG_5617 IMG_5618 IMG_5620 IMG_5621 IMG_5622 IMG_5623 IMG_5624 IMG_5625 IMG_5626 IMG_5627

Cup and ball IMG_5628 IMG_5632

Demonstrating Poi

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Walking the tightrope IMG_5640

Then it was our turn….. IMG_5643 IMG_5644 IMG_5645 IMG_5646 IMG_5648 IMG_5649 IMG_5650 IMG_5651 IMG_5652 IMG_5655 IMG_5656 IMG_5660 IMG_5662 IMG_5665 IMG_5667 IMG_5669 IMG_5672 IMG_5673 IMG_5675 IMG_5677 IMG_5679 IMG_5683 IMG_5684 IMG_5685 IMG_5689 IMG_5690 IMG_5691 IMG_5693 IMG_5695 IMG_5697 IMG_5698 IMG_5700 IMG_5701 IMG_5702 IMG_5703 IMG_5706 IMG_5708 IMG_5709 IMG_5710

Peacock feather balancing!IMG_5641IMG_5647