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.  

6 + 1 makes…

…. for a happy memorable event!

This afternoon, our oldest children combined with some of the youngest children in the school, to share Year 6’s work on habitats and adaptation.

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Year 6 created clues and took the Year 1 children on a hunt around the school grounds.

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We then shared some of our fantastic animals, that we had created in our English work.

The children worked really well together and cooperated beautifully.


Cheers – the Year 6 Team : )

Calling all cavemen (and women!)

Wow! Year 6 had a great day today at the Wide Horizons centre in Eltham.

We made a human timeline, spanning from the palaeolithic period to the present day…


Made cave paintings…

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Met some of the local wildlife…

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Used our bare hands (almost) to make fire…

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And, finally, built our own shelters…

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…all in the glorious spring sunshine. A really enjoyable day and the children were fantastic.

I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a peaceful Easter break.


Mr Absolom


You could use sharpies in any way you would like to because they can draw on absolutely anything, but I prefer not just to use them on paper…

  • You could use your sharpies to make a mural on your wall or even on the floor. But remember to always practice on a large piece of paper beforehand because if you just do it straight on the wall/floor then something will go wrong. If you don’t want to draw straight on the wall/floor you could draw it on a large pieces of coloured or plain paper and stick it on you wall like wall paper.
  • Or you could use your sharpies to draw a pattern or your favourite food on your plate or cup to show people that the plate is yours. Or just to spice up your plain old plate/cup.
  • You could also use your sharpies to make your plain white/any coloured shoes really cool and unique: you could draw cool patterns and things you like or you could scribble on them (which may sound very strange but can look really effective with different colours) or you could even just colour it in with your favourite colour.   naima mural picturenaima plate picturenaima shoe picture

I hope these have helped you in any way if you have a pack of sharpies and you weren’t quite sure what to use them for. Comment what you would like my next blog post to be about.



Well here I am again and today I will be talking about manga sketches and art! So I love all of those things and love to do them! Manga sketches and art are all different things in their own way. Manga is an amazing type of drawing were… I don’t know how to explain it but I love drawing it and I draw it all the time. Next up is sketches and sketches are drawings but you do lots of faint little lines to make one big picture or image, so if you make mistakes you can correct them because there are faint lines. And finally drawing. Well drawing is just drawing and you can draw whatever you like.

There are lots of interesting pieces of art you can find on the internet and get inspiration and ideas from. Art is an exciting thing to explore and discover. When you are bored just get out a piece of paper and a pen or pencil and doodle, draw or sketch! You should discover something new and fun that you like to do or continue if you are already are doing it!

Watch out for my next blog about my first dairy entry!

My first ever diary blog post!!

Hi guys so today I am going to be talking about my life at home…I live with my 3 older brothers: Kai (13), Jack (15) and john (16) , my older sister Jessie (15) and my baby sister Chloe (1) . And somehow we can all fit in a tiny little house with only 4 bedrooms and only 1 bathroom!

So as you can tell my house is very chaotic: when my older brothers are not play fighting with each other they are pulling pranks on me and my older sister: the other day when my mum was making dinner I had to look after Chloe for 30 minutes so I wasn’t up in my room so after dinner when I went up to my bedroom I steped in and realised that my bed was covered in green slime! And another time when we were all at school kai pretended to be sick so that he didn’t have to go to school and when my mum left to take Chloe to nursery and went to work he went into Jessie’s room and ruined all of her make up.

And when Jessie isn’t making youtube videos about HOW TO MAKE DIY ROOM DECORATIONS she is also annoying me by messing up my stuff and making fun of the way I dress and the things I like, like tidying my room, reading books and doing the maths papers that mum buys us. (But no one except me actually does them. Yes I’ll admit that I am a BIT of a geek.

My dad is always at work so I bearly ever get to see him and on the weekend he only likes to play with Chloe just because she is the youngest, she always gets the most attention: mum loves Chloe she will do anything for her and she always buys Chloe the things that she wants but mum only buys the things that we ‘need’.

But overall I do love my family and I am so lucky that actually have one…make sure to check out my next blog post about my life at school.


What Maths is like at Los Angeles High School

I hope that you have all enjoyed my last post that you can check out on the website along with last week’s post.

Today was the best day EVER! First I was able to run around the garden and get back just in time for the toast to pop up. I was SUPER early which a TOTAL surprise to Mr Absolom. I was even in the mood to learn new things at school today. The two words that will put me off are: Maths, Maths with Miss Worthington. I honestly hate maths with Miss Worthington.


In Maths I always sit next to Marcus Meldrew who starts pulling silly faces at me to put me off. Otherwise there is Louis Jopp who ALWAYS finishes his test paper before everyone and just puts down his pen on the table. Sometimes when I’m stuck, I take quick peeks at his always CORRECT answers. On the other side of me would be Marcus Meldrew who, strangely, punch the air with his fist and say that maths is his favourite. Did you know that Miss Worthington has a moustache? Since she comes up close to me, I sometimes count how much hair she has on her moustache. Sometimes I call her Miss Worthingtash?! HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!

I am SO exhausted that I really need to get some sleep for school tomorrow.

Konglong the dinosaur

I is confused. I doesn’t know where I is. Everyone surrounds me. I is different. They doesn’t have green skin like I has. They is too small, as well. They is speaking in a language I doesn’t understand. Why is I different? How did I get here? I misses my friends. As I walks down the road, peoples scream and run. Others get out small devices and they points and laughs. I is sad. I doesn’t know who I is. All the signs says something I cannot understand. Suddenly I realises. I is in my birth town, China. I wonders what is happened to the place I knows. The grassy plains are reflected in my mind. I isn’t in the time of dinosaurs no more. Now, I is in a new era. The era of change. I doesn’t know how I is going to cope. I will have to wait and see.