Year Five spent their day today beginning the process of creating their moving toys. There is plenty to be done, but they have certainly started to take shape. We will post some pictures of our finished work when our toys are complete.
Years ago, at the dawn of time, there was only one diamond. It belonged to a young man and his son. All morning, the young man chopped wood in the nearby forest, and the son would help to make a hut for the diamond, himself and his father. In the afternoon, the son would play.
All afternoon, the father would chop and nail the planks of wood to the hut, while keeping an eye on his son while he carved toy animals out of wood.
They became so fixed in protecting the diamond and themselves , they forgot to go hunting for food .Eventually, their meals got smaller and smaller until they were down to two rabbits left. So, they went out on a giant hunting expedition. But, in their hurry they forgot to lock and secure the door. Uh-oh!
All this time, two small, ugly dwarfs, no bigger than half a human, had been watching. Now, these creatures liked shiny things. In fact they love them. So they were pleased to find a very shiny object left unprotected. They sat in the forest, mesmerised by the glow of the diamond, unblinking. Just as the father and son’s footprints seemed to have faded into the deep forest, and the diamond was glowing and shiny, they trotted out of the forest. Their eyes glowed with longing.
The dwarfs couldn’t wait any longer. They silently leapt out of the forest, grinning to themselves, thinking: mine! They nimbly snatched up the diamond and left out of the open window.
Now, that could have been the end of the diamond for a long while. However, a hedgehog was watching in the bushes and decided to follow the dwarfs. Eventually, they arrived at their secret hideout . When the dwarfs weren’t looking, he grabbed the diamond and ran back to the hut. It didn’t take him long to get there and put it back. Hedgehog locked and secured the door, listening for any for any sign of the dwarfs. Nothing. Satisfied, hedgehog walked off.
Sadly, in saving the diamond hedgehog got pranked by the dwarfs, who smeared sap on his back. Hedgehog couldn’t see, and he knocked into a tree, and got sharp twigs stuck to his back.
Years ago when the world was young there was a special parrot which was very quiet and it liked to keep itself to itself. It lived with some other animals in animal center for royal pets. The job to keep them safe fell to two old men. The first man was called Bob and he watched the pets all day long. At night it was the other man’s turn. He was called Tom and he was English. He watched the pets all night. As you can imagine it was hard to stay awake. One night Tom fell asleep.
All this time, a burglar called Sven had been watching. Now Sven hated the Queen and wanted to get revenge on her, so he planned to catch her pets. The burglar sat there watching Tom nodding off and the pets fast asleep. Just as the guard looked as if he was finally asleep, Sven crept in to the center.
Sven decided to run his plan. He grabbed a bag and swiftly grabbed the keys and started to put the pets in the bag. Now that could have easily have been the end of the Queen’s pets for a long time. However the parrot had escaped and tried as hard as he could to tell all the animals. It tried and tried then finally a squawk came out and the animals woke up and ran out of the centre. That is why parrots squawk to this day.
Many years ago,at the start of the world there was a powerful king of the Jungle and Desert. All the animals bowed at his feet with his orange and jet black hair. The task of keeping him safe was given to a elephant and a cheetah. All day the cheetah would chase down anyone who threatens to hurt him. At night it was elephants turn. The elephant would stamp on anyone who came near.
One day there were some tourists from Jamaica, but some of the tourists were poachers with guns and were there to get medicine and decoration from their skin.
Gradually, more and more poachers came until there were hundreds of them throughout the Desert. Now as you can imagine, the cheetah and elephant got scared of the poachers and ran away to the jungle. Just as it seemed to be over for the animals, they found a secret weapon. THE LION!!
Now that could have been the end of the jungle for a long time. However, the lion suddenly came roaring out of the jungle, scaring the poachers away. He threw his hairbrush, which hit the main poacher, and roared as loudly as he could. The poachers ran back to their jeeps. Unfortunately, in saving the king, the lion lost his hair brush and he grew a huge mane. Everyone remembered that he was the rightful king and was crowned that very day!
Years ago, at the start of life, there was only one dam, and the task of making sure it wasn’t destroyed, was down to a young girl who stayed up all night and a young boy, who everybody was scared of, who sat there all day. The Queen was depending on them, as it could kill the village because, if it broke, it would let a whole river and sea into the village. The girl stayed up all night tending and watching the dam and the lad watched the dam it all day long.
Now as you can imagine, it was a very hard job to stay up all night watching and scaring people off. Gradually, the girl fell asleep. All this time, a rhino was watching. Rhino’s hate not being able to see over walls. Soon the wind got stronger, that made it wobble, the rhino got more angry. Just as it seemed, that the girl was asleep the rhino took its aim. The rhino charged into the dam and made a hole, a really big hole.
Luckily, there was a squirrel watching, on a thin, twiggy tree. As soon as the Rhino strolled away the squirrel climbed down the tree and stuck its tail into the hole.
As for the bravery of saving the village, the squirrel got its tail stuck and it ended up all fluffy. It still carries it to this day.