Interview with Queen Victoria’s Ghost. By Thomas.

If Thomas was interviewing the ghost of Queen Victoria, these are the questions he would ask:

Dear Queen Victoria,

Why did you have horses and carriages ?

Why did children go to work?

Why was there big plumes of smoke coming from the chimneys?

What did you look like?

How did you die?

How old were you when you died?731



Magnificent Mermaids by Xavi

1 Inexpiable things in the water

2 Inexpiable things washed up on the shore

  1. People have  seen  blue  and  pink  tails  in  the water  that  they  cannot  explain. Sometimes ,  they  think  it’s  a  mermaid.  Mermaids are a  myth.
  2. They have  seen  human  fish  washed   up  on  the  shore .

I really, really, really like mermaids. They are my favourite myth in the world.


By   Xavi

Recipe for Pig cupcakes! By Ella.

You must have an adult with you before you start.

  1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 4 / 170C.
  2. Beat the butter and the sugar together until creamy.
  3. Add in the eggs, red food colouring, and cocoa powder.
  4. Fold in the flour.
  5. Bake for 15-25 minutes.
  6. Cut out a circle the same size as the top of the cupcake, in the light pink icing, two smaller black circles, one dark pink oval, two dark pink triangles and two itsy-bitsy white ones.
  7. Next, arrange them on the cupcake like shown.


8. And there you have it. Your own Pig Cupcake!

How do they look different? 🙂


It was a long trip to the Black Country and when we got there it was like we travelled back in time. First we went to a Victorian house. We had to find firewood, a tea pot, an oil lamp and a photo of Lillian’s mum. We learnt that if you needed to go number 1 or number 2 in the night you needed to do it in a bucket.

Next we went to the coal mine. We saw a steam engine work and we a man said that it would be used to power a winch which would lower or lift a bucket which the miners would put coal in, or it could be switched to a little shaft which would be used for miners going up and down the mine. After that we went back to school. We had a great time and we would love to go again.

How to make a paper fortune teller. By Joss

  1. Fold the paper into quarters
  2. Unfold the paper
  3. Fold over the four corners, evenly into the middle
  4. Fold into quarters again
  5. Flip over the paper
  6. Fold over the corners on the new side of the paper
  7. Fold into quarters one last time
  8. Fit your fingers into the slits
  9. Open

You can now colour each outside section a different colour, put numbers on the inside sections, and put fortunes/answers to questions on the inside tabs.

How to use:

  1. Have someone ask a question
  2. Have them pick a colour
  3. Spell out the colour as you move the fortune teller back and forth (e.g. BLUE- four letters, move 4 times)
  4. Have them pick a number from the inside
  5. Move the fortune teller that many times
  6. Have them pick a new number
  7. Open the flap of the number they picked
  8. The answer to their question is on the inside tab that you have just revealed


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How to make doughnuts! By Ava


What you need:

3 eggs

1 sachet of vanilla sugar

Self raising flour



A lot of cream and a waffle maker with donut shape cooking plates [ optional ]


  1. Mix all the ingredients together and cook for 2 – 3 minutes.
  2. Sprinkle sugar on donuts [ optional]

This is what it should look like.


Now you have a sugary doughnut. Remember to share [ not like I share]!

By Ava