All posts by Mr L

The Blogfather for Oxford Road Community School.

Beech questions for Dr Suzie Imber

  • On the show you had to learn Russian, it looks really complicated, how did you get on with it?
  • How hard were the challenges on the TV show?
  • Were the underwater challenges the toughest?
  • How did you feel when you were announced as the winner?
  • How do you feel about your first steps towards being an astronaut?
  • Are you proud of yourself?
  • Do you miss the challenge of the Astronaut programme?


A problem for Glog

So here is the problem that I gave Jessica, Leo and Ishaan.

You are Glog. You have the chance to travel forward in time to Tuesday 17th October 2017 for 1 hour. You are able to choose one thing to take back to the Stone Age with you.

Think really hard about what you would choose. Maybe create a list of 10 possible things to take and write down the pros and cons for each one.

Then with you partner choose ONE item only to take with you, post your choice as a comment and remember to explain why it would be a good thing to take back to your tribe.

How about this?


Glog ‘Water Boy’


V : Find a phrase that shows that Glog was running out of air to breathe under the water.

Ishaan ‘kept very still and held his breath’ – class discussion ‘gulped air’

I : How can you tell that Glog and his tribe are really happy to be back together again?

Leo They shouted hello to each other, they hugged Glog. They sang and danced to Glog’s song.

P: If there was another book about Glog, What do you think would happen in it? Why do you think that?

Leo – maybe he loses his tribe again and meets another tribe that help him back to his own tribe.

Ishaan – I think Water Boy, Echo and Shadow could all come alive.

Leo – maybe he could time travel and bring back some useful tools and a bottle of something.

Jessica – meets a real friend, play and hunt animals for their fur.


Blog Tennis!

Introducing a new game.

Here is a photo!

You and your partner take turns to log on and post a comment on this photo.

Each comment should contain three words – a noun, an adjective and a verb.  You should try not to use a word that has already been used in you game. You don’t have to be able to see the word in the picture, it could be something related to the photo or something the photo makes you think of.

For example :

  1. waves
  2. hot
  3. drinking



Where, when, or what happens – helps us know more about the verb, the action in the sentence.

The moon saw the egg.

  • If I add an adverbial it makes the sentence more interesting and detailed,

The nosey moon noticed the tiny white egg hanging under the oak leaf.

The moon kept it light.

The sun warmed the egg.

The egg hatched.

Drama – our EMOTICONS!

We created some Emoticons in Literacy today!

An Emoticon is a pictorial representation of a facial expression using punctuation marks, numbers and letters, usually written to express a person’s feelings or mood. Like these examples  🙂     🙁         😮       😉

Can you work out what feelings or emotions our photoemoticons are representing?




Hi Beechies!

Hello Year 3 – welcome to Key Stage 2

I really hope that you have had a great first few days with Miss Drummond, Mrs Coelho and Mrs Hanson-Mayne.

Well this is your blog and we know you are all going to become excellent bloggers! I know that some of you are pretty excited about blogging from all the questions I get asked every morning in the playground.

The whole world is out there waiting to read what you put on here, so make it really great!