Brandy Class

A class blog from Year 4/5 at Wroxall Primary School

The Midnight Fox

For the next two weeks, Mrs Gray will be teaching Brandy Class with Mrs Rogers and Mr Taylor. In our English lessons we will be studying ‘The Midnight Fox’ by Betsy Byars. We started today by making predictions about the story using the blurb and the review. midnight fox

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A new Victorian age!

Brandy class will become the Brandonians this half term! See our welcome letter and topic web

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Summer Fayre Fun!

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DT Challenge!

“Today we sailed our amazing boats. I partnered up with Hazel she was the best partner ever. It took for ever to build. Hazel and I called ours ”BFFIHN’. We sailed our boats on Friday the 3rd of July 2015. Mr Taylor’s was gigantic compared to Hazel and mine.

When it was time to sail our boat Mr Walker Green pushed ours on the pond and luckily it didn’t sink, ours was one of the last ones to get out but it was filled with lots of water.

Mr Taylor’s was very successful because it was sailing for the longest . It was very fun . It was a great moment since we only have a few weeks of year five left.”

By Nicole


“Today we sailed our boats. Mine was called the ‘BFFIHN’. Our boat was really good at floating for ages. It was really fun. At first our boat tipped on its side and we all thought it was going to sink,but in the end mine and Nicole’s boat was amazing. Me and Nicole worked really well together! Because we are BFFIH.

By Hazel


“Today we sailed from one end of the Wroxall pond and docked at one side. We took it in turns, luckily our group {me, Ashley and Aleksi} went first.I was a bit scared at first because I thought it would capsize.

When we put it in the dirty water it leaned to the left but it did not sink until the very last minute when the front went under. We had also made it to the end. Our lifeboat was the last in the pond with Mr Taylor’s and Mr Walker-Green’s boat A.K.A. Titanic. Ashley, Aleksi and I are very proud of our marvellous creation!!!”

By Max C

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“Today we have had so much fun because we sailed our awesome  boats! I was paired up with Andrew. We did well but there was a little hole in it. Ours fell on its side but it still sailed.Andrew and I loved our creation. The weeks spent building it was all worth it.”

By Tyler


“First, Rosie and I got loads of art straws and then the magic began .We made the best boat ever luckily ours kind of survived. It got about half way and it died. This awesome creation is called the car = coral and Rosie.”

By Coral


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We support Laura Bassett


Just thought you would all like to know the support that the new Year 5 are showing for our proud Lioness Laura Bassett – Come on Laura bring 3rd place home for England!

Messages of support are listed below!

You did very well even though you made a mistake. Keep on battling on! Win 3rd place! I hope you have good game, good luck, Amber x

You make mistake mistakes don’t make you.
You should  win because it’s only a mistake. You should try again next time! Japan is a hard team to go against keep on battling in football. Tom C

Dear Laura Bassett ,

 You’re the best and you rock keep up the good work!
your team needs you. your are biggest hope!.
 Dear Laura basset Don’t worry everyone makes a mistake so don’t feel bad about the own goal. You’ve got to play the next game! Cameron
Dear Laura Bassett,
John Terry scored a own goal but he played an excellent next game so don’t give up and keep trying so never ever give up!
You did very well in the semifinal and you made a mistake but you learn from mistakes in life. 
                  By Finley

To Laura Bassett ,

We feel really sorry for you and  you had a really good game . You are amazing at football, it was only a mistake.  There will always be another game. Try your hardest this Saturday and make an awesome comeback . Just remember all footballers make mistakes  and you inspired me to play football for the girls team !

To Laura Bassett

We feel really sorry for you and you had a really good game. You are an amazing footballer
It was only a small mistake. There will always be another game, try your hardest and don’t give
up this Saturday. Just remember footballers always make mistakes its what you do afterwards that counts.
You tried your best, we all make mistakes. I’ve scored thousands of own goals before, we all have. You tried to make the cross a corner it wasn’t your fault.
Don’t give up you showed Japan your better than them –  you can do it on Saturday. I know that you never stop believing in yourself! You have everything they don’t. Your doing this for your team In fact your doing this for your country. I know it’s really hard but you made it this far don’t give up now. At first you feel that your nothing but really your the last piece of the puzzle that your team needs: BELIEVE. Face your fears otherwise you will never know how far you can really go. You make mistakes,mistakes don’t make you.
Don’t worry everyone makes mistakes. You did better than the men’s football team in the World Cup! It’s not so bad you will have to forget it, some time mistakes aren’t you they just happen. I hope you feel better soon besides I’ve scored loads of own goals. The win isn’t important the fact that you tried matters.
I am so proud of you, anyone can make mistakes.  Good luck, keep trying, your playing 3rd place for us. People make mistakes and Mistakes make you stronger.


I cannot believe our team have made it so far and you are playing for 3rd place.  Well done, do not give up on football , everyone makes a mistake in life . Take chances, make mistakes that’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage . You have to fail in order to practice being brave. Baya

To Laura Bassett,

The own goal was a mistake and I am so sorry for you. My friend was once in a football tournament and she scored an own goal! She was really good and at the end of the day she was really disappointed with herself. I just know deep inside that you will never be bad at football and you can do this for England. I love your great work in the semifinals! Try hard and believe in yourself Laura.
“You don’t learn from successes; you don’t learn from awards;
you don’t learn from celebrity; you only learn from wounds and scars and mistakes and failures. And that’s the truth.”
I am so proud of you. You tried your hardest and now your playing for 3rd place keep up the great work your a star⚽️
It’s not the end of the world just keep practicing. Never give up you are a professional footballer not like me. Even though people watched it does not mean you should give up keep on trying. Well done so far.

Dear Laura

You tried your best we know how you feel. I’ve scored an own goal before don’t let the past ruin the future .
Be brave,be strong.
“You have to fail in order to practice being brave”.
Its upsetting that we lost but we deserved to win the world cup! JAPAN beat us but they are a hard team. Keep on trying!
⚽️Don’t worry that you lost, just keep on trying because you will win again . Don’t think you’re rubbish at football just believe in yourself, you will be an even bigger hero then you are now. I am really proud of your team and especially proud of you. If you make mistakes you will be even better in the future.
More to follow soon!
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Science Week 2015

After a whirlwind week followed by another week of events we have finally had chance to catch our breath and share with you our science week. Enjoy the photos – please comment or ask questions if you have them.

Thanks again for the continued support, Mr W-G and Mr Taylor ;-)

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Celebration Day so far! – Update 1

What a ‘blinder’ of a celebration day so far!

Echoing the local quiz night held recently in aid of the school, a series of descriptive insect-inspired teams did general knowledge battle this morning.

The results will be announced soon –

The quiz of which we have completed the ‘Art and Literature’ and ‘ Entertainment’ rounds can be found at the link below:

Following this came the KAPLA challenge. A series of world famous landmarks were selected and then built be our avid engineers. Pictures below:

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Celebration Day!

Please find a copy of class celebration day for tomorrow (19/05/15)

Well done to everyone!

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A review of this half-term’s learning (from the class)

Today in computing the children have been learning about blog entries, here are two of the most polished :-) please feel free to post positive comments about the blog entries that will be published on this blog for the authors to see.

Entry 1:

Brandy Class has been learning about the Titanic. It is very interesting, it was a huge vessel and it unfortunately crashed into an iceberg. We made a collage of the Titanic – Woo-hoo! This was created on the IPAD’s and it was on an app called Piccollage. We wrote a diary entry in our literacy books and we also have written a news-report of the the sinking of the Titanic. All of that was great I learnt a lot of facts like: 3rd class passengers stayed in very pooor conditions and 1st passengers had lots of activities and great service on board.


Entry 2:

Over the past few weeks Brandy class have been learning about the Titanic. Firstly, we did a collage of pictures on an app called Piccollage. I put on all of the different class rooms I wouldn’t want to be in 3rd class! Next I wrote a diary entry I did it with someone else in my class and that was really fun. Lastly, I created a Titanic news story. I was given an award for that – Mr Walker-Green was very impressed I think!

What a good first attempt at a blog entry – Well done to all. Mr W-G

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Election Day 2015! The parties and our mock vote

This afternoon we discussed the parties and there manifestos in class. The children were encouraged to explore the main party pledges of the main national parties and look at those who are standing for election on the Island. Prior to the afternoon we had also conducted a circle time activity around ‘Free Speech’ and the right to express our own opinions without disrespecting other people.

The afternoon was intriguing and very pleasing to see such interest in how our country chooses to elect its parliamentary leadership. Clearly no matter what opinion is held by any member of the class they all believed that it is important to vote, whilst respecting those who have chosen not to vote on religious or other ideological grounds.

The results of the Brandy Mock Election will be posted on this blog at 9 am – The votes are being counted as this entry is being typed – How exciting!

Thank you again class for a very interesting afternoon.

Results from the Class Mock Election:

1st Green – 7 Votes 

2nd (joint) – Conservative – 3 Votes

2nd (joint) – Labour – 3 Votes

2nd (joint) – UKIP – 3 Votes

5th – Liberal Democrats – 1 Vote

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