North Leigh C of E Primary School
Short Stories
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It is so nice to read stories, meeting people and things we would usually never meet even if we lived forever. It is even better to write stories which may be sitting in the back of your head, bringing to life that lovely flower that talks, cuddly animal that hates being cuddled or feet that can help you run a mile in two minutes.

Even better is to see writing published - and here is the chance to do something that will mean your short story is read by lots of other people. Who knows, you may even become as famous as J. K. Rowling.

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Tia R - Year 1

Robin red breast was always a joy to be around. He was pleasant, brave and even a bit delightful. Robins best friend is dog. He dresses smart with dicky bows on, which makes him a little bit handsome and charming. But then they heard on the news that a very naughty and unpleasant panda was in town. He was very revolting because he slurped his spaghetti up and it gets all stuck in his fur.

Robin didn't like the the sound of slurpy spaghetti, so didn't really like panda much at all.

The next day, robin was making his nest, but then she saw a very large, black and white panda with some spaghetti. Then he walked towards the robin and robin shouted "oh no, it's the bad panda, help, dog where are you?" Dog heard robin, he thought that robin was playing a game but he wanted to go and check. So off dog trotted. Dog knew that robin was making his nest, he knew where it was, off he went to that place. When he arrived, he shouted "oh no it's you big panda". Dog had to do something but what?

Dog had an idea. He should make the robin and panda like each other by mixing a potion. He starts to gather foods and materials. Dog picks up noodles and marshmallows amongst other things.

Robin and panda come running over to where dog is collecting his potion ingredients. Dog said "in a minute, I'm not finished cooking the other foods for the tea party yet".

"A tea party" said panda. "Yes" said dog. "Sit down with robin and it will be along soon".

When the food was ready, dog served it out. Robin and panda ate it all up. Panda got noodles stuck in his fur and robin got marshmallow stuck in his beak. Robin said "oopsy I have some marshmallow stuck in my beak". Panda replied "oh dear I've got spaghetti stuck in my fur". They both laughed and from that day, they became friends.

Short story review
Mrs Prior
What a lovely story Tia. It was such a good idea to create a potion so they became friends. Your descriptions of the characters are fantastic again, I can really imagine what they are like. You'll soon be able to make a little book of short stories! Well done.


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Tia R - Year 1

In the middle of the garden, buzzed a hover fly, named Buzzy. Buzzy is an outspoken little hover fly. All the other bugs panic when they see Buzzy. He is scary and Makes them shudder. He is much larger than the other hover flys.

Cory and me went off into a forest, hoping when we came back to the garden, that Buzzy wasn't there. In the forest, there was all types of creatures, Wolves, bears and foxes. Gloomy Caves were all around us. We venture towards one of the caves. It is very dark and bats fly past our noses at high speed. Cory and I were very frightened. Suddenly, there is a loud noise. It sounded like a growling noise. We listened. Out of the corner of my eye, I see rocks falling. We were trapped in the cave. We had to find a way to get out.

But when we looked up, there was a tiny little light, it was sunlight. It was nearly noon. The sunlight disappeared for a moment, it was Buzzy flying through the hole. He had come to our rescue. We followed Buzzy high up towards the crack in the cave. Buzzy showed us the way out. Finally, we were safe and we went back to the garden before supper. Buzzy you really are a superstar.

Short story review
Mrs Prior
What an amazing adventure, I was worried they wouldn't escape from the cave but luckily Buzzy came to the rescue, a surprising hero! Your descriptions of the characters and setting are brilliant Tia, well done.

Ben
I like this story because I like it when Buzzy saves you at the end. Buzzy is a good name for a fly because he buzzes.

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Will P - Year 1
Blue Ted's Bug Hunt

Today Blue Ted is going on a bug hunt. He decided to go to the allotment for his hunt, he dug in the mud and found lots of worms then he looked in the long grass and found spiders and ants. On a flower he found a ladybird which was red with six black spots and he discovered beetles in the shed. Ted enjoyed the bug hunt. The End.

Short story review
Mrs Prior
Lovely William, I'm so glad Blue Ted has had more adventures. The allotment is a good place for a bug hunt, what has he planted on his allotment?


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Dorothy H - Year 1

Once upon a time there was a little lion called Sammy and her Dad was called Sam and her Mum was called Alexia. They lived in Africa, it is very hot in Africa. The lion's were thirsty but there was a problem. The watering the watering hole had all dried up.

So they went on a big journey to the North Pole where it was very cold. They saw some water and had a big drink. They saw some polar bears. The lion's were cold and the polar bear helped them to stay warm by giving them a cuddle.

They decided to live in the North Pole. They learnt to swim in the freezing cold water but the little lion had to stay in the shallow water, so she wouldn't sink. They learnt to catch fish for their breakfast, lunch & dinner.

They missed their friends in Africa and the little one Sammy missed her Granny & Grandpa. They sent postcards & letters back to Africa and told everyone how much fun they were having in the North Pole.

Sam & Alexia were going to have another baby he was called Joe. Sammy looked after him. At bedtime she sang him a song.

"Sleep little lion, don't you cry
As Mummy, Daddy & Sister is here
Sleep little lion, don't you cry
Everyone is looking after you
Sleep little lion, don't you cry
You'll have some pie in the morning"

In the morning they had fish pie for breakfast, it was yummy. Baby Joe got cold so Mummy, Daddy & Sister helped keep him warm. They loved living in the North Pole, it was fun.

Short story review
Mrs Prior
Wow, Dorothy your story is lovely to read. The family had to get used to living in another place but they worked together to make it fun. Sammy was a caring and helpful big sister just like you Dorothy. Your song is great too, perhaps you could ask mummy to record you singing it and send it in to my challenge page.


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Will P - Year 1
The Adventures of Blue Ted

Blue Ted is a nice teddy and he likes adventures. Today he wants to go to Mount Everest which is the tallest mountain in the world. He packs a torch, a hat, a scarf, a coat, walking poles, a tent and some food and water then he sets off on his journey.

Ted has his own aeroplane and few to the mountain, the grabbed the poles and climbed up. It was cold, icy and windy but Ted kept going, he made it to the top. Ted put up his tent and had a picnic, he got into bed and zipped up the tent. In the morning he walked back to his aeroplane and flew home, Ted had had an awesome adventure. The End.

Short story review
Mrs Prior
What a great adventure Ted had! He packed a very sensible kit of equipment to take with him and I love your description of the mountain, it made me feel very cold just reading it. I wonder what other adventures Ted will have, will he meet someone?

Jack HH
I liked it a lot.


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Cali - Year 1
Once upon a time, there was a blessing of unicorns.

They were flying over London, the front unicorn got distracted and fell into London!

She was glad it was night time so not many people would see her.

Then she noticed a little girl sitting by her bedroom window, the unicorn heard her making a wish upon a star. The little girl saw the unicorn and was so happy! She said "hello, what's your name?" The unicorn said "I don't have a name".

The little girl said "I shall call you Sparkle". The unicorn said "thank you!"

The little girl said "my name is Linda".

Then Sparkle gave her a star off her horn and said "you will be my best friend forever".

Linda was so pleased she said "let's go on lots of adventures together".

It was time for Sparkle to go and find his blessing. "I will be back tomorrow night Linda and I promise we will go on a big adventure". "I can't wait!" said Linda "see you tomorrow".

Linda went to bed and all her wishes came true she had a best friend forever and she had a lovely dream about their adventure.

Short story review
Mrs Prior
What a super story about a group of unicorns Cali, I didn't know that a group of unicorns was called a blessing! Sparkle was very lucky to find a friend like Linda, I would love to hear about more of their adventures together.


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Tilly H - Year 1
Tilly and her Teddy Unicorn

Once upon a time there was a person called Tilly and she had a Unicorn teddy. Tilly loved her unicorn she played with her on the slide and she went to the park with her. Tilly loved her unicorn and she loved to feed the ducks with her. Then it was bed time. The next morning they had breakfast and after lunch Tilly shared an ice-cream with her, they had a vanilla Tilly's favourite.

Then they went to the zoo and they saw a really big snake and then they went home Tilly loved her unicorn.

Short story review
Mrs Prior
What a super story Tilly! It is lovely to have a special teddy to take with you on your adventures and to snuggle with too. I wonder if the snake they met was friendly or not... perhaps Tilly might have another adventure with the snake. Well done.
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Ben H - Year 1
The Polar Bear and the Penguins

Once upon a time there was a polar bear and he was walking on the ice. Then the ice collapsed and he fell in the water. The polar bear felt scared. Then a shark came closer and tried to pull him deeper into the water. Then twelve penguins pulled him out of the water and then they had a party. They all felt happy. For main course they had fish and for pudding they had ice cones in the polar bears house. Then they had a bath made out of ice and they went to their beds made out of ice. At night they had a midnight feast with milk and a little biscuit.

Short story review
Mrs Prior
Super story Ben, what a horrible baddie that shark was! I would like to hear about his adventures too. Thank goodness the polar bear had some friendly penguins to save him and what a great party they had to celebrate. Well done.

Ms Seccull
What a great story Ben! It made me feel cold even in this sunny weather we're having! I would have been very scared like the polar bear if I'd fallen into the water and found myself facing a shark! I'm not sure I would like a bed made of ice though!

Tia R
I liked the characters and I like it when the twelve penguins came to the rescue. I really love your story.


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Arthur C - Year 1
The family of bananas

Once upon a time there was a banana tree which grew a big banana and a medium banana and a little banana. They are a family. One day they fell from the tree. Then they were free of the tree. Then they walked to a café. They ate ten meals. Then the daddy banana was really really big! Then the Mummy banana said shall we help you? Then the Daddy said yes. They tried everything. They tried squeezing, eating, and peeling. But nothing worked. Then they found a fixing banana shop. In the shop they put things back to normal by giving daddy banana some medicine. Then the family of bananas all decided to go back to their tree.

The end.


Short story review
Mrs Prior
Well done Arthur, what a super story about a family of bananas. I'm so relieved they could find some medicine to make Daddy Banana feel better. I think he might have eaten too many meals in the café, I wonder what meals your banana family ate?

Ms Seccull
What an original story Arthur! I don't think that I've ever read a story about a family of bananas. I think I feel bit like Daddy Banana after all the Easter eggs I've been eating...


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