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All aboard at Shire Oak

Monday morning brought Granny bursting into Shire Oak Primary, Headingley where some fantastic Ferrish were on board. The hall buzzed with excitement, Madame Esmerelda was delighted to meet some boys who could really dance ballet and the Granny had her windows polished and weeding done to a very high standard - not to mention watering the Purple Pansy...
All the Ferrish finally agreed at the meeting to risk their lives and sail acrosss the stormy seas to rescue Granny from the Worzlum...find out what happens next week. 
Meanhile, see the children's pages for some fantastic recipes already posted including Brussel Sprout lollipops - Granny will be making them for tea tonight! And Carry is busy investigating where the name 'Ferrish' came from and will report back soon....


Thank you for coming in on Monday. We're really looking forward to next week- we even enjoyed the medicine! We really liked Granny's scary story and this week we've started to write our own. We might have some more recipes ready for Granny by next Monday, too.

it was really fun i hope next week is as fun as this week

Thanks for the question Ethan. Ferris is an old Manx word (from the Isle of Man) for a being like a celtic faery but with even more attitude...

Thank you for coming on Monday. I can't wait for Monday. I've got some new recipes. Cabbage lollipops and lemon drizzle cake with sprouts.

Was it hard to think of the story and act it out?I rearly want it to be the same this time!Did you think of the sea song or did you already know it?

The sea song or shanty or chantey [you can spell it both ways] that you are asking about, Artemiy, is a mixture of an old song called "Haul Away, Joe" that sailors used to sing while they were pulling on the ropes in wooden ships plus some new words I made up. Here's the song. See if you can work out what is original and what I have added. Martin Riley "For seven days and seven nights we've labored to exhaustion. Way haul away. We’ll, haul away, o. But now the breeze is from the East. We'll race across the ocean. Way haul away. Well, haul away, o. Way haul away. We're bound for better weather. ' Way haul away. We’ll, haul away, o. The Worzlum came down here and drove Us all to destitution, Way haul, away. We’ll haul away, o. But one quick squirt with Granny’s spray Will spoil his constitut-i-on. Way haul, away. We’ll haul away, o. Way haul away. We're bound for better weather. Way haul away. We’ll, haul away, o."

I think it is the chorus am I right?

I wish you could come back to shire oak. Way haul , away. We'll haul away ,o.

How do you make grannys potion because I have some Ferrish?

Hi Jonas Thanks for your questions. Now then, I reckon you all know how to write a spell now...but here are some tips.. The second line is the most important - that where you say what you want to happen. The first line can seem like nonsense (but of course a spell never is!) but has to rhyme with the first line. The third line describes the second line - giving more detail on what you want to happen. And the last line is a command... For example: 1. Winky Pinky Oinky Ink....... 2. Turn my teachers face bright pink..... 3. Pink as the sky at the end of the day...... 4. Make me a potion right away!!...... As for the ingredients of the potion - well that depends on what you want it to do. But they are normally the kind of things that Granny would approve of. You know the type!! Good luck - let us know if you come up with some good potion recipes or spells.....


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