Well done to all the Year 4 children who have been taking part in our Mathletics trial over the last week. You have all been fantastic with many of you achieving over 1000 points and earning a Bronze Certificate. Well done Mathletes! Hopefully there will be many more Bronze Certificates to award next week.
Great Work Team!
Mr Sharkey
Well Done!

Spy Teacher

Spy Teacher 

One Monday morning I was chatting to Nicola, Kelsey Freya and Jessica. Jessica and Kelsey said every Monday all the teachers turned in to ghosts except two Mr. Sharkey and Mrs. Holmes. Me, Nicola and Freya obviously didn’t believe them, but we wanted to find out for ourselves.

So later that night we crept out of our houses and met at Mains Park. We discussed about how we were going to get into school and how we were going to see the ghost’s faint shadow. Meanwhile our parents were snoring fast asleep. But then we decided go and ask Mr. Sharkey. We was about to approach his house when a man walked creepily out of the door of his house. We bent down now leaning on the other side of the wall. But with his ex ray glasses he could see us. We tried to run off with our head torches and our heavy rucksacks but he caught us and took us into his house we gasped when he took his mask off it was Mr. Sharkey!!!

We all shivered even Mr. Sharkey. He whispered very quietly “I’m a secret spy for the T G C teacher ghost community.” “So there is such thing as ghosts” I said bravely “yes” he replied. “Would you like to help me kill the ghosts and make the teachers turn back to real people?” We thought about this for several minutes and then we all said at the same time “yes please”.

So finally after he had checked what’s in our bags and got his gear and put some spy gear in our bags we set off. But even though it was a 3 minute walk Mr. Sharkey  flew, I actually flew, we all actually flew! Finally we got to the gates of the school. And guess how we got in invisible ghost spray, if you spray it on your self then you turn into a ghost and you go invisible. Then we were inside the school at midnight. And we were back to normal again. But we had to be careful, so we got our ghost guns out. And then a ghost came so I shot it was Mrs. crooks we quickly transported back to her home before she woke up. “1 down and 3 to go” Mr. Sharkey said. By this time Freya and Nicola were nearly killing them self by shivering. We walked in to the hall there were the three ghosts talking about their evil plan to destroy the school. We heard a sudden laugh coming from Mrs. Massey’s office. Who was it another ghost maybe. Me Freya and Nicola were eager to see who or what it was. So we looked meanwhile, Mr. Sharkey was listening to the three ghosts in the hall.

 Guess what it was a tape recorder so not funny. When we were back in the hall we saw Mr. Sharkey transporting Mrs. Rooks, Mrs. Cavangher and Mrs. Hitchin back to their home.

Mr. Sharkey transported us back home as well shouting “thank you”. The next day a school we didn’t say a word about anything. Apart from when Mr. Sharkey kept us in at playtime and gave us 5 boxes of chocolate each to say thanks. And from that day we didn’t say a word about what happened on the day that THE GHOSTS GET KILLED OR DID THEY???                                                                                                 

Dog Rescue

Dog rescued from 60ft mine shaft


An RSPCA inspector and firefighters helped rescue a dog which was trapped some 60ft down a disused mine shaft in Derbyshire.
Bean, the two-year-old Jack Russell, is believed to have been down the shaft for 48 hours after he went missing while out for a walk with his owners John and Lindsay Power on Friday, 17 September.

A frantic search

Bean ran off while being walked across open fields, in Wensley in Matlock. When Bean failed to return John feared the worse, and began his frantic search across the acres of fields and woodland in the hope of finding his dog safe and well.
During his search he met the landowner who gave him permission to camp out on his land so he could carry on searching.
On the Saturday morning, he immediately began his desperate search again, but there was still no sign of Bean. However John vowed not to give up and during the day he was joined by his 10-year-old son Joe, they covered miles during their search and all the while they kept shouting out Bean’s name.
Then around teatime on Saturday, after hours of searching, John heard the faint sound of a single yap. He ran over to the source of the noise which was in a disused mine shaft. He grabbed a torch and shone it down the shaft where he discovered a “pitiful-looking” Bean who was some 60ft down.

John contacted the fire service, who came out to the scene but quickly assessed that it was too dangerous for anyone to physically go down into the unsafe shaft.
Firefighters, working with RSPCA Inspector Gary Eastwood, tried to free Bean by sending down bags and lines into the shaft, but they were unsuccessful and decided it was unsafe to continue and they arranged to return again the next day.

The rescue

On Sunday morning, they all regrouped at the scene, and they lowered a dog carrier down by ropes into the shaft.
They put Bean’s blanket into the carrier. John then shouted to Bean to “get in his basket” and it did the trick. Once Bean was inside, the fire service quickly pulled him up in the carrier and safely out of the shaft.
Bean was immediately taken to a local vet where he was checked over. He was bruised and was given a course of pain killers and antibiotics, but was then able to return to the family’s home in Ashover.

John said: “We are just so grateful to everyone who was involved in the rescue…I just couldn’t bear to think of him out there alone.

“I was so relieved when they finally pulled him out of the shaft, I was so worried that I would never see him again. He’s a real mischievous and playful little dog, and it’s just miraculous that he has managed to survive this so unscathed.”
Firefighters from Matlock, a specialist team which are dedicated to dealing with animal rescues, attended the scene and watch manager, Marc Redford, said they did a fantastic job.
Marc said: “We are just delighted that this rescue has resulted in a wonderful outcome where we have been able to give a young boy his dog back safe and well. The fire service and the RSPCA worked side by side in what was a quite seamless rescue and we are all so pleased that we managed to get Bean out. No one was put at risk, and we are just delighted that this was such as successful rescue“.
RSPCA Inspector Eastwood said: “We are so pleased that this has had a happy outcome and that Bean has been returned to his owners safe and well. This was a disused tin mine shaft and it was potentially a very dangerous situation as it was not stable.

“Thankfully we managed to coax Bean into the carrier and bring him to safety. We would just like to thank everyone involved in the rescue and we are so happy to have been able to reunite Bean with his owner.”

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by emily j

Two-Headed Monster Arrives!

ON Monday 11th October 2010 around 7:30 an alien came to Earth. Mean while Mr Sharkey was working late after school when suddenly the caretaker ran in and said “come and look at this!” they ran outside and they saw an alien. Mr Sharkey ran inside and started crying. But the caretaker was brave enough to shake its hand…

Mr Sharkey was marking some Jotters when suddenly the very tall caretaker came running in like a lion with his hair sticking up. They both ran outside as fast as lightning. When they got outside they saw a huge space ship and its colour was a greeny, yellow, and pink. The space ship was about to land, on the school field. Suddenly a girl alien with two heads came out of the space ship but Mr Sharkey sprinted in side like a cheater and went inside the y4 classroom, then hid under a table like a rabbit and cried really load. But the caretaker was brave enough to shake the aliens hand and the alien yelled “I come in peace” “and my name is squiggles”. The alien then flew off back to her planet. St. Andrews was saved!                  

The Two-Headed Monster!

by Lucy

My trip to Legoland

ON Monday the 12th of July me and my class went on a school trip to Lego land  

On a coach .It was very boring and noisy .I could not think when we got there 

I was shocked I saw a Lego gril and a boy .It was well cool and it was still rayning.

We met some people who work there after a wile we went in to a 4 d cinema. 

We watched all kinds of things like Blackpool tower after a while we had dinner

And we went in a mini version of wacky ware house .I felt happy and excited.

Before we had to wait a long, long time to go to the   toilet at last we went then

 We went to a ride on king quest I felt happy then we went to the shop .I got a

Keyring of some Lego and a book and a pen then we went back home. overall

I thought that our class trip to Lego land was fantistatic, I was blown a way

If I could choose where to go on are next school trip I would choose pleasure beach

in Blackpool and also sleep in a hotel for 2 weeks. If we do go I would feel rely

good because it is cool and fun .Also they will have picket my  idea.

by Kayleigh

Super Spaceship Sighted

Monday the 11th October.

 This is  a fantastic day. there has been aliens  sighted at saint Andrews school. Mr Sharkey was working late when the caretaker burst in heavily breathing. Mr Sharkey asked what was wrong and the caretaker replied “I have seen something, an object it is hovering over the school field right now!” Mr Sharkey sprinted with his booming feet as fast as a cheater! His mouth dropped open wide like a lion about to eat its pray. The steam burst out of the spaceship. The caretaker stepped forward. he got hold of the aliens paw and shook it. then zoom the spaceship was gone but will it ever come back?

Super Slimy Alien

by Kayleah