Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Marly and Me

Marly and Me is a great but sad film all about a dog and a married couple. A few weeks after their wedding the couple buy a puppy and call him Marly. Marly has behaviour problems and the couple are having other problems because they have 3 other kids!

As the kids grow up Marly gets older, and eventually he has to go to the vet and tragically Marly dies. This is a lovely film and I think you should try it out!

By Bryony Smith


N-dubz is a British hip hop group from London, based around Camden town. N-dubz has had over 40 hits on the UK singles chart, the most successful being “I need you” which charted at number 5. N-dubz is 1 of the most popular hip hop bands in the UK. Their favourite song was Duka man skit. Seven of N-dubz’s songs have reached the top 40. We love N-dubz because their music is great.

By billie-jo and joanne

Dear John

Dear John is a classic romance film which stars Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried. It is about a girl whose dad is terribly ill. She finds her soul mate and they fall in love, but he becomes a soldier and fights in Afghanistan he might die too… It is such a good film and I love it sooo much because it has lots of twists and turns that keep you guessing. You should definitely watch it.

Roller Hockey

Every Saturday I go to a roller hockey club for two hours at Applemore Recreation Centre. Me and my brother both do it but my brother does it for four hours because he is in the cubs and the colts team! We have three different teams: the cubs team that I`m in, the colts team and the seniors. We don’t all train all at the same time because we all do different things in training.

In training we do pass the puck, which means you get in a circle and you pass the puck to someone in the circle. When you pass the puck you skate to the person that you passed it to without the person in the middle getting you. The reason that I love Roller Hockey is because it`s fun and you get to go to matches and you even get trophies for taking part!!!

By Joanne

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Katy Perry

Katy Perry is an American singer from California. Katy Perry’s real name is actually
Kate Hudson but she changed her name because it was the same as the actress Kate Hudson.
Katy was born on October 25th 1984 and is 26. A few weeks ago she got married to the actor Russell Brand in India. Katy Perry has had lots of No1 singles including ‘California gurls’, ‘I Kissed a girl’, ‘Hot ‘n’ Cold’, ‘Teenage dream’ and her new single ‘Firework’. Katy Perry was also on an episode of X Factor. She has won alot of awards including Artist of the Decade which she won in 2009. Katy Perry has her new album out now which is called Teenage Dream, I love Katy Perry’s songs my favourite is California Gurls. I recommend this for anyone who likes good music.

By Charlotte
Leona Lewis Fact File

Leona Louise Lewis was born on 3 April 1985. She is a British pop singer and song writer. Leona became famous during the third series of the British television series the X Factor, which she won.

Leona became a multi-platinum selling artist and three times Grammy Award nominee. She has released two albums to date, Spirit and Echo, in 2007 and 2009. Spirit became the fastest-selling debut album and the biggest seller of 2007 in both the United Kingdom and Ireland, and made Lewis the first British solo artist to top the US chart with a first album. It has sold over 6.5 million copies worldwide!

Lewis's debut single "A Moment like This" became the fastest selling UK single after being downloaded over 50,000 times within thirty minutes of its release. Her second single, "Bleeding Love", reached number one positions in over thirty countries around the world. In November 2008 she set a record in the UK for the fastest selling download-only release with her cover version of the Snow Patrol song "Run”. I personally think she is really great and I hope you will too.


The Cube

The Cube is an excellent show on Sunday night at 6:45pm which stars Philip Schofield. This is the second series and you can win a jaw dropping amount of money, up to £250,000! The players have nine lives to do seven tricky tasks.  You have a simplifier on the 1st round to use only once throughout the whole experience.  This means if the game is too hard you can simplify it to make the game easier. Also once you get onto the 2nd round you earn a Trial Run which means you can have a go at the game if you’re not that sure about it. I recommend this programme because it is an amazing show and maybe you can beat the cube next time!

By Amy and Lauren


Swimming is great fun. I learnt to swim at a club. I had to learn four different strokes, front crawl back crawl, breast stroke and butterfly. There are seven levels to complete at my club and after that you move on to life saving.  I am currently at level 6. Front crawl is the first one I learnt, then back crawl, breast stroke and last of all butterfly.  I would really recommend that everyone learns to swim because it makes you safer near water and it’s really enjoyable

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Robbie Williams

Robert Peter Williams (Robbie Williams) is my favourite singer who was born on the 13th of February 1974. He grew up in Stoke On Trent with his Mum, Janet and older sister Sally, as his mum and dad split up when Robbie was only three. Robbie used to be in Take That at the age of 16 but quit in 1995 to become a solo artist. But just recently he joined Take That again shortly after he married his wife, Ayda Field, a Turkish actress. Currently Robbie is living in LA and having a great time there. His first hit single was 'Freedom' from George Michael which hit No.2 on the charts. His first top ten single was Freedom and his first solo album was 'Life Thru A Lens'. My favourite song by him is hard to choose but I think it might just have to be Angels.

Here are some random facts about Robbie:

He is 6'1.

His eye colour is green.

His star sign is Aquarius.

In 1988 Robbie played The Artful Dodger in his school production of Oliver.

Robbie failed ALL of his GCSEs as he was not very smart.

His favourite food is sushi and sashimi, toasted tuna and onion and salad cream sandwiches that his mum makes.

Before Robbie was a singer he was a salesman.

Robbie has loads of favourite artists and two of his favourites are Oasis and U2.

In his spare time Robbie like to play golf, spend time with his mum and sister, chill at home, Rollerblade, fish and play football.

Drake and Josh

Drake and Josh is on Nickelodeon and is about two stepbrothers called Drake and Josh who have an evil sister called Megan. Megan is always getting into mischief and being horrible to her brothers behind her mum and dads back but in front of them she always acts innocently. Drake and Josh always fight back but never win. They have some fantastic fun and I would say it’s really good and really funny.
Anthony Horowitz
Anthony Horowitz

Anthony Horowitz is one of the most famous authors in the world with some really extraordinary books including:

Alex Rider:

Stormbreaker, Point Blanc, Skeleton Key, Eagle Strike , Secret Weapon, Scorpia , Ark Angel ,Snakehead, Crocodile Tears, Scorpia Rising ,Yassen (To Be announced)!!!!


The Devil's Door-Bell, The Night of the Scorpion, The Silver Citadel, Day of the Dragon

The Diamond Brothers:

The Falcon's Malteser, Public Enemy Number Two, South By South East, The Blurred Man, The French Confection , I Know What You Did Last Wednesday, The Greek Who Stole Christmas, The Radius of the Lost Shark

Other Brilliant Books:

More Bloody Horowitz, Raven’s Gate, Evil Star, Nine Nasty Story’s to Chill You to the Bone, South by South East, Necropolis, Nightrise, Eight Sinister Story’s You’d never wish to read, The Switch…………………..and many more fab story’s you can leave in your memory!!!

Moshi Monsters

Hi everyone, the Moshi Monsters expert is here! If any of you don’t know about Moshi Monsters, they are GREAT and they have been advertised on TV. I’ve got all 6 monsters and its brill but hard work doing all the daily challenges. For you people who don’t know what a moshi monsters is here are some basic facts about it!


Moshi Monsters is an interactive social networking game by Mindcandy that lets you choose a monster, choose your own colour for your new friend, raise it, and keep it content by feeding it and playing games with it. Playing games rewards the player with ‘rox’ (money as you know it) that can be used to purchase accessories for pets and furniture for their house. Players can visit other monsters houses, look at their items in their house and rate the house based on its over all appeal. Children up to the age of about 14 will enjoy the surreal , colourful world of the monster the most. They can make friends with other monster owners, chat over the forums and you have a pinboard of your own that only friends can talk to you on. You can even try to grow your own plants that will attract a pet for your monster buddy.


Monster tamers should visit the moshi monsters website at www.moshimonsters.com New players start off by clicking ‘’play now’’ on the main page. They will be whisked to the monster adoption center, where they can pick their new friend. As I said I’ve got all 6 so you’ll be guessing there’s 6 monsters to choose from, including a poppet, a very sweet little bear, a luvli or some people call them cherries as they look like one, or a rabbit like one called a katsuma, a diavlo with a volcano head, and a furi which you could probably guess by the name is very furry. They are all completely different. Once you’ve chosen your monster you can choose its colours. Players then agree to play a brief set of rules, which encourage everyone to play safely. Then the monsters ‘’adoption papers’’ must be filled out. You can play for free, but if you want to be a full member you have to pay!

By Lucy

Jonas Brothers-Living the Dream

Chapter 2

The Jonas Brothers are amazing pop stars with thousands of hit singles, but their show ‘Jonas living the dream’ tells you about their behind the scene life with their little brother Frankie Jonas. This show shows how they live with all the fame and fortune. They say they’re very kind to their fans, which is true of course! The Jonas Brother’s have their own charity for each of their favourite causes. Nick Jonas, the youngest of the three is supporting diabetes, Joe the middle of the three is supporting wheelchair basket ball and the oldest Kevin Jonas is supporting cancer research funds. The show also tells you about their famous movie with Demi Lovato in Camp Rock 1 and 2. It’s a great show and I would really recommend it!

By Rachael

lemana cafe

Lemana is a café in Lymington run by my mum, my grandma, my 3 aunties, my uncle and some other people that previously worked there. They opened the café during the summer so it was quite busy. My mum likes a bit of a competition so me, my uncle (who isn’t working there) and my two cousins are not allowed to go to any other café apart from theirs - that’s including the Lymington Lounges!! It’s so unfair! At the moment my auntie’s carrot cake is the best selling.  When I am 13 I will be allowed to work there so I can’t wait!

by chloe

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Ramona and Beezus

Ramona and Beezus is a new film starring Joey King
 (she was in ‘Horton hears a who’ and ‘Ice age: Dawn of the dinosaurs’)
and Selena Gomez (who starred in Wizards of Waverly place, Princess Protection Programme
and another Cinderella story.) The film is about a young girl called Ramona who has a huge imagination and boundless energy. Ramona’s big sister Beezus tries to keep her dreams alive even through the bad moments, and that’s handy especially when they try to save the family’s home before it’s too late. This film is out now and it’s going to be great - I hope you watch it!!!

By Charlotte


Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez is an American actress who stars in the Disney Channel’s original series, Wizards of Waverly Place. Selena is also a singer. You can by her album, ‘Kiss and tell’! Her latest album is called ‘A year without rain’. You can also get the album with 3 bonus tracks and 5 music videos, which is a few pound more. She is also in a brand new movie called Ramona and Beezus which is supposed to be great. It has been in cinemas a long time now and it was released on DVD on the 9th November.

I think Selena is a great person and I would recommend her album and the new movie, Ramona and Beezus.

By Emma-Louise Precious

Olden time recipes

Here are some of the odd recipes that they had in the 1800’s:

Gooseberry Pudding, 1859

Brown Onion Soup, 1859

Baked Almond Pudding, 1859

Stewed Celery, 1878

Stewed "Spinach," 1859

Marmalade Pudding, 1867

Oyster Gumbo, 1867

Veal-Cake, 1867

Fruit Biscuits, 1867

Not too long ago, newspapers were one of the only ready sources of fresh cooking inspiration for most people. While nearly every person probably had a treasured cookbook or two, people couldn't just search Yahoo or click over to Amazon’s Cookbooks whenever they needed a new idea!

That is why these recipes probably don’t appeal to you!


Remembrance Day

On the 11th day of the 11 month it is Remembrance Day. You can donate money for a poppy and think about every soldier who was killed during World War I, II and all the wars since. At 11 o’clock on 11/11which is this Thursday we will have silence for 2 minutes. Every shop and public place will also close and have 2 minutes silence. All the money that is donated goes to charity, the Royal British Legion. The money helps former soldiers, some who have been badly injured, and their families. The charity also employs soldiers that have been badly injured.


Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Southampton Common Cancer Research fun run

1,300 people descended to do the Cancer Research common fun run. I was inspired by this fun run because my aunty died of cancer a few years ago. People who did this fun run where amazing to help raise money for cancer research funds. Many people that ran this fun run did so because they know someone with cancer, they know someone who died of cancer or they have beaten cancer themselves. Many people, including Julie Godwin, ran for people she didn’t even know to help beat cancer The manger of this fun run Rachael White said the amount raised will not be known for a while but she does hope that their target which was £195,000 will be reached.

Romsey And Totton Swimming Club

Are you looking for swimming lessons?
Well then come and give us a try. We are very good fun and I really enjoy it.
We have a club after you have finished lessons on a Friday night. When you are in the club you will be able to do competitions and win medals as well as trophies. If you want a trial please contact Nicky Green (The chairperson) on 023 80666378 or go on are website www.ratswim.com for more information on our swimming club.
By Sophie

The Saturdays

The Saturdays is a girl group who have lots of great songs including:




Missing you

As well as their newest single Higher and lots more.

In the group there are 5 girls – Frankie Sandford, Mollie King, Vanessa White, Rochelle Wiseman and Una Healy. Our favourites are Una and Frankie. We love them because their music is so nice and makes you want to sing along. They formed in London 2007 and they have been together since.

There are lots of facts about all of them so here are a few:

Una – Una is originally Irish and has a very nice singing voice.

Frankie – Frankie used to be in S Club 8 and her boyfriend is Dougie from Mcfly.

Rochelle – Rochelle’s boyfriend is Marvin from JLS.

Molly – Molly auditioned for X Factor in 2005 but didn’t get through.

Vanessa – Vanessa is the youngest out of them all but has the strongest voice.

Their album, Headlines, is out now!!!

By Charlotte and Amy

Wallace and Gromit and the Were Rabbit

Without a doubt this is Wallace and Gromit’s biggest adventure yet. It’s all about when Wallace turns into a big Were rabbit! He turns in to a Were rabbit after he tries to save lots of rabbits by sucking them all out of Lady Tottington’s garden. Gromit is the only one that can save him, but will his plan work? Watch it and find out!