Whole School Story

This year all the teachers were asked to bring in an object that would appear in a whole school story. The story started in Class 1 with Mrs Bartlett and visited each class where the object was included in the next part of the story. The story was finally finished in Class 9. Look at the photos to see the objects. Can you guess which teachers brought in which objects? Look at the bottom of the page to read the story.

 

Once upon a time there lived a beautiful bear in a bath called Smartie. Smartie was splashing in the bath when he saw a pretty, colourful butterfly. The butterfly flew round the bathroom and Smartie tried to catch it because it was so beautiful. But he was scared and worried that he would fall in the water. So…

He jumped out of the bath and tried to find a net to catch it but all he could find was his ukulele. He started playing wonderful music. The butterfly started dancing then suddenly flew out of the window…

So Smartie the bear jumped onto the beautiful butterfly’s back and away they flew! They flew high up into the blue sky over a dangerous hill, the enchanted woods and a gigantic elephant. The elephant raised his trunk and squirted a jet of rainbow water. Then out popped a magic shell! The bear listened to the shell and he could hear the waves in Hawaii.

Oh how I wish I could be there, he sighed. Then suddenly the magic shell transported him onto a sandy white beach…Now being an inquisitive Bear he and his new friend the beautiful butterfly looked around the island. What’s that? they wondered as they saw a wand with a shell attached to it. What could it be? Where had it come from? Smartie and the butterfly looked at each other…

Smartie decided to tiptoe closer to the magical wand. He bent down and carefully picked it up. As he lifted the magical wand it had a shimmering glow and made a whooshing sound. The butterfly asked Smartie, “What shall we do with it?” 

Suddenly the wand began to speak, “I shall grant you three random wishes!”

Smartie and the butterfly were feeling shocked but excited. “What shall we wish for?” they said.

Smartie said, “I wish …

I had a colourful rocket with shiny windows.” As if by magic, his wish was granted. There, in front of him stood a beautiful rocket.  Smartie was shocked but excited! Quickly, he climbed aboard and began to push the buttons but nothing happened. With a deep sigh, he said, “I wish this rocket could really fly.”  Suddenly, the rocket started to shake and the buttons began to glow. WHOOSH! Smartie and the butterfly found themselves flying into space. At first, Smartie was amazed but then he noticed planet earth getting smaller and smaller.  What could he do?

In a panic, Smartie searched high and  low for a way to stop the rocket. Then he noticed it… a strange looking, star shaped button like no other.  As he bent down to touch it, the button began to spin faster, and faster and FASTER until…

Smartie noticed something out the corner of his eye. It was glimmering and rolling around the cockpit. He quickly reached down to the floor to discover what it was. It was a bottle! What was a regular, normal bottle doing in a rocket? If Smartie wanted to come back to Earth, he had to think fast! Suddenly, he had an idea! He grabbed the bottle and launched it into the mechanics of the engine. The engine started to screech and smoke. The rocket started to fall…

Smarte felt terrified. He shouted to Butterfly ‘What shall we do? The spaceship is on fire and is going to crash into earth!’ Suddenly, Butterfly remembered that they had one final wish that they hadn’t used. He shouted to Smartie ‘Let’s wish for a magic whisk!’ As if by magic, a sparkling, shiny, silver whisk appeared. ‘Oy, what am I doing here?’ it cried. So the intrepid pair told the whisk that their space ship was on fire and crashing towards earth. ‘Oh, why didn’t you say?’ replied the helpful whisk. ‘I only dealt with a problem like this the other day.’ So the whisk walked into the engine and………

Very quickly he began to whisk himself into a frenzy. He went faster and faster, creating a massive tornado that blew the fire out in an instant!

“Thank goodness for that!” said Smartie, breathing a sigh of relief! Just at that moment the little butterfly was fluttering near a tightly closed cupboard. The sign on the cupboard showed a picture of a parachute. That gave Smartie an idea. Quickly, he opened the door and found a parachute that fit. Just in time, because the rocket was beginning to break up as it entered the Earth’s atmosphere.

“1, 2, 3….. JUMP!” the bear and the butterfly launched themselves into the rushing fresh air.

Eventually they drifted down to the surface. They landed outside Buckingham Palace, where the Queen and the Royal Family were waving to crowds from the balcony. Everyone was shocked to see a parachuting bear with a butterfly. The Queen was so impressed by their amazing landing that she presented them with a shiny, silver trophy!