S.P.O.O.C.S Member Log Book By Simran

On Saturday 19th January, at 8pm sharp, I arrived  at the Tudor House. Before I entered, I carried out a survey around the outside of the house to note down any strange going-ons. I called my team to get ready but just as we were about to enter one of my colleagues suddenly fainted! This delayed us for about two hours and left us behind schedule.

Adamant to succeed, we persevered until my colleague regained consciousness. When we were ready to go in, we quickly split up into four teams and took our starting points. We also divided the available high-tech equipment out amongst us ghost hunters.

Next I went to tge kitchen and discretely hid under the table ready with my ghost camera to take any pictures. Suddenly I heard some eerie music coming from the room. Then I saw a shadowy figure form in front of me. I quickly tried to take a picture but unfortunately my camera malfunctioned and I wasn’t able to take a picture of the ghost.  I was suddenly filled with a overwhelming sense of disappointment but despite this I knew I had to move on.

Determined to achieve my goal, I went to the next room which was the study. As I walked in, I used my ultra sensitive ghost thermometer to see if there were any ghosts in the room. My thermometer said there were no ghosts in the room, however I could sense I wasnt alone.I decided to call my team mates to come down to the study but a sudden powercut hit Tudor House  and I wasn’t able to contact my team members. So instead I decided to use my sage, but when I went into the bag, but one of my colluges had accidentally brought lavender instead which had the opposite effect of sage.

Unfortunatly I didn’t succeed in my mission. But next time with better preperation of my equipment I am confident that I will be able to catch a ghost without doubt…..

Useful Bacteria! By Paige

Useful Bacteria-

  • In bread there is bacteria however this bacteria is very helpful, it`s also known as yeast this helps the bread rise.
  • Yogurt is made by boiling milk and then they add a special type of bacteria into the yoghurt. The bacteria turns the sugar into acid then the acid makes the yoghurt thick and then kills any harmful bacteria from it growing and producing more.
  • Inside a dead pile of leaves there is millions of bacteria, the bacteria kills the leaves and turns in into dirt (soil) this is called `decomposing bacteria`.
  • You`ve got bacteria inside your stomach however, this type of bacteria helps digest your food.
  • More than 400 types of bacteria live on our bodies.
  • Good bacteria are also called friendly bacteria or probiotics.
  • There are helpful bacteria called lactobacilli and bifidobacteria which help with digestion.
  • Lactobacilli breaks down dairy products (milk, cheese and yoghurt)
  • Bifidobacteria lives in your smaller intestines which also breaks your food down.
  • Bacteria are also common in chocolate and coffee!

By Paige

Sikhism By Harveen Kaur

Sikhism was born in the Punjab area of South Asia, which now is India and Pakistan. The main religions of the area at the time were Hinduism and Islam. Guru Nanak Dev Ji is the man who made the religion Sikhism. In the Sikh religion there is 11 guru’s : 1st Guru nanak Dev ji, 2nd Guru Angad, 3rd Guru Amar Das, 4th Guru Ram Das, 5th Guru Argan Dev, 6th Guru Har Gobind, 7th Guru Har Rai, 8th Guru Har Krishan, 9th Guru Tegh Bahadur, 10th  Guru Gobind Singh and the 11th Siri Guru Granth sahib Ji, which is also know as Adi Granth The Granth was written in Gurumukhi script and it contains the actual words and verses as uttered by the Sikh Gurus.

 

Interesting fact’s :

. Did you know that Sikhism is the fifth largest  religion?

. Every Sikh girl’s surname is called Kaur and Every Sikh boy’s surname is Singh.

How to eradicate a paranormal spirit by: Aaliya

1) Before starting organise a team  briefing outside the stately homeexplaining the details of this particular ghost hunt i.e (timings). If necessary divide into seperate teams. You should also pick a leader who will be the central point of communication for all ghost hunters and other agencies (e.g newsreporters).

2) Once your team is ready with the correct equipment, begin your entry to the building. Once inside examine the building to get used to your surroundings, whilst noting any unusual sounds or movements. You should also log in your start time and any changes of weather conditions. You might also want to write other relavent information to this particular ghost hunt.

3) If there is anything odd or unusual, start to write down any feelings or emotions. You should also decide which teams members will stay stationary and which will roam around the builing. This will give all team members an oppertunity to try all of the ghost busting equipment. It will also keep everyone fresh and at full attention.

4) Crack a window in each room of the stately home. Then take out a dry bundle of sage and smudge a little on the cracked part of the window. This will help eradicate the ghost as they really despise sage. You might also want a team saying to help eradicate the ghosts.

 

Micro Organisms! By Zara

Micro-Organisms are so small that you need a microscope to see them. There are Micro-Organims EVERYWHERE. Some micro-organisms are bad, because they cause diseases, but other micro-organisms are good and help people. For example yeast is a helpful microbe that humans use to make bread. Other good microbes are used for medicines to cure people. Microbes produce more than half of all the oxygen we breathe! The word Micro-Organisms mean tiny living things. All living things need the 7 characteristics which stands for Mrs Gren:

Movement

Respiration

Sensitivity

Growth

Reproduction

Excercise

Nutrition

Some diseases, like chickenpox, are caused by viruses. Diseases caused by viruses usually spread easily from one person to another. Uncooked foods (especially meat) can contain bacteria. The bacteria are killed when the food is cooked properly.

Mould is a type of microorganism that grows on decaying food. It can make you ill if you eat it. Did you know that pencilin is made out of mould!

How to avoid spreading harmful micro-organisms:

You can avoid spreading harmful microorganisms by:

  • Washing your hands before eating, after preparing food and after using the toilet. Washing your hands with hot water and soap will kill any bacteria on them.
  • Covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze. By covering your mouth, you will stop harmful microorganisms from spreading through the air to other people.
  • Avoiding food that is not fresh or has not been cooked properly. Food that is not fresh or has not been cooked properly may contain harmful microorganisms and can make you very ill.

I hope you have learnt loads of interseting about microbes. Please comment below and tell me what you think about my facts.

SPOOCS: By Bismah

During this week in literacy, we have been carrying on with our topic ‘SPOOCS!’ We had to write a non-chronological report independently on the equipment we were going to use. We chose the equipment very carefully and the words to describe the equipment. We also had to set our non-chronological report using sub-headings and bullet points.

Here is my non-chronological report:

Essential Equipment for Ghost-hunting:

Personal Items:

  • Eternal Youth face cream.
  • Super fluffy pillows- filled with duck feathers.
  • Soft, thick, insulated slippers- lined with Rabbits fur.

 

Ghost Hunting Equipment:

  • Extra thermal camera 3000
  • Ultra SPOOCS sucker vacuum 2000
  • Super sonic solar powered megatron laptop.
  • Spirit communication morse code tapper
  • Temperature sensitive crystal pendulum
  • Re-chargeable batteries

Provisions:

  • Extra pure re-hydrated spring water
  • Energy filled coffee
  • Vital vitamin raspberry jam
  • Extra flavoured chewing gum for energy
  • Carton of semi-skimmed, fat-free milk.

Microbes Quiz By Shannon And Jai

Quiz on micro-organisms:

Microbes are insects that cannot be seen by the human eye. However you can see them with a microscope. Less than 5% of 2-3 billion microbes have been identified. The three most common microbes are: Bacteria, Virus and Fungi.

1)      When did microbes first appear?

2)      Do all microbes cause diseases?

3)      Where did the term bacteria come from?

4)      What are the four groups of bacteria?

5)      Is it true that bacteria came from the 19th century?

6)      Are microbes everywhere?

7)      How long has bacteria flourished on the earth for?

8)      In how many minutes does the amount of microbes double?

9)      Do microbes affect the global climate?

Billion Air Boy By Shannon Kaur 6JD

I wrote this at home.

Once there was a very posh and rich boy called Spud had everything a boy could want a: racing car, Ipad, computer,phone. I could go on for ages but then you a are going to get bored. He had so many things that I could go on forever! Spud only needed one thing – which was a friend. Unfortunately, Spud didn’t have a single friend. The only reason he had no friends was because people got angry with him because, him and his father only got rich because his father made tissue rolls really soft and the other rich children’s parents got rich because they sold fields. It wasn’s only that it was also because he was FAT, well who would blame him because he can have anything in the whole world but Spud said he wanted all the chocolate in the world.

“Happy Birthday Son!” Shouted Mr Smith at his son.

“Thanks Dad.”  said Spud to his dad while his dad handed a £12,000 cheque.

“But dad that’s what you gave me last year and now i’m older than before.

“Hmmm,” said Mr Smith thinking

“Maybe your right” He replied whilst handing him a £13,500 cheque

Spud quickly gave his dad a big hug as a thank you.

“So what are we doing to celebrate?” Spud asked his father

“UM sorry but i’m busy maybe tomorrow OK” replied Mr Smith

Sud got up and slowly walked out the room with his smile the wrong way around.

 

TO BE CONTINUED…..

 

PLEASE COMMENT.

 

Why washing your hands is important.

 

 

 

 

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/the-importance-of-handwashing-in-food-hygiene/2883.html

 

This science lesson was really fun. We were finding out how it is best to wash your hands to get rid of microbes. There were five groups:
-no water or soap
– cold water only
-cold water and soap
-warm water only
-warm water and soap.
The first person in the line put sunflower oil on their hands so that the glitter sticks to their hand. Then the first person washed their hands in warm water with soap. But we made it a fair test because the first person had the same amount of water and the same time of washing their hands. Then the person shook hands with everyone else in their group to see how much glitter was left. The warm water with soap left the least amount og glitter. We were using glitter to represent germs.