27 April 2011

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF IT SO FAR?

Dear Parents,


What do you think of our blog? Does it give you an insight into English lessons? Are you impressed by the various activities pupils can do these days to develop their reading, writing and speaking and listening skills?

Please give us some feedback below (click comment) to encourage us to continue writing and sharing with readers outside the classroom.

Thank you.

26 April 2011

TEST DRIVE A SPEEDBOAT TO IMPROVE YOUR SPELLING!

LET'S START OFF THE SUMMER TERM WITH A COMPETITION.

Play the game below before May 3rd and if I teach you, or you are a member of BBEC, keep your fingers crossed that you win the STAR PRIZE!!



25 April 2011

HOT OFF THE PRESS!

If you want to revise an activity in Zondle BEFORE playing a game to test your knowledge, choose the FLIP CARD game.  

BLOGTASTIC EFFORTS FROM 7J1 and 7K1

For many pupils English homework in 2011 was rather different than usual.  They were asked to write one blog post each week on a topic of their choosing for the entire half term.  Here is just a small selection of some of the fabulous entries.  Can you detect the recurring theme in the first three?


A NEW FRIEND?   By Jess
Sitting here right now, I honestly don’t have a clue what to talk about. I could talk all day about gossip, trampolining, my pets and all the normal everyday stuff. So i decided to write about this…


My new pet budgie… Pip.
You're probably thinking why on earth would you want a budgie? Or why would you want a bird? The reason I got a budgie was because i wanted a pet of my own something like a hamster or gerbil, not just the family dog. But mum said hamsters and gerbils were smelly, dirty and hard work! But they’re not…What do you think? Anyway Pips great… And budgies are good you can teach them to talk! Fly through shapes and all sorts. But to be honest he’s just as hard to care for as a hamster, and I don’t mean to be disgusting but the amount of poo is unbelievable! On the Internet it says they don’t poo much, and are very clean. Think they’ve got the wrong bird!


So yeah, everything is great apart from the toilet issues and the fact that Sasha ( who i talked about in my first blog) is a little bit jealous… Yeah i know, i feel tight as well. Mum says she’ll get used to it, but what does mum know, she said budgies were clean!

Dude! by Jenny

You might think ‘why is the title named Dude’? Well its because my bunny is called Dude.  Actually he’s not my bunny as such he’s my brother David’s and his friends. He got it when he was at university, about 3 years ago, but now does not want him so we’ve got him at home.  If he was browner he would have been called poo (my brother and his friends are a little bit weird) thankfully he was a lighter colour so he was called Dude (I like that name better). He is a house rabbit, which are bigger than normal sized, even though he lives out side. It’s my Dad’s fault that he now lives out side, he wouldn’t let Dude live  inside because he chewed the wallpaper and stank a little bit. But now he is toilet trained. He is really cute and  has light brown fluffy fur. He is very friendly and likes to be stroked. I go out and feed him every day and he always hops fast when he knows I’ve got food (he likes food) This is a picture of Dude in the garden being held by me.


Dear Reader  by Adam


My week so far has been about average-which to me means nothing bad happened or nothing extra special-The best thing has probably got to be when my friend Thomas, who you all probably know, fell of his chair in Humanities after Stephen sneakily struck  Tom with a felt tip and even Miss.Klunder found it funny!!
Other than that Vishal Gohil was eating a jacket potato when suddenly a bird pooed on it but he got a brand new jacket potato which look a whole lot nicer but the thing was he had nearly finished the jacket potato when the bird pooed on it :(
Thanks and I will keep you all updated encase anything happens.


KIDS GO ONLINE IN EXAMS IN DENMARK  BY LAUREN


This article really shocked me! 
It turns out that students in Denmark are allowed to use computers during exams to research answers! No revision needed then! They are even allowed to be logged onto Social Networking Sites during the exam time, they are just not allowed to chat with their friends to find out the answers! 
Personally, I don’t think this is a very good idea because you can’t always trust the internet because anyone could put false information online and just make the website look professional! What’s the point in that though, the presenter said that it is preparing them for later life – using the computer, really? I suppose in a way it is teaching you something, how to use the computer, but isn’t that why we have IT lessons? 
Although it is teaching the students how to be resourceful. In the video it also said that the idea wouldn’t be coming to the UK anytime soon, I’m actually quite glad because I think it’s a bad idea!


I hope you didn’t find my blog too boring, I tried my best to make it as interesting as possible, even though the title might be a bit dodgy!

19 April 2011

PUT YOUR CAMERA TO GOOD USE

Check out the photographs on this site. Isn't it amazing how many adults get it wrong when it comes to writing signs.  Keep your eyes open for examples of howlers as you are out and about and take a snap of any good examples.   Then just e-mail me a copy and I will upload it here for all to see. Watch this space for my favourite very costly mistake outside a restaurant near to my house.

http://www.apostrophe.org.uk/examples.htm

FOR LOVERS OF WORD GAMES


I have just spent an enjoyable 10 minutes playing a series of word games on this site.  Let us know your favourite one.  A word to the wise: read the instructions before you start; you will save yourself time and stress!!

4 April 2011

Rather Late In the Day


No sooner have we finished our horror stories than I have come across a lovely, simple animation site called GO ANIMATE where you can create stories of all kinds - including HORROR ones.

Have a play and send me your results so I can showcase them on here.

DONKEY BOMB GETS MY VOTE

It sounds rather cruel but no donkey gets hurt in the playing of this Zondle game.  Javelin challenge is also quite fun to play.  I'm not sure I have perfected my throwing technique yet.  Try these out when testing out your understanding of the FANBOYS (created 4th April 2011)

3 April 2011

APRIL ZONGLER!


Where were you when Thomas was getting to grips with homophones?

Congratulations Thomas!