We are really excited about this academic year. You will be the first students to complete brand new schemes of work and be the first students to fully benefit from this blog.
There are some new opportunities in English for you this year: You can become Bloggers!
We want to recognise you on this blog and ensure that you feel that it is yours. There are a number of different ways that this can happen:
Reviewers – If you read a book that is fantastic (and we expect you to read lots) we would love for you to share this with other students. After all, they would much rather listen to you than us about what is really good than the teachers. When you have finished a book write a quick review. It doesn’t need to be really long and should ideally avoid spoilers. Simply hand them to your English teacher and you may well be published on the blog. Even if you don’t make the blog you will still be rewarded. You will receive achievement points for each blog you write as well as a small chocolate bar or sweets. If you are published more than twice in a school term then you will become a star blogger and be in line for bigger prizes.
Star Work – We love reading your work and sometimes feel that your work should be shared with other students to learn from and be inspired by. all you need to do is complete your work as usual and we will scan it in. Students in the past have loved ‘making the blog’ – it could be you. If your work gets put onto the blog you will be rewarded by achievement points and treats.
Creative Writing – Do you love writing? Perhaps you’ve been inspired by something in the world? Miss McKenzie and Miss Lowe run a creative writing club every Tuesday lunchtime and can be on hand to help you fine tune your ideas. Miss McKenzie will then select pieces and then submit them for the blog. Even if you do not attend creative writing you can still make the blog; simply give your writing to your English teacher. If your work gets put onto the blog you will be rewarded by achievement points and treats.
Journalists – is there a story that you would like to write about? Is it a budding piece of news or an issue that you feel you would investigate further? Please write about it and submit it for the blog. See Mrs Pearson or Mrs Maher for further details. If your work gets put onto the blog you will be rewarded by achievement points and treats.
You would simply write a review and we will post it for you. For every review that you write you will get an achievement point and small chocolate bar. If you write 3 reviews in a term then you will be a Star Reviewer and further rewards will be given.
Amazing Work – Quite often we read work and know that other students would benefit from seeing this work too. If this happens with your work, we can scan in your work and it can ‘make the blog’. Again, there are rewards for this: for every piece of work that ‘makes the blog’ you will get an achievement point and small chocolate bar. If 2 pieces of work make the blog in a term then you will be a students writer and further rewards will be given.
Creative Writing – Miss McKenzie and Miss Lowe run the Creative Writing Club each Tuesday Lunchtime in room 17. If you have a passion for story writing or poems then please share your talents. Miss McKenzie will select certain pieces of writing each term to be featured on the blog.
Journalists – Is there a news feature in School, Salisbury or the world that you feel the rest of the school should know about? You can practise your writing skills and write an article. Submit all ideas to Mrs Pearson, Mrs McHale or Mrs Maher. There will, of course, be rewards for this.