Archive | November 2011

Identity Poetry

The class are looking at some poems that explore notions of identity. Miss Lindsay provided this helpful guide sheet  – Feel free to follow the links as well to hear the poets themselves!

In My Country by Jackie Kay
Immigrant by Fleur Adcock


Script Development – Finish for Drama on Tuesday

Everyone has worked for two periods to develop a drama script that incorporates a set of conventions (as described below) and explores a conflict between two characters. this needs to be completed so we can enact these scripts in Drama on Tuesday.

Message from Ms Lindsay

Dear Year 8,
I would just like to let you know how much I loved your messages and massive card. It immediately made me feel better! I have seen my surgeon and he is pleased with my progress and says I can return to work part time in December and I will make sure this includes being able to teach you again.

It was a shock to have to go for another operation so soon but they have taken the tumour out before it could do any damage so I just have to recover from the operation and build up my stamina to return to work. I have loads of exciting plans for you as we head to 2012 with the Olympics and the Queen’s jubilee which will give us the chance to do some exciting projects.
I am using this time to get some reading done and would like to recommend a book called Un Lun Don by China Mieville – I’ll bring my copy in when I am back as it is a good read.

I hope to see you soon and thank you again for your lovely messages. My best wishes to you all, and I can use this blog to send you messages.


Welcome Year 8, Me Hearties!

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  • Supplementary Information relating to what we do in class
  • Details of homework
  • Glossaries Links and interesting diversions
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Mr Waugh, Dr Ovenden and Ms Lindsay