Archive for January, 2008

100 books every child should read

January 19, 2008

From time to time, parents ask us to recommend books for their children to read so it was very interesting to spot this article in the newspaper.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml;jsessionid=FZLQPTP40J2GJQFIQMFSFGGAVCBQ0IV0?xml=/arts/2008/01/19/bokidsbooks319.xml

Do you agree with this list of books?  Are there others you would say were also must-reads? Parents or children – we would love to have your comments and ideas. 

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Textease Studio CT software – free for use at home!

January 19, 2008

Many thanks to the Friends of St Mark’s, who have purchased an ‘@ Home’ licence for this excellent software package.

 The software includes a wordprocessing/DTP package, database, spreadsheet, on-screen control program, movie maker and its own educational clip art and resources.

You can download the software from www.softease.com or borrow the installation disks from school.  You will need a password to activate the software, which we provided in a recent letter.

 Let us know how you get on with it by leaving a comment below.

Rivers of the world podcast by 6W

January 8, 2008

Have you heard the 6W podcast yet?  If not, copy the following link into iTunes on your computer.  (In iTunes, click on the podcasts category on the left of the screen, go to advanced – subscribe to podcast and paste the link into the box that appears.)

http://www.podiumpodcasting.com/~182863/6W181007105253/rss.xml

  We would love to have your comments.  In particular, what do you think of our musical composition: The River?

Happy New Year!

January 5, 2008

We hope you had a great Christmastime and would like to wish you a happy and successful new year.

What are your hopes for 2008?  Share your ideas by commenting on this post.

(Children – remember to use only your first name)