Archive for March, 2008

St Mark’s Blog gets 2000 visits!

March 17, 2008

Today, our blog received its 2000th visit!  Visitor numbers have climbed steadily, month by month since its start in November.  Comments to the blog have been more modest, the total presently at 72.

So why not have your say today.  Whether you are a pupil, parent, teacher or member of staff, governor, member of our local community or even a visitor, let us know what you want to see on the blog or join one of our discussions.  If your desired topic doesn’t fit into an existing discussion, post it anywhere and a new post can be written including your idea.(All comments are moderated before being published) We look forward to your involvement.

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Who are you…?

March 7, 2008

This blog is now receiving a good number of visitors – thank you for supporting us and I hope we are providing useful information for you.  We would love to have some feedback – please take a moment to post a comment.  If you would not like your feedback to be published, please start your comment with  ‘NP’.  In particular, it would be nice to get an idea of who is visiting – please could you post a comment with who you are, eg  parent of year 4 child.  These details will not be published.

Books, books, books

March 7, 2008

Have you used your £1 World Book Day book token yet?  You can buy one of the special £1 books or use the token to get £1 off any book.  However you decide to spend the token, we hope you enjoy reading your new book.

When you have read it, we would love to hear what you think about the book (and any other books you read).  Post a comment by clicking on the link below – give a brief outline of the story and what you thought of it.  When other people read that book, they can post their own comments in reply to yours.

 There will be prizes for the best comments posted on this blog. Enjoy your reading and let us know how you get on…

Two new podcasts!

March 5, 2008

Congratulations to children in Years 5 and 6 who have recorded two new informative podcasts. 

Year 5’s podcast contains three episodes about the rainforest.  You can subscribe to the podcast by copying the following hyperlink and pasting it into your favourite podcast player (e.g. iTunes).
http://www.podiumpodcasting.com/~182863/Podcast050308135520/rss.xml

Year 6’s podcast was produced in our performance and presentation week, is entitled:  60 second science superstars and consists of brief biographies of famous scientists. http://www.podiumpodcasting.com/~182863/6WStMarksJun050308134529/rss.xml

For more tips on how to subscribe to podcasts or for more information on how this podcast was created go to http://www.podiumpodcasting.com.

Let us know what you think of these podcasts…

Fairtrade Fortnight

March 2, 2008

We are half way through Fairtrade Fortnight when we think of where our food and other products come from and who produces them.  If they carry the Fairtrade symbol, we know that the farmers and producers are being treated fairly.   This week in our classes, we will be doing some activities and learning about fairtrade.  We will also have a special assembly on the subject.  Let us know:

  • what you learn this week about fairtrade or activities you do in class;
  • your ideas on how we can encourage or promote fairtrade in school;
  • any interesting websites about fairtrade.