Archive for April, 2008

ICT Parent Information Evening

April 30, 2008

Thank you to all parents who came along to learn about e-safety and some of the ways we use ICT in school. I hope it was an interesting and enjoyable evening.  We would like to have some feedback on the evening from parents who attented.  Also, if there are any questions or issues that have arisen from what you have learned, the blog is an excellent way to explore them.  So click on the comments link below and leave us a comment.

Thank you also to staff and children who organised and ran the workshops so well!

Making St Mark’s Happy

April 30, 2008

For all of you who are interested in trying to bring a little more happiness to your life I thought I would include a copy of the happiness maifesto (which we talked about in assembly) for you to try out and comment on.

HAPPINESS MANIFESTO – Making St Mark’s Happy!

1. Get physical
Exercise for half an hour three times a week.

2. Count your blessings
At the end of each day, reflect on at least five things you’re grateful
for.

3. Talk time
Have an hour-long uninterrupted conversation with your partner or
closest friend each week.

4. Plant something
Even if it’s a window box or pot plant. Keep it alive!

5. Cut your TV viewing by half

6. Smile at and/or say hello to someone you don’t usually talk to
At least once each day.

7. Phone a friend

8. Have a good laugh at least once a day

9. Every day make sure you give yourself a treat
Take time to really enjoy this.

10. Daily kindness
Do an extra good turn for someone each day.

Why not give some of the things a go? What have you got to loose?

Kung Fu Panda Competition

April 24, 2008

In March, Year 6 took part in a national competition to write and produce a radio advertisement for the film Kung Fu Panda which is coming out later this year. Unfortunately, we didn’t win, but we enjoyed taking part.  Click on the link below to hear our entries and link to the competition website to hear the winning adverts.

www.st-marks.wilts.sch.uk/KungFuPanda.htm

Hundreds of great ICT websites…

April 5, 2008

The Wiltshire ICT advisory team have a great blog called Primary ICT Nuggets www.primarynuggets.wordpress.com .  It contains links to a huge number of ICT resources and is well worth a look.  Have a browse and if you find something particularly interesting, please leave a comment below to let us know about it.