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English - Ms Fullerton S1 (2010/2011)

CLASS 1F's ENGLISH ZONE




 Our English Times

  Monday - Period 6
  Tuesday - Period 2
  Wednesday - None
  Thursday - Period 5
  Friday - Period 5 (Library - Red Week)


NOTICE BOARD - CLASS 1F


REMEMBER- MOST WEEKS you will have a language exercise to do in the Write-on booklet  and some spelling words to learn.. If there is anything you do not understand, remember to ask BEFORE the work is due!


Week Beginning Monday 10th January

Tuesday: Spelling words. Revise ALL your words for the B-I-I-G SPELLING TEST. (Postponed from before the holidays because the weather disrupted the Homework Programme)

Thursday Language Book Number 11

Friday: Library Day

Week Beginning Monday 17th January
Tuesday: Spelling Revision – concentrate on learning the words that “got you” in the Spelling Test

Thursday Language Book Number 12

Week Beginning Monday 24th January
Tuesday: Spelling words

Thursday Language Book Number 13

Friday: Library Day

Week Beginning Monday 31st January
Tuesday: Spelling Revision – concentrate on learning the words that “got you” in the Spelling Test

Thursday Language Book Number 14

Week Beginning Monday 7th February
Tuesday: Spelling words

Thursday: Language Book Number 15

Friday: Library Day

Week Beginning Monday 14th February

Homework Holiday

Week Beginning Monday 21st  February
Tuesday: Spelling words

Thursday: Language Book Number 16

Week Beginning Monday 28th  February
Tuesday: Spelling words

Thursday: Language Book Number 17

Friday: Library Day

Week Beginning Monday 7th March
Tuesday: Spelling Words

Thursday: Language Book Number 18

Week Beginning Monday 14th  March
Tuesday: Spelling words

Thursday: Language Book Number 19

Friday: Library Day

Week Beginning Monday 21st  March
Tuesday: Spelling words

Thursday: Language Book Number 20

 

Week Beginning Monday 28tht  March
Tuesday: Spelling words

Friday: Library Day



REMEMBER- MOST WEEKS
you will have a language exercise to do in the Write-on booklet  and some spelling words to learn.. If there is anything you do not understand, remember to ask BEFORE the work is due!


Week Beginning Monday 15th November

Tuesday: Language Number 8 and spelling
Friday:  Bring your library book


Week Beginning Monday 22nd November

Monday: Learn your 10 Spelling words

Tuesday: Language 9
Keep reading – you should have read at least THREE books by now!


Week Beginning Monday 29th November
Monday: Learn your 10 spelling words
Friday: Library day – bring your book. How are you getting on with Reading for Gold? Keep your Reading Record up to date.


Week Beginning Monday 6th  December
Monday: Learn Spelling
Tuesday: Language 10.
Week Beginning Monday 13th December


Monday: BIG Spelling Test: revise all your words!
Week Beginning Monday 20th December
Merry Christmas! Homework Holiday!
Remember to keep up with any classwork you are asked to finish at home. This may happen if you did not get something completed in class.




"OLD NOTICES" BOARD - CLASS 1F

Below you can see all your old notices.


Week Beginning Monday 8th November


Tuesday: Language exercise number 7 in the Write-on booklet and 10 spelling words to learn.


Week Beginning Monday 1st November

Tuesday: Language (number 6) and Spelling.

Friday: Bring library book. How are you getting on with “Reading for Gold”? You should be at Bronze by now – or nearly there!


Week Beginning Monday 25th October
This is Hallowe’en week: have your spookiest stories and Hallowe’en jokes ready!
Language exercise number 5 in the Write-on booklet and 10 spelling words to learn.

How are you getting on with your library book? If you have finished it and don't want to wait until next week to borrow another one, speak (nicely) to Mr King. He'll sort out a new book for you.

Week Beginning Monday 18th October

Bring your library book on Friday.





S1 TRIPLE P AWARDS ASSEMBLY

As a part of our "Triple P" Incentive Scheme, all pupils who achieved Bronze, Silver or Gold over the first block recently enjoyed a special Award Assembly where they received their certificates and took part in various games and challenges. One of the activities for S1 was "Make a Mummy". Each S1 class is pictured with their mummy ( and, in one case, their daddy too!) made by wrapping a class member in toilet tissue. Not as easy as it sounds but a lot of fun!

Report and pictures by Ms A Fullerton

SO WHAT DID 1F THINK ABOUT THAT FIRST DAY AT KILMARNOCK ACADEMY?
 
I felt very nervous and excited and it was not all that bad… I enjoyed the full day and could not wait till I went back

When I got home my mum asked all about my day and I told her and my gran. I enjoyed my day very much.

It is much better at Academy. All my friends are split up but you will remember them. It is good. More subjects.

 I felt happy looking back at it. I would remember Maths with Mr Ferguson

It is not the same as primary school but it is better.

My opinion so far about the school is that it is good because there are a lot of nice people and teachers.

I thought that it was good. I will remember getting lost. I think that it is more fun than Primary school.

I think I will remember from my first day how worried and excited I was for most part of my first day.

I felt happy to be at school now.

I think I will always remember how small I felt compared to the senior pupils, so when I’m a senior pupil I will try and help the first years. I think Kilmarnock Academy is the best school ever.

 It felt very strange putting on my uniform as it was very scary. My family told me I looked smart and grown up.

 I felt great. I could not wait to get in to school.

  In the morning I felt tired and excellent.  


 READING AND RELAXATION

 Recent findings have confirmed what we have always suspected - that  reading reduces stress. There was a girl I taught who once told me  that her favourite place to read was in the car. "But don't you feel sick  if you read in the car?" I enquired. "Not when it is sitting in the  driveway," was her reply. Her house was a noisy and lively place with  young children, so the car was her reading refuge. If you don't have a  quiet place to read then perhaps you should find one. We all know that  reading improves your performance in school but now you know it can  also make you chilled, relaxed, stress-free and cool.             N.McIlvanney

 READ ALL ABOUT IT !
 
 In case you didn't make it to the  newsagents' this morning, you can  catch up on all the news and  headlines here on KA Web. Click  the picture on the left to access  everything from the Daily Record  to the Guardian.

 If you have time, you should also  check out the MAGAZINE RACK  (right) where you will be sure to  find something to appeal to - or  develop - your interests.

 CHECK YOUR ENGLISH CLASS'S TIME FOR VISITING THE LIBRARY

 So is this a Red Week or a Blue Week? Regular visitors to our Library  Resource Centre will know what that question is about but they may  not know the answer. To make things a bit easier, Mr King has provided  his Red Week and Blue Week times and you can check when your  English class is due to visit the Library by clicking  here.

 You should also remember that you can visit the Library and borrow  books or magazines before and after school most days as well as at  lunch time.                                                                           N.McI





 'THE ENGLISH STUDY' ADDED TO K.A. WEB

 As part of a major and on-going upgrade of the English section of the  school website, I have added The English Study - designed to provide  support and guidance for those students who want to do well in  English. In the Study, at the click of a button, students can access  dictionaries, encyclopedias, grammar help, punctuation, poetry, prose,  writing tips, tests, games, other pupils' writing, novels, short stories,  figures of speech and the Complete Works of Shakespeare.   N.McIlvanney

 CONGRATULATIONS TO CUP FINAL HERO, CRAIG CONWAY!

 Congratulations and very well done to former pupil Craig Conway whose  two goals and man-of-the-match performance helped Dundee United  win the Scottish Cup final on Saturday 15th May
at Hampden Park.  Craig put in a fantastic performance throughout the match but it was  towards the end of the game that he really came into his own and  inflicted major damage on opponents Ross County, scoring in the 75th  minute and again in the 86th. It's fair to say that his goal celebrations  suggested that he was quite pleased.

 When the match ended, Craig was the first player from the winning side  to offer his commiserations to the defeated and disappointed Ross  County players - a gentleman as well as a star! Well done Craig - we  are all proud of you and your achievement! (Although we are just a bit  relieved that your Scottish Cup triumph wasn't with your last club.......)

The Ghaist o ‘A' Flair

The following is the remarkable story of the ghost that is said to haunt the ‘A' floor of Kilmarnock Academy. Not only is it a chilling tale of death at the hands of a teacher, but it also gives interesting insights into society some half a century ago. The social divisions it describes and the barbarity of life at school will seem primitive to the modern ear.

This account was recorded by myself from a former pupil of Kilmarnock Academy who wishes to remain anonymous and I had to swear to keep his name secret before he agreed to talk (I suspect that this is because he was the boy who attempts to kiss the girl near the end of this account. The level of descriptive detail at this point in his story suggests an eyewitness).

My informant spoke in the broad language of the Kilmarnock streets. I tried to put his account into proper English, but after several failed attempts, thought it best to reproduce it in the old Scottish tongue giving as far as possible his pronunciation as that, I feel, gives the story a certain local charm. However, to help the reader, those words which might give particular difficulty are in black type and their meaning is given at the end.

Dr N Dickson

If you feel brave enough to read that account click here.


EXPLORING THE PAST

Click on the maps below to see what Kilmarnock was like in days gone by.

 THE HUMAN COST OF KNIFE CRIME

 Some time ago I worked on pages for this website commemorating  former pupils who died in the two world wars. At the time I stated that  the real emotional impact of that memorial derived from the fact that  the individual stories and tributes succeeded in humanising the  statistics, giving a real sense of the lives behind the names and  conveying an overwhelming sense of loss. A while back I came across a  web page that did the same thing for young victims of another tragic  war - on the streets of modern Britain. Anyone who thinks that it's cool  to be "tooled up" should click here.                                 N. McIlvanney