Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Survival Guide to AC T4W4-5 Task Due 30/11

Book Charts - you need to get these done and handed in on Wednesday 30th November.

This week for homework I want you to write a 'survival guide' or write up some tips for Year 8's that will be starting our school next year.  It needs to be at least 3 paragraphs.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Thank you letters T4W4 Task Due 23/11

The end of your first year at Alfriston College is coming to an end - only a few weeks left!
Your task this week is to write a thank you letter to one of your teachers from this year.
You need to write at least 2-3 paragraphs and format the letter correctly - cast your mind back to our first assessment!
Post the letter up on your blog and I will email your blog address to the appropriate teacher.

P.S. Make sure you are reading your books for homework so you have something to write about for your reading chart assessment.

Friday, November 11, 2011


To Ruta-Kau, Venus, Lauren, William, Ajay and Brooke for gaining an Excellence on the Close Reading test.
Well done!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Catch Up / Book Charts T4W3

Firstly, thank you for all your hard work on the 2011 magazine.  It looks great and I think it is the best yet!

This week I want all of you to go back and check your comments from me on your past posts and fix up anything I have mentioned.  Thank you to those who have already done this; it is something that I expect you to do weekly.  If your work is not up to standard you need to correct it.  It is not acceptable to hand in nothing or work of poor quality.

I also want you to get started on your book charts.  We will go to the library at the start of Friday's class if you need to get a book out.  You can write the answers to the book charts up on your blog if you wish instead of on paper.

Last thing - you will be getting your Close Reading test results back on Friday :)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Celebrations T4W2 Task Due 9/11

Recently there have been a few annual celebrations have occurred such as Halloween and Diwali.  Also Guy Fawkes and Christmas are coming up.

This week I want you to pick an event that your family celebrates each year (or one that you don't know about if you want to find out about something completely different) and present some information about it.
Information you must include:
  • Explain the history of the event.
  • How it is the event celebrated around the world?
  • If it is an event your family celebrates, what do you do?
  • Are there rules and regulations surrounding the celebration?
  • Who celebrates it?

You need to put together something that explains the event so that someone new to our planet would understand what it is all about.  Some on-line options for presenting you information are:
  • Set your information out like a wikipedia entry
  • Make a document such as a powerpoint and upload it to your blog
  • Create an online poster using a site such as and provide the link
  • Make a video and upload it
You are also welcome to hand in something on paper :)

Other tasks you need to complete:
  1. Comment on two blogs made by other members from our class giving them some feedback.
  2. Go back and read the comments I have left you.  Some people need to fix up previous homework.  I am not counting this homework as finished until it has been fixed and home will be contacted.  I have put a list up of people who need to do this on the right hand side but I may have missed some by accident.
  3. Make sure you get two books read for your reading charts.