Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Year 7 Science Home Learning - Wind Power

You might find the following web links useful for your research into Wind Turbines:

Energy for kids

British Wind Energy Association

US Department of Energy

Arguments for Wind energy

Arguments against Wind energy

You can find books about Wind power/energy and alternative energy in the 900s section (910.13379) - please ask a librarian to help you find the books you need.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Booked Up 2009

Year 7s are in the process of choosing their free Booked Up book.  All Year 7 English groups will have a chance to see the Booked Up DVD, look at all the Booked Up books on display and view the Booked Up magazine to help them make their decision.  The free books are due to be delivered in early December.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

John Harris tells his stories

John Harris, the storyteller, was in the Chapman Library all day today.  He gave some great performances to lower school students and to some 6th form English groups.

John also left some copies of his books which are available to borrow in the library.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Storyteller visit next week

John Harris, a professional storyteller, will be presenting workshops to different classes next Thursday in the Chapman Library.

For more information about John, visit his website.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Year 7 Induction Competition

Welcome to all Year 7!

To enter the competition you will need to  navigate around the blog and answer the following questions as you do.

Use the menu bar down the right hand side of the page to answer these questions.

1. Click on one of the 'News Headlines'.  Which news site does this take you to?

2. Look at the 'Latest Library News' section.  Click on the 'Booked Up' link to take you to the 'Booked Up' website.  Which book is on the top of the  pile on the Your Space page?

3. Look at 'Finding Information on this Blog' and click on Recommended Websites.
Read the item 'Back to School'.  What is the name of the useful website that is mentioned as being especially designed for school students.

4. Find the 'Interactive calendar'.  Which special events are celebrated on 8th October?

5. Click on the 'Yr 7 Home Learning' link in the 'Finding Information on this Blog' section. Now write down the title of the first post in this section.

Put your answers on an answer sheet - you can pick up one in the library- and hand it to a librarian.

Prizes will be awarded after the closing date (30th November)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Back to School!

Watch this blog for all sorts of advice and help with your school work!

Be ahead of the crowd - use our recommended websites to get straight to the information you need.

Try Schools Wikipedia - A Wikipedia especially for students: contained a selection of articles that have been edited and checked. It'll be especially useful for this term's home learning tasks.