Tag Archives: English Department

Book trailers

For the past couple of months, Mrs Jeffrey’s 3rd year English class have been working on book trailers. Some groups chose to create a trailer for a book from this year’s Catalyst Longlist, which others preferred to work on a … Continue reading

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V Campbell Q & A

Back in September, author V Campbell came along to Our Lady’s to discuss her first novel, Viking Gold. Unfortunately we had no time for questions at the end so pupils wrote down all of their queries and they were posted … Continue reading

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Scottish Ambassadors

2nd year English classes are writing blog posts based on the novel or drama they are currently studying in class. Miss Connell’s class are deciding who would make a suitable ambassador for Scotland. Success criteria for blog articles: includes at … Continue reading

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Blogging Goodnight Mr Tom

2nd year English classes are writing blog posts based on the novel or drama they are currently studying in class. Mrs Mitchell’s class are working on how World War II affected the characters in the book, Goodnight Mr Tom Success … Continue reading

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National Poetry Day 2012

The theme for this year’s National Poetry Day was ‘Stars’ so we used the named stars to create our own little Milky Ways. There are approximately 400 stars with names and not just numbers in our galaxy, and pupils were … Continue reading

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Millions of Saints

2nd year English classes are writing blog posts based on the novel or drama they are currently studying in class. Miss MsGhee’s class are investigating a saint of their choice, following the example of Damien in Millions. Success criteria for … Continue reading

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Twisting Oliver

2nd year English classes are writing blog posts based on the novel or drama they are currently studying in class. Miss Murphy’s class are going back in time to discover the Victorian world of Oliver Twist. Success criteria for blog … Continue reading

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Pacific and to the point

1st year English classes are starting an investigation that encourages them to focus on gathering relevant material. Their task is to create a poster that would encourage people to visit one of the island countries of the Pacific Ocean. So … Continue reading

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Scotland History / Mystery (Ms McGhee)

Ms McGhee’s mob are continuing to work on the props for their Scotland History / Mystery presentations. Along the way, the class are learning the best ways of downloading and saving their images, managing their time between prop creation and … Continue reading

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Cathy MacPhail

Report by Ms Stevenson The S3 and S4 pupils of Mrs Millar that were lucky enough to participate in the Catalyst Awards 2011 have had all their efforts rewarded with a visit from shortlisted author Cathy MacPhail. The visit was … Continue reading

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