Booked Up 2011

Tommorrow the MRC begins to hand out the Booked Up books to all year 7 based upon their choices.

 

We wait until now to help make sure they are collected and it’s great giving them out this side of Christmas. Ho ho ho!

During the last week of term the DEAR Homepage focusses on the Booked Up books, with activites realated to the individual books.

Short Story Competition

As part of DEAR and to celebrate National Short Stories week you can take part in the National Short Story competition (open to all year 7 & 8 students).

 

 

Stories need to use the title “The Choice” and have between 900 and 1000 words.

Entries need to be written in Word and emailed to me, Sarah.Masters@thomasdeaconacademy.com, by the end of term, when the best entries will be sent off ready for the early January closing date.

Tips for students

Coming soon….. Book Fair

The Book fair is due to arrive on the 9th of November and will be based in the atrium for a week. So start saving up your pocket money now!

MRC Inter-form Competition 2010 -2011

Here is the ‘Podcast’ for the MRC Inter-form Competition 2010-2011

Again well done to C ABa and can anyone beat them next year?

Booked Up 2011 Titles Announced

New Booked Up titles revealed…

The 17 book titles that will be on offer to all Year 7 pupils in England from September 2011 are now online at Booked Up, which is celebrating its fifth year.

The programme will deliver 650,000 free books from a list that includes winners of the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize and the Blue Peter Book Award.

Our Year 7 students will again be able to choose which book they want during the Term 2.

The 2011 Booked Up book list:
* Pumpkin Grumpkin by John Agard and Grace Nichols
* The Name of This Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch                                                                                                                                               * Artichoke Hearts by Sita Brahmachari                                                                                                                                                                                 * How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell
* The Ghost Box by Catherine Fisher
* The Kick Off by Dan Freedman
* Mortlock by Jon Mayhew     
* Why is Snot Green? by Glenn Murphy
* Big Nate – The Boy with the Biggest Head in the World by Lincoln Peirce
* Dead Man’s Cove by Lauren St John
* Frankie Foster: Fizzy Pop by Jean Ure
* The Truth About Leo by David Yelland
* Boffin Boy and the Wizard of Edo by David Orme and Peter Richardson
* Little Bo Peep has Knickers That Bleep by Laurence Anholt & Arthur Robins
* The Dragon Machine by Helen Ward and Wayne Anderson
* You Choose by Pippa Goodhart and Nick Sharratt                                                                                                                                                               * Don’t You Dare, Dragon! by Annie Kubler

2011 Booked Up books. FREE to all Year 7’s in term 2

Keep your eye peeled for further information later in the year on how to claim your free book.

 

Year 6 Induction Days -Summer Reading Scheme

As part of the Year 6 induction days here today and tomorrow at TDA the MRC is involved in several events.

The MRC has teamed up with Peterborough City Libraries to take advantage of the National Summer Reading Scheme.

During the i-connect session Year 6 students will attend a rolling programme to introduce them to the Summer Reading Challenge which will help to stop the Summer Holidays Reading dip; raise self-esteem and increase confidence and enjoyment in reading.

The challenge is to read 6 library books and there are lots of rewards and incentives to keep going. Plus a huge celebration for those who successfully read 6 books. We will be following our students and providing further recognition in the Autumn Term.

Later during the induction day there will be a separate session for parents to encourage maximum participation, to allow for a positive start in September for their child.

Literary Festival

Over the next two weeks the MRC is supporting Comms College in their first Literary Festival.

Coming to the TDA this week are

Author GP Taylor – writer of Shadowmancer,

and Scriptwriter Laura Watson who has written for both Casualty and EastEnders.

They will be talking to Year 7 and 8 students as well as the top four borrowing tutor groups.