Sunday, 29 September 2013

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Monday, 23 September 2013

24th September - PUNCTUATION DAY!

   The importance of proper punctuation forms the center of an ongoing debate, where the necessity of clear and precise communication is held up against the need for an evolution language. 
   Punctuation Day argues that the correct use of apostrophes, semicolons and other punctuation is critical if you’re to get your (rather than, say, you’re) message across. 

   If you’ve spotted any examples of bad punctuation, take Punctuation Day as an opportunity to share them with your friends to promote awareness.

   This day was founded by Jeff Rubin in 2004.

See how punctuation is important:

Sunday, 22 September 2013

T. S. Eliot - 125th anniversary of his birth (26th September)

T. S. Eliot was born on 26th September 1888, 125 years ago.
He was an American-born British poet, playwright, editor, literary and social critic.

He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948, for his outstanding poetry.

Some of his best-known poems are:

- The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (1915)
- The Wasteland ( 1922)
- The Hollow Men (1925)
- Ash Wednesday ( 1930)
- Four Quartets ( 1945)

Listen to the actor Leo Marks reading an excerpt from the poem Burnt Norton:

Saturday, 21 September 2013




                          POSSESSIVE PRONOUNS:

Sunday, 15 September 2013

It's Autumn time!


The wind is playing autumn games
Through the gardens and the lanes.
Picking up, and swirling round
Leaves of orange, red and brown.

Gusting through each swaying tree,
Tossing apples till they're free.
Shaking conkers till they drop
And open wide with prickly pop.

The wind is dancing, full of fun,
Laughing in the autumn sun.
It tumbles acorns, fir-cones, leaves,
To make a carpet under trees.

© to Brenda Williams




Saturday, 14 September 2013

Talk Like a Pirate Day - 19th September!

TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY encourages you to inject pirate-themed words and noises into everything you say.
Talk like a pirate at home, at work, at school, with friends, on the phone and to everybody you meet!
Top it off by dressing like a pirate,too!

Now learn the words...

...sing along the "Drunken Sailor"...

...and help Puke, the Pirate finding a treasure map...

Friday, 13 September 2013


Summer has ended! It's time to go to school.

Why don't you relax a little bit and listen to this song?

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

THE HORN DANCE - an unusual tradition!

The Abbots Bromley Horn Dance, performed at the Barthelmy Fair in August 1226, is one of the few ritual customs to survive the passage of time.

Taking place on Monday 9th September in 2013, this annual event attracts visitors from around the world to view this spectacular and unusual display.

    After collecting the horns from the church at eight o'clock in the morning, the Horn Dancers perform their dance throughout the village and its surrounding farms and pubs. 
It’s a walk of about 16 kilometers.

   At the end of a long and exhausting day, the horns are returned to the church in the evening. 
  Attractions during the day include exhibitions, craft stalls and, of course, the local pubs.

Monday, 2 September 2013

GRANDPARENTS' DAY in USA - 8th September

Grandparents' Day is celebrated on 8th September 2013 in the US and 6th October 2013 in the UK.

"Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. 
Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children."
Alex Haley

Welcoming the grandchildren!
Grandparents are important to children in so many ways. They have patience and time when parents are often busy. They have stories to tell and interesting games to play. They are also good for treats and spoiling, which we all need from time to time!

In America, National Grandparents Day was proclaimed in 1978 by President Jimmy Carter at the instigation of a housewife from West Virginia, Marian McQuade.

In the UK, some people are now beginning to celebrate Grandparent's Day too!

According to the National Grandparents Day website, the aim of National Grandparents Day is:
  • To honour grandparents
  • To give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children's children
  • To help children become aware of the strength, information and guidance older people can offer.

"Grandmas and Grandpas are everything nice.
Like presents and candy and raspberry ice.
And chocolate fudge sundaes, with cherries on top.
And popcorn and peanuts and grape soda pop.
In winter or summer, in rain or in sun,
Grandmas and Grandpas are wonderful fun!"

Grandparents and children laughing