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Monday, 18 August 2014

The Night Project 2014 Recap

The Night Project 2014 is running from 11th - 23rd August, 2014 at Horne Learning Services English classes. The Night Project is open for all of our students, both children and adults, with prizes awaiting the 5 best entries.

Winner, 2nd place and 3rd place trophies (children) are up for grabs in The Night Project 2014 by Horne Learning Services

Winner's plaque in the adult category

Students are given coloured paper, 2 pieces of each colour. With this paper, they are to create something on the topic of 'Night.' They may use as much of the paper as they like. Their project may be as big or as small as they wish. It may take the form of a poster, book, brochure, or anything they like.

Students can use any stationery which we provide, and bring along their own to the class.

Students must include a piece of writing with their project. Primary school students = 80+ words; Secondary school students = 100+ words; Adults = 125+ words

There are 2 weeks to complete The Night Project. Work may only be done in the class. The Night Project began last week, with this week the chance to finish off. At the half-way stage, there has been a lot of creativity and many different interpretations of the theme. We are excited to see the finished articles soon and get judging on which are the best.

All projects will be returned to our students for their own keeping once the judging and prize-giving has been completed.

Monday, 11 August 2014

The Night Project

For starters, I apologise for the poor video quality - we're still trying to figure out the best device we have for video-making!

The video should have everything covered. The only other thing I would add is that students may do as much research at home to generate ideas during the 2 weeks as they like, but they can only work on their project in the class.

We are looking for something unique and creative!

Having said that, we are excited to declare "open" the August Night Project and look forward to seeing our students' creativity in action!

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Word Game upgrade

Each English class begins with a word game, a vocabulary building exercise. Sometimes we present students with a word, for example:


Our students are then asked to make a list of words by using the letters in the main word. For example:

1. sit
2. pat
3. station
4. sent
5. priest

Another way we exercise vocabulary is by giving students a single letter ie. "B". They then proceed to write down every word they can think of that begins with the letter "B".

Sometimes we will present two letters ie. S,T. Students must then make two words beginning with these letters, that make sense. For example, Sticky Tarts.

We have been practicing these word games for a number of years and the children love it. As of August 2014 we will be slightly upgrading the word game in an effort to try and give our students something new and fresh.

Students will now be making words and calculating the total of all the letters so that each word has a score. Of course, the more challenging letters to use have greater value!

We have another project lined up for August, which we'll discuss soon.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Movie Week for July 2014 - The Croods

The Croods is an excellent movie which depicts a family of cave dwellers who eventually open their eyes to new horizons. Mr. Crood is a stubborn father who only wants to protect his family and whose rules are threatened by the arrival of Guy, who becomes friendly with his daughter and offers greater optimism for the future.

As usual, we have prepared questions which will test students' comprehension skills. So sit back, get your pencils ready, and enjoy the show!