Monday, 29 July 2013

2013 Award Winners!

Yet again, the performance of pupils from Kyle Academy in Accelerated Reader has been outstanding. This has been recognised with the presentation of certificates and book tokens at prize giving.

The top 5 pupils with the highest scores in S1 are Zoe Dinnie, Aidan Johnstone, Callum Cormican, Rand Tayyem and Matthew Lubek.

The top 5 pupils with the highest scores in S2 are Beth Chalmers, Quentin Norris, Niamh Gilfillan, Erin Robertson and Lara Seville.

In addition Jack Allen (S1) and Declan Thomson (S2) both won awards for consistent positive effort and achievement in reading. Marcus McCulloch (S1) is a well deserved recipient of the John Peter Boyle Memorial Award.

Well done to all!

Amazing Accelerated Reader stats!

• Pupils at Kyle Academy have read and undertaken quizzes on 2060 books!

• Pupils have read an amazing 72,439,894 words!

65% of pupils have averaged 85% or more on book quizzes!

91% of pupils have participated in the scheme and undertaken a quiz!
Figures April 2013.

Technical problems!

Unfortunately, I have not been able to update this Blog as often as I would like due to the Recent Upgrade to Windows 8, which won't let me sign in to Blogger. Hopefully this will be resolved soon so I can share more good news from Kyle Academy!

Friday, 17 May 2013

Boswell Book Festival 2013!

                                                                                                                                                           Pupils from Kyle thoroughly enjoyed the visit to the Boswell Book Festival in glorious sunshine today!

Award winning author Keith Gray talked about his background and how he became a successful writer.  His advice is that anyone can become an author, what you need most is Imagination and Experience. He also regaled us witth some funny anecdotes before signing books and meeting pupils.
We then enjoyed a tour of the house, meeting Boswell, his father, housekeeper and maid.
Pupils then participated in a writing workshop to round off the morning.
A great day out!

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Carnegie Book Awards 2013!

Kyle Academy will be shadowing the 2013 CILIP Carnegie Children's Book Awards. Eight great titles have been nominated:
Wonder by R.J.Palacio; Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein; A Boy and a Bear in a Boat by Dave Shelton; Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick; In Darkness by Nick Lake; Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner; A Greyhound of a Girl by Roddy Doyle and The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan.
Please come and join our shadowing group! More information here:   Shortlist 2013

Boswell Book Festival May 2013!

Places are still available on the S1 and S2 trip to the Boswell Book Festival on May 17th, 2013!
We will be attending the event:
Books are for Life, Not Just for Homework  with author Keith Gray.
More details can be found here: Boswell Book Festival
See Mr Waterston for a consent form.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Happy World Book Night 2013!

To celebrate World Book Night 2013, Mr Waterston has special copies of
Andy McNab's Last Night Another Soldier...
to give free to good homes!

World Book Night is all about sharing stories  and spreading the joy of reading. To find out more go to: