We are very excited to have launched our Chase Bridge Blog site which is written and edited by our junior journalists and photo journalists.  Each of our classes will have their own dedicated blog, so all children at Chase Bridge will be contributing to their class blog throughout the year. 

Blogging will give the children the opportunity to share their news, stories, learning and achievements with parents and the wider community.  The world wide web is their audience!

Why should children blog?

By providing a safe and monitored online environment, the children will be able to express themselves and interact confidently.  It provides excellent opportunities for them to write in a wide range of genres, to use varied media tools and to engage with people from all around the world (all incoming comments are checked and approved before they are posted).  It gives them a real purpose for writing and an audience to write for. 

Blogging also ties in with the new Computing Curriculum and the children will be regularly reminded to follow our safe blogging rules.

Our news focus for the start of the year is the Rugby World Cup.  Please click on the link to read about the amazing rugby related experiences they have posted so far.

https://chase-bridge-primary-school.j2bloggy.com

Our children are very keen to know that you have visited their blog, so please take a moment to leave an encouraging comment (please remember to use your first name only) and support them in their learning.

Other recommended links:

What is a blog? – VideoCentral from London Grid For Learning

http://videocentralhd.lgfl.org.uk/Play.aspx?id=9efhJIGMTyQj8d

Why should schools blog? – BrainPOP UK

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJRFYnNP0c8

Blog early, blog often – Independent online article, February 2011

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/blog-early-blog-often-the-secret-to-making-boys-write-properly-2211232.html