Time for a new joker?

This one is very easy, simply show Mrs Harris your ring binder – up to date, with all the indexes completed, vocab tests corrected and big tests signed 🙂

Some Great Ways to Start the School Year!

Welcome back! I hope you had a great holiday and are ready to start work! Here are some ideas to help you make the best possible start to the year!

  1. Get prepared! – Buy plenty of paper and fill up your pencil case! For ring binders I suggest you wait until you know what colour your coursebook will be, it’s much easier to bring the right binder if it’s the same colour as your book, DO NOT buy 10 binders the same colour!!

2. Start using your brain again! Read a book (yes a book!!😳) Play quizlet to revise your vocab,etc.

3. Try and get a good night’s sleep the night before class starts – but don’t panic that you can’t sleep, one short night won’t matter if you are well rested from the holidays, and a couple of days at school will help you sleep earlier pretty quickly!

4. Read this article over on my other website. This new site is still under construction, but you will find lots of information on Learning Strategies and Language Coaching that will help you learn even better than before!

New Term, New Joker!

Hi! Hope you had a great holiday! Here are some ways to win new jokers this term- there are lots of things to do for our Open Day on Saturday 24th April 🙂

Make a Poster

All classes: make a poster of any of the following topics:

Töpffer Lycée – Geneva- English class-Anglophones-Appuis

6ème: make a poster of:

Your Invented School-Pets-A recipe-Charlie & the Chocolate Factory – A day in London with paddington -Design a superhero

Make a Mindmap

This can be on any theme you’ve studied in English this year, so for the 4ème for example; Ireland, canada, time Capsules, Australia… 6ème; school (rules, uniforms, subjects…)Pets & how to care for them, London, Food, …

Write a letter

Write a letter to a future student (in English!) telling them why they should come to our school

Bring Something tasty!

Anyone who brings something they’ve made (along with the recipe in English) to the Open Day gets an extra Joker!

Lego Construction!

Mrs Harris needs help building her lego london, come to anglophone on Monday 5pm or Wednesday 1pm and give her a hand!

Changes this Week



due to some family issues here at Harris Towers there will be some changes this week:

  • I’m afraid there won’t be teatime this week
  • I might not be about to zoom your lessons to you – but don’t worry I’ll leave you plenty of work!
  • Talking of work, it seems some of us teachers have been a little over-enthusiastic in the work we’ve given you, so I’m going to give a lot less this week.
  • If however you have some time to practice your English then choose from the activities below:

MONDAY– Bored??? Find the cure to boredom here.

TUESDAY– Today is my birthday! – Write me a message telling me about your BEST BIRTHDAY EVER!

WEDNESDAY– Check out this text about April Fool’s day 🙂

THURSDAY– Sick of teachers telling you hat to learn? What would you LIKE to learn about?Have a think and then send me a message telling me about what you want to learn and why.

FRIDAY- ALMOST THE HOLIDAYS, but not quite! These are extremely unusual times we live in, write me a letter about how you are living and studying in confinement, what is your new typical day? Who are you living with? What are the advantages of confinement? and the disadvantages? (Keep a copy – it will be interesting to look at in a few years’ time.)


CM1 – collect objects for our house

CM2 – write a journal everyday of what you do- you can use the present, remember the -s for he/she

6ème – write a journal every day USING THE PAST TENSE

Everyone else: check you have done all the activities in your workbook up to where we are now, revise all the old vocab lists – use quizlet! Put your phone in English, watch series in English, add English subtitles to you youtube videos, learn the words to your favourite English song,…