Within the overall school context a magazine is excellent in providing a focus for written work: children know that a particularly effective piece of writing may be published. This potential for communication with a real audience provides motivation and encourages attention to style and accuracy. Woodside writers have a chance to practise a variety of text types - articles, reviews, letters, crosswords, cartoons, graphs and tables. Decisions about content provide a forum for discussion and negotiation. Finally, in common with all project work, learner autonomy and co-operation are fostered as children try out different roles and learn to get on with their peers.
Hope that you enjoy reading a selection of articles written by our pupils.