Wednesday, 19 December 2007

RadioHigh's Christmas Special

The children in L7 worked hard this week to create a Christmas show at RadioHigh. The show is full of Christmas cheer that will certainly get you in the Christmas spirit. To hear the show pop over to RadioHigh.

Tuesday, 18 December 2007

Merry Christmas From L1W

Listen to the children in L1W sing a well know Christmas Song.

Test 2 - The Twelve Days Of Christmas

Texting or typing - which one is the best? Let's see how the L7 children in test 2 where they are racing one another to type the next well know Christmas Carol.

Test 1 - We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Test 1 is to type We Wish You A Merry Christmas using a qwerty keyboard, a cre8txt or a cre8txt with predicitive text. See the results in the comments section.

Texter Or Typer?

Are you a texter or typer? Do you prefer a qwerty keyboard or a mobile phone layout? Do you use predictive text or do you find it difficult? Are you faster at texting than typing? What do you use most - a keyboard or a mobile phone? What would you prefer to use?

Find out the L7 children's views on the above questions before they put the cre8txt product through a series of tests.

Thursday, 6 December 2007

RadioHigh Inspection

RadioHigh is out again with a fast paced show and a inspection! Well rather than the show being under inspection the inspector was put in the hot seat for this show's interview. Tune in to RadioHigh by clicking HERE.

Ted & Mark's Latest Adventures

Friday, 30 November 2007

RadioHigh Is Here!

RadioHigh's first show this term is now live at our RadioHigh Blog The show is packed with interviews, sports and some interesting facts and jokes. Click on the link above to hear the High School of Dundee's premier radio show.

Thursday, 29 November 2007

Ted & Mark's Latest Adventures

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Tuesday, 27 November 2007

Voices Of The World Are Stars

This month's task for Voices Of The World was to sing Twinkle Twinkle in your own language. The children in L2W completed this task which you can hear in the slideshow below along with other schools from around the world. To see and hear each school individually then go to the Voices Of The World site and November's task.

Monday, 26 November 2007

We Are In The Shortlist For An Award

Our project, Voices Of The World, is in the shortlist to win a global prize. This is very exciting and all it needs is your vote to make it to the final. Click HERE to vote for us. Don't forget to ask your friends and family to vote too.

Sunday, 25 November 2007

Message From Ted

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Remembrance Report

Dougal and Findlay fron L6A wrote a report about Remembrance Day Parade for RadioHigh. You can read what they wrote below:

On Friday 9th November 2007 The High School of Dundee held their Remembrance Day Parade. Halge sat and watched the parade from the classroom window. This is what he saw:The cadets marched on, followed by the pipes and drums and Halge loved the sight even altghough he was watching from a distance. The cadets were all lined up and the Sergent Major gave an order for the colours to be presented. The Pipe Band then played Highland Cathedral. A poppy reef was presented by Alice Burnet and Duncan Leese and the head boy and girl. There was a two minute to allow us all time to think about the many people who gave their lives in the first and second world wars. It is also a time to think about other wars being fought today. The minister said a prayor. The Sergent Major dismised all of the pipes and drums and the cadets. All of the other High School pupils quietly walked back to their classrooms.Lots of people wore a poppy as a mark of respect. In 1918 gun shots died down in Belgum France and Germany marking the end of the First World War. After four years of fighiting more than 20 million men and woman were dead. World War Two began on the ist September 1939 . World WarTwo was the most blood sheading war ever and a tough war for the United Kingdom.

Why All The Siniging And Dancing?

Two L6A boys interviewed Mrs Tonner to find out why she chose her latest assembly with an L4 class. To find out more read below:

So Mrs Tonner why choose Jack and the Beanstalk?
I choose Jack and the Beanstalk because Rauld Dahl wrote it and it had a very intresting story to it.I also choose it because it is a story that the whole school know.This is not just the standard Jack and the Beanstalk this is funnier and more exciting to watch with the addition of music.

How long did it take you to prepare for this play?
OH This play took ages to prepare for we had actually already done this play the year before but the fire alarm went off 3 times when we were performing to the school which spoilt the play.

Who is your favuorite character?
That would have to be the giant.

Do you use the same costumes for other plays?
So you found out ! I do use the same costumes for other plays such as Zoom and the Little Red Riding Hood assembly I did the week before.

Was it fun ?
It was great fun getting everyone to learn all of there lines, songs and parts but best of all was watching the audience reaction!

Saturday, 24 November 2007

Reached The Two Thousand Mark!

No we are not talking about Mark and Ted as we know they have travelled over 9000 miles. Instead, we are talking about the amount of visitors to our blog. Since we placed the counter on the site less than 10 weeks ago we have had more than 2000 visitors. This is exciting as people from around the world are reading and listening to what we do. Do you know how many people visit the site roughly each day using the information above? The first correct answer wins a sticker. Mrs Tonner

Thursday, 22 November 2007

Ted & Mark's Latest Adventures

Thursday, 15 November 2007

Mark & Ted Over Half Way There...

Listen to Ted's adventure with Mark this week.

Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Mark & Ted In Thailand

The children in L4 were learning about the wonderful country of Thailand that Mark and Ted travelled through on their around the world adventure. Listen and watch one of the sideshows created by some of the children in L4R.

Sunday, 11 November 2007

Look What L2M Made In ICT.

Look what Mrs Mordente's class made in ICT with Mrs Tonner. First they recorded their poem using Mrs Tonner's recording equipment then they created pictures in Paint. Mrs Tonner put the pictures and voices together to make a Firework presentation which you can view at the L2 wikispace. We hope you enjoy watching and listening to L2M's work.

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Voices Of The World - November

This month's task for our global project Voices Of The World was created by L2W. The task for all the different countries around the world was to sing and record Twinkle Twinkle in their own language using a backing track Mrs Tonner created. The children then created pictures in Paint to go with the song. Look at the finished results on L2W's wikispace. At the end of November the songs from all around the world are released by Mrs Tonner so we can hear all the different voices singing Twinkle Twinkle in their own language.

Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Where Are Mark & Ted This Week?

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Monday, 22 October 2007

Let's Get Mobile

Mobile phones are now part of our lives where we can use them anytime, anyplace, anyhere. The 'anytime, anyplace, anywhere' slogan does not always work due to restrictions that are in place. In hospitals we are not allowed to use mobile phones as they interfere with the hosipital equipment. In garages mobiles should be turned off when in the forecourt just like when we come into classrooms.

Before we start learning about how to use mobile phones constructively, let's find out what we know about mobile phones at the present. How young do you think you should be before you have a mobile phone? How much should you pay for a mobile phone? What devices do you want on a mobile phone? Where should you be allowed to use them?

These are just a few questions given to the L7 children who are exploring the potential of mobile phones.

Thursday, 18 October 2007

Thursday, 27 September 2007

What's Ted Asking This Week?

Listen carefully to Ted Bear this week as he has something important to ask.

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Wednesday, 19 September 2007

Mobile Phones - Good Or Bad?

Today four primary seven children, Mrs Tonner and Mrs Rose went on the train to Glasgow to the SECC. Olivia, Jenna, Ronan and Rory were helping Mrs Tonner with her presentation about mobile phones in education. We wanted to show how they could be used constructively. At the end of the talk we invited our guests to ask us a question about mobile phones using their phones. On our way home we hope to use Mrs Tonner's phone to look at the blog and answer their questions. Let's hope they are not too tricky!

Thursday, 13 September 2007

Where Are Mark & Ted This Week?

Find out Ted Bear's latest adventures with Mark as they cycle around the world.

Find out what interesting facts Mrs Coupar's class found out about Iran.

To view a larger version of the above voicethread click HERE.

Thursday, 6 September 2007

Ted And Mark Cycle Through Turkey

Listen to Ted's latest adventures cycling around the world with Mark.

Monday, 3 September 2007

Meet Our Primary Two Children

The children in Primary 2 have created an animated class pet that would love to introduce the class to the world. Click on the picture below to find out more.

Meet Our New Primary One Children

Meet the new Primary 1 children through their animated class pet! Both classes have chosen a pet that wants to say hello to the world. Click on the picture above to hear and see more.

Friday, 31 August 2007

Ted Bear's Adventures With Mark Beaumont

Ted Bear is getting ready to travel to Iran to meet Mark Beaumont. On Sunday 5th August 2007, Mark Beaumont cycled out of Paris on a solo attempt to break the 18,000 mile World Record to become the fastest person to have ever circumnavigated the globe by bicycle. Ted Bear has packed his case ready to meet Mark in Iran. Each week Ted will tell everyone a little bit about his adventures with Mark with a little help from the children at The High School of Dundee's Junior School.

Below are examples of how Ted might tell his weekly tales:

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Friday, 22 June 2007

Movie Madness

Movie time and the first batch of primary 6 movies are wining there way to the world. First to get their is 'Under The Sea'.

Tuesday, 19 June 2007

Muhammed looks after Brunel

Brunel came to stay with me for a few days. We did lots of things together. The weather was great so we spent time outside in the garden on swing, the slide and the trampoline. After that we had tea and then played tig with me sister Aamira. Brunel played fairly and we all had fun. Before bedtime he had a turn on my PS2. It was a wrestling game and he did well for a beginner. In my house Brunel liked to sit on the red leather sofa!

Muhammed L3H

Brunel goes to Piperdam for a swim!

When Brunel came to stay he had a healthy breakfast! It was one of my favourites – banana sandwich. We went to Piperdam for the day. It is a Country Club very near me and we go quite often. There is a big swimming pool there and Brunel had a dip but he preferred to lie on the sunbeds beside the pool. He looks very relaxed with his sunglasses on! When we came home Brunel and I went out to play in my garden. He was very good on the monkey bars because he is a bit of a monkey!

Jack Sparrow L3H

Monday, 18 June 2007

Movie Mania

The children in primary 3 have just finished their 'mummy' movies. Have a look at the one below or watch all the movies at their wiki page.

Thursday, 3 May 2007

Non Uniform Day

On Tuesday 1st May the Junior and Senior School held a non uniform day in aid of
Leukaemia Research. The total raised was £2200. Well done everyone.

Wednesday, 18 April 2007

What A Trip!!!

Find out what the L6 children thought about their trip to Dalguise before the Easter holidays.

Friday, 30 March 2007

Easter Time

The Easter holidays are just about started and the children are very excited. This morning we had our curch service at St Andrew's Parish Church led by Mr Petrie. The primary 4/5 choir sang 'Something To Sing About' expertly. Rory and Alice from primary 6 delivered their readings with confidence.

This is the first time the Junior children have visited St Andrew's Parish Church. Here is a little history about the church:

  • It was completed in 1774;
  • The spire rises to 139 feet;
  • There is a splendid west tower with a classical steeple;
  • The clock now in St Andrew’s steeple was made by James Ivory, Dundee.

Have a wonderful holiday boys and girls and don't eat too many Easter eggs.

Mrs Tonner

Wednesday, 28 March 2007

Back On Home Land

Back On Home Land
Originally uploaded by Dundeehigh.

It is 5.07 pm and we have just arrived back in England. The journey through France was bearable with various entertainment in the form of music and DVDs. Have to say that it did not live up to our entertainment yesterday where various dedications were given in various formats like opera stlye. Each teacher on coach 2 delighted the children with their unique approach to each dedication. The children obviously recognised the wealth of talent on their coach that they requested a bus idol to which the teachers glady accepted. The competition was tough with each teacher singing two numbers. Mr Jack was the outright winner though mainly on sympathy votes!!Requests for another bus idol were given but Mr Jack is now in retirement.

Today we stopped tr Calais shopping centre where everyone managed to find something to spend their money on. In a short time we plan to stop for tea then it is the long journey home

Mrs Tonner

PS - the DVDs on coach 2 disappeared this morning and were found on coach 1 Apparently a revenge move by staff for their missing tablet!!!

Tuesday, 27 March 2007

Splish Splash

Today we set off early to visit a Science museum which was enormous. The children spent a few hours exploring the many exhibits and interactive areas. After a picnic outside it was straight to the swimming where the children and teachers had a whale of a time.

We arrived home in time for tea then it was the farewell disco where the boys showed their break dancing moves on the floor. Not too sure about the teachers' moves though!!!

Time for bed and packing for a busy day tomorrow.

Mrs Tonner

Monday, 26 March 2007

The Day We Have All Been Waiting For

Today we all went to Disney. What a fantastic time we had being tossed and turned and all the rides. The screams from the children and teachers as they took to the sky on Space Mountain could be heard all over the park. This was a day to remember by all as it was non-stop action from the moment we left the hotel. To calm things down at night the children are currently participating in a game of French bingo.
Mrs Tonner
PS - the truth about about the sweet teeth teachers on coach two was discovered at the end of the day at Paris!!!

Sunday, 25 March 2007

What A Day

Today was packed with lots of things to see. Our first stop was Montmartre which rises out of the flatness of Paris with its myriad of small streets which have been both homes and studios to a preponderance of the west's great 19th and 20th century artists from Degas to Monet and Picasso to Dali. At Montmartre we visited the Sacre Couer with had magnificent features inside and out. Next to Montmartre's new art market centres on Place du Tertre where “starving” unknowns offer paintings for sale. Many children had their portriats done which I am sure you will all be looking forward to seeing. You can decide if the picture is a caricature or the real thing!

Next we hopped on the bus and were taken to the Eiffel Tower. Before taken the journey up the tower we ate lunch first then start ascending the magnificent tower. The children loved the journey in the lifts with many squeals of delight being heard.

After the Eiffel Tower it was straight down to river for our boat trip on the Sienne. The scenery was fantastic with the added excitement of a pigeon inside the boat!!

It was back to the hotel for tea then the creme de la creme - a tour of Paris by night. Out commentator delighted us with his witty lines and endless information.

Lights out when we came back as DISNEY tomorrow.

Mrs Tonner

PS - some teachers on coach 2 have a very sweet teeth!!!

It Feels Like The Middle Of The Night

It feels like the middle of the night. We had to put our clocks forward two hours rather than one resulting in gettting up in what feels like the middle of the night. Miss Cardno was certainly bright and breezy but I can't say that much for myself (Mrs Tonner). We are all looking forward to an action packed day. Come back later to read all about it.

Saturday, 24 March 2007


We are at the hotel and are having a great time at the disco. Everyone is tapping their feet even the teachers are up on the dance floor!!!!

Here We Are In Paris

We have all arrived safely in Paris and we are all enjoying a fabulous dinner. We are looking forward to the activities ahead.

White Horse

White Horse
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We are just about to enter the Eurotunnel and to our left is a huge white horse. Not a real one but a creation by Charles Newington using Blanc De Beirges slabs which are noted for their durability. This was created for the milennium and it is hoped it will still be in place in a thousand years time.

Early Bird Catches The Worm

Early Bird Catches The Worm
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It is just past 6 in the morning and we have just stopped for breakfast. The children headed straight for the cooked breakfast that the staff looked a little worried as the food quickly disappeared. Although it is VERY early in the morning the children are bright and talkative, not like some members of staff.

Midnight Feast

Midnight Feast
Originally uploaded by Dundeehigh.

Well it is just past midnight and we are at our first stop. The children have suddenly come alive but hopefully will fall asleep when the lights go out - we wish.

Friday, 23 March 2007

Here We Go, Here We Go

Here We Go, Here We Go
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Here we go, here we go here we go to PARIS. The time is exactly 8.30pm and no tears from children but a few from staff. The bus is surrounded by the sounds of high pitched voices laughing and talking. The trip of the Junior School has now started.

Thursday, 22 March 2007

One More Sleep To Go

One more sleep to go before the L6 and L7 children go on their trips to Dalguise and Paris.

Monday, 19 March 2007

Primary 3 Are Blogging

The children in Miss Hulbert's class are blogging!!! Look at their fantastic instructions on how to make a Mother's Day Card. Well done Miss Hulbert and her children in L3.

Latest Show

Tune into RadioHigh to hear our latest show. We would love to hear your comments or questions.

A New Radio Show

A new radio show is currently being created by a group of children in primary 7 at The High School of Dundee, Scotland and children in year 5 at Capel Le Ferne Primary School, England. The children are going to use the latest technology to create a show that brings both schools together as one voice. Our first show will not be until after the Easter holidays. Wish us luck.
Mrs Tonner

Monday, 12 March 2007

Shine On Me Forever

Next at the movies is a short film by Zara, Betty, Chris and Findlay. They used Windows Movie Maker and Dance Ejay to create their show for Lg Shine.

Shine On Me

This is our first movie on the Internet. It was created by Betty, Zara, Findlay (L6)and Chris for the new LG Shine mobile that we kindly received to review.

Saturday, 24 February 2007

Sing, Sing A Song

Well done to Kirsty Stout who won this year's primary 7 Leng Medal. Kirsty will now have to sing her winning song at the Caird Hall in Dundee when the anual Spring music concert is held. To help Kirsty before the event we are going to ask her to create a podcast of her lovely voice and play her song on RadioHigh.

Well done again. Mrs Tonner

Bear We Go

Rusty uses the computer
Originally uploaded by Dundeehigh.

At last we have a bear for our primary 1 exchange with a school in Folkestone. Find all about Rusty's adventures at the primary 1 bear blog.

Mrs Tonner

Can you guess who the shoes belong to?

The children in primary 1 used our new LG Shine mobile to take pictures of their partner's feet. Next week we are going to try and match the pictures to the owner. I think it will be difficult as they all look the same!!!