Good morning everyone,
Hope you have all had a good weekend and enjoyed the first week of the Easter Holiday! We’ve had a pretty busy week here as usual - Jacob has bene practising some freestyle tennis moves - avoiding the TV! Eva has enjoyed face-timing her friends and Ottilie has been leaning her numbers. We (well, Stephen) have also managed to get some painting and decorating done! We’ve also watched some great movies and enjoyed playing some different games- did you try out the dice games that Mrs H sent though last week? We did and had great fun with it!!
We’d love to hear about what kind of things you’ve been doing to keep yourselves busy?
As it’s still the holidays, we’ve just got some fun activities for you to have a go at again this week if you’d like to. Some of you had a look at the ‘Celebrating diversity and being unique’ activities last week and sent over some great work - thank you for that! This week I thought we’d take a look at ‘Strong societies and helping others’. There are some fun activities to have a go at as well as the opportunity to design some badges that I’d love to look at when we’re back and choose some to make and hand out to children and staff throughout the school! You’ll find all of this on Showbie - please let me know if you have any problems opening it up.
Something else that I’ve seen and am going to do with my children is to create a ‘Bucket List’. Every time we wish we could do something, go somewhere, treat ourselves, see someone we love, visit a new place, invite people to visit us, we’re going to write it down on a post it note and put it in a jar. When all of this is over, this will be our bucket list and we’ll work our way through the jar and be more grateful than ever for the little and lovely things in our lives. Until then, we’ll enjoy watching the jar fill up with magical things to look forward to! There are different ways you could do this - we’re going to fill a jar but you might be able to think of some more creative ideas - if so, please share them with us!
Next week, we’ll get back to English and Maths - I don’t know about you but I’m looking forward to getting a bit more structure to our days!
I am really missing all of you and it really is so lovely to her from you on Showbie so please continue to do this. And keep sending over your work for us to enjoy.
Have fun, Mrs Clemens :)
PS - Jacob was set a challenge by one of his tennis friends - how many skips can you do in 1 minute?? Why don’t you have a go and let us know how you do? This is how we got on;
Me - 129
Stephen - 149
Jacob - 142
Eva - 80
Ottilie - 1 (She’s not quite got the hang of it yet!)
Can you beat us??
I will try (said Mrs Harman, looking around the attic for a skipping rope!) I have also had a busy first week of the Easter holidays. The sunrise has been amazing this week and as I do not have any curtains in my bedroom, it wakes me up. I cannot resist taking photos and am thinking of taking up water colour painting to try and capture the beauty. Barnie and I have sometimes been saving our walk until the evening so we can see the sunset over Tredavoe - so beautiful.
I do also take her out in the morning and am amazed at the bird song and number of birds that are out and about. I have been looking at the RSPB website
https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/ to identify them. It is a fantastic site. once you have found the bird you can click on it and listen to what it sounds like. AMAZING!
I have started… and finished a jigsaw. So addictive but means I can listen to some great stories whilst doing it!
Will and Dan have been face timing me every day and we have had some great games…. I haven’t won many, but do secretly practise when I am not on FaceTime! For those of you who like card games …. I love them, why not try some? I have put 10 on Showbie for you.
Finally, as you know, I love Science and found some great simple experiments. Again, have a look on Showbie. My favourites was the peanuts in the lemonade as a lava lamp. Especially as I could eat the rest of the peanuts! Mrs Williams did a lovely activity too. She drew three stick people on a plate with a whiteboard pen, poured water over them and eventually got them to dance! If you have a whiteboard pen, give it a go and send your videos to us on Showbie!
There are also lots of Easter activities you can do at home if you fancy. I am definitely going to make a simnel cake and some Easter Biscuits… my neighbours love sharing what I have baked! I will send you some pictures later in the week.
As Mrs Clemens says, I am quite excited about getting back to ‘Do it Now’ next week. But for now have a go at some of the above to keep you from going crazy. Share what you have done. Also if you are doing anything else, please share. We are really missing you all and would love to know what you are up to. Stay safe! Mrs H and Barnie.
Here are some more links to all kind of things to try, make, explore and discover, so dive in and have some fun.
This week’s suggestions.
First of all, are sure you keep up to date with The Hobbit on the school website!
Take a Code Break
With schools closed and tens of millions of students at home, Code.org is launching Code Break — potentially the world's largest live interactive classroom with weekly challenges to engage students of all abilities, even those without computers.
Let us teach your children:
- A weekly interactive classroom featuring our founder Hadi Partovi and special guests. Add to calendar.
- A weekly activity or challenge. Sign up.
- Options for beginners, experienced students, and even students without computers.
A series of short films making it fun, easy and cheap to do science experiments at home with your children (or parents!)
World Wildlife Fund
Lots of activities here to either do when you fancy, or watch live at different points during the week.
Siemen’s DIY Science challenges
Siemens has a series of DIY videos designed to encourage families to conduct at-home science experiments using common items found in kitchen cupboards. Create lava lamps using oil and food colouring; build towers made of spaghetti; make Coke cans implode and more. Each video guides viewers through the experiment before revealing the science behind why it works. Siemens has also produced a collection of interactive games aimed at getting children into engineering, from designing a rollercoaster, to discovering which energy is used to effectively power a farm, and programming a self-driving car.
Re-create a goal challenge
Mrs Harman found a great film on Twitter where two boys re-created some of the greatest goals in football history. they acted out the build-up, the goal and the celebration. What sporting moment could you re-create. Do some research, film it, then send it to us on the email below.
Try one of these;
Or, if you don’t fancy any of these, why not make your own Beat the Lockdown Boredom board and send it to us. It could help others find something to do.
Have a great week and keep in touch. We are looking forward to getting back into the Showbie routine next time.
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