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Celebration of Learning

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Thank you for all your hard work this year. Have a restful summer break.

We are looking forward to seeing you in September.

Frankie and her dad together with Poppy made these amazing puppets. Anekan has been learning about the Olympics. Inesh had a lot of fun observing his plants and watering them regularly. He was impressed to see that the plant pot with no light grew the tallest. 

Aiza has been learning about conductors and insulators. Ben has been growing a runner bean. Ana’s butterfly garden is growing as well.  They found a beetle in the garden and have grown sunflowers. Marco has painted a Greek pot with a beautiful background. Rachel has been revising math lessons, writing explanation text and baking pizza. Adya’s been doing her grammar work and made bread with her brother. Shravya has created a mascot drawing of Pikachu.

Brandon has completed a gardening experiment. He loves Pokemons and monopoly so this week he made his own board game – The Pokemon Game. Ben and Ana have created a new Olympic Sport called Ballminton which is based on Football and Badminton. They have also created their mascot called NIMLLAB. For Maths, they created a line graph based on how children travel to school.

10 top tips to encourage children to read in support of Reading Together Day

To support the very first Reading Together Day, we have published tips for parents and carers of primary-aged children to help them encourage and support their children to read. They contain ideas on how to plan reading opportunities at home and make reading enjoyable and engaging, including during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/10-top-tips-to-encourage-children-to-read/10-top-tips-to-encourage-children-to-read

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/news-and-features/features/2020/july/reading-together-day-cressida-cowells-top-tips-for-sharing-stories/

50 motivating quotes about books and reading

Barnardo’s ‘See Hear Respond’ service

https://www.barnardos.org.uk/see-hear-respond

See Hear Respond is a service provided across England by Barnardo’s and other national and local community-based organisations in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The programme has been created to help children and young people in England who are experiencing harm and increased adversity during this period by providing support to those who are not being seen by social care or other key agencies.

Working with its partners, Barnardo’s aims to reduce the likelihood of harm and ensure other support and protective networks are in place.

See Hear Respond accept referrals from any source either through the Freephone number 0800 151 7015 and via the online referral hub.

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The Good Samaritan

Link to United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 

UNCRC: Article 14 (freedom of thought, belief and religion) Every child has the right to think and believe what they choose and also to practise their religion, as long as they are not stopping other people from enjoying their rights. Governments must respect the rights and responsibilities of parents to guide their child as they grow up. 

It is important that we help others, show forgiveness and show acts of kindness, especially during these difficult times. We need to show kindness to everyone (while keeping ourselves safe), even those we don’t always get along with. We can show kindness by treating each other with love and respect, without expecting anything in return. The term ‘Good Samaritan’ today refers to a person who helps others in a random act of kindness. It originated from the Parable of the Good Samaritan, a story that is very familiar to Christians. Please share ‘The Good Samaritan’ story with your child. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z4vcd2p

Can you answer and complete the following: 

  1. Have you ever needed help? 
  1. Can you make a list of the people who help you?  
  1. Choose one person who has helped you and write about what they did. 
  1. What does it mean to be kind? 
  1. Have you ever helped anyone? 
  1. How did it make them feel? 
  1. Would you only help your friends or would you help anyone who needed help? 

Have a look at the following video about acts of kindness 

  1. What acts of kindness did you see in the video?  
  1. Why did the images in the video change from black and white to colour? 
  1. Can you create a kindness jar? 

First decorate your jar. Then write down some different acts of kindness you could complete in the future. Fill the jar and then randomly select an act of kindness to complete.  

Here are some ideas of random acts of kindness: 

  • Say something nice 
  • Hold the door open for someone 
  • Volunteer to do a chore at home 
  • Ask how somebody is feeling today 
  • Raise money for charity 
  • Volunteer to pick up litter (with your grown up) 
  • Donate old clothes, toys and books to others 
  • Send a thank you note 
  • Give up your seat for someone who needs it.  
  • Smile! 
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Enrichment Activities

There are 5 enrichment activities to be completed over the next week.

The enrichment activities develop skills, independence and encourage children to learn by doing.

Please ensure that you are adhering to the government guidelines. Stay safe and healthy. Please practice hand-washing and social distancing.

1. Create a toilet roll puppet – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91x9KULd64c

2. Animal HIIT workout – https://hes-extraordinary.com/downloads/7-minute-hiit-poster

3. Create a DIY Hovercraft – https://www.muminthemadhouse.com/balloon-hovercraft/

4. Create your own afternoon tea – https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/afternoon-tea-kids

5. Make a milkshake – https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/milkshake

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