Here are some lovely Spring pictures, showing how well the Upper Foundation children are doing at their various homes. In UFWN, the children have been enjoying the benefits of a weekly Mental Health Exercise. How are you taking care of your wellbeing? It is so heart warming to see how this global crisis has taught us to become resilient, find the positive in our situations, and help us develop relationships through a range of media. Amaarah describes what she is grateful for - reminding us that we are so lucky to have this time to share with our family, and that we should appreciate the opportunity to follow our own interests. What are you grateful for?
Firstly, we would like to say thank you so much for your patience regarding technical issues, new ways of sending work and helping us to deliver the lessons.
The highlight of the week for us and the children was to see one another and chat. At first the conversation was a little one sided however, as the children got over the surprise of seeing everyone together on screen it was like old times! We all realise how much we miss the social interaction and sharing news with each other.
We have so enjoyed receiving the work the children have completed. It is lovely to see so much learning going on even though we are not in our classrooms.
Fun activities have been taking place too! We have seen photographs and pictures of dens being made, a game of Twister being played and some wonderful creative arts and craft too!
The children seemed to have enjoyed researching London and landmarks. Some interesting facts have been shared with us. Did you know The City of London Corporation held a competition for the design of Tower Bridge in 1876! 50 designs were entered and in 1884 Horace Jones and John Wolfe Barry’s design was chosen.
Dates to remember:
- Microsoft Teams meeting: Tuesday 28th April 12.45pm
- Microsoft Teams meeting: Thursday 30th April 12.45pm.
The Year One Team
Year 6 were set a challenge to come up with an activity or task that could be done during lockdown to pass the time interestingly. We said they could write or film it. Eddie in 6AH made a great video about baking - some screenshots below!
Sketching Challenge: Pets
After the success of the Big Bird Sketch and the 'Inside/outside' project, this week I am setting you the 'Great Pet Challenge'.
Animals are fun to draw but you might need to find a photograph as they tend to move around a bit! We have three pets at our house; two dogs and one cat but I would love to have a horse. If you don't have a pet or like me, you have a dream pet in mind, you could look for a picture of an animal you would love to share your home with (or maybe your garden - I'm not sure I'd be allowed to have a horse in doors)!
Have fun and I look forward to 'meeting' your pets.
P.S. I hope you like my dogs (the cat was too quick today!) and my dream pony!
Created with images by Louis Reed - "A 360 panorama stitched and warped to create the tiny planet effect. Image sequence taken by drone above a community field in Wales." • sarandy westfall - "untitled image" • Alex Jackman - "Rainbow Sidewalk Chalk" • Masaaki Komori - "untitled image" • Amy-Leigh Barnard - "Tower Bridge, London, United Kingdom" • Virginia Choy - "The Roman Baths" • Wayne M. - "Multicoloured Bunting" • Giorgio Trovato - "untitled image" • Jon Tyson - "untitled image" • @plqml // felipe pelaquim - "untitled image" • sydney Rae - "untitled image" • Lysander Yuen - "untitled image" • Nikhita Singhal - "Birthday cake"