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All Saints CE Primary School 29th APRIL 2020 Newsletter

A Message from Mrs Palmer

Hi all! I just wanted to say a quick hello! I am missing you all lots. I have been into school a bit and am getting lots of work done, but it is far too quiet without you all here! I hope we are all back together as soon as it is safe to be. I have also been enjoying the lovely weather and helping my children with their school work. I must admit though, some days we haven't done very much and I think that is ok too. Our main job at the minute is to stay happy and healthy, and on some days that means we have to sit and watch some Disney Plus and eat popcorn!

I have been calling some of you and this week your teachers will be trying to call you too, so keep an ear out for the phone ringing. We love hearing from you and seeing the fabulous things you have been up to in our online classroom. It makes us feel happier, knowing that you and your families are all ok.

Take care of each other and look for the good. We are an amazing team!

Google Classrooms

Lots of amazing stuff is popping up on Google Classrooms! We are all so proud of the activities you have been having a go at.

Just a reminder that the main reason we have chosen Google Classrooms is so that we can keep in touch with you all through the Weekly Reflection Log. Please could we ask that you ensure this is accessed where possible, even if it is just a couple of lines.

We have had a lot of "requests" to edit documents. I am working my way through them as best I can but please note that you do not need to "submit" documents such as the Weekly Reflection Log. This means the document stays "open" and you can continue to edit it. Your class teacher can see any changes you make as they happen, even if it isn't submitted. If you are struggling to edit a document such as the Weekly Reflection Log, then try "unsubmitting" it.

If you get stuck with Google Classrooms please email helpmrsp@asasps.org and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Thanks,

Mrs Palmer

Look at some of this amazing work!

Home Ideas

https://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/news/david-walliams-midnight-gang-musical-free-stream_51478.html

Chichester Festival Theatre has announced that two more of its productions will be streamed online for free.

The venue's musical adaptation of David Walliams' The Midnight Gang will be available from 30 April for 30 days. Penned by Bryony Lavery with music and lyrics by Joe Stilgoe, the show opened in the autumn of 2018. The cast included Jennie Dale, Matthew Cavendish, Marilyn Cutts, Dickon Gough, Tim Mahendran and Lucy Vandi.

From 21 May, Anna Ledwich's adaptation of Beauty and the Beast (with music and lyrics by Richard Taylor) will also be available for a month. The show originally ran in Chichester in 2017.

Both productions will be captioned for Deaf/deaf and hard of hearing audiences, and Polish-language captions will also be available. Audio introductions will help set the scene for blind and partially sighted audiences.

https://www.johnlewispartnership.co.uk/media/press/y2020/jl-and-wr-launch-soft-toy-design-competition.html

Children of Britain invited to share their designs to create a “super-bear”’ cuddly toy using #DesignYourSuperBear to be sold at Christmas - with 100% of the profits going to the NHS

This marks the start of The Partnership’s “Feel Good Friday” campaign, designed to bring the nation together in a time of isolation

John Lewis and Waitrose are today launching a soft toy design competition for children around the UK to raise critical funds for the NHS.

With homeschooling recommencing across the nation, the retailer is inviting children (and adults) to create and share their designs for a “super-bear” cuddly toy that celebrates the spirit and fortitude of the fearless men and women working on the frontline during the Covid-19 crisis.

The winning design will be turned into an exclusive Christmas toy and sold by Waitrose and John Lewis from October, following in the footsteps of a number of beloved characters from the retailer.

The company Mercer have produced this activities pack. It has some great ideas in and also includes a list of online museums and attractions such as zoos which you can visit from your own home.

https://www.stem.org.uk/home-learning/primary#science

To support parents and carers with home learning, STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subject experts have put together a selection of activities and materials, all of which are completely free for everyone to access.

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/category/22/most-popular

This website has some brilliant maths games on! Some of them are free too. This week Mrs Palmer's children have been playing a game to help them tell the time and it has really helped them master it!

https://www.youtube.com/user/maddiemoate/videos

Lets Go Live with Maddie and Greg is brilliant fun! This channel is where Maddie (from Cbeebies) and Greg like to share adventures and discoveries as they ask questions and go in search of answers. Packed with videos about animals, plants, travel and technology, there's always something new to learn and explore! They do live sessions where you can make things with them too!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VAYL0b4KNc8_2HCDo9N1Y4XP_1fW8SIz/view?usp=sharing

This is a nice little ebook which explains what a virus is to younger children and might be of use. :)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/18EVgE6lD5p68_p3d4LFFnvWxJDSMNWZ7/view?usp=sharing

This is a lovely booklet from the NHS for kids which thinks about handling our emotions, staying healthy and connected, and saying goodbye to our worries.

Timetabling and Structuring your day

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MS9NTAC3K-yZMAuKwBvE2Bih9ldF17fAspW2-2XHUkQ/edit?usp=sharing

Some parents have been asking us for ideas for structuring their day while we are all trying to "homeschool". One size definitely doesn't fit all when it comes to homeschooling and I think it is fair to say that your timetable needs to be flexible because home just isn't school! Also, lots of you will be trying to juggle your own jobs alongside supporting your children.

There are lots of ideas of how to structure your day out there. The document above has some top tips from theschoolrun.com and there are some downloadable timetables too. At our house we have found that it has been easiest to decide on the number of tasks we are going to complete at the start of the day and this has been based on work, the weather, how we are feeling etc. Then we have used window chalks to write them up on the patio doors, creating our timetable. We include some independent activities where we can, and also lots of life skill activities and outdoor time. When the children have wanted screen time or if we have had particularly long meetings, we have been sneaky and let the children play on something like Minecraft, but with a mission. For example, last week they could play on Minecraft but they had to create a world that had something in it for everyone- Mummy got a spa! The week before they had to create a world that looked like our village. This is working for us as it is flexible enough for myself and my husband to try and work, and the kids have a say in what their day looks like. They have really enjoyed ticking off the activities and it has helped to keep us relatively sane!

Just remember nobody expects you to be working with your child from 9am until 3pm. This just isn’t practical, and is likely to end in tears – for you and your child! During a typical school day, your child’s teacher splits their time between them and other pupils and a lot of time is taken up in discussion between lots of children, whereas at home, they have your undivided attention, and fewer children to share attention with. This means homelearning is also much more intense for them. Your ‘school day’ doesn’t need to be six hours long. You’ll probably find your child gets through their home learning in a fraction of this time and needs a lot more break time.

Don't be too hard on yourselves - from the look of the Google Classrooms, you are doing a fabulous job!

Mrs P

Happy Birthday from all at All Saints for this week goes to ...

Darcey, Sophia and Sam in Year 2

Iris and Jacob in year 3

We hope you have a lovely day!

Messages from Staff

Hi everybody!

I hope you are all happy and well. I am missing you all and the fun we have at school very much but I am glad that we are working together to keep each other safe. I have been keeping myself busy these past few weeks with decorating and I’ve had a go at a bit of gardening, which is something new for me! It’s been really lovely reading the comments from Oak class and hearing about what you’ve been up to and the new things you are learning too. Keep enjoying this time with your families and I look forward to seeing you all soon. Love from, Miss Glenn

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Can you guess who the message below is from?

Missing All Saints

Rainbow Spying

Saying Hello

Always Positive

Looking Forwards

Literature Devouring

Enduring Teacher

NHS Applauder

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Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well. We have been so lucky with the wonderful weather haven't we! I'm missing the structure and life at school, especially Rowan Class. I'm really missing the lovely hugs and chats we have together, especially about reading. I'm also missing the wonderful singing that takes place at All Saint's during assembly. I have been painting my fences and some of the rooms in my house. I have also been reading 'My brother is a superhero' which is a great fun book. I can't wait till we're back together and solving lots of maths. I'm really enjoying seeing what everyone in 3/4 is doing on the online classrooms. Hope to see you all soon! Stay safe! Miss Ellingworth

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Hi everyone,

I hope you have all had a lovely easter and managed to get a bit of a break. Make sure you play out in your gardens and get as much fresh air as possible. Missing you all lots - you and your hugs! I'm looking forward to hearing about what you are all getting up to in your weekly reflection logs, particularly my class. Don't forget you can add photos if you have any. Over Easter I spent lots of time with my family and enjoyed taco fridays! We have spent lots of time baking , enjoying time outside and making lots of lego structures. Being a parent during this time has been a challenge; it's certainly easier to teach a whole class together than it is a 2 and 7 year old! Can't wait to see you all when this is all over. Stay safe and wash your hands! Miss Carvell

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Collective Worship

https://www.tes.com/

The Archbishop's address will be streamed through Tes from 10am on Thursday. It will then remain available on the Oak National Academy website.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8vYxkbJSynSFt1N3kapLnQ?app=desktop

Our very own Reverend Mick has also started his own youtube channel where you can see his recent Easter worship sessions.