Summer Reading Challenge!

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place over the summer holidays throughout the UK. The 2020 challenge will run from June until September. While libraries are closed, children and families have the chance to take part online and receive rewards for their reading.

For 2020, the theme will be the ‘Silly Squad’, with new, funny characters, ready to bring the UK a seriously silly summer. As well as the usual reading challenge, there will be themed activities and space to share recommendations online too.

How to take part/join in:

  • Sign up at https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/ from 5th June onwards. Once you have signed up, you can create your own profile.
  • You then have to set your own challenge of how many books you are going to read before September.
  • You can read anything you enjoy – comics, joke books, poetry, fiction, non-fiction.
  • Each time you finish a book, add it to your profile and write a review. You will be rewarded with online badges, games and videos.
  • You will receive a digital certificate once you have completed your challenge!
  • Families can join in too with new activities, games and quizzes each week.

Now is the perfect time to sign up and take part, even if you haven’t done so before. We all know how important it is to keep reading and now it is even more important than ever!

Let us know on the blogs or Seesaw if you are taking part and how you are getting on!

NSPCC virtual assembly Friday 5th June

On Friday 5th June at 9:30am, the NSPCC will be hosting a special assembly live on their Facebook page with some special guests. Please see information below on what the assembly is about and how to join:

Over the years, our Speak out Stay safe assemblies have taken place in more than 90% of all primary schools across the UK, giving children the knowledge they need to stay safe from harm and to speak out if they’re worried.

While we aren’t able to run our assemblies as normal right now, we are SO excited to announce that Friday June 5th we’ll be hosting our very own VIRTUAL Speak out Stay safe assembly alongside some VERY special guests… Drum-roll please… 

  • Ant and Dec
  • David Walliams
  • Children and Families Minister Vicky Ford MP!

Tune in as a family, on our Facebook page from 9.30am. https://www.facebook.com/nspcc

Find out more about the Speak out Stay safe programme here: https://bit.ly/3erV1Tj

The Big Picture News Quiz!

Next Friday (22nd May) at 1pm, Picture News are hosting a quiz that you can take part in at home, either as a family or on your own.

The questions will look at the Picture News stories from the past few weeks. Each member of the winning team will receive their very own Peter Picture News bear!

You have to reserve a place to take part, so click on the link below to make sure you don’t miss out.

VE Day Friday 8th May 2020

Hello all!

Today is a very special day that we unfortunately cannot celebrate as we had planned. However, rather than your usual home learning, as it is a bank holiday, we decided to post some VE Day activities that you may enjoy completing over the long weekend or in addition to your home learning in the future.

First of all, have a watch of the videos to find out why this day is so important in to our history:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-ve-day/z7xtmfr

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/48201749

Here are some activities you may want to try:

VE Day wordsearch

VE Day reading comprehension (* is the easiest, *** is the hardest)

VE Day diary writing activity (* is the easiest, *** is the hardest)

VE Day colouring sheets

Make your own Spirtfire

Design your own VE Day medal

Union Jack Bunting

Remember to post any activities you complete on Seesaw. Have a fun and relaxing weekend.

Test Drive!

Before Christmas, Rowan had the chance to test drive their electronic buggies!

We then were able to evaluate what was good about our designs and what we’d improve if we had the chance to make them again.

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