3 May 2020, Comments: 0

This week we are looking forward to the celebration of 75 years since VE Day. The activities on See Saw will reflect the special nature of the week. We are going to be increasing the themed weeks moving forward. We know that from speaking to many of you having a theme shared by all classes will be a help to those who are working with children from different year groups. Making and hanging bunting is something that everyone can do as part of the celebrations.

On Wednesday we hope to share our second virtual worship time. We were thrilled to receive lots of lovely comments with everyone sharing fantastic examples of the things that they are thankful for. There is a super example from Jasmine at the bottom of this blog.

Staff have been busy touching base with many families and I would like to thank everyone for the fantastically positive way that they are responding to the challenging times that we are living through.

One thing that we know many children are doing is keeping a record of their experience in lockdown. We are beginning to think about the way in which the school keeps a historical record of the events of 2020 for future generations, today is the history which children will be learning about in 100 years and we want to make sure they have as many first hand experiences as possible to use. As well as making a display in school we want to create a history chest with something from every child in school. A picture, diary entry, poem will help us to make this record; please get your thinking caps on and get ready to deliver your entry to deliver when we return to school.

Something else to consider this week is the kindness calendar which many classes are promoting. The activity for this Monday is to be kind to yourself by learning how to make something that you like to eat.

Below is a recipe for a VE day victory cake which you can try at home and enjoy on Friday

  1. Mix two cups cold water, two cups raisins, two cups sugar in a pan,
  2. Bring to boil and boil for 5 minutes, remove from heat and allow to cool.
  3. Mix 3 cups of plain flour with ½ a teaspoon of salt, cinnamon, cloves and mixed spice, 1 teaspoon of baking powder and bicab of soda and 3 teaspoons of cocoa powder.
  4. Add cooled liquid and mix. Place in greased loaf tin and bake for 1 and ½ hours at 180. (cover with foil for the last 30 mins
  5. Allow to cool and enjoy.

The images below show some wonderful poems from children in year 5 & 6 and the thankfulness artwork from Jasmine.

Please stay safe and we will see you all again soon.

Andrew Symonds

My poem -A life without dreams

Every day the same accept no dreams

All senses dulled like the sun behind a cloud,

A rainbow with no sparkle, a human with no heart

Imagine a race with no end going on forever like an endless desert

Imagine a world with no ambitions or goals

Imagine a place where you didn’t need to try hard at anything

Hold on to dreams because they can leave you at any time.

By Alice






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