Every Thursday at 10am
wHoo Cares have launched a Birthday Card Design Competition, and they would love it for the pupils of St Helen’s to get involved! All you have to do is send a drawing, picture, photo, collage etc. to them to be in with a chance of winning The winner in the primary school age category will receive an art set and have their artwork featured on the Birthday cards that are send to the Whoo Cares Partners.
We are looking for 3 wonderful pieces of artwork to print on the Birthday Cards that we send to our Partners and volunteers to give them a personal touch. All you need to do to enter is draw, paint, make a collage, take a photo – anything you’d like (no larger than a single sheet of A4 paper), and send this to us here at wHoo Cares (details below). We will be selecting three finalists in each of the following categories: Primary school age group, Secondary school age group, 18+ age group. The winner of each category will then be voted for from this shortlist via an online form! Each of our winners will receive a prize (Primary school age group winner will receive an art kit, Secondary school age group winner will receive an Amazon gift card, 18+ age group winner will receive a voucher for Rose’s Tea Room in Stoke) and have their design printed on our Birthday cards. Get creative, we are really looking forward to receiving your submissions! See more details and full terms and conditions at: https://whoocares.org.uk/design-competition.html To send, scan in artwork and email (PNG or JPEG format) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “BIRTHDAY CARD COMPETITION ENTRY” (if this is not possible, post to “wHoo Cares Competition, 38 Chapel Road, Isle of Grain, Kent ME3 0BZ”). Upon submission detail the category being entered (primary school age group, secondary school age group, 18+), the artist’s name, age and contact details (if under 18, provide contact details of parent/guardian, with their permission) in the body of the email or on the back of the artwork if being sent in the post.
For everyone that has been reading the Magic Pen (Purple Mash) I have now set the final chapter for you and the comprehension. Happy reading. (Don't forget the extra task)
Sycamore Class, we have been sent this information from Medway Council, it could be a good chance for you to show off what you have learnt over the last year. You are brilliant writers, poets and artists, so why not take part.
Children and young people are invited to submit a poem, story, drawing to email@example.com. There is no ‘theme’ ; the invitation is to create and submit now. By sending in your item to firstname.lastname@example.org you confirm that you are happy for Medway Council to use your item in any/all social/digital/print media. All submissions will be anonymised
Learning at home………
Here are some suggestions of activities that we feel would be beneficial for the pupils to undertake:
Read! Read! Read! Please ensure that children are both read to heard read frequently. This can be reading anything ie, magazines, comics, newsround, recipes. The more children read (or are read to) the more words they know and the easier they learn. Whilst children reading independently can be beneficial, it is really important that an adult listens to thm read to check errors – this even applies in years 5 and 6. Please take the time to discuss the story/book, explain unknown words and then try and use them later in the week.
Practise number bonds (numbers that you add together to make 10, 20, 100, 1000 and any numbers in between!) Cbeebies/Numberblocks episodes are great for this. If you search number bonds online, there will be lots of activities online for this.
Counting – Please take every opportunity to count. Not just in ones (twos, fives, tens – any number)! You can do this in fun ways e.g through movement, cooking, tidying away.
Times tables – Please ensure children in Year 2 – 6 are practising these frequently. Knowing times tables has a huge impact on what they can do in Maths. Children who know them are generally better mathematicians. There are a range of games online.
Playboard games and card games – talk to them about strategy and logic. Any games that promote discussion, counting or other skills.
Cooking or any food preparation, particularly measuring and weighing. This is also a good opportunity to promote new words.
Drawing and writing – Take the opportunity for children to draw and/or write notes for others. They could write a story or a book for a younger sibling or relation. They could help you with a shopping list and/or write their own recipe. They could do some research on the internet and make a non-fiction book or presentation on something they are interested in.
Reinforce common sequences e.g days of the week, months of the year. Can they tell you which moth/day comes before/after? Do they know when their birthday is? Can you teach them this?
Practical skills – tying shoe laces, buttons, cutting, threading, using a knife and fork. All of these things will help with their handwriting skills.
If you have a garden, encourage them to be active. Can they help get the garden ready for spring? Can you plant anything?
Keep them active with challenges – e.g how many star jumps in a minute, how long can they balance on one foot for, can they plank? Go Noodle is a good source for videos for children to keep active. Cosmic Yoga videos are available on YouTube.
Anything that adds to their wider general knowledge: countries of the world, flags, capital cities, rivers, languages, historical events, knowledge of the local area.
Can they make a family tree? How was life different for ancestors?
If you are watching films – pause them and discuss them. Why are characters doing certain things? Would you do the same?
Online book library https://sooperbooks.com/bedtime-stories/
Family Fit Club - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgKRZDCAseDn8JZFXivMeLg