Another week over and I think we're all starting to hear that phrase "the new normal". Although we are all getting used to this new way of doing things, it's certainly encouraging to start seeing more signs of ordinary things happening again and be able to go out more often. Thank you to everyone who has responded to our return to school questionnaire so far and we will be in touch with you all individually over the next week.
This Sunday is the 6th Sunday of Easter and in the Gospel, Jesus tells us that if we love him, we must keep his commandments and he will send us another "comforter" - the Holy Spirit. This is the precursor to the Feast of Ascension next Thursday when Jesus went back to his Father in heaven. Attached you will find a liturgy service you can use at home and if you want to join a live stream, why not try the Benedictine monks at Buckfast Abbey - it will certainly be something very different!
Mrs Whitten's reading of Oi Frog was great fun and on Monday we have Mrs Paul reading a heart-warming tale with some great video effects that she edited in herself!
For Harry Potter fans
On the Harry Potter at Home Hub, you'll find all sorts of magical treats to keep you occupied including puzzles, videos, quizzes, articles and lots more:
Do Try This at Home!
This website has been set up to get children and parents excited about science, particularly physics! There are all sorts of fun activities and videos for you try at home:
The Show Must Go On!
This YouTube channel is streaming one Andrew Lloyd-Webber musical every week which is then available to view for 48 hours. This week it's "Cats":
Keep them laughing
Children love jokes (often the same joke several hundred times!), so here are a good selection to keep them going:
The Sound of Covid?
There are plenty of spoof songs doing the rounds at the moment - here's a new take on a classic one for the children:
What's Open in Southampton?
The council have produced a useful list of what is now open following the slight relaxing of the lockdown rules. Why not go and take a look over the weekend?
Have a lovely weekend and more on Monday.
"Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow."
Helen Keller (American author and lecturer)
Michael Lobo - Headteacher
Suzanne Friel - Deputy Headteacher