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Daily Update - 1st April

We hope you've had a good first day of the month and that the children are starting to get used to the new routines. If you're running out of things to do, why not have a go at recording a family song? The Marsh family did just that and it went viral - you can watch them here and see if it all feels a little too familiar!

Story of the Day

Have you all been enjoying the stories on the front of the website? The staff have certainly been enjoying making them for you! Today Mrs Spooner read a funny one chosen by her daughter Isabella and tomorrow Mrs Cherry reads us a scary one ...

Your photos are really cheering up the staff, so keep them coming in. Tomorrow we'll add a section for the videos you've been sending as well.

Mr Morse's Challenge

There has been a great response to this so far, but there is plenty of time to take part. If the video files are too big, email us and we'll send you an upload link instead.

Request from NHS Nightingale

Calling all little artists! We need your help - NHS Nightingale Hospital would like to decorate its new wards with bright and beautiful drawings by children. We need cheery, colourful pictures on A4 paper. You can send them to:

Rainbows for Nightingale, 59 Sutherland Grove, London SW18 5QP

More details here: Rainbows for Nightingale

Want to be an illustrator?

Rob Biddulph, a bestselling children's author and illustrator, is giving you free lessons! Try his Draw-A-Long videos here:

Message from Mrs Mullin

"How wonderful your photos are - keep sending them in! I particularly like the Rainbow pictures!"

Community Support Hub

Southampton City Council has launched a Community Support Hub and a dedicated helpline - 023 8083 4800, in response to the COVID-19 crisis, to ensure that the most vulnerable people across the city have access to the support they need. There is more information here:

Government Advice on Online Safety for Children

There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:

  • Thinkyouknow (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)

  • Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)

  • Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)

  • LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)

  • Net-aware (support for parents and careers from the NSPCC)

If there's any other resources you would like from us or any guidance with anything, please do contact us.

"The most wasted of days is one without laughter."

e.e. cummings (American poet - and yes he didn't believe in capital letters but don't tell the children!)

Best wishes,

Michael Lobo - Headteacher

Suzanne Friel - Deputy Headteacher

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