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Daily Update - 5th May

Mrs Paul's reading of The Gruffalo's Child was a lovely start to the day - tomorrow Mrs Bignell makes her debut with a classic! Watch it all on our website or YouTube channel. Don't forget to send in your responses the Miss Waters' and Miss Taylor's challenges!


The staff have really enjoyed calling and speaking to some of you and your children today! If you didn't get a call, you may have a message and we will try again tomorrow. Don't forget you can always call us on 07712097633 at any time.


Sensory Science at Home!

The Dietrich family have let us know about an exciting new resource created by one of their relatives. There are videos and activities to try based on the senses, all of which you can do with the children at home - do have a look:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LplnSjzS1Xg&feature=youtu.be


Honouring Our Lady in May

As well as praying the rosary, there are some lovely ideas to use with children here, most of which you can still do during the lockdown:


https://www.catholicicing.com/honoring-mary-in-the-month-of-may-with-kids/


Southampton Colouring Sheets!

The Council have produced some colouring sheets of local attractions! You can download them here:


https://www.southampton.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid19/colour-your-city.aspx


The Reading Realm

This is a large collection of online lessons, videos and activities all based around reading. There is also an app you can download:


https://thereadingrealm.co.uk/


Where to Go for Support

The Council have produced an update list of support agencies and helplines - it's attached here for you.


Help with Prescriptions

The Saints Foundation have launched a service to help anyone who needs support with collecting a prescription - details attached.


Opportunity for Teenagers

Do you have any children aged 13-18 who might be interested in working in the cyber-security industry in the future? The government has launched a virtual cyber-school which looks like a great opportunity. Full details here:


https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-virtual-cyber-school-gives-teens-chance-to-try-out-as-cyber-security-agents-from-home


Advice for Supporting Children at this Time

There are some good tips here on how to support your children's mental health at this time from Young Minds and the Child Mind Institute:


https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/supporting-your-child-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/


https://childmind.org/article/supporting-kids-during-the-covid-19-crisis/


“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

C.S. Lewis (British writer, academic and theologian)


Best wishes,


Michael Lobo - Headteacher

Suzanne Friel - Deputy Headteacher

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