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Daily Update - 6th May

It was lovely to see Mrs Bignell reading The Owl and the Pussycat today (did you know it was written in 1871 but is still a great favourite nearly 150 years later!). Tomorrow Mrs Hoiles is in her garden with a story that teaches you how to grow something exciting ....

Tomorrow is also the feast day of St Rose Venerini, an Italian nun who was responsible for opening many schools for girls in the 17th and 18th century. This was quite an achievement in furthering the cause of women's education - you can find her story here:

Charanga Logins

Everyone who requested a login for the extra music work should have now received it. Mr Simpson has allocated activities for you all to try and will be delighted to see what you produce! Any problems let us know.

Alba's Rainbows

Alba from Year 5 has been very busy fundraising for her club (Southampton Gymnastic Club). She has been making rainbow loom bands and selling them to family and friends for just £1. She has now raised £200 and is still making and selling bands every day. This fundraising is to help the club to keep going during the lockdown. Well done to Alba for such a creative initiative! You can see photos of her bands on the school website.

Lego LifeForms Challenge

The LEGO Group and the Natural History Museum are challenging you to predict what life could look like in other parts of the universe. More details here:

Pokemon Bookmark Corner DIY

These are some fun activities that the little group did in school and really enjoyed. All the details and instructions here:

Outdoor Games

As the sun is out and likely to be here for a few days, here are some games you can play outside:

Look up, look down - Have all the players of the game form a large circle and stand roughly two feet apart from one another. Once all the players are situated, the adult shouts out “look up”, and all the players have to look up immediately and then look directly at another person in the circle. If two people lock eyes, they are out. All remaining players stand in their places and continue staring until the adult says, “look down”. The round then starts again until the two final players are left and crowned the winners.

Body spellers - Split the group into two teams, ensuring both teams have equal numbers. Next, give them instructions on how they are to spell a word (using only their fingers, hands, or body). Finally, give both teams the same word (no more than four letters) and give them 1-2 minutes to create the word amongst themselves. The first team to create a readable word that is also spelt correctly, gets a point.

Just a reminder that if you need any paper, books or stationery, let us know and we will try to organise it for you.

"Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise again.”

Victor Hugo (French poet and novelist)

Best wishes,

Michael Lobo - Headteacher

Suzanne Friel - Deputy Headteacher

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