Dear Parents and Carers,
This series of pages has been set up in response to the COVID-19 crisis and the most recent decision by the governement to close schools across the UK. These pages will support families with home learning and therefore contains a number of general websites, activities, competitions and resources alongside our weekly home learning newsletters.
15/05/20 - Phased Return Update
Please click here for a copy of the letter sent on 15/05/20.
06/05/20 - Calling all artists!
For the last few years, we have joined Severn Arts and Worcestershire County Council in their creative art exhbitions for young people. Each year we are provided with a theme for the children to produce a piece of artwork based around. The final pieces are then displayed in an exhibition, usually at Worcester Cathedral. Whlst we had signed up for the event again this year, unfortunately, it has had to be postponed until further notice. In the meantime the organisers of the project would like to invite children and families to take part in Islands in the Sky, a new online #CreativeConnections arts project, which is outlined below.
Artist Andrew James Round is working on the project. He is creating a game where you can explore a series of interconnected islands floating above the city of Worcester. These islands will be made up of rooms created by children and their families from Worcestershire and the surrounding areas. Players will be rewarded as they explore. Andrew would like the rooms/islands in the maze to be designed by other people and so has created templates for children and families to add their designs to.
Information about the project, along with instructions about how to create a room design and the templates, can be found below. Information on how to submit your work is available in the ifnormation pack. The deadline for the artwork is 15th May 2020. We hope that this will provide an extra creative outlet for you and your child and look forward to maybe seeing some of these designs in the game itself!
wb. 04.05.20 - News story - VE Day
Click below to see and hear Mr Tindell's VE Day message. The password has been emailed to families.
This Friday marks the VE Day anniversary celebrations, 75 years since the announcement that the Second World War had ended in Europe. This was a moment when people all over the world celebrated the end of conflict. It was, and still is, an important moment of triumph and sorrow. Triumph in the celebration of something positive and sorrow in the remembrance of those who fought so bravely. Below are a number of resources to help discuss the event with your child. You may be having celebrations of your own on Friday. If you do, we would love to see them so email any photos to office@.
For the Picture News prompts, questions and challenges to go with this poster, click here.
Click here to see a Youtube video from the Imperial War Museum showing some of the celebratory scenes across the UK.
Click the image below for resources and information from BBC local about great British bunting!
For a creative activity, whereby you have to design your own teacup, click here.
For a KS1 PowerPoint about VE day, click here.
For a KS1 fact file about VE day, click here.
Click here for the BBC Teach page about VE Day (aimed at KS2)
Tom Palmer, the author of Armistice Runner and D-Day Dog, who visited us last year, has provided a great resource whereby you can create a piece of blackout poetry linked to his upcoming book After the War. The resource includes an extract from the book which talks about VE Day. To access this resource, click here.
For a KS2 PowerPoint, about VE day, click here.
For the parent notes to go with the KS2 PowerPoint, click here.
wb. 27.04.20 - News story - Captain Tom Moore
We have seen some amazing and inspiring stories across the Covid-19 outbreak, including the incredible fundraising effort by Captain Tom Moore who celebrates his 100th birthday on 30th April. Currently, he has raised nearly £30 million pound for the NHS after walking 100 lengths of his garden: what a national hero!
Picture News, a weekly news teaching resource for primary children, have set a series of challenges around the story of Tom Moore, including some further information and prompts for thinking to help parents facilitate a discussion around the news story. You can access them below.
For further information about Captain Tom, click here.
For question prompts for parents and the challenges, click here.
Easter competition announcement
KS1/Reception writing winner
KS2 writing winner
Egg blowing winners
To reveal the winners for each year group, click here.
Thank you for all your amazing entries and the work you shared with us!