Week 4 - News Round Up!

27th April 2020
Welcome to Week 4 of 'Home Learning'!
This week, Booktrust have organised a 'Pyjamarama' for Friday, 1st May. The aim is to celebrate the bedtime story and reading together. This year's Pyjamarama will be a day when families across the country can join in a festival of story-filled fun at home.

There'll be loads of activities and events for children to take part in – the only requirement is that they're done in pyjamas!

To make things even more fun, they've got PJ Masks, Horrid Henry and Tracy Beaker on board. They’ll be helping out and providing extra ideas and activities for a brilliant day in pyjamas on Friday 1st May.

We have posted the link below along with some suggested activities. Have fun!!

Also, because Hexham Book Festival has had to be cancelled there is a link to watch a different person read a story each day. 
'School Work'
Thank you to everybody for continuing to share feedback on how the Home Learning is going.  It is extremely useful for us to know how the resources are working for you. 
It is also interesting to hear how different families are organising their 'learning time'. Working 'one to one' is very intense and a number of you are finding that days seem to go more smoothly if blocks of school work are separated by lots of breaks. A very good idea! This gives scheduled time for playing, craft work, baking and anything else you fancy doing which are equally important for young children. 
As we've said before, you are doing an amazing job, thank you.
I think Mrs. O'Neill amd Ms Roff will be very impressed with all your creative projects, including making a fantastic Fairy Garden, creating works of art in the style of Henri Matisse, mixing your own perfume and this super, original tartan design!  And we hear the doubling activity in maths (which involved paint!) was extremely popular!
This week, E. was set a challenge by his theatre group. Click on the arrow below to watch his super presentation.  Well done!
Another child also completed the theatre group challenge of creating a character with a name and an age and wrote 8 interesting facts about it.
Our second video this week shows E. (and L) carrying out an 'EGGcellent' science experiment (Ms. Roff will be very impressed!). What a super, clear delivery - well done!
I think we could all now have a go.
I don't know about anyone else, but I'm beginning to run out of flour!  I wonder if it's because of all the delicious cakes you've been baking (and decorating!). I hear some children have also made Chocolate Orange Buns, which sound delicious, and sausage rolls (with daddy :)
As always, we are continuing to keep active. We are enjoying more time outside, getting plenty of fresh air, whilst spending more time with our families.
Sadly, we can't get together and celebrate each others' achievements in Praise Assembly at the moment, but we can celebrate by sharing pictures on our Weekly News Round Up. This week, one of our pupils received something very exciting - A Blue Peter Badge!
You are also coming up with your own super ideas for 'keeping connected'. This week we've had two children playing a game of 'Guess Who' over Zoom! and brothers sharing a tea party with some very 'cuddly' toys.
And a rare sight these days...pupils dressed in our Slaley First School uniform!
Or as an Ancient Egyptian and really getting into our topic work! Mrs. Julie will love that!