A BIG welcome back to all of our children! We’ve missed you!
The English team would like to make you aware of the Summer Reading Challenge 2020. It is an online resource provided by the library service which offers fun, family-friendly activities to keep children reading over the summer and support parents and carers at home. We’re sure this will be very beneficial to maintain confidence and the enjoyment of reading whilst not in school.
You can sign up for free at summerreadingchallenge.org.uk
Happy reading from the English team 🙂
Happy Summer Everyone!
Please see the below animated newsletter and the PDF link.
Art therapy is creative expression using media such as paint, drawing or collage as a way to express ourselves. It is another way of communicating.
Art making can be therapeutic.
It can be a form of relaxation and enjoyment.
Art can also build self-esteem.
It can help to release tension and anxiety by using the creative process of materials.
Today the Arts team are looking at emotions.
For this activity you will need some paper and coloured pencils, markers, paint or crayons. It may be a favourite colour you want to use to express your feelings.
We have created a poster with a variety of activities to choose from:
What do you think of the art activity?
We would love to see your learning!
Hello from the French team.
Today in our French blog we are going to learn about a special day called Bastille Day and also the French flag (Le Tricolore).
Where and When?
Bastille Day is celebrated in France, as well as by French people all around the world. Bastille Day is held every year on 14th July and it was declared as the French National Day in 1880.
This day remembers the end of the French monarchy and the beginning of the French Revolution. On 14th July 1789 a large group of people in France rebelled against their king and queen.
Today people celebrate by coming together to have a party where they watch parades, enjoy banquets and join in with dancing. There are also lots of fireworks displays on Bastille Eve and Bastille Day.
There are special parades to celebrate Bastille Day. Here are some pictures of the Bastille Day parade in Paris
People enjoy having parties in their streets and gardens and in parks. Here are some pictures of decorations ready for parties for Bastille Day.
Here are some children and adults ready for their celebrations.
What do you notice about the pictures?
They all have blue (bleu), white (blanc) and red (rouge) in them but why?
Bleu, blanc and rouge are the colours of the French Flag – Le Tricolore. Le Tricolore means ‘3 colours’ – what a good name for the flag.
Bleu Blanc Rouge
Listen to this song – can you hear the words “Le Tricolore” “bleu” “blanc” “rouge”?
Try listening again and joining in with the words.
People wave flags and use them to decorate the streets and their homes for Bastille Day.
To help you learn the colours and the name of the flag you could explore the colours and practise saying and hearing the colours through sensory activities.
Why not make a flag and practise saying and hearing the colours as you do.
You could paint one …
Collage one …
Or make one from coloured paper …
Here is a blank template if you would like to print one out
Don’t forget to listen to and/or say the colours as you make your flag.
Now you’ve made some decorations perhaps you could have a little party and join in the celebrations for Bastille Day. You could find out about foods which people might eat at parties and listen to some French music.
We hope you have enjoyed learning a little about Bastille Day and Le Tricolore. Please remember to send us some photographs of your flags and some videos of you practicing the colours in French as we love to see your learning. Please email these to email@example.com
Au revoir à bientôt
Jenny and Sharon
Hello everyone , this week Beth and Helen have been thinking about the different ways that we can sometimes feel . We have been looking at ways to have happy thoughts and keep busy so that our minds and bodies feel happy.
Remember its ok to feel sad😥 or confused🙄 , cross😣 and happy😀. Some of the activities below will help to make you feel happy…..😀Why not try them?.
Thank you Grace , how kind, Mummy feels
happy that you helped her to brush the floor!
You could do a job to help your grown up feel happy.
Grace and Noah love art and craft activities.
Maybe you could do some art to make you feel calm and happy.
We like to have our family meals together where we can all talk .
my family go on lots of walks and scooter rides
in the fresh air or play in the garden
to make us feel great!
How do you feel today?
Talk or sign how you are feeling with someone in your house.
Maybe you can try some of the activities on this page to help you stay happy.😀
Have fun staying happy everyone from Beth and Helen, Social and Emotional Pathway team xx
Congratulations to our Year 6’s for all of your achievements at Ladywood over the years. This morning, we had the pleasure of celebrating all of our superstar Year 6’s and everything that is wonderful about them. All of the videos are down below for you to enjoy at your leisure. Good luck to all of our Year 6’s as you start your next adventure.
Year 6 were celebrated through the reading of a poem:
Despite being apart, they were able to dance together!
Year 6 were also celebrated with this moving piece by our virtual choir:
Year 6 were wished good luck by all of their teachers:
And a certain PE coach took the time to wish Year good luck for the future!