Making a Difference – a poem by Lemn Sissay, Chancellor of The University of Manchester
Mantra Lingua have one of the largest libraries of dual language ebooks in the world. Currently, there are over 550 books and 38 languages. Each book is read aloud in English and your Home Language. There are folk tales, myths, stories of multi-cultural life here in the UK and reference books. Each book has a video and a set of activities to help build your child’s English language skills. The library covers reading ages from 3 to 15 years, so other members of your family can also access and enjoy.
Mantra Lingua are offering this library free of charge to all EAL households.until 31 August 2020.For further information visit https://uk.mantralingua.com/homereading
If English is not the first language in your home then you may have difficulty accessing information about what to do in preventing and protecting yourself against COVID-19. Doctors of the World with the Red Cross have produced “Protecting yourself for COVID19 in 32 Languages“
On Monday’s 11th & 18th May Flex Dance are going live from their Facebook page to provide a fun, free Flex Dance session!
This Monday the class is musical theatre and they are doing a song from Hairspray The Musical. The following week is street dance! You just need to go to their Facebook page Flex Dance Inc and you can share the information from there, if you follow their page you will get a notification that they are live at 10:30am!
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will deliver a message of hope to school pupils across the country in the first assembly at Oak National Academy.
The Archbishop’s address will be streamed through TES from 10am on Thursday 30 April 2020. It will then remain available on the Oak National Academy website.
In addition to the assemblies, the Church of England is also partnering with Oak National Academy to provide separate weekly collective worship sessions led by schools, which will be accessible to those of all faiths and none. As well as the Archbishop, the first assembly will feature the Secretary of State for Education, Rt. Hon. Gavin Williamson MP.
Thursday’s event is expected to be the biggest school assembly ever held in the UK.
Here is the thirteenth activity from the Rhinos Foundation that your pupils/ staff/ parents etc can try at home ! This is suitable for both KS1 and KS2 children
While schools are closed to the majority of pupils and they are using online tools more to help their learning it is important to keep them safe online. There are a number of guides on our website to help parents with online safety. You can find them under Parents – E-safety for Parents / Carers. We have just added a new one from Thinkuknow on keeping your child safe online while they are off school.
If you have any concerns or questions please contact the IT team in school and we will do our best to help you.
A new online book has been produced to help explain Coronavirus to children. It is illustrated by Axel “Gruffalo” Scheffler.
It is not all fun and games during this period of isolation. Here are two future ACE music stars hard at work!