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Easter Activities

If you are looking for inspiration over the next two weeks, we have compiled below a range of projects / fun activities you could engage in this Easter. We will add ideas throughout the Easter Holidays! Remember, please do keep sending in anything you get up to: (photos work best). Happy Easter.

Happy Easter!

From all your Ruyton teachers 🙂

Support For Families during the closures

Please see the e-mail from Telford and Wrekin Council offering support for people in need.

Shropshire Telford & Wrekin Beam – Phone-based support

Over the last 2 weeks we have been working on how we can continue to provide support for the young people who access our drop-in services.

From 2nd April 2020, Shropshire Telford & Wrekin Beam will be offering a call-back telephone service.

Please note that we are not offering a crisis or instant response service.

The support being offered is purely phone-based.  We cannot provide support via email, text/messaging apps or on video calling platforms.

Accessing call-back support:

Young people can email us at asking for support.  Once they have emailed, an automatic response will ask for some more information.  When this has been completed, a team member will contact them to discuss what help they need, and when the best time would be for a practitioner to call them.

Calls will be booked in with our practitioners within our usual drop-in times.

Accessing support without a call back:

Where a young person does not want to talk but still needs some support, they can still contact us via  We can send details of online resources, information and apps which can offer support.

Information for Professionals:

You can signpost any young people who you feel would benefit from knowing more about this offer to our website

You can also pass on the details as to how they get in touch with us.  Please ask the young person to contact us via

We won’t be able to contact young people unless the request for contact from our service has come from the young person or their parent/carer.

For all young people who are aged 13 and under, their parent/carer will need to make a request on the young person’s behalf.

As with our face to face drop-ins, the young person should want to engage with us, and be able to do so over the phone.

Information for Parents/carers:

If you feel your child(ren)/young person would benefit from our support, please take a look at our website

For young people aged 13+ please ask them to contact us via

For young people who are aged 13 and under, you will need to contact us on their behalf via

As with our face to face drop-ins, the young person should want to engage with us, and be able to do so over the phone.

We will continue to innovate and adapt as we need to. This is an enormous effort from every corner of The Children’s Society to ensure we can continue to offer support to the children and young people we work with.  For more information about how our charity is working at the moment, or to donate to our emergency Coronavirus appeal, please go to our website at


Stories at 11.00 am read by David Walliams

This article was published in Metro Magazine.  The link takes you to the author reading a new story each day.

“David Walliams has confirmed he will be releasing a free audio story each day for the next 30 days to help keep children entertained amid the coronavirus lockdown.  David has been recording some of his much-loved stories for them to play to their children.  He tweeted:  ‘I’ll be releasing an audio story every day for the next 30 days for free. First up is The Terrible Triplets! Enjoy. Xxx’”

Click here to listen

The Senses Nursery Topic

Nursery have really enjoyed learning all about our Senses this half term

Using various glasses, which change the way we see things, and talking about how it would feel to be unable to see at all. Exploring sheets of braille and learning about the job of a guide dog. We all made a looking glass with coloured cellophane, then went outdoors to find out how it changed the colour of the things we looked at.

We crushed spices using a pestle and mortar to release the aroma, talking about smells we liked or disliked. Smelling pots which we were unable to see into were good fun trying to identify the smells.

Exploring and noting the different sounds of instruments and making our own shakers, along with identifying sounds using an activity on the whiteboard, gave us the opportunity to explore hearing.

It was very amusing when we tasted various foods, some strange faces developed whilst trying lemon! We talked about other foods we liked and disliked as well as healthy and ‘treat’ foods.

Touching was explored using a feely box and finding words to describe texture. We learnt that our brain sends messages through touch receptors so that we know where on our body we are being touched.



Chinese New Year

Nursery have enjoyed learning all about the Chinese New Year Celebrations. We have listened to the story of the Great Race, learnt which animals make up the Zodiac and created a Zodiac wreath. We folded card to create a Chinese Dragon and made up dances using a large dragon, accompanied by instruments. Getting to grips with chopsticks to eat noodles was good fun, with everyone saying noodles are ‘yummy’.

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Spring Term Topic

In Nursery for the first half of Spring Term our topic will be ‘The Senses’. We will also be learning about the Chinese New Year and how this is celebrated. Please note anything that your child may need to bring in to support this topic.


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