As you know Mrs Henney talks a lot; to both herself and computers … this week I have been whispering nicely to my lap top and guess what … I have learnt how to upload photographs. Watch out .. there will be no stopping me now!
Here are some of the fantastic photographs people have sent me over the week enjoy! Elizabeth’s Easter Project
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: firstname.lastname@example.org (photos work best). Happy Easter.
Now the weather is finally warming up, you could explore your garden (or when on a daily walk) and find mini-beasts! Make a record of what you find! Could you make a house for them? Write a report about them!
Find the oldest item in your house (no – not your parents!) and find out where it came from, why your family now has it and how old it is!
Ask your parents if you can help with preparing meals – could you write instructions how to do it?
Draw a picture of what you want to be when you grow up!
Take a daily star jump (or sit-ups or shuttle runs or burpees) challenge! Count how many you can do in a minute on Day 1, then repeat every day. Do you get fitter? Can you do more each day? Older pupils could draw a bar chart to show their results!
Build a shelter in your garden! It could be for you, your parents/carers or even for your favourite teddy!
I asked the Rabbits to spend the time thinking about their classmates and to create a drawing of rabbits to represent each of the class members. They have also added some words to describe each of their friends. These lovely pictures were sent by Andreas, Ella and Harrison this morning. Thank you for doing such a lovely task to keep in contact with your classmates. Added to this is Amber’s lovely picture.
Rev. Hannah Lins has sent this prayer to all the families and staff at Ruyton School. It is a beautiful prayer and she was happy that we share it with all of you on our website.
We thank you that you are always with us, even in this strange and difficult time.
We pray for each other- for friends we cannot be with, family in different homes, our teachers, frontline workers, people who are unwell and those who look after them. We pray in our sadness as we notice dreams and hopes that, for now, are lost.
In our homes this holiday time, when we are worried, help us to feel your peace. When things go wrong, help us to know that we can always start again. When we feel joy, may we remember it and let it fill us.
On Good Friday, when so much of our normal lives has been given up, may we be comforted as we remember that Jesus gave everything up for us.
And when we celebrate life and hope on Easter Day, may it sink into our souls and make us happy. Wherever we are, and whatever we face, may we all know God’s love and look forward to a time when we can all be together again.
Rev. Lins also sent us this prayer from Pope Francis which gives comfort in this difficult time.
Tonight before falling asleep think about when we will return to the street. When we hug again, when all the shopping together will seem like a party. Let’s think about when the coffees will return to the bar, the small talk, the photos close to each other. We think about when it will be all a memory but normality will seem an unexpected and beautiful gift. We will love everything that has so far seemed futile to us. Every second will be precious. Swims at the sea, the sun until late, sunsets, toasts, laughter. We will go back to laughing together. Strength and courage. See you soon!
As you are aware, today, 3rd April is the last day of term. Ruyton School will not be open during the Easter break. We would like to thank all of our school community for how they have calmly continued their good work over the last few weeks; it has been a strange situation, however we have tried to give the pupils some continuity via the school website to post work that can be completed at home.
Some pupils, as you may know, have been in school as the children of Key Workers as well as vulnerable pupils. The government have asked all schools to stay open during the Easter break to continue to cater for these children, where there is a need. As no families require this facility at Ruyton XI Towns CE Primary School, we will be closed during the Easter Holidays.
We will continue to take the appropriate government advice following the Easter Holidays and will send out information regarding Key Worker family / vulnerable children provision during the next two weeks to the relevant parents/carers.
We hope that you remain safe and happy during the Easter Holidays.
I’m sure you are looking forwards to Easter, and the next two weeks would have been your ‘Easter holiday’. We won’t be setting any home learning tasks during the holiday period, but you can revisit the tasks you have been set over the last two weeks and carry out any you missed or repeat those that you really enjoyed!
Don’t eat too many chocolate eggs and Easter sweets!
Fine motor skills
Today you can print out or copy the design for making an Easter chick.
Please think about the phonics you did yesterday on Education City. You can do it again if you wish before carrying out todays task…
Year 1 – can you put the tricky words from yesterday in to a sentence?
Reception – can you play ‘eye spy’ with a grown up? What sound does the object you can see start with? Can you write the letter to match the sound?
Use the photographs you took yesterday to write down the instructions for the task you did. Ask an adult to help you if you aren’t sure – you can write the sentences together perhaps.
Don’t forget to start a new line for each new part of the instruction.
Remember to start each sentence with a capital letter and end it with a full stop.
Use words such as first, then, next, after that, finally, lastly etc to start your sentences.
Year 1 – your multiplication lesson is set up on MyMaths
Reception – Collect some objects from around your house. Can you make a number line with them? Put 1 object in its own set first, then 2 in the next set, then 3 in the next set, all the way up to 10 and beyond! Can you write the numeral to go with each set of objects? What would happen if you joined two sets together? for example if you joined the set 3 and 1 together, how many would you have altogether?
Please log on to Reading Eggs to carry out an activity in ‘My Lessons’.
Todays yoga is based on the story ‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt’.
I hope you enjoyed playing a board game together with someone in your house last week. It would be lovely if you made time every Friday afternoon to play a board game with other people in your house please. If you don’t have a board game, I’m sure you can find virtual games to play together online or to print out (www.twinkl.co.uk have some good ones) and you might even have board games for your Xbox or PlayStation!
Good morning Rabbits and it’s almost the real holidays. How exciting! If we were in school I would have planned a lot of fun activities for your all, so here are my ‘remote learning’ activities to keep you busy today.
Crafts and Art: These are some wonderful craft making videos and are easy to follow:
Puzzles: This website offers printable wordsearches with themes including Easter. https://www.puzzles-to-print.com/easter-puzzles/index.shtml
I have also included a pdf which is an Easter Story comprehension. I have not given the answers, but I will post these later today.
PSHE: we would usually be spending an hour talking and working together – which is impossible now and I know many of you are missing one another. I would like us all to do a task – to draw a field full of rabbits and each one is a member of our class. Write on the rabbit the things that you like most about your classmate. I will do the same today and I will post my picture at the end of the day. If you can photograph and email your pictures to me, we will put up a Rabbits gallery.
Have a lovely, lovely Easter holiday. I miss you all very much and look forward to when we all return to school in the future.