Animation

Good morning, everyone! I’ve spent quite a bit of time creating animations using Scratch with Year 3 this year. You can also create an animation without a computer by using only paper and a pencil. If you have post-it notes, they will work even better, but you can use paper as well. Watch the video below to learn how to create your very own paper animation:

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Empathy Day Activity Pack

Next Tuesday is Empathy Day, where the focus is on how reading can help children (and adults) to build empathy.

Empathy has been described as a human superpower. It’s our ability to understand and share someone else’s feelings. Empathy is made up of three main elements:

  • feeling,
  • thinking
  • acting.
This video shows the difference between sympathy and empathy.
In the run up to Empathy Day, Empathy Lab have created a lovely activity pack of things you can do to build an understanding of what empathy is and encourage it at home.

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Tennis

Well done to everyone who joined in with Week 2 of the Virtual School Games. The focus this week is tennis. There are two activities to try out – the attachment has the instructions for KS1 and KS2. Don’t forget to enter your data by 1pm on Friday 5th June via this link.

Mrs Amphlett

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Rain Before Rainbows by Smriti Halls and David Litchfield

Walker Books has released Rain Before Rainbows by Smriti Halls and illustrated by David Litchfield as a free eBook to raise awareness for Save the Children’s Save with Stories campaign which is helping children most affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

The rainbow has become an incredible symbol of hope and optimism during this time and we hope that this uplifting story can be a source of comfort and light to children and families, and that it inspires anyone who is able to do so, to donate to the Save with Stories campaign.

You can download this beautiful free book from here.

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Online Safety

With children spending more time online at the moment, it is more important than ever to ensure they are safe online. The link below takes you to a website called ‘Thinkuknow’, where there are lots of age specific 15 minute lessons to do with your child. The aim is for parents/carers to do them with the child, talking them through together. For more information, please click on the image below:

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Want to be an artist?

Calling all budding artists! J.K. Rowling is inviting you to help illustrate The Ickabog for her. Every day when chapters of the story are uploaded, she will be making suggestions for what you might like to draw or paint to illustrate the story as it goes along. You should let your imagination run wild!

The best bit is, if you are between seven and twelve years old, your parent or guardian on your behalf can enter your drawings or paintings into the official competition being run by J.K. Rowling’s publishers, for a once in a lifetime chance to be featured in The Ickabog book, which is published in November.

For more information, click on the image below:

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