We hope you have had a good weekend. In a ‘normal’ world, here are some events happening this week.
On Wednesday 22nd it is Earth Day. On this day people wonder about our beautiful planet earth and think about ways to protect it.
I found a fingerprint world activity which looked like fun. You could make it easier by just drawing the world outline and filling in the sea and land. Why not make insects, animals, birds and plants as well.
I loved this Trash Rainbow activity on https://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2011/03/trash-rainbow-craft.html Can you think of ideas for this day? Take a photo and we can share when we are all together gain.
On the Thursday 23, it is St George’s Day. St George is the patron saint of England. You can read about how George slayed a dragon on https://www.storynory.com/st-george-and-the-dragon/
The knights lived by a code of Chivalry. This meant that they had to show mercy, humility, honour, sacrifice, faithfulness, courage and graciousness. Can you find out what these words mean and see if you can be an example of them? Why not become a knight (girls can be knights too!) and make your own sword and shield?
https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/st-georges-day/ Maybe you could create your own dastardly dragon!
For the Muslim community it is the beginning of Ramadan on the evening of the 23rd. Part of this holiday’s ritual is that of fasting (not eating or drinking) between dawn and dusk. This allows the Muslim people to focus on good deeds. It is a time of being with the family; of caring and sharing; helping the sick and needy; of not gossiping, telling lies or being greedy. No matter if you have a faith or not, there are many values in Ramadan which we can practise in our daily lives.
Quests and Challenges
Can you recognise your name? Why not have a go at writing it. You could trace it in flour or salt. Use water and a brush to paint it outside. Can you think of any other ways?
Catch a large ball. Then play a game of catch. Count how many times you can catch it without dropping it.
Make a pattern picture out of things you find in the garden. Or build with items found in the kitchen. Can you tell a story about your creations?
If you are able, please take photographs or record, in any way possible, children’s work and achievements during this time. It will be lovely to share when we are all back together.
Much love to you all
Mrs Vasconcelos, Mrs Loseby and Mrs Adderley.