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C of E Primary School

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 - Stay Connected!
20 May 2020

Here are some acts of kindness to inspire you – Stay Connected!

  • Call a friend that you haven’t spoken to for a while
  • Tell a family member how much you love and appreciate them
  • Arrange to have a cup of tea and virtual catch up with someone you know
  • Arrange to watch a film at the same time as a friend and video call
  • Tell someone you know that you are proud of them
  • Tell someone you know why you are thankful for them
  • Send a motivational text to a friend who is struggling
  • Send someone you know a joke to cheer them up
  • Send an inspirational quote to a friend
  • Send an interesting article to a friend
  • Send an inspirational story of kindness people around the world are doing for others to someone you know
  • Contact someone you haven’t seen in a while and arrange a virtual catch up

 

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020: The importance of being kind
19 May 2020

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 is a chance for the UK to focus on mental health.

This year’s theme is kindness, with the week running from 18 – 24 May.

The focus on kindness is a response to the coronavirus outbreak, which is having a big impact on people’s mental health.

 

Take a look at the Newsround website to find out more.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52557800

Why Kindness?

One thing that we have seen all over the world is that kindness is prevailing in uncertain times. We have learnt that amid the fear, there is also community, support and hope. The added benefit of helping others is that it is good for our own mental health and wellbeing. It can help reduce stress and improve emotional wellbeing.

Kindness could transform our schools, places of work, communities and families. Let’s shape a society that tips the balance in favour of good mental health, for all of us, but especially for those who are most vulnerable.

Mental Health Activities
19 May 2020

 

While we are working from home, it is important that you continue to support your mental health.  One way of doing this is to continue to use the ’10 a day’.

Mental Health 6

Open Letter to Parents from DCC Head of Education and Learning, Letter from Mrs Gray regarding the phased reopening of our school.
18 May 2020
Mental Health Awareness Week
18 May 2020

18th-24th May is Mental Health Awareness Week!  Have a go at some of these activities.

Please find attached three more mental health activities to remind you how to look after your mental health and the importance of doing so. Please use them as you see fit.

Cope Cakes

Gratitude

My Class’s Tree of strength

As usual all of the activities can be found on the HeadsUP website:

https://headsupmha.com/resources/

Latest Home Learning Packs - Castles
18 May 2020

Please find below the links to the next topic in our home learning activity packs.

This time our theme is Castles! You will discover lots of interesting facts such as why castles were built, how castles were built and where there are castles in our country and around the world.

EYFS

Year 1

Year 2 and 3

Year 4 and 5

Year 6

Dear Children,

We have really enjoyed seeing all your examples of home learning on the theme of the body and we know that you have all found out some interesting facts about how our bodies work.

This theme is all about castles, we really hope you enjoy the challenges and activities that are included in this new theme.  Remember if some of the tasks are a little too hard for you, you are welcome to look at some of the activities in the year group below.

Also, remember to keep up your hard work with some reading every day and times-table practise as often as you can.

We love to see what you have been doing with your home learning – so do remember you can e-mail examples of your learning to admin@woodbury-salterton.devon.sch.uk, particularly if you have any examples of any of the RE tasks you may do.

Take care, stay safe and always remember to do your best!

Mrs Milford, Mrs Tweedy, Miss Weeks, Mrs Turner, Mrs Shepherd and Mrs Corlett.

Superb Examples of Home Learning!
15 May 2020

Well done children, for all your fantastic examples of home learning you have been sending in to us.  All of your teachers have been very excited to see what you have been able to do and how well you have been completing your work at home.  We obviously have some very talented artists, bakers and budding scientists!

 

Collective Worship At Home - 15/05
15 May 2020

Friday 15th May 2020

We have gathered to worship God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.

Today we are going to find out about a Christian Prayer initiative called Thy Kingdom Come that runs every year between Ascension and Pentecost.

Before we do that, I would like you to listen and watch Susan Boyle singing the Lord’s Prayer. Please click on the link to watch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HaEoCqH47Y

We are now going to hear a story about a Princess names Aurelie but before we do, have a good look at the pictures of the tiles below. They all part of The Pater Noster Church in Jerusalem. The tiles all say the same thing but in different languages. I wonder what they say?

Let us listen to the story and find out.

Over 150 years ago, a French princess called Princess Aurelie (who had been born in Italy) moved to Israel. Whilst she was there, she started her own collection of special words, which were all written in different languages. She had a good start with her collection as she could speak fluent French and Italian. •

The princess loved these words so much that she had her favourite words painted onto beautiful ceramic tiles with flowers around the edge.

In total, she had 39 copies of her favourite words written in 39 different languages on huge tiles, which are now part of the Pater Noster Church in Jerusalem.

Her favourite words were the words that Jesus taught his disciples when they asked him how to pray.

Let us hear that story from the Bible:

Luke Chapter 11 verses 1 – 4

Jesus’ Teaching on Prayer

11 One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.”

He said to them, “When you pray, say:

Father, 
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come.  give us each day our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins,
for we also forgive everyone who sins against us.  
And lead us not into temptation. 

 

Princess Aurelie’s favourite words were the words of the Lord’s Prayer. Tourists from all over the world visit the tiles today; at the spot where Jesus taught the prayer to his disciples. In addition, today there are even more languages. The princess believed these were the words of God’s Son, Jesus. She repeated them many times every day. She wanted everyone to know the words and she wanted everyone to know about Jesus.

There are nearly 7000 languages in the world and during the ten days between Ascension Day and Pentecost, Christians across the globe will be praying for other people during this time, praying that they will come to know Jesus.  Next Thursday on the 21st May, it is Ascension Day, which is when Christians remember the day that Jesus said goodbye to his disciples and ascended into heaven. Therefore, it is the start of the Thy Kingdom Come initiative when Christians pray for others each day for ten days.

We would like you to complete some of the activities on the Thy Kingdom Come website as part of your home learning next week and send them into school with a short blurb about what you have done so that we can make a special Thy Kingdom Come book to share with each other when we are back at school.

There are also some podcasts that you can listen to with your family each day during Thy Kingdom Come. The podcasts are about 10-12 minutes long. They feature a game, an interactive Bible story, a chance to pray and great music.

The link to the podcasts is below:

https://www.thykingdomcome.global/resources/digital-family-prayer-adventure-map

 

Let us join in prayer and say the words of the Lord’s Prayer.

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
In addition, forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
In addition, lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
forever and ever.
Amen.

 

This prayer is said across the world in many different languages. Christians believe God understands every language and every prayer. Do you have anybody in your family who could say this prayer in a different language?

Do you know that the word Amen is Hebrew and it means ‘I agree’?

 

To finish our assembly , if you would like to, you can listen to a  video of a famous singer ‘Cliff Richard’  singing the Lord’s Prayer to the tune of Auld Lang Syne which is a song sung at midnight on New Year’s Eve. Cliff Richard recorded this song 20 years ago for the new Millennium when the world said goodbye to the year 1999 and welcomed the year 2000, which was the start of a new millennium.   This number one music hit showed that the Lord’s Prayer is still very important to Christians today. Jesus gave it to Christians over 2000 years ago and Christians all over the world still pray it today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mL9yDb134Rk

Design a Poster about Florence Nightingale
12 May 2020

Hello!
I hope you are all keeping well, being creative and enjoying the lovely sunshine.
On 12th May 1820, Florence Nightingale was born. She was the founder of modern nursing and organised care for wounded soldiers in the Crimean War.
You may have heard in the news mention of Nightingale Hospitals which have recently been constructed, they have been named in her honour.
I thought it would be a great idea for you to design a poster about Florence Nightingale.  It could be a portrait of her with some facts or a poster thanking the nurses we have today.
Remember to send your images to our admin address at school and keep the original artwork at home for the time being.

Happy creating!
Stay safe and well, Mrs Campbell

Mental Health Actvities
11 May 2020