22/6/20 - Windrush Day!
Today marks the second ever WINDRUSH DAY, a day which commemorates the Windrush generation and their legacy. It's a fairly new celebration, which only started in 2018.
But what does "Windrush" mean?
The day started in 2018 and falls on the anniversary of the ship the EMPIRE WINDRUSH arriving in Tilbury Docks, London from the Caribbean in 1948 bringing hundreds of people to help rebuild the UK after World War II.
But many were met with hostility and intolerance when they arrived. Many were treated very unfairly in the years that followed.
What is the "Windrush Scandal?"
The children on the Windrush came on their parents' passports, so many years later they did not have the papers to prove they could legally stay in the UK. Their landing cards had been destroyed. This caused huge problems for them. Some were sent back to a country they hardly knew, some couldn't access their legal rights and benefits. The government has admitted this was very wrong and are trying to put it right.
Today we show our gratitude and respect to the people of Windrush.
We will show this by learning about it!
Watch this Newsround video 'What is the Windrush Generation?': https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/43793769
Watch this Newsround video 'Finding My Family, Windrush, A Newsround Special':
Listen to this song by Desmond Dekker 'You Can Get it if You Really Want': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLFmbE6Maa8
LYRICS TO SING ALONG! 'You Can Get it if You Really Want'
1. I saw two magnificent rainbows. The photo really doesn't do this one justice. It was so vibrant and beautiful!
2. I ate a gigantic Custard Cream. It was massive! YUM!
APPLY FOR A BLUE PETER BADGE!
A Blue Peter badge is a special award given to people who appear on the show, or can be earned by posting in an application. Applicants must be 6 to 15 years old.
Badge owners can gain free entry into over 200 Blue Peter Badge attractions around the country such as theme parks, zoos and castles. Just keep in mind that many of these places are closed at the moment.
To gain a Blue Badge, you have to send in a creative contribution.This could be a poem, a story, some artwork, a model, a recipe, a suggestion for the show, or an interesting letter telling us about something you have done linked to your hobbies and interests.
Why don't you have a go at earning a Blue Peter badge?
Click the link to find out more.
Being kind to others makes us feel good. The people we are kind to then also feel good!
I received a surprise treat from a kind friend. A delicious box of brownies delivered to my door! I was so thrilled and grateful. It really made me happy!
BUT being kind isn't just about buying things. Saying something kind or kind actions can also have a positive impact.
Maybe you can do a little job around the house or just say something nice. Easy!
Try to do or say something kind EVERY DAY! You can do it!
WORLD BEE DAY!
Bees are AMAZING!
This is a picture of my raspberry bush. It is covered in white flowers, so I'm hoping for lots of delicious raspberries this year!
Can you spot the bee?
Did you now that one bee has to fly 90,000 miles to make one pound of honey. That's more than 3 times around the globe! WOW!
Check out the RSPB website for incredible facts and information about bees, hedgehogs and other lovely creatures!
So yesterday I decided to make one GIANT cookie. Unfortunately Mr Hilbourne wanted to share it, so I had to cut it into smaller sections!
Really easy to make and not many ingredients needed. I used some Lindt balls to make these extra delicious!
I'm sure you'd all enjoy keeping busy in the kitchen with your adults. Baking is so much fun! Just remember to thoroughly wash your hands and stay safe.
VE Day 75
8th May is VE Day and this year is special, as it's the 75th anniversary of VE Day, so there will be lots of celebrations!
VE Day - Victory in Europe Day - marks the day towards the end of World War 2 when fighting against Nazi Germany in Europe came to an end, following Germany's surrender. At 3pm on 8th May 1945 the Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, made a speech on the radio and the celebrations began! Huge crowds gathered outside Buckingham Palace to cheer as King George VI and his family - including Princess Elizabeth, our Queen now - came out onto the balcony to greet everybody.
Look at the links below to learn more about VE Day.
I've also attached a Powerpoint for you to read through.
There is a wordsearch for you and some bunting to print and colour to decorate your house or street if you're having a VE Day (socially distanced) party!
28/4/20 - OCADO Design a van competition - We love a competition!
The online supermarket 'Ocado' are calling all awesome artists to think of a new design for the side of their delivery vans.
The winners will see their design on the side of vans and win £500 for their school!
Have a go! You've got to be in it to win it, remember!
The link with all the entry information is here ...
3/4/20 - Thank you messages for bin collectors!
People in Cardiff have been leaving 'Thank you!' messages on their bins to thank the bin collectors for still doing their work during the coronavirus lockdown.
Bin collection is hugely important, as it causes many problems if there is lots of rubbish left on our streets. People want to show how grateful they are that their bins are still being collected and how much they appreciate the vital work they do.
We always try to make our work tasks relevant and real and we know how important it is to show kindness, so you KNOW what I'm going to say!
Let's do it for Caerphilly bin collectors!
BUT, YOU MUST NOT GO NEAR YOUR BIN YOURSELF!
YOU MUST GIVE YOUR SIGN TO A GROWN-UP TO ATTACH!
Your grown-up will know to wear gloves and wash their hands super thoroughly.
Read the news article below to find out more...
We're going on a Bear Hunt!
A huge teddy bear hunt is going on around the world so we can have some fun during our exercise time! Inspired by author Michael Rosen's book 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' people are placing teddy bears in their windows for children to spot while out walking.
Let's do it! Put a teddy bear in your window. It can be ANY cuddly, it doesn't have to be a bear.
Click on the news article below...
A COMPETITION for the weekend for all Wallace & Gromit fans!
Wallace & Gromit Cracking Ideas Competition
Get your thinking caps on! Aardman Animations need you to have a look at the world around you. Imagine a cracking idea that can help get mundane jobs done quicker, better and most importantly from the comfort of a warm armchair!
Go to the link below for details... Competition closes 24th April.
Hello lovely children!
I have been listening to the birds singing as I've been updating the website. I wonder what varieties I might spot if I observe for long enough?
Fancy having a go? I'll attach the necessary sheets for you to identify what you can see. You can make a note of what you find in your books!
Regards, Mrs H.