4/5/20 - VE Day on Friday 8th May!
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 the bin collectors 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...
2/4/20 - Hunting for teddy bears!
A huge teddy bear hunt is going on around the world so we can have some fun during our exercise time! Inspired by our "Author of the Month" 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.
We LOVE a teddy in dosbarth Carew! Let's do it! Put a teddy in your window! It doesn't have to be a bear, it can be ANY cuddly.
Maurice, Barry, Robin and the reading buddies ALL want to take part so they'll have to take turns!
Click on the news articles below to find out more...
27/3/20 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.
27/3/20 This is great - FIRST NEWS, the children's newspaper, are offering a FREE digital download of each week's paper during school closures!
Get yours here:
26/3/20 I am really missing contact with you all so have set you another 2DO on Purple Mash!
I want to hear all about your week so far. I love seeing your pictures and I can write a message back. Can you show off and include a variety of punctuation and some adventurous adjectives and adverbs too? I bet you can!
Five children (so far) have completed Wednesday's 2DO and it was LOVELY to receive them! I've set both 2DOs for a few days, so complete them whenever you have time.
The Reading Buddies, Maurice, Barry, Robin and myself all miss you very much. We hope you are enjoying the beautiful sunshine!