Please find a School Games activity here:
We have received some very useful leaflets from BEAM, who are operated by The Children’s Society and offer young people the chance to talk with a practitioner about managing their feelings.
We urge you to read the leaflets, as they include helpful ideas about talking to your child about coronavirus and managing transitions.
This week’s challenge is Dodgeball. Please click here. You will find how to enter, what to do and how to adapt the challenge to make it harder!
Remember, #VirtualSTWSchoolGames is open to all primary school age children – simply send the videos of your challenge attempt to email@example.com
Please remember that each entry requires parental permission.
Every year, pupils from across Shropshire, including Bomere Heath, attend the School Games, where they compete in a range of sports and challenges.
The event has been cancelled this year, but we are pleased to say that the organisers (Energize Shropshire) have arranged a “Virtual School Games”!
Here is some more information:
- #VirtualSTWSchoolGames is a competition for any primary school age children across Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin
- In the six weeks from week beginning 18th May to 22nd June, six sport-specific personal best challenges will be released, one each week
- Energize are looking for children to enter by sending videos and photos of them undertaking the challenges (all with parental / carer consent)
- Along with the sport-specific personal best challenges they are also looking for talented acts for our virtual opening ceremony and are inviting children to send videos of them performing their talents.
- The week beginning 29th June will be Shropshire Homes Virtual School Games Celebration Week and they will kick it off with the ‘virtual’ warm up and opening School Games has Got Talent acts
- They will review all entries that week and announce winners for each challenge on Friday 3rd July
This is a great opportunity for children across the County to get active, have fun and get recognition with participation certificates, and winners’ medals, wrist bands and t-shirts.
So, look out for the weekly challenge and get involved!
Today the children in school marked the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. We wore red, white and blue and did VE Day crafts, including making toilet roll aeroplanes! In the afternoon we had a mini cream tea, waved our Union Jacks and planted a Victoria plum tree to mark the occasion.
We feel that children work best when they have a routine. The Education Endowment Foundation have released a document which might help you plan your day for your child – this will help them keep mentally active, with goals to work towards.
You could print this or even use it as inspiration to create your own!
Every year the National Association of Teachers of R.E. hold an art competition called Spirited Arts and this year we were going to take part as a school. As we can no longer do that, I am attaching the details of the competition in case anyone would like to create an entry at home. There are a number of themes on which your art could be created. These are judged in different age groups and the winners get themselves an Amazon voucher!
Full details can be found here: https://www.natre.org.uk/uploads/Spirited%20Arts/Spirited%20Arts%202020%20competition%20details.pdf and examples of previous year’s entries can be seen here: https://www.natre.org.uk/about-natre/projects/spirited-arts/spirited-arts-gallery/2019/
If you do create an entry, please send it into the school office so we can send the school entries in together.
Some families have worked with BEAM, however the service is not currently operating as it normally would. We are pleased to share that they are offering an email service, which would involve a callback. Please see here for more details : FLYER
As you may be aware, all pupils should have their own login to Reading Eggs / Eggspress at home as teachers are setting reading and spelling activities online.
Here is a guide to help you work with your pupils on the online resource: Reading Eggs – Parent Help Guide
Here is some very important work to do this week!
We are really keen that all pupils remain safe online – we are aware that some may be using their devices more than usual to do homework and keeping in touch with friends and family.
Here are some links to guide children and parents and carers in staying safe online:
What do you need to do if you need to report something?
- Use the NSPCC Website https://www.childline.org.uk/ or call 0800 11 11
- or send an email into school firstname.lastname@example.org