Hands up who joined in with Fancy Dress Friday PE with Joe Wicks!!
I had a thought, if you sent in your photos of you in your costumes to email@example.com then I will compile them (along with me and Mrs Morris – who also joined in and looked amazing!) and send them into Joe from everyone at Brown Clee!
Anyway – as promised – this is me in my 80s themed outfit joining in with Joe and everyone else this morning!
Yesterday we thought about the Easter Story, when Jesus was crucified on the cross to save us all. This day is now known as Good Friday? What a strange name! What was good about it? Can you think of anything?
Today we are looking at Easter Sunday, which was when Jesus’ was resurrected. Watch and listen to this short story by clicking on the picture:
Easter is a time of mixed feelings: sadness, confusion and loss, but also happiness, hope and joy. For Christians, Easter is a joyful time and reminds us that sadness does not last for ever. So as we break up for our Easter break, away from each other, let’s have a moment to reflect and think to the future, the joy of being back together.
Easter is also a time of new starts, and so is Spring; so to put a smile on your face, what better way than sharing one of my favourite Spring songs – please join in!
What a strange way to end the Spring Term – no Well Done Assembly, House Point Presentation or Easter Celebrations! But every day is a new day and takes us a day closer to being back together – whenever that may be! So for the first time ever I’d like to present a virtual Well Done Certificate to the entire school community for being absolute superstars in working together, communicating together to ensure the school partnership carried on!
The teachers will be setting the last day’s activities for the term – so please enjoy! We are so thrilled with the response from children and parent in carrying out the activities that the teachers are posting. We appreciate the challenges, such as having children in different year groups, having working parents or other commitments, but every single thing that you have done has been brilliant – thank you and well done!
I’d like to wish everyone a restful Easter; it will be different as we will all be at home with family rather than heading away for holidays or day-trips. But living in the beautiful Shropshire countryside is a definite bonus – so I look forwards to hearing all about the fab things you get up to when we get back together, in whatever format that will be on April 20th.
I’m about to go and get myself ready for Fancy Dress Friday with Joe Wicks – see you there!
Thank you to everyone who has kept me updated with all the wonderful things you have been doing during the last 2 weeks. Please keep them coming. I know everyone (children and staff) are enjoying seeing what you have all been up to.
Have a look at what your friends have been doing. Make sure you read the lovely Easter messages from some of your friends!
Maisie’s Easter poster for her friends
Jakes’s phonics work
Jake working out to Joe wicks
Jake’s letter to his friends
Zac & Sam’s symmetry
Sam’s edible butterfly
Zac’s edible butterfly
George’s Easter garden
George’s Easter message
Josh’s butterfly writing
An Easter message from Josh
Isabelle’s life cycle of a butterfly collage
Isabelle on the class run.
The Robinson’s happy rainbow
Zac,Sam and Joel den building
Maisie also sent in a video of her brilliant, indoor assault course:
A massive well done to Maisie, Elliot and Archie for today’s Spelling Shed Hive Challenge – you beat me!!! You have earnt a well-deserved price for being super-spellers! A special mention to Emily – as she did brilliantly on games 3 and 4, which were all Year 5 and 6 words!
Final Spring Term Spelling Shed ‘Beat Miss Relph’ Challenge tomorrow!
For those of you who have been exercising with Joe Wicks – let’s see if we can get as many as possible joining in tomorrow morning, and remember it is in fancy dress! Don’t forget to send photos of you in your outfits doing the exercise to your class teachers (and what tough work it is – my legs are still aching!)
We are approaching a very important Christian festival, that of Easter. So I thought that it would be good to remind ourselves of the Easter Story in the Bible. Watch the following video that retells the Easter Story: (click the picture to take you to the story)
How does the story make you feel? Happy or Sad? Or both? Sometimes stories can be both sad and happy, and sometimes stories are hard to understand. Are there things in our lives that we don’t understand? Are things happening even now that are difficult or make us sad?
The Easter story reminds us that, even in difficult times, there is always hope.
Prayer of the Day
Thank you for sending Jesus into our world to teach us about your love for us.
Help us this Easter to celebrate the joy of his resurrection and the joy of your presence with us. Amen.
It is lovely to see the sun shining over the hills this morning and listening to the birds chirping – Spring is definitely here! Can you list any other signs of Spring or see any in your gardens?
There are 2 more days left in this Spring term, and from catching up on the class news pages there are still some distances to go with the class fitness challenges! I am about to do my morning work out with Joe Wicks – and am going to join in tomorrow’s fun with fancy dress! I wonder who else will work out with Joe in fancy dress on Friday?
Have a good day and keep those photos coming in – they really brighten up my day!
We are hoping that you are all well, and that the activities/tasks that teachers have been setting have helped you throughout the past week and a half. There are a number of reasons for setting these activities, including helping to keep your children active and with a routine, maintaining and consolidating on their learning so far, but possibly most importantly of all, as a means for teachers and children to keep in touch and for the school community to still see each other and share in what they are doing!
We are getting close to the Easter holidays (2 days to go!) and the teachers will be having a well-deserved rest! We have never done remote teaching before, and we would very much appreciate your feedback. So could you please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your thoughts/comments. Is there too much or too little? Is the balance of subjects ok? Is there anything that you would like to change? I can’t guarantee we will be able to respond to all suggestions or wishes – but we are here to help – so please let us know your thoughts by Friday so we can take them on board for after Easter! Thank you!
We have been thinking about kindness this week, and another word with a similar meaning is COMPASSION. This has been our value of the half term whilst in school this Spring. There is a well known Bible parable that demonstrates compassion – The Good Samaritan. Here is a puppet version of the story for you to watch. Have a think about what you would do if you saw someone in difficulties? Would you be like the Samaritan? Click the picture to go to the video.
Prayer of the Day
At home, at school, at work and play,
not just today, but every day,
may I care for myself and others too,
and lend a hand cheerfully when it is right to do.
Well we are at Wednesday already – time flies! We hope that everyone is well and continuing to enjoy carrying out some of the fantastic learning activities and opportunities that the teachers are sharing each day!
Today is the middle of World Autism Awareness Week, so I thought it might be useful to share a short video that helps explain what autism is, to young and old!
Watch the video and think what colours would you choose to colour your world if you had a choice? What acts of kindness could you do today to add some colour at home? Can you add some colour to your family through acts of kindness such as setting the table for dinner, tidying your room or even just giving your parents a hug!? Why not try and let me know what happens when your colour with kindness by emailing email@example.com
Prayer of the Day
Dear God, Thank you that we can be kind to one another. Thank you for the teachers and families who teach us why we need to be kind. Thank you, God, for the kindness and love that you show us. Please help us to forgive our friends for any fallings-out.
Please help us always to give people a second chance.
Please help us to say sorry and start again. Amen.
Hello again! I’ve just had a lovely treat catching up on all the interesting and varied activities everyone is getting up to with their home learning! You are all brilliant!
Today is a special day for Ida in Class 1 as today is her 5th birthday! Can we all wish Ida a happy birthday and sing along : Happy Birthday Ida!
Don’t forget to check back at 10am for today’s Reflection Time and prayer.
This afternoon between 1 and 3pm, the Shropshire Music Service is involved in ‘The Big Sing’, a region-wide virtual vocal concert featuring schools from 14 different music hubs, including Shropshire! So click this link and enjoy losing yourself in music this afternoon!
Earlier this term I introduced this beautiful book by Charlie Mackesy called “The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse”. The first page is the one above – and we discussed it in our assembly. I thought it particularly relevant in the current situation.
In our reflections at school, I share mine and then offer children the opportunity to share theirs – the rules are there are no right or wrong answers, we listen respectfully and we need to give reasons/explain our thoughts.
So my thoughts about this picture are that I think the boy has realised it is more important to strive to be kind than to try and be anything else, because if you are kind to others then they will be kind to you. By being kind you can bring a smile and happiness to others. In these strange times, a little kindness can go a long way to helping families live harmoniously. Over to you….(please feel to share your reflections or own prayers by sending to firstname.lastname@example.org so I can share them with the rest of the school). Click here for a Kindness Song
Sometimes, life is full of happy things, but sometimes, life is difficult.
Thank you for our friends who share things with us and help us.
Thank you that wherever we are and whatever we are doing,
You are always there for us and you are always ready to listen. Amen.
Good morning and I hope you all had a good weekend. The sun seems to be hiding itself today but I am sure it will return soon!
The teachers will be setting their activities again for 9am – please do keep sharing the photos and work with your teachers. It is lovely for us to see what you are getting up to, but more importantly it is a good way for you all to keep in touch with friends. We might not be able to see each other face to face, but we can still see on here!
This week I am going to start posting a Reflective Thought of the Day and Prayer at 10am each day – to virtually replicate our assembly and collective worship. If you wish to share your reflections or send your own prayer in to be used on the School News please email them in using the email@example.com email address.
We thought we’d share what Class 4 have been doing during their music lessons with Shropshire Music Service. For this last term they all had a folk whistle which they could take home to practice, and had a weekly lesson learning the notes and fingerling, how to read music and learning to play as an ensemble. This is what they have achieved! Well done a class 4 (and Mr Harley and Mr Smith who also learnt alongside the children!).
Well I have survived! Not sure the dogs were impressed to start with, but Sally wanted to join in after a while! Hope you all enjoyed your work out too….please share any photos by emailing them to your class teacher!
Well day 5 of remote teaching and learning! We are missing you all, but the photos you send in are fantastic….we really look forwards to receiving them, so thank you!
A big thank you too for being so supportive and engaged with the learning that the teachers are setting! There is a treat in store today…a virtual guided tour of Chester Zoo! If you go to Class 1 or 2’s class news you’ll find the link!
I’m just getting ready to join Joe Wickes on his workout…so will be thinking of all the photos of everyone joining in through the week to motivate me!
I know the teachers will be posting their learning activities shortly and I will look forwards to seeing what each class has been up to as we go through the day! It was lovely to see so many of you enjoying the sunny outdoors yesterday and continuing with your fitness challenges…well done!
I am missing being in contact with everyone, but seeing the photos is brilliant, so thank you to parents for getting so involved!
We just want to say thank you for all the fantastic photos and work that you have been sending to the teachers so that they can share on the website. It is so lovely! We have a virtual staff meeting every day to share how things are going….so we thought we’d share!
Another beautiful day in this beautiful county! It is very quiet not being in school, but I am looking forwards to seeing what everyone gets up to throughout the day! I am also planning on joining in with Joe Wickes’ fitness session this morning!
I have been looking through the class news pages and it is wonderful to see so many children doing fitness with Joe Wickes (I might try it tomorrow if I can find it!), researching saltwater crocodiles, solving maths problems, and searching for minibeasts, and much more! Thank you so much for sharing with your teachers so that they can celebrate on the website! It helps so much for everyone to keep in touch!
The weather is looking to be gorgeous again tomorrow. These are strange times, but by sharing activities and keeping in touch we can stay in touch and it will help us keep the Brown Clee spirit going!
Have a restful evening and look forwards to seeing what you’ve all been up to tomorrow! Well done everyone!