Right Class 3 and 4 – we are off to visit the actual rooms that Winston Churchill and his government used to plan and oversee World war 2 from – and as you see it today is exactly how it was left at the end of the war! Here we are….
Careful down the steps as we head underground to the actual rooms –
That was delicious – and those scones were just huge! We definitely need to go for a walk now – so let’s head off to Covent Garden – as it is such a fascinating place to explore! Covent Garden is a district in London, on the eastern fringes of the West End, between St Martin’s Lane and Drury Lane. It is associated with the former fruit-and-vegetable market in the central square, now a popular shopping and tourist site, and with the Royal Opera House, itself known as “Covent Garden”.
Click the picture and enjoy the self guided, narrated tour so don’t get lost and meet back at Covent Garden Tube Station at 14:30 for the next part of the trip!
Wow – there was so much to see – well done for getting to Covent Garden Tube Station for the next part of the day!
Right – line up behind Mollie and listen in to what’s happening next!
This is where we split up – and Class 1 and 2 catch the underground and head off to London Zoo, whilst Class 3 and 4 are catching the underground and heading off to the Cabinet War Rooms… mind the gap!!!
Phew – we’ve made it just on time! Right, in we go….
What a beautiful cathedral – absolutely stunning! Did you enjoy exploring it?
Right – time to line up back in classes for a head count…1,2,3,4,5……..104,105,106…..hang on there are 3 children missing!!! Who is missing? Teachers can you check names please…..so we have lost Mollie, Lexi and Archie – where could they be?!?
Oh no – how did they get up there in the Whispering Gallery!! Come down Molly, Archie and Lexi – we need to get going to Covent Garden!!
Right – time to get ready to continue our tour – make sure you have got all your belongings – we are off to St Paul’s Cathedral! To get there we are walking through the financial centre, called the City of London – keep your eyes out for some fascinating architecture!
First of all we are walking past a building called “The Gherkin” – can you see why it gets it’s name!?
Keep moving though, as we don’t want to be late! Next we walk past Lloyds of London, the centre for the London Insurance business…
Look how tall it is – what do you think the outside is made of?
Next we go past a more traditional building – the Bank of England…
before arriving at St Paul’s Cathedral.
…isn’t it grand!!! Let’s go in and find out all about it! Remember we must be quiet and respectful!
We are so looking forward to welcoming everyone back to school on Monday morning! The school has been thoroughly cleaned and tidied, we have reviewed our curriculum the teachers are all planned and ready and we are all raring to get back to ‘normal’!
I have attached here the start and end of day procedures as a reminder:-
Please can we remind parents of the importance of sticking to the 2m social distancing, and of keeping younger siblings with you at drop off and pick up. So far we have not had to close any classes due to Covid, and the worst case scenario is if we get a positive case and there has been mixing we might have to close more than one bubble or even the whole school and return to remote learning – and we really do not want to have to do this!
Teachers will be letting you know which days are PE days so that children can come to school in their PE uniform (dark coloured tracksuits please), and can we remind parents that children JUST need a packed lunch (if not having a school meal), a waterbottle and a reading book in ONE bag, as well as their waterproof coat. Just one bag as there really isn’t space for more in the classrooms.
We are very aware that non-essential shops are closed, and that this includes shoe shops. If your child’s school shoes still fit then please can they were them. If they do not, then children can wear clean, sensible shoes or trainers (not boots/Uggs please).
Have a restful and enjoyable weekend and we very much look forwards to seeing you next week!
What an exciting ride that was – we could see for miles!! And thank goodness Benji managed to climb back into the Pod – phew!!!
Right, we need to walk along the South Embankment now, past The Globe Theatre where Shakespeare had his plays performed…
….hmmmm….I think some buildings in Ludlow and Shrewsbury look a little similar!
Oh look….what a beautiful boat….
It’s called the Golden Hind, and was captained by Sir Francis Drake, who circumnavigated the world in it back in 1577. We mustn’t dawdle though as we have to be at a rather more modern ship, HMS Belfast soon!
Come on Class 4 – stop trying to climb the rigging and keep walking!!
Right – here is your ticket – don’t drop it! We are off for a ride on the London Eye –
If you don’t like heights then stay in the middle….otherwise enjoy the view and see how many landmarks you can find! (Click on the picture below of a Pod and explore the famous London sights – it is self guided)
Can you spot HMS Belfast and St Paul’s Cathedral – places we are visiting later??
Oh no – Benji!!! What are you doing – be careful – you might fall!!!! Get down back into the Pod!!
We are learning so much about these historic London landmarks today – but we are off to a more modern one now – the London Eye – so we need to cross the river and head down the Southern Embankment – make sure you don’t lean too far over the bridge – it’s a long way down to the River Thames!
Shhhh – we need to be quiet now as we don’t want to disturb the Prime Minister…here we are in the Central Lobby inside The Houses of Parliament – (click the picture to take you to the self-guided tour)
Well today is hopefully the last day or remote learning and keyworker care before we all return to school on Monday! We are all so looking forwards to welcoming you back!
A big well done and thank you to everyone, pupils, parents and staff for all your hard work, patience and support over the past term and a bit, and fingers crossed we can continue as normal – or the ‘new normal’ at least!
Here are this week’s Well Done certificates….
Class 1: Isla Moore
Class 1: Elliot Pearce
Class 2: Isabelle Tranter
Class 2: Emily Tranter
Class 3: Class 3 Busy Bees
Class 3: Rosie Metcalfe
Class 4: Emily Sanderson
Class 4: Ollie Howard
Enjoy your virtual day trip to London and see you all on Monday, with a bright smile and ‘can-do’ attitude!!
It is now Worship Time where reflect and think about how we can push ourselves to always do our best, to keep on trying even when things get tough, so that we can shine and reach for the stars!
Prayer of the Day
If we could now have a quiet moment of reflection and join in with the School prayer…
Thank you for our wonderful school.
Help us to be good learners.
Help us to look after each other.
Help us be respectful and kind and to make everyone welcome.
May our school be a happy, safe place where learning is fun.
Where we all work together to be the best we can be.
Make sure you’ve got your ticket and belongings and let’s board the train heading to Euston Station in London! Don’t forget to check the departure board to find the right platform and then let’s find a carriage with comfy seats so that we can enjoy the scenery as we go whizzing south!
We have arrived!! Get your packed lunch and coats, stay close….
first stop the toilets….
Right – now time for a headcount….stay in your classes, 2 by 2, we are off to Buckingham Palace!
Today is World Book Day – although we all think that every day should be world book day, as books open up whole new world’s for children and can enrich everyone’s lives!
I am sure many of you are dressed as your favourite book character, and we look forward to seeing your photos – but don’t forget that the most important thing to do is to actually open a book and read or listen to a book being read to you!
There are also lots of resources and events being shared on www.worldbookday.com – including live sessions with authors, and lots of masterclasses giving you ideas and inspiration of how to enjoy and immerse yourselves in books at home.
Here is a video story to enjoy..
There’s also a World Book Day song to enjoy…
World Book Day is a great day to celebrate stories and books. We can all enjoy books because there are so many different kinds; we can all find something that we will love. Today, we can be thankful that we get to learn to read so that we can enjoy these books for ourselves. We can also be thankful for all the authors who have given us stories to enjoy.
But do you know what the world’s bestselling book of all time is???…..
Here are some clues…
This book isn’t just one book, it’s more like a book of books. In fact, it’s a bit like holding an entire library in your hands!
– This book is made up of 66 smaller books.
– For many years, the stories in this book were passed on by word of mouth. It took hundreds of years for them all to be written down.
– When this book was first translated into English so that people could read it and understand it for themselves, it was seen as such a dangerous book that the person who had done the translation was killed!
– This book has adventure, romance, danger, battles, poetry and more.
Any ideas?? It’s The Bible. The Bible is split into two parts: the Old Testament, which tells stories of what happened before Jesus was born, and the New Testament, which explains what happened when Jesus was born through to after he had returned to heaven.
There are stories about battles, shipwrecks and adventures; stories about miracles that Jesus performed; and stories about how the world was created. There are poems that people wrote to worship God, and letters that Jesus’ followers wrote to encourage each other.
Sometimes, we might see the Bible as a dusty old book with tiny writing that is far too long for us to read. However, there are versions available that just tell a few of the key stories, especially for children.
Today, the Bible is the bestselling book in the whole world. For Christians, this book is very special and important. It teaches them more about God and what it means to follow him. For all of us, it’s a book that we can take a look at for ourselves. We may already know some of the stories, but if we take a look at it, we will discover new things to learn and enjoy about it.
Prayer of the Day
Thank you for books and stories.
Thank you for the Bible, which tells us more about you.
Thank you for the opportunity to learn to read so that we can discover these things for ourselves. Amen.
About 1 in 3 people with coronavirus do not have symptoms but can still pass it on to others. Regular testing of people without symptoms is important to help stop the virus spreading and protect your loved ones. As lockdown restrictions gradually ease we all need to play our part to help protect each other.
The following people in England will have access to regular rapid lateral flow testing made available to them as schools reopen:
We have recently been thinking about learning skills and the importance of having a growth mindset – and as a reminder here are the differences between having a growth mindset and a fixed mindset:-
We have also been thinking about how important it is that we say “I can’t do it yet” instead of just “I can’t do it”. Today I want us to think about mistakes, and how we feel about them? Ask yourself – how do you feel about making a mistake? Does it worry you? Are you scared of getting something wrong? Have a watch of this story called “The Most Magnificent Thing” and see if it can teach you something about mistakes…
Thank goodness for her dog – as the dog managed to convince the girl to persevere and not give up – to carry on despite the mistakes and problems – and she did – and what a magnificent thing it was that she created!! Imagine how she would have felt if she had given up?……sad, defeated, lacking in confidence, a failure! But by persisting despite the mistakes, she succeeded and as a result she must have felt so proud of herself!
Have a think about a time that you have made a mistake, or got something wrong? How did it make you feel? Did you give up? And if so how did you then feel? Or did you push through and persevere – I bet this made you feel confident and proud, giving you a true sense of achievement!
We all make mistakes – we are human! The important thing is that we aren’t worried about them, as mistakes are normal – and they allow us to learn and improve.
Take a quiet moment to reflect –
Do you see mistakes as failure?
Or are they an opportunity to learn and do better next time?
Prayer of the Day
Help us to learn through our mistakes.
Teach us to know right from wrong so that we do not hurt others by what we say or do.
Give us the strength to cope when mistakes are made and help us to deal with them sensibly.
I have been wondering, since yesterday’s assembly, I wonder how many of you have used the words “I Can’t”? Hands up if you think you’ve used them in the last day? Today I want to try and teach you how you can change a negative (where you are stuck with a problem and can’t see any solution or hope) into a positive (where you feel happier and more confident). – and all it takes are 3 letters!
Have a watch of this video and see if you can work out what those 3 letters are…
Have you ever felt like Katie – where you are stuck but don’t want to ask for help and yet can’t solve a problem – so you feel like giving up? What message is this story telling you? If you add the word “Yet” onto the end of “I can’t do it”, it suddenly sounds like “I can do it if I try again” or “I can do it if I ask for help”.
So as you go through this week – when you come up against a problem or a challenge and are about to say “I can’t do it” – try adding the little word “Yet” on the end – and then ask yourself, “what can I do to solve it?”.
There is always a solution – the solution just might not be obvious – and it might need a helping hand!
Prayer of the Day
Dear God, Thank you that we can learn from every difficult situation.
Please help us to be people of resilience.
Help us to get back up again when things go wrong.
Help us never to give up.
Help us to persevere.
Thank you for the courage and resilience of people who have shown us that stumbling need not mean failure,
For people we know and for inspirational figures who are role models to us.
We are thankful for their example. Give us the courage and determination to use the power of ‘yet’. Amen.
What a beautiful weekend – wasn’t it so lovely to see the sunshine!
So remember, when you come up against a problem – try and think “how can I solve this” rather than “I can’t do it” – have a go – like crow!
Prayer of the Day
Sometimes, we need to think ‘I can’
instead of saying say ‘I can’t’.
Sometimes we have to look at old problems in new ways.
Sometimes we must keep trying
when we feel like giving in.
Thank you for always understanding and having faith in us.
Help us to have more faith in ourselves, in others, and in you.
Through Jesus Christ Amen.
Don’t forget to join us in 10 minutes for whole school Show & Tell!! The link has been sent my email – and the theme is your favourite Film or TV Programme – Busy Bees are looking forwards to seeing and hearing from their friends at home!
This will probably be the last one as next week we are off to London and then we are back in school!
Brown Clee C.E. Primary School
Station Road Ditton Priors Bridgnorth Shropshire WV16 6SS
Tel: 01746 712652
Head Teacher: Miss Sue Relph
School Administrator: Mrs L. Harman