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Surprise, Surprise!

  1. We thought it would be nice for the Year 6’s to meet up on their last afternoon of Primary School on Wednesday 22nd July, 2020. 
  2. This ‘gathering’ can only take place on the school field for a limited amount of time – 1.5 hours – and will obviously be dependent on the weather.   Toilet facilities WILL NOT be available, so they will HAVE to ‘GO’, before coming to school.   
  3. Please let your child's class teacher know by Monday lunchtime if your child would like to join us on the final afternoon, and details of how you want them to return home (picked up; walk; cycle etc.)  You DO NOT need to do anything if your child is already attending school as part of a Year 6 POD.
  4. Only if you are comfortable, bring your child to the Year 6 gate at 1:00 pm prompt, for a lunchtime ‘picnic’ with their chums.   
  5. Please respect the 2 metre social distancing rules at all times, and once you have dropped off your child, please vacate the pathway promptly.
  6. The children coming in will be kept in discrete PODS of 15, appropriately distanced from our other Year 6 PODS, on the field. 
  7. If you are bringing a picnic, it must be in a disposable plastic carrier bag.  DO NOT BRING ANYTHING ELSE ON TO THE FIELD THAT DAY.
  8. Children will be free to ‘mingle’ within ‘social distancing’ rules for approximately 90 minutes, but only within their PODS of 15.
  9. Unfortunately, we cannot allow any photographs to be taken on the school premises.
  10. Children will leave in staggered groups between 2:30 and 2:45 – final details for this will be communicated once we know how many children are planning to attend.  It is important that they leave school promptly, and do not hang around waiting for their friends.
  11. The children currently in PODS will leave at their normal scheduled times.  
  12. Any child, whether attending on the final afternoon or not, is free to record a short (less than 10 seconds) message to a friend, group of friends, class or cohort, and send to Mr Moore to put on the School Website for the children to peruse later at their leisure. 

Many thanks for your co-operation with this.  We did not want the children to end their Primary School experience without an opportunity to say, ‘Goodbye’.  However, its success depends on everyone respecting current guidelines. 

 

The Extended Year 6 Team

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Word version of above message and instructions.

Video Clip - Funky Town

Mrs Lloyd has received quite a few clips now - thank you!

 

We are aware that there may have been some confusion over the email address.  Please can you check that you have sent your clip to this email:

l.lloyd@westbrookoldhall.com

 

Please note that there are two 'l's' in 'lloyd'.

 

Thanks!  Keep strutting your funky stuff!

 

 YEAR 6 YEAR BOOK

 

We would like to put together a 'Year Book' to celebrate the end of Year 6. Below is a word document and below that is an example from last year.

 

Look at the example and then fill one in of your own and e-mail to Mr Moore ASAP.

 

    d.moore@westbrookoldhall.com

 

Make sure it is of really high quality and perfect.

 

At Westbrook Old Hall Primary School, we take the health and safety of our pupils and staff very seriously, so we’re following guidance from Public Health England on the steps we, as a school, should be taking. This is a rapidly changing situation and we will provide further details as and when they become available.

From this page you can navigate to projects, tasks and learning activities for your child to complete at home, in the event of a school closure. We want to provide access to online resources for continuity of learning. We have also provided a 'generic' list of educational sites that may be useful during any closure. All children should have their usernames and passwords on a sticker in their reading record.

For ease of navigation, these resources have been organised by year group. You may, however, find your child needs to access resources on the page for the year group below theirs. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher via email.

Computing - Free Coding Resources

In the event of a school closure, staff will update the pages below with daily activities to complete. If the page is not updated, please refer to the class packs above.

Home Learning will not be set over the two week holiday. It will resume on Monday 8th June. During this time, please feel free to access the activities on the year group ‘Learning at Home’ pages.

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Hope you have all had a chilled half term.

So, today starts your last summer term and to say it's a bit of a different one would be an understatement!

We're looking forward to welcoming you back soon but we know that you will keep up with your fabulous attitude to learning and give one last push for the next few weeks.  Keep going, keep motivated and (most importantly) keep being you - because you are amazing!

 

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Always remember that you are in the 'driving seat' and steering in your own direction.  This journey is a journey of your choosing.  We're sure you will all make good, informed, creative journeys.

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With Children's Mental Health Week drawing to a close, find some time to reflect on the poem, 'Hope' by Avril McDonald.  I know some of you love poetry, and are even budding poets yourselves - maybe this poem will inspire you to write something of your own.

 

We also need to find the courage to reflect on the person we know ourselves to be at this point in our young lives, and to ask ourselves - am I happy with this?   Maybe you will find inspiration from the second attached clip - one of our favourites, I think...

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Why not take yourself over to today's CMH ideas and activities on the Home Learning Page.  There's some great suggestions for 'acts of kindness' that you could throw yourselves into today!

REMEMBER... Showing kindness isn't weakness - it's a STRENGTH!

We'd love a brew!  Anyone got the kettle on?

Showing Kindness Isn't Weakness, It's A Strength (The BE KIND song!)

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In keeping with our mental health theme for the day, what new skills or activities do you want to try?

Have a look at the Sign Language clip on the HLP - trying something new that can help others is a 'DOUBLE WHAMMY'!

 

Check out this clip about courage (it's a synonym for bravery).  It's got some great tips!

Have Courage and Be Fearless

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Be kind to your mind.

We're sure you've 'tuned in' to today's 'Mental Health' suggestions on the HLP.  One of the main themes is to encourage everyone to be physically active as it can help develop positive mental health.  We can go into the science bit and all that about the endorphins that the brain releases, but today we're going to call these chemicals - happy chemicals (okay, there's no way we can do this without giving you the technical version - dopamine and serotonin). 

Gentle exercise such as yoga, relaxation and meditation also release positive endorphins that can help calm your mind, ease worries and leave you with that 'happy' sensation.

Have a go at this...

Guided Meditation for Teenagers | YOUR SAFE PLACE | Kids Meditation for Sleep & Relaxation

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Welcome to Children's Mental Health Week

Time to be kind to yourselves and 'Kind to your Minds'.

 

Go back to the Home Learning page for a moment, and watch Westie introducing our 'Find Your Brave' theme.  Take some time to read through the 'Launch PDF', making sure you listen to the Bravery Story, 'Wolf's Colourful Coat' - there are lots of lovely hidden messages in the narrative.  For those of you with younger siblings, I think it would be very sweet of you to take responsibility for watching the story with them, and explaining the messages behind it to them - especially those of you who are missing your reading with the little ones in school.

What have you done that made you feel brave? Connect with others.

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Take time to be with nature.   It's amazing just how wonderful it is to take a couple of minutes - just on your own, to step out into your garden, yard or even look out your window.  Or, you could do this on a walk.  Stand still, breath in, listen, look and inhale. 

We're so used to living such busy lifestyles, now is a great time to re-connect with our beautiful, natural world. 

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As you know, we've had some of our 'lockdown' restrictions eased as from today.  This means you can go out as often as you like to take exercise. 

However, don't forget that social distancing still applies. Remaining 2 metres apart from others who are not in your household.

That's 200cm, 2,000mm or 0.002km!

Even our animals are observing the guidance...

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Happy birthday Florence Nightingale!  One person who was committed to her own dreams and beliefs, stood tall and (despite adversity), pursued her 'calling' to nursing and defied all expectations of the time.  Her determination, ambition and drive helped to reform medical care and she was a pioneer for modern nursing.

So, today's thought needs to be vocal:

Thank you to all the amazing nurses who, day in, day out, care for us, especially in these difficult times.

We all have the ability to follow our dreams and ambitions - take inspiration!

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(With a lump in our throats and hearts bursting with pride)

This needs no words - absolutely wonderful - thank you!

You are all simply the best!

Year 6 - The Class of 2020

Still image for this video

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COMMEMORATING 75 YEARS SINCE VE DAY

As we all know, things should have been slightly different today, celebrating 75 years since peace was restored in Europe.  Having said that, I'm sure you will all be marking this very important celebration in your own special way.  I think the majority of us have links to someone who bravely served, lived or indeed gave their lives during the Second World War.

Today is not only about celebrating the freedom given to us by a bygone era, but focusing on the fact that although life is different for us at this moment in time, our world population is fighting to overcome the challenge it faces and we will be victorious in time! 

Don't forget to join in with the minute silence to remember all those who gave their lives so that we have ours.

Eat cake, drink tea and celebrate at home in style!

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I was reading an interesting article yesterday about the importance of stretching.  If you think about it, most animals stretch from the moment they make up.  Experts say it not only helps your bones and muscles, but it's a great way to relieve any tension and releases serotonin through the body - the chemical that contributes to well-being and happiness.

Why don't you have a go at doing a few of these stretches?  You could ask someone at home to do it with you as well.

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Time to have a bit of a giggle today!

Tell them to someone at home and share the giggles!

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I think we all agree that we are living in challenging times at the moment.  I thought I'd share with you a picture today from another challenging time.  This was a classroom in England during the Second World War. 

It just shows how important learning is and how we adapt and carry on. 

You have all been amazing at adapting and continuing your learning - just like the children and teachers 75 years ago!

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It was good to hear yesterday that we have now come through the peak of the virus.  You have played an enormous role in this and rose to this challenging time admirably, positively and courageously.  For that, we thank you all!

There is hope and positivity ahead but while we're waiting...

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What better inspiration could we have today than to wish Colonel Tom Moore (the Queen has promoted him from Captain) a 'VERY HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY!'

In fact, as I type, he is about to hit £30,000,000 of fundraising for NHS charities.

His determination, dedication and commitment to his goal is enough motivation for us all to keep going, keep learning and stay positive.  Not only that, but in these uncertain times, he has lifted all our spirits!

Thank you Colonel Moore!

 

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Thank you to everyone who has forwarded their home learning to us.  There are some amazing examples of the amount of time and effort you have been devoting to your home learning.  We know it's not always easy but you have showed your commitment, dedication and enthusiasm to keep your learning on track. 

 

 

WHEN IT'S GOOD ENOUGH TO SHOUT ABOUT... THEN SHOUT!

Rhiannon, thank you so much for sending us copies of the work you have been doing at home.  You have worked extremely hard and it's a pleasure to receive such great pieces!

Keep up the good work!

 

CHECK OUT OUR CLASS PAGE (CLICK ON SUBJECT/TEACHER STAR) AND SEE FOR YOURSELF!

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We believe you ALL have the power inside to achieve great things!

Keep believing you can and you will!

UPDATE!!!

We've got our first 'keep in touch' piece!

Thank you Jayden for starting us off.

 

Check it out on our class page.

(All messages, photos, work etc will be posted on there).

 

Who's going to be next?

 

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Happy Monday Year Six! 

A bit of a plea going out today... please, please let's keep in touch.  Send us a message, a piece of work you've completed that you're really proud of, a photograph of what you've been up to, a piece of artwork or just a happy, smiley selfie!  We'd love to hear from you!  Come on, it only takes one person to start and we're sure that others will follow!

L.Lloyd@westbrookoldhall.com

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We all know that our current situation has shown us negative impacts but we have to also focus on the positive.  Did you know that across the globe we are seeing reports of a significant drop in air pollution.  Our world is healing and recovering - a great metaphor to link to the efforts our carers and NHS and indeed every single one of us are currently working hard to do.

#staypositive

Venice canal

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How are you all doing?  We miss you all and hope that you are staying positive and tackling your home learning with the enthusiasm and commitment that we know you all have! 

If you would like to share a special message, a photograph of what you've been doing at home or just a 'selfie smile shout out' then please send them to Mrs Lloyd at L.Lloyd@westbrookoldhall.com.  We can put these on our class page - a great way of keeping in touch!

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Have you been keeping up to date with Westie's Blog?  What about the 'When I was a Pup' teacher photo challenge?

Thought I'd share something funny today.  I think our current situation has helped us to get to know the people were at home with a little bit better... I know I've enjoyed having great conversations, laughing lots and just spending time with loved ones!

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The wisdom of trees!  Well, they have been around a lot longer than any of us! 

In fact, the world’s oldest tree, a 9,500-year-old Norwegian Spruce named “Old Tjikko,” after Professor Leif Kullman’s Siberian husky, continues to grow in Sweden. Discovered in 2004 by Kullman, professor of Physical Geography at Umeå University, the age of the tree was determined using carbon-14 dating.

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Welcome back to your online learning!  We hope you all had an enjoyable Easter staying safe at home with the best thing ever - CHOCOLATE!!!!

A little bit of motivation to get you back to your learning.  Remember, you're doing a great job!

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How amazing was the moon last night?  Did you do your wish?  Did you take a photograph? Westie did - check out the blog!

 

Today, it's a fantastic, funny poem but it brings home the message that we need to be grateful for who and what we are.  Have a read - it will make you chuckle!

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Watching the weather forecast this morning, and tonight there's a SUPER PINK MOON!  Apparently, the skies will be clear and we will get to witness this incredible phenomenon!

So, although we can't be together in person, let's all go into our gardens, back yards or look out of our windows and know that we are all looking up at the same moon!  Make a wish for your friends or family. 

It would be lovely, if you could, to take a picture and send it to Mrs Lloyd at L.Lloyd@westbrookoldhall.com and we can put on record the time we all came together, although we're apart for a short time.

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Today, we would like to do something completely different - share with you a post that has gone viral over social media.  (Yes, we're advocating the positives of social media!) We think this really says a lot about you and the part that you are playing during these challenging times.  The only thing to add is that you are also committed to your learning at home as well.  Please remember that we all think you are doing an incredible job of helping the whole world to fight and, eventually, to bounce back stronger and better!

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Remember, you are all Superheroes!   And Why?  Because you're facing this situation bravely, you're completing your online work with strength and determination and you're demonstrating the courage to keep going!

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What a fantastic quote to inspire us today!  Make the most of today, think positive, act positive, be positive.

This may have been quoted by Master Oogway but, in fact, it was actually a quote by Eleanor Roosevelt.

Have fun with Eleanor Roosevelt! Watch this Eleanor Roosevelt Cartoon for Kids

Watch this Eleanor Roosevelt Cartoon for Kids. Hang out with Franky & Chillz as they go back in time with an educational video for students on Eleanor Roosev...

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If you're feeling worried about what is happening, please don't be afraid to talk to an adult at home.  Focus on the role you are playing to help this situation.  We know it can be hard sometimes but talking with others can help put things into perspective. 

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Keep being positive because...

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Good things will come out of this.  We will change and change for the better.  Family time, appreciation, patience, being selfless, understanding others, resilience and a whole heap of love and respect!

Let's change the world for the better!

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Breaking news!!!  Mr Moore has designed a 'Stay Safe Westie' poster that you can download, print and put up in your window (with permission from an adult at home).  Mrs Porter is sending a text out today with more details as to how you can do this.

Let's get a whole window wave going from our school all around our area to brighten peoples one walk a day!  Ms Tipping's got hers up already!

Also, don't forget to check out Westie's Blog each day on the Home Learning page underneath the Year Group stars.

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Who would have thought that a nursery rhyme would hold a crucial message?

We thought this one might bring a smile to your face...

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I think this says it all!  You are all our future.  Keep going with your home learning - by learning, you are essentially a key worker for the future of the world and you're doing a great job!

(This was a quote from John F. Kennedy - Google to find out more about who he was.)

Big virtual Woofs from Westie to all of you!  Keep the fantastic learning going!

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Good morning everyone!  I hope your first day of home learning went well and that you enjoyed some quality time with your family. 

I found this lovely quote for you to think about.  Just remember that you are helping not just your extended family and friends, but the whole of the world by staying at home or coming into school so your parents can help others.  You are making history and we are really proud of you!

 

 

Hii!  Hope you're working hard. It's so cool being the only 3 in Year Six but we're sad because we haven't got all of you with us. 

Love Star.

 

Helloo! Today we've been doing loads of 'work' but also taking advantage of the lovely weather, as you can see from this cool picture taken by Mrs Lloyd. Hoping you are all well,

Rhiannon.

 

 

We will be updating this page with all our recent activities and pictures! If you'd like to send us some pictures or a message then we would be love to see how your spending you day! You can email Mrs Lloyd at: L.Loyd@westbrookoldhall.com.

 

Happy Monday from Reagen!

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Monday 23rd March

I love this picture!  Do you remember, on EMOJI Day when we just put the tunes on, cranked up the volume and just danced?! How fantastic did it make us feel? Beaming smiles all over our faces.

Let's find time to dance today! Let's dance with whoever we're sharing our time with at home.  It definitely will make you feel super positive!