Coronavirus

Important Information Letters About the Phased Reopening of Schools
 
Thy Kingdom Come
 
Please have a look at the ideas below and in the separate resources so that we still engage with Thy Kingdom Come this year even if we can't do it together in school. Please send photos into the admin email address of any of the activities you do linked to this so that we can make a special book which I will share with The Diocese.
 
Thy Kingdom Come is a Christian prayer initiative that happens every year between Ascension and Pentecost. In this time Jesus’ followers had: encountered him as a resurrected person, witnessed him ascending into heaven, had hidden and prayed with him in the upper room, and then had a transformative supernatural with the Holy Spirit at Pentecost which is often called the birthday of the Church.

This year Thy Kingdom Come will run between 21-31st May 2020.

Please find attached some resources to help children learn about this important part of the Christian story and will encourage them to reflect on some big ideas.

Here is the web link for the resource

https://exeter.anglican.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Thy-Kingdom-Come-Primary-Resources-Exeter-DBE-2020-FINAL.pdf

This is also a link  to the Thy Kingdom Come website that has some podcasts for families to listen and respond to together.

The Family Prayer Adventure podcasts are a fun and engaging way to help families pray together. There is one following each daily theme of Thy Kingdom Come, and they are about 10-12 minutes long. They feature a game, an interactive Bible story (written and performed by folks like Bob Hartman), a chance to pray and great music.

https://www.thykingdomcome.global/resources/digital-family-prayer-adventure-map

Prayer spaces in schools have also created some ideas for families to create Prayer Spaces at home. The ideas are really simple and I was thinking that we could invite families to send in photos of the prayer spaces that they have created.

https://www.prayerspacesinschools.com/prayer-spaces-at-home/?ps=30

Look at some of the work that the children who have been in school have been doing.
 
During the period of lockdown, the children have been encouraged to go on a virtual tour of world festivals. In the week of 5th May, this involved a ‘visit’ to Mexico for the Cinco de Mayo (Fifth of May) festival there. As part of the week’s work, the children investigated aspects of Mexican life and culture, including the work of artist Frida Kahlo. They tried some Mexican food and made colourful piñatas, using papier maché and crepe paper.
Class 1 Home Learning Week Beg 11th May and 18th May
Class 2 Home Learning Week Beg 18/5/20
Class 2 Home Learning Activities for Week Beginning 4th May and 11th May.
A special message from the staff!
A super on-line book to read...
 

The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children in Lockdown

 
More ideas to support your Mental Health are included in this week's Mental Health Ideas' Sheet. 
Some ideas are repeated from last week and some are new. Mrs Gray loves the idea of sending a hug in the post -it looks great fun!
Class 1 Home Learning for Week Beginning 4th May
Look at some of the work that the children who have been in school have been doing.
Here are some more ideas to help you to look after your mental health during this unusual time. 
These ideas are based on the '10 a Day' which the children will be familiar with. Please don't feel you have to do them all but focus on the areas that your family are struggling with.
 
Do you like our new Mental Health logo?
KS1 Home Learning for Week Beginning 27/4/20
KS2 Home Learning for Week Beginning 27/4/20
Here are some more ideas to help you to look after your mental health during this unusual time. 
These ideas are based on the '10 a Day' which the children will be familiar with. Please don't feel you have to do them all but focus on the areas that your family are struggling with.
Key Stage 1 Activities for the 2nd week of the Summer Term (20th April 2020)
Key Stage 1 Activities for the first week of the Summer Term
 
(do still look further down the page for other long term ideas too)
Key Stage 2 Activities for the first Two Weeks of the Summer Term
 
(do still look further down the page for other long term ideas too)
Time Capsule Activity
This is a lovely activity for children to create a Time Capsule of their memories from this strange period of their own history. Something they can keep and look back on in years to come.
Story time with Mrs Snell
Mrs Snell from Farway has recorded a story for children to enjoy.
This letter requires parents of children with an EHCP or have social worker involvement, or if parents think they may be in key worker groups, to respond by March 20th at 12 noon to indicate need for school provision during the School Closure period.