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Newsletter 21st April 2020

We hope you are all well and staying happy, and that you enjoyed the Easter break.

Here are a few of our updates:

1.BBC Bitesize – new daily lessons

The BBC opens the doors to its biggest ever education offer, Bitesize Daily, from Monday 20 April, and the teaching roll call looks mightily impressive with a register full of familiar names. Collaborating with teachers and education specialists, the impressive roster has been compiled in just four weeks and will offer 14 weeks of curriculum-based learning for kids across the UK.

Renowned physicist, Professor Brian Cox will bring science lessons to life as only he can as he covers topics including the solar system, force and gravity.

Sergio Aguero, Manchester City’s star striker, famed for his precision and skill on the pitch, turns his attention to numbers as he sets about getting kids across the country counting in Spanish!

Danny Dyer, EastEnders actor and direct descendant of King Edward III, delivers the facts on another historic king, Henry VIII as he brings history to KS1 pupils whilst Doctor Who’s Jodie Whittaker will also be dropping into Bitesize Daily lessons.

Sir David Attenborough, known the world over for his natural history documentaries, is also set to be involved, helping youngsters to learn about the oceans, mapping the world and why animals look the way they do.

Reading and music come together as Liam Payne, Mabel and a host of musical stars take part in a week long Musical Big Read – an extension to a weekly Book Club that will run throughout the 14 week term and see stars including Anita Rani and Oti Mabuse read books aimed at both primary and secondary aged kids.

The BBC is delivering the biggest Education offering in its history to ensure that kids across the UK have access to curriculum supported learning for the summer term, working closely with trusted education providers, teachers and partners. All elements of Bitesize Daily have been developed with teaching professionals.

2. Reflection – Rejoice!

Today’s reflection is about rejoicing … finding something to be happy about. This is a really important thing to be able to do at the moment. Even if the thing you are happy about seems small compared to the number of worries you may have – it is still there and something to focus on to raise your spirits.

This song by Dustin Kensrue called Rejoice is a great song to bring a smile and help your reflection …

youtube.com/watch?v=b_9iQ5U_EUM&feature=emb_title

3. Withernsea Children’s Centre

A note from the centre –

Withernsea Children Centre provide a support HUB. We continue to provide the same support and advice as always through our Children Centre Hub. If parents have any concerns or issues they can call the children centre on 01964 612618 and they will reach our answer phone where they will be asked to record a message of enquiry, this will then be passed onto a member of staff to call back and deal with the query.

We are also still taking referrals for support.

We can also access support for food banks, help with benefits and can send supporting information to families about all kinds of issues. If we cannot deal with the query, we can generally find someone who can.

4. East Riding Library Services

The libraries are currently closed but did you know that families can access eBooks and audiobooks online for free? If you are not already a member you can join online. This is another way to give your child (or you) some new reading material as they not only have eBooks but also eMagazines to read as well.

https://www.eastridinglibraries.co.uk/memberships/

 

Our home learning resources will be starting again from this week. However, please feel free to add your own depending on the interests of your child. The BBC Bitesize is a fabulous resource so have a browse through with your child to check if there’s anything of interest for them. I have spoken with some parents who are having problems motivating their child to access the school resources – remember the most important thing is the happiness and safety of your child. So, if this is the case then set your children other projects that are developing their skills. Telling the time, following a recipe, creating a quiz or a game all useful, transferable skills.

As always, stay safe and take care. Remember we are all here to help and support whatever your problems or concerns.

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