A survey from the Department for Education closes at 9am tomorrow morning. It has not been well publicised or promoted: most schools had no idea it was happening. However, they say the results will be shared with politicians this week to inform decisions about schools reopening. Thoughts? Please make sure your voices are heard:
I hope you have all been enjoying the lovely weather we have been having while staying at home.
I have set you all a short writing challenge on Purple Mash around the theme of resilience.
Resilience means that you never give up and that even when things are difficult or hard you keep going and know that things will get better again.
I want you to think of your favourite story or a movie about a character that has shown great resilience. Characters like Harry Potter, Anna from frozen, Rey from Star Wars are all great examples of how to be resilient as they never give up even though they experience a lot of difficult situations.
There are loads more different movies or stories where the main character overcomes a problem even when it is really hard or you might be able to think of a book you have read.
It is good for us to remember to think about being resilient when we have problems or find something hard in our own lives. It’s important to know that things will get easier again and good times will return.
In the picture you can use clip art and the drawing tools to create a scene from your movie or story which has a character that shows great resilience.
Underneath write a short paragraph explaining how your character showed amazing resilience in the story.
Include in your writing:
1.Details about the problems they had
2.How the character overcame the problems or difficulties
3.How everything worked out in the end or got better
4.How you could be more like them in your life
Use the words or phrases below.
resilience didn’t give up perservered overcame problems things were difficult kept going
Here is one I have completed to give you an idea what your published work could look like. I am going to print your writing out and put them on display in the corridor so make sure your sentences start with a capital letter and end in a full stop and your work is your best. Also make sure your spelling is accurate and especially the suggested words above.
PLEASE SAVE YOUR WORK IN YOUR FOLDER BEFORE YOU LEAVE PURPLE MASH!
I am looking forward to seeing all your amazing published work about resilience.
We hope that you had a lovely weekend and enjoyed the sunshine in your gardens and during your daily exercise.
Our teachers have planned lots of activities that you can choose to do this week – I hope you enjoy them!
Most importantly, enjoy this time with your family. Perhaps you could make a scrap book or write a diary of this time so that you can remember all your favourite memories forever…
At school, we are planning to use some of your work, photographs and comments to create some fabulous rainbow displays for when you return. The titles will include: We are hopeful… We are proud… We are thankful… We are family…
We will let you know how you can help contribute to these displays over the next few weeks.
Have a wonderful week. We are always here for you.
We have really missed you, so I’m thrilled to see you back online and enjoying your learning. Our teachers are setting lots of super work for you to try, but remember, your health and happiness is what is most important to us. Whether you complete all work set, or just have a little try at a few tasks across the week, we are really proud of you! Get blogging and keep in touch…
Thank you all for an incredible week. Enjoy your Easter break and we will blog again from Tuesday 14th April. I have emailed a letter to all parents, which can be found on the website under Parents/Carers – Coronavirus Updates – Letters. Stay safe and keep smiling 🙂