WC 18th May: Eid
This weekend, many Muslims will be celebrating Eid. Eid ul Fitr is a Muslim holiday celebrated when Ramadan, the month of fasting, finishes.
Eid al-Fitr features two to three days of celebrations that include special morning prayers. Sweet dishes are prepared at home and gifts are given to children and to those in need. In addition, Muslims are encouraged to forgive and seek forgiveness.
To find out more information about how Muslim’s celebrate Eid; watch this video: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/36713429
WC 18th May: National Thank A Teacher Day
On Wednesday 20th May it is National Thank a Teacher Day! This is because teachers are also key workers. We have been coming into work to support the children of key workers during the day. We are also continuing to work at home to set all the online learning tasks you are completing. We are also in communication with you all to check on how you and your families are doing!
So if you have a teacher to thank – today is the day!
WC 11th May: Take on an active challenge
This week I’m setting you an active challenge:
It’s so important to remain active to keep your body and mind healthy! Let me know when you’ve done each day!
Can you think of an active challenge to send me?
WC 4th May: National Share a Story Month 2020
It’s National Share A Story Month. I would like each of you to recommend a book which you have really enjoyed and tell me everything about it!
I really recommend WONDER by R. J. Palacio which really emphasises the need to be kind to people. There’s even a film to go with this book!
Let me know by commenting below which books you have read lately that you would recommend us all to read!
WC 27th April : Walk the talk week
It’s walk the talk week! This means ensure you’re going out and doing your daily exercise. Could you go for a walk with your adult? How have you been exercising? Have you been on any lovely walks around our local area? Let me know!
Going out and exploring nature is a great way to learn about the environment, it’s also good to get some fresh air and clear your mind! Also, it’s great to get exercise so we remain fit and healthy!
WC 20th April: Be kind to your mind
It’s super important to keep your mind healthy. Good mental health helps you enjoy life. Just as you take care of your body by eating right and exercising, you can do things to protect your mental health.
Could you read a book to keep your mind busy and imaginative? Could you complete any craft activities? You could link these to any of the topics we have done in school like WW2 or Evolution. Why not create some memories with your family by creating a time capsule of this very moment?
Remember: if you need to talk to me directly, message me on TEAMS or use the help on our school website 🙂
WC 6th April :
This would have been our break for Easter. Easter is a Christian holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. According to Christian history, Jesus was crucified on a Friday and rose three days later on Sunday.
Many Christians worldwide celebrate Easter with special church services, music, candlelight, flowers and the ringing of church bells. Eggs are also associated with Easter since they are a symbol of rebirth, linking them with springtime and with the celebration of the resurrection.
Are you celebrating Easter with your family? What are you doing?
If you want to know more about the Easter Story: watch this video:
WC 30th March: kindness matters
Being kind, now more than ever, is super important. During this time we have witnessed amazing acts of kindness by all the wonderful key workers who are vital in helping the public health. At Oxford Grove we understand how crucial it is to be kind to everyone and to come together like we do with our Oxford Grove family.
Has anyone been kind to you lately? Have you been kind to other people? Remember this can also be online 🙂 Have you helped someone with their on line learning?
WC 23th March: Thanking all our key workers
This post is to thank all the amazing Key Workers that have continued to go to their jobs during this time. It is important to show how much we appreciate all these people as they are risking themselves to help other people. Key workers are people whose jobs are vital to public health and safety. At school we have put up displays on our windows which you can see if you walk past to thank our Key Workers. Has anyone spotted these?
What can you do to show your support? At home you could make a card/poster to thank all key workers and put it up in your window. You could draw/paint a rainbow like the ones we have in our school entrance.
Do you have any key workers at home who you are proud of? What do they do?
It is really important to ensure we keep safe online. In Year 6 we have been discussing this in class and in our assemblies to ensure we follow key online safety rules.
How can you keep yourself safe online? What do you need to do?
Miss Stockton x