Useful links and resources




Half Term Science Fun!
If you're looking for some ideas to keep busy over half term, take part in 'The Seven days of Science Challenge' for lots of fun activities.
 

Chinese New Year 2021
 
Children at school have been busily learning and preparing for some Chinese New Year Celebrations.  We have been learning lots of fascinating facts about the Chinese culture, geographical facts and comparing some of their traditions to our own.  We have had lots of fun making masks for our Chinese play, trying some origami and using our craft skills to make 3D dragons and special red envelopes.  We have had a go with some Chinese writing, numbers and symbols as part of exploring facts about our own Zodiac animal.  We worked as a group to make an enormous dragon which involved lots of construction and sticky fingers.  Finally, as a final part of our celebration we got treated to a special Chinese lunch and got our very own lucky red envelop and fortune cookie as an extra treat. Happy Year of the Ox for 2021!
 
 
 


Children’s Mental Health Week 1-7 Feb 2021

From 1-7 February 2021, we’re taking part in Children’s Mental Health Week. This year’s theme is EXPRESS YOURSELF and we’re encouraging children (and adults) to explore the different ways we can express ourselves, and the creative ways that we can share our feelings, our thoughts and our ideas.

With lots of uncertainty at the moment, children and young people’s mental health has never been more important.

When we express ourselves we don’t have to be a great artist or a wonderful dancer. It’s not about being the very best at something or putting on a performance. Let’s encourage each other to find lots of different ways to get creative and express ourselves.

There are many resources linked below suggested by Place2Be that can be used at home including activity ideas, stories and an online assembly which will be available from 1st February.
 
1 minute Squiggle Game:
ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozKW1M97JXE&feature=youtu.be

Animated version of Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fZjMYdQjGM

Origami dog:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dD4Gv3s3QH8

Free children’s yoga:
https://cosmickids.com/

This is also the link for some extra resource on our school website:
https://281-northumberland.eschools.co.uk/website/supporting_childrens_mental_health/538325

We hope these can help you keep a healthy happy mind and you can find your own creative ways to express yourself.
 

 
Let's Get Active
The School Games Active Championships is a national activity campaign to help young people across the UK to stay active using the video-based platform powered by TopYa!. Users will access a video library of challenges. Primary and secondary-aged children can join the School Games Active Championships at any time with free active challenges within a designated School Games version of the TopYa! Active app. All they need to do is download the app and type in the Invite Code 23880.

 

Active Northumberland Schools at Home
Active Northumberland Schools at Home have three
YouTube videos available. They are an online
resource for children working remotely, require no
equipment and are led by Active Northumberland
instructors.
The links are as follows:
8-12s - https://youtu.be/wGF-ahJ11oA
13-16's - https://youtu.be/btEjeYDRz3E
Dance - https://youtu.be/ihghJ-e4k9Y
They are also in the process of putting together a
virtual School Games county challenge/competition
which will be shared with you at a later date.