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MR OSMOND'S FIFTH MESSAGE 30th April

Hello everyone,

We’ve actually had some rain this week. I know this forces us indoors to some extent but it’s quite soothing to hear the steady rain dropping and dripping onto my roof at home, while I write this to you.

It’s Captain Tom’s Birthday tomorrow, he’s 100 years old and he will have completed his 100 laps of the garden. I wonder if he’ll complete it in the rain because the weather has been kind to him. Thank you so much for all your cards and medal designs from last weeks challenge, I shall send them on to Tom. I know he will be very grateful.  

Have a look at these lovely photographs:

Pilgrims’ in Bloom

 

I took these images in school last week…nature is a wonderful thing isn’t it!

On my daily walk with my children, I have noticed just how quiet everything is. Have you? No real car or traffic noise, hardly any planes in the sky. What has become really distinctive are the sounds of nature, especially birdsong. Where would the world be without birdsong? When I was a child growing up my father would take me on numerous country walks and our conversations would mostly be about the types of birds and birdsong that he could see and hear and then he would impart that knowledge onto me and the more I heard it from him, the more it was reinforced in my own mind, to the point where, as an adult, I can literally name any garden or common British bird by sight or by its song. Interestingly, I find myself having exactly the same conversations with my own children when we’re out walking.

My daughter, Rosie, whose 6, has become fascinated with butterflies, so we have brushed up on our knowledge of these amazing creatures and been looking out for them on our daily walks as well.

Here’s my loving challenge for this week:

Can you have a go at spotting either birds or butterflies from your home or garden or perhaps when you have the opportunity to go for a walk?

If you collect a tally of sightings, you could then add up the totals daily or each week or every month!

Some of you may decide to represent your sightings in the form of a bar graph, pie chart or table! You could write diary accounts of your sightings, explaining when and where the sighting took place. If you want you could research one particular bird or butterfly in detail, creating a Fact Sheet or Information Poster. Equally, you could create a poem or description of the bird or butterfly you spotted.

As always I’d love to see them. On word documents with this message there are tally charts for spotting birds and butterflies that you are welcome to use.

YEAR R, 1 and 2 WEEKLY WELL BEING ACTIVITIES

ASSOCIATED WEB LINKS
activityvillage.co.uk/mask-crafts

 

family.gonoodle.com/activities/how-to-make-chocolate-pizza

 

family.gonoodle.com/activities/how-to-make-bear-breath

YEAR 3,4,5 and 6 WEEKLY WELL BEING ACTIVITIES

ASSOCIATED WEB LINKS 

wordart.com/create

                                    

 childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone

                                     

YouTube   Ways to Cope:Poetryft.SanahAhsem/childline/voicebox

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