Tuesday, 27 August 2013

A New School Year

I hope you are all enjoying your last week of the summer holidays! I'm looking forward to hearing all about what you have been up to.

Source: Sinergia La Esquinita

As we get closer to the start of the new school year, it is time to start thinking about getting ready. You might have already got new school shoes or perhaps a new pencil case, but it's also time to think about what else you can do to be ready.

Have a think about these questions:

What are you looking forward to this year?

Is there anything you are worried about? What could you do to feel less worried?

What do you hope to achieve this year? How will you achieve it?

What might you need to improve on this year? Have you got a target you would like to meet? Perhaps learning all of your times tables, getting full marks in every spelling test, joining a new club or learning to swim a length of the pool?

Source: Your therapy source

These are all great things to think about before coming back to school next week. Perhaps you could talk about these questions with an adult or older brother or sister. Could they help you to achieve your goals this year?

Monday, 19 August 2013

Tate Kids

There are lots of fun activities happening at the Tate Modern and Tate Britain art galleries in London over the summer and many super exhibitions.

Perhaps you could go and visit the galleries?

If not, there are lots of fun games on the Tate Kids website.

First up is the spinner- here's my picture, can you do better?!

Next, try creating your own imaginary city- you can add a background, buildings, transport, natural objects, signs...
Here's mine, but I'm sure you could create a much more exciting city:

There are many games to play on this site- I especially like the 'Art Detective' game. Which do you like best? Enjoy exploring the site and let me know if you visit an art gallery this summer- it's a great day out!
All images from Tate Kids website.

Saturday, 17 August 2013

50 Things to Do Before You're 11 3/4 - WILD TIME!

Here is a super challenge for you! Read this list of 50 things to do outside before you're 11 3/4 years old and see how many of the challenges you can complete.

Source: National Trust

Take a look at the fun list of things to do out in the wild during the summer holidays. You can go the woods, play in Dulwich Park or in your garden- anywhere outside!

Here is the list of things to do: https://www.50things.org.uk/media/1235645/English%20A4%20list%20poster%20final.pdf

Have you done any of these things before?

Watch this video- it looks like lots of fun!

This website has lots of fun things to help you with the challenge and you can keep track of the challenges you have completed: https://www.50things.org.uk/

Here is a useful page for parents with extra information and safety advice: https://www.50things.org.uk/parents-area.aspx

Discuss your challenge with an adult before you try any of the activities, so they can check that you are doing it safely! Enjoy!

Leave me a comment and tell me if you have completed any of the activities.

Thursday, 15 August 2013

A Fun Summer Game!

I hope you're all enjoying the summer holidays. Here is a silly game to play:

Please check with an adult before playing any other games. Enjoy!

Friday, 9 August 2013

Congratulations Cordelia!

Dear St. George's Class old and new,

I hope you are having a wonderful summer so far! I received a message today pointing out that I had somehow missed Cordelia's award when I was typing up the list of awards from the end of term. I am so sorry Cordelia - what a silly mistake! Of course Cordelia won an award too (I believe it was for the lovely quality of quietness, but I am far away in Morocco and unfortunately I don't have my list with me to check) . I am very sorry for this silly mistake Cordelia - perhaps the heat wave at the end of term left me a bit confused?! Well done for your award!

If I have been silly enough to miss anyone else off the list, please do let me know!

Best wishes from Morocco- I will update the blog as soon as I return,

Miss Benn