10th July 2020
There are seven school days left before the end of the summer term. If you are attending school at the moment, I am sure your teachers will have some fun activities planned. If you are at home, you can plan some end of term fun with your parents.
We will all be back at school in September which is great news. But before September comes, there is plenty of time for some well-earned relaxation.
In between relaxing, keep your brain thinking and learning. Remember your brain changes and gets stronger the more you use it!
So, keep reading with your family, learn a new word every day, practise your timetables and learn new skills.
Here are some amazing words to use in conversation: serendipity, stealthy, aurora, petrichor. Find out what they mean and use them when you can.
If that doesn’t exercise your brain, take a look at these optical illusions! What do you see?
If you enjoy the way these confuse your brain, you might like the works of an artist called Escher who once said: ‘He who wonders discovers that this in itself is wonder.’ That takes some thinking about too! Here is one of his works called, ‘Night and Day’. The more you look at his art, the more confusing it becomes.
Here is a lovely animation inspired by the picture. Take a look.
Now your brain will need a rest!
We have two and a bit weeks until the end of the term. Then it will be the summer holidays, yay! If I haven’t seen you at school, I do hope you and your family are well and that you are continuing with your home learning.
I came across something the other day which I thought you might watch. When I was little there was a character on TV called Basil Brush. There is a picture of him above. I used to think he was pretty silly but he did make me laugh!
I noticed that Basil has made a video of himself telling a story called ‘Sadsville’. A sad title but a story with a happy ending! It is quite long so you could maybe watch five minutes a day. See what you think. His voice can be a little irritating but he is cute and quite amusing!
You may have heard that we will all be back to school in September which is really exciting. We will make sure you get plenty of time to get used to being back at school so please don’t worry.
Take care of yourselves and each other,