It has been so lovely hearing from so many of you, about the many things that you have been doing at home. I have loved reading your letters and stories, and seeing photos of the projects you have been doing. There has been pompom making, egg protection design and experimentation, rainbow science and much more! Keep up the good work, Friesians! There has also been some more fabulous video making. Check out the latest story from a talented narrator, producer and editor, in The Tale of Ivy and Gertie : https://youtu.be/1IeCzK4gFNM (Please note that this film has been uploaded to You Tube and as such, we have no control over other content which may appear)
Fliss has kindly told about a great website she has been using, which offers short challenges for children from famous authors. There are lots to choose from and great ideas for work based around their books. If you would like to find out more, please visit https://authorfy.com/ where you will need to create a free account before viewing the resources. Thank you, Fliss (and family!)
At Amberley, assembly and worship sessions are key times for us to come together and reflect. This Thursday, the first Oak National Academy assembly will be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson. This will go live at 10am on Thursday morning (30th April), so tune in to join schools across the UK for a new kind of school assembly!
As we start a new and somewhat unusual term, we would like to share a prayer sent by Reverend John. As we take time to remember all that we have to be thankful for, at a time of such difficulty, we ask for love, support and guidance for those who are struggling. Hold us, Good Lord, in your loving embrace at this time of doubt and distress. Sustain and support the anxious and fearful, and encourage all who are low; that we may feel your comfort knowing that nothing can separate us from your love through Jesus your Son. Amen
What are livestreaming and video apps? Livestreaming is broadcasting to an audience in ‘real’ time. The audience can leave comments, or give likes and kudos to the person streaming. Some platforms let several people livestream at the same time. There are livestreaming apps like Twitch and Yubo, but young people can livestream on other social media platforms, including Facebook and Instagram. Many young people also post pre-recorded videos on video apps like YouTube, TikTok and Vimeo, or video chat in groups or one-to-one, using apps like WhatsApp. The NSPCC has produced information on how to help your child keep safe when livestreaming. For more information, please visit: https://www.nsp
It has been so lovely to hear what the children have been up to whilst we are away from school. I have been sent stories to read, photos of PE work outs and online music lessons, book reviews and much more, including a video of an amazing puppet show performance of Romeo and Juliet- thank you! Watch Ella and George - a take on Romeo and Juliet by clicking on the link! https://youtu.be/B-3h2Q565fo Keep up the good work!
Many games offer users the ability to chat with other gamers while playing. Players can ‘talk’ by using Instant Messenger style messages which are typed during the game and they can often use voice chat (made possible through in-built microphones or headsets, depending on the console) which is similar to talking on the phone. Some consoles even have video chat functions. It is always a good idea to find out what chat functions are available, so that you understand how your child could be using their console. Parental control tools are available, which can limit certain functions in games, including chat. Make sure your children know how to protect their privacy; advise them never to
What a strange few weeks it has been. We hope that you are all well and finding ways to adapt to life in our strange new world! As we head towards Holy week and Easter, we would like to share a new resource from the Gloucester Diocese. They have produced a pack of daily activities based around religious art work. Please visit the school home learning page to download it, and to find a wealth of other resources to help during this time of school closure, including links to other Diocese activities and prayer. If children would like to write their own prayers at this time, they can be emailed to Mrs Crampton, who will share them on the blog. Sending you all best wishes, The Amberley team