Saturday, April 11, 2020

A drawing of a lovely rainbow from Aaron, keeping his family safe from Covid-19

Aaron's beautiful drawing showing how his family is protected during the Coronavirus crisis. Aaron is in Early Years at Chalkhill Primary School

Coronavirus lockdown makes for a different sort of 9th birthday

Elijah in Lower Key Stage 2 tells his diary how this year's birthday was different to normal.

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Today is my birthday, I am nine years old.  It was kind of different, because I usually get a cake and ice cream at school, but my school has been closed since Monday.  I usually go out for dinner or go somewhere nice but cannot do this, because things have been shut down due to the Coronavirus.

I celebrated my birthday with my dad, mum and brother. I opened my birthday cards and I got money from my relatives and there was a kid’s pre-paid top up card from mum and dad.

The Go Henry pre-paid card is for children aged between 6 to 18, it teaches independence and the value of money.

Instead of my parents giving me cash, they can transfer the money straight onto the card.
My parents set tasks, chores and spending responsibility, which work towards saving goals for me to complete, to earn extra pocket money. They decide where it can be used in shops, online or cash machines.

My parents get real time notifications to tell them when and where I am using the card and can instantly block and unblock the card if it gets mislaid.

I got washed and did my schoolwork, my teacher set English, Writing and Maths tasks on Seesaw.

I finished all my work and played with my brother, then my family and I played board games like Monopoly, Snakes and Ladders and Ludo.

My mum cooked my favourite meal for my birthday dinner, TACOS! Then I saw lights in the hallway and heard my family singing, Happy Birthday. I had a lemon flavoured cake with nine candles on it. 
It was one of my best birthdays ever, even though I celebrated at home.   

By Elijah – Lower Key Stage 2

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Covid -19: Stay Home - Protect the NHS - Save Lives

Thank you Shaheer for this lovely piece of writing. Just one word of caution to readers - there are all sorts of wipes only some of which may be effective. Check first.

'Thank you NHS' by Anisha

From Anisha  (Lower Key Stage 2) - some lovely thoughts as we prepare to clap for NHS staff tonight.

Monday, April 6, 2020

'I Remember' - a poem about my unbelievable journey

I Remember Poem by Marwa, Upper Key Stage 2

A letter from Scrooge to his past self

Scrooge's Office
101 Dickens Lane
City of London
                                                                                           Date: 31 December 1843

Dear Past Scrooge, 

The new year is coming to an end and I have been thinking recently on how much I have changed. I know you will never be able to read this, however, with everything that I have seen, there is a small light of hope that someday, somehow, you will be able to read this.

I am still in shock with myself how I changed and became a new person overnight but at the same time, I am not surprised either. One of my changes was my opinion about Christmas. Instead of boiling the man who goes around saying Merry Christmas, I feel obliged to return the word!

I also now have changed my ways, beginning with giving Bob Cratchit a raise. He is a poor man with a family to support, I must not forget Timothy, the poor little boy who is disabled, whose life is in my hands.

Although my time is coming close to an end, I believe that no matter how old or young, poor or rich, there is always a chance to change because one day, the kindness you have shown all your life, will be rewarded. 

Yours sincerely, 

Present Scrooge

Written by Lexci
Upper Key Stage 2

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