Mrs Bennett’s Bulletin, Friday 22 May 2020

Good morning, Prep School,

It is lockdown day 60, it’s Friday and the last day of the half term!

I cannot believe it is May half term already. What I can believe though, is that it is raining in Nottingham this morning – boo, and it’s really windy! Hopefully, the sun will be back out later today and last for the whole of half term.

Today’s Bulletin is very short as I would like you to talk with your family about a picture below!

I have 2 things to share with you this morning:

I have attached a photograph today. It is one of my all-time favourite pictures and I think it has the best message with it. It is a message that we can all relate to, no matter how young or old we are. Can you look at it and think about why I have sent it out to you and why I like it so much?

I have attached another little something for you all to the bulletin today as a little thank you for this half term. It is very much deserved!

End of half term merit – Children

End of term Merit – parents
Thank you for a wonderful term of distance learning and for being amazing. It has been hard at times but we did it together!

#TeamHighclarePrep #Highclareathome #Ourbrilliantschoolfamily

Kindness Challenge: Can you make a video call to someone you know is feeling a little bit lonely or out of sorts?

Wellbeing activity: Lose yourself in a book

So each day I promised I would be sending you a life skill task to complete and also a joke, poem, picture, fact or reflection. Here we go for Friday 22nd May 2020:

Life skill of the day: Can you learn to cut and peel some vegetables??

Day of the year themes: ‘Sherlock Holmes Day’, ‘International Day for Biological Diversity’, ‘Maritime Day’, ‘National Buy a Musical Instrument Day’, International Road Trip Day’ and ‘National Taffy Day’.

Tomorrow and Sunday to start your half term you have:

‘Lucky Penny Day’, ‘Turtle Day’, ‘Tiara Day’, ‘Escargot Day’, ‘Brother’s Day’ and ‘Aviation Maintenance Technician Day’!

Thunk of the day: Remember, Thunks are unusual questions that are designed to make you think. There are no right or wrong answers -just your answer. The only rule is that you must be able to justify and explain your answer. You cannot just say the first thing that comes into your head. Really think about the question and discuss with your family!

Question: What colour would a zebra be if it lost all its stripes?

TOPS activity of the week: Can you find a famous painting that you like and try to recreate it at home using only things you have in the house (not paints, crayons or felt tips)? Maybe you can make Monet’s Waterlilies out of socks or Van Gogh’s Sunflowers out of LEGO?

I would love to see some photos of your creations!

Quote of the Day: “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”- Aesop

Sleeps til Santa: 217 (my goodness, isn’t this going quickly – we will be in the 100’s before we know it!)

Have a fantastic Friday and a wonderful half term. Please stay safe and I hope to see some of you very, very soon,

With love,

Mrs Bennett 😊

PS Thank you for all of the entries for the photography competition – I will announce the winners next half term. If you would still like to enter, please email your pictures to me today.