Milton News Bulletin
News Bulletin Week 5
Hi all, as you know it is Mental Health Awareness Week & to celebrate this & all your hard work this term we will be having our first ever virtual House Assembly ! Our house leaders will be listening to your ideas and how you have been showing kindness at home, what fun activities you have been getting up to since we last saw you & you get to have a chat to your friends! Your child will attend the zoom House Assembly in their house -
The times are as follows: Friday 22nd May
Cook - 9:30
Kingsley - 10:30
Drake - 11:30
All you would need to do is download the app "ZOOM" and we will give more details how to join later on in the week. Its something a little different but we thought the pupils would really enjoy seeing their school friends and Head Of Houses.
Any questions, please email myself at firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to see you there!
This week is Mental Health Awareness week and the theme this year is kindness. There will be a few videos and posts going up on the school Twitter page @school_milton this week but what we’d really like you to focus on is modelling kindness. If you lead by example and show people what kindness is and how it feels then hopefully it will encourage others to do the same. Helping others, giving out compliments or doing a good deed are some great examples of things you could do this week to spread kindness.
Mental Health Resources and Useful Links
We asked they answered!
Thank you to our pupil panel who volunteered their time to support the interviews in school! They asked some fantastic questions & all candidates really enjoyed talking to them! Thank you again to everyone involved . AR Y11 , ZC Y10, SG Y4, KC Y4
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This week we have Mrs Storey and her Lemon Drizzle Cake
Cook - 17,219
Drake - 15,575
Kingsley - 17,188
Hello Team Cook!
We really hope you are all well and keeping busy at home. We miss you all. Keep sending those amazing pictures into us on Twitter @TeamCookMS. It's so nice to be able to see your fantastic work and smiling faces!
We thought you could try and develop your life skills while at home. Helping out with jobs around the house. What we would like you to do is discuss with your parents/carers what jobs or chores you could do around the house. This could be helping wash the pots, cleaning a car, hoovering up, tidying your room, putting clothes in the washing machine or maybe looking after a family pet. There's so many things you could do! We've got a little table to help you with or you could design your own. We'll award two house points for each job/chore you do and a bonus five points if you can complete five jobs. So get busy and get helping.
This weeks active challenge is the step counter. We want you to go out for a walk or run with a family member or even do this in your house. You could go up and down the stairs, safely of course. If you have a special watch or phone that could help that's great. Otherwise just count them in your head or out loud. We want to see who's done the most steps in Team Cook. We will give lots of house points out for everyone who takes part and lots of extras for those who do the most.
A massive shout out to Joshua Y6, Jacob Y5, Isabella Y5, Josh Y10, Haris Y8R and Connor Y7 for all their amazing work they've tweeted in. KEEP IT UP YOU GUYS
Hello Team Drake!
This week we are focusing on kindness and we want you to let us know what things you get up to this week to spread kindness - it could be helping out at home, litter picking while you’re out walking, sending positive notes or anything else you can think of to be kind. Let us know on our Twitter page @TeamDrakeMS because every act of kindness will get 5 housepoints (and that includes the other Houses too!)
The Drake Captain of the Week this week goes to Rhianne in Y2 - Rhianne has been working super hard at home and completed the house activity to find lots of blue items around the house. Well done Rhianne!
We can’t wait to hear from you all on Twitter!
Stay safe and take care,
Mr Carr & Mrs Roberts
Hi there Kingsley Crusaders
We hope you are all well and keeping safe.
Well what a fantastic week it as been, all the fantastic work you have done, the amazing life skills, wow we are so proud of each and everyone of you.
This week its MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS, so your challenge this week it to be kind, spread kindness and do lovely things, help out at home, bake a cake, share your sweets. We want you to spread kindness. Please send lots of pictures in of you being kind, don't forget to put them on Twitter, we love seeing your work and we love rewarding you all with lots of Epraise points!!! Extra points if your pictures include any thing yellow, Remember you are all amazing. You make us so proud seeing all the work you do, Keep being fantastic and keep smiling.
We miss you very much love Mrs Storey & Mr Earl xxx
Look what #TeamMilton have been up to
Wow... Y10 have been busy this week! Building model townhouses for their railways, designing beautiful rainbow rocks & captain of the high seas!
This week we are looking at
How to make your own compost
If you’ve got your own garden at home and grow your own flowers or plants, making your own compost is a great way to recycle garden waste and help your garden grow in a really cheap way.
1. Create your compost area
· Five wooden pallets standing on their edges and tied together is a simple way to make two small compost beds – you may need to use fence posts as extra support. Sleepers, posts, old planks of wood.
2. Collect your garden waste and fill the beds
· Your garden waste needs to be a mix of green (nitrogen) and brown (carbon) - for example, you could mix grass cuttings or weeds with dead twigs and leaves.
· The finer you shred the material, the quicker it will decompose. Aim for 60% brown and 40% green as a guide.
· Aim to build your heap to approximately shoulder height. This will help keep the heat in the centre and the composting process to speed. Make sure your material is in touch with the soil below, to allow for worms.
3. Turning your compost
· After approximately one week, your compost heap will have built up some heat. The ideal heat should be between 50 and 70 degrees celsius. You can use a compost thermometer to check this.
· Now turn your compost into your empty bed. The idea is to make sure the center is not the only area that is heating up and decomposing. A pitch for or garden fork is perfect for this.
· If heavy rain is forecast, then it's worth covering your heap so it doesn’t get too wet. The ideal consistency of compost is similar to a damp sponge.
· Leave your compost for a further two weeks. and then repeat the turning process. Continue this for at least 6 - 8 weeks, by which time you should have useable compost for your garden.
Hello everyone from the BIGS Team,
Ander and Rowan have been active in the local woods, den building and exploring the natural beauty right on our doorstep. They have loved the long walks with social distancing still being maintained. Why not get out and find some spots in your area and send them to us to share. Remember being active and a change of scenery with a little fresh air can do the world of good for your mental health, counting and noting the wildlife or flowers can incorporate maths and be used as a lesson without it being to formal, learn through play.
Get out doors have fun and stay safe.
The BIGS Team
IT Tips and Hints
Mr Earl's IT tips and hints
Mr Earl's top tip.
Emails: far to often a group email goes out and you click reply unbeknown to you that the default is 'reply all' meaning everyone will see your reply.
You can change the setting and a whole host of other options quite simply.
Click the little cog gear at the top and then scroll to the bottom and select 'view all outlook settings'
select the tab 'compose and reply' scroll down a little to 'reply or reply all' and change the setting to reply.
Don't worry you can always select to reply all if you want to, just means the default is just to reply to the original emailer.
Food For Life
What's in this season?
A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in fact a fruit, but their affinity for other savoury ingredients means that they are usually classed as a vegetable. Tomatoes originated in western South America, crossed the Atlantic to Spain with the conquistadors in the 16th century, but only finally caught on in northern Europe in the 19th century. Today they're one of the most important ingredients available, and are especially indispensible in Mediterranean cookery. The skin, flesh and seeds can all be eaten, but the green leaves are toxic, so should always be discarded. The number of varieties run into the thousands, and they vary in size from the huge beefsteak to tiny cherry tomatoes, but most have a sweet, gently tangy flavour and are good both raw and cooked.
All year round, with a constantly changing line-up of varieties from season to season. The British tomato season runs from April to October. In winter, you could use more canned tomatoes to save on food miles (the environmental cost of food transportation). Tomatoes are easy to grow at home, especially the smaller tumbling varieties.
The type of tomato you buy depends on what you intend to do with it. Here's a run-down of some of the most common types. Beefsteak: these are the biggest tomatoes, and have a meaty texture with a sweet, mellow flavour. They are good for salads, grilling or stuffing. Salad (or round): this is the traditional British tomato - it's a good all rounder, but really needs to be ripe to get the best flavour. Cherry: small and very sweet, cherry tomatoes are pricier than salad tomatoes but their intense flavour is worth the extra cash. They are good in salads, pasta sauces or roasted. Plum: Available as a baby or full-grown tomato, plum tomatoes have an oval shape, with a rich flavour and comparatively few seeds. Good for making sauces and stews. Green: there are two types of green tomato. One is unripe, and is quite tart but good for chutneys, or fried. The other is a variety that stays green when ripe, has a tangy flavour and is good in salads or, again, fried. Yellow: these ripen to a golden yellow colour, and are good in salads, salsas and chutneys.
Why don’t you have a yummy delicious breakfast of fresh tomatoes on toast.
Recipe of the week!
Ways of communicating with school
We have our Epraise system already setup and you should be getting homework and tasks to do through this. If you require any help in logging in to Epraise please email email@example.com
We now have class email accounts that go straight to your teacher, this can be used to email questions or photos of work that you have been doing at home. We would love to see what you have been up to too.
The emails for each class are as follows;
Don't forget we have our school twitter account http://www.twitter.com/school_milton feel free to share any work you have been doing for everyone to see.
If you do have any safeguarding concerns please email firstname.lastname@example.org