Milton News Bulletin

News Bulletin Week 1

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Principals Message

Welcome back after our very different Easter break.


You may have seen over the weekend that BBC Bitesize has launched daily lessons for homeschooling in Maths and English for every year group as well as regular lessons in Science, History, Geography and more.

The link to the site is https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize


There are many other interesting learning sites for your child to explore, please check out the school website.


Keep safe and we will keep you updated using DfE guidance on a regular basis.


Best wishes

Amanda Costello

Principal

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EPraise

The Votes are in!

The votes are in, Donations will be made to Rotherham Hospice, Rotherham Forum, and a local animal charity.

Points will be converted into money through the epraise shop.


For any questions please email epraise@miltonschool.org.uk

House Teams

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Cook

Hi Team cook!!!

We miss you all so much but I hope you are enjoying this time staying safe at home and making the most of the beautiful weather.

Keep smiling and hopefully we will be all back at Milton together soon.

Please share anything exciting you are doing at home on our twitter page remember photos equal house points.

Also, we would like to see some super bright colourful Team Cook photos. You can make a poster or even do a big art work using bits found round your house and garden. We'll award five House points for each picture!

Make sure to tag @school_milton

Stay home and stay safe!

Lots of love Mr Tomlinson, Mr Brown and Miss Hale x x x

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Drake

Hello Team Drake!


We hope that you’re all safe and healthy at home with your parents and carers. It’s a strange time so we hope that you’re finding lots of things to do that you enjoy. Hopefully it won’t be long until we’re all back together at school but until then we want you all to let us know what you’re up to on Twitter so that we can dish out some housepoints!! So if you’ve been helping out at home, doing your work, using your manners or have been up to anything that you feel proud of, let us know!

We also want to make sure that you're showing your support for Drake at home so send us your pictures of something blue. Every picture will be worth 5 housepoints!


Make sure to tag @school_milton


Missing you all. Keep safe, love Mr Carr and Mrs Roberts x

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Kingsley

Hey Kingsley Crusaders!


You've definitely been great at keeping the yellow sun shining for us all working from home!


Lets brighten everyone's day up by filling the Milton twitter feed with things in yellow, maybe a yellow top, yellow flowers, yellow pictures you may have drawn or painted. Every picture will receive 5 house points!


Make sure to tag us in your twitter post @school_milton


Keep up the great work.

Mrs Storey and Mr Earl

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Eco School

Welcome to the weekly Eco Schools update. Each week there will be some fun ideas for you to try at home based on one of the current themes we are focussing for our Eco Schools award:

· Energy usage

· Recycling

· Biodiversity (The variety of plant and animal life living in an area)

This week, we are looking at how to attract more wildlife into your garden at home.

Building a Bug Hotel is a great way to provide a safe place for lots of different small animals (such as Frogs and Toads), insects (including woodlice and earwigs) and spiders to live.

For all the latest news on our Eco School campaign please visit our new Eco Schools Twitter page: Eco School Twitter. https://twitter.com/EcoschoolM

Below are some photos we have taken from our gardens or Local Parks/ Playing fields while out on a walk for our daily exercise this Easter.

Why not send us a tweet of your best wildlife photos!

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Wellbeing Tip

"get outside and enjoy the sunshine"

See the below link for how nature benefits mental health.

Home Learning Ideas

IT Tips and Hints

Mr Earl's IT tips and hints

As we are all working from home, thinking of things to do can be a pain but there are lots of resources out there, we have our school website that we are constantly updating https://www.miltonschool.org.uk/useful-resources, our twitter account http://www.twitter.com/school_milton and we will be sending a weekly bulletin with lots of little things to help.


Mr Earl's top tip.

Sometimes you just need half an hour, this can mean screen time however don't worry. There are ways of protecting children, did you know Youtube has a kids version where content is monitored. https://www.youtube.com/kids/ there is a dedicated app too.

Android - Google playstore link

Apple - Apple store link


Depending on your device you can also lock the device to one app so they can't close the app and go onto another game, useful if you want them to play a particular game or app (phonics game etc)


Android uses screen pinning, for info on how this works check out this tutorial

https://www.lifewire.com/lock-apps-android-4583099

Apple uses guided access, for info on how this works check the link

https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT202612

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Food For Life

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Mrs Storey's Recipe of the week!

Berried Treasure

With the weather being lovely what a lovely fruity desert this would be.

Ways of communicating with school

We have been working on ways for communication to happen between staff and pupils and parents.

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 epraise@miltonschool.org.uk


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.