Milton News Bulletin

News Bulletin Week 3

Parents/Carers Notice


We hope this letter finds you well. As you know there is still no directive from the government as to when school will re-open. We understand how challenging this has been for our Milton family and we are so proud of how each and everyone of you are supporting each other and your families in these unprecedented times. As we wait for new information from the government we wanted to give you this opportunity to share with us your thoughts, feelings and opinions so that they can be incorporated where possible into our planning on how to re-open school when directed to do so. Please can you complete the Epraise form by Monday 11th May and be as open and honest as you can so we can support all our families the best we can. We are always here for you, so please keep your family safe and stay at home. Best wishes to all Milton School


If you need any support with Epraise please contact Miss McCabe - epraise@miltonschool.org.uk

VE Day

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VE Day, or Victory in Europe Day, is the anniversary of the surrender of Germany at the end of World War II in 1945. This day is marked annually on the 8th May in the UK with a two-minute silence at 11am and a message from Queen Elizabeth II.


Some VE Day Facts :

  • VE Day marks the end of the conflict in Europe, but the war against Japan continued until August 1945
  • Karl Donitz negotiated the end of the war with the Allies
  • Germany's surrender did not come as a surprise to the Allies - it had been expected for a while
  • Winston Churchill made a famous public speech on VE Day


Look out on our twitter for little activities, resources and competitions throughout the week!

Vitamin D - Sunny Selfies

Why do we need Vitamin D? We need Vitamin D to help the body absorb calcium and phosphate from our diet. These minerals are important for healthy bones, teeth and muscles. Our body creates Vitamin D from direct sunlight on our skin when we're outdoors. From about late March/early April to the end of September, most people should be able to get all the Vitamin D they need from sunlight. So make sure you have a break away from screens and get out in the fresh air and sunshine for you daily dose of Vitamin D.

Can you share your #SunnySelfies with us @school_milton getting your daily dose of Vitamin D?

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Do you want to be our cover star next week!

Come and be one of our cover stars, and share with us your VE Day selfies , Red, White & Blue we want to see YOU ! Share on Twitter or via class emails, and be part of our VE Day special next week !


#MiltonVEDAY

tag us in your #VEDay pictures @school_milton

Make sure to subscribe to be notified of any new videos!

In aid of Childrens Book Week we will be releasing videos each day of staff reading some of your favourite books

The Greedy Rainbow with Mrs Horsley
The Smartest Giant in Town
What The Ladybird Heard read by one of our wonderful Y7 pupils.

EPraise

Leaderboard

Cook - 15,665

Drake - 13,653

Kingsley - 15,140

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House Teams

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Cook


Hello Team Cook!

We hope you're all OK and keeping busy. We've all been keeping ourselves busy at home. Miss Hale has been posting some amazing recipes up on YouTube that you could try at home. Why not have a go? They're absolutely delicious! If you do make one of her yummy recipes send us some pictures in.

This weeks challenge is to get active.

We challenge everybody At home in an open space to follow the step by step mini circuit!

Send photos of everybody taking part to our Twitter page @TeamcookMS and get 5 house points per person taking part!

Also we've got a craft activity for you. Collect things you can find outside in you garden or on a walk such as pebbles, twigs and leaves. See if you can make a family portrait of all the people in your family. Include the people you live and maybe if you can include grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Miss Hale has done you an amazing family portrait to give you some inspiration. Send us your pictures in for 5 points each.

Missing you all and can't wait to see you soon!

Miss Hale, Mr Brown and Mr Tomlinson!!


@TeamcookMS
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Drake

Hi Team Drake! Hope you’re all okay and keeping safe. We’ve been seeing some fantastic things from you on Twitter - Team Drake now have their own Twitter page @TeamDrakeMS so give us a follow if you can. We love to see what you are all up to while we’re apart and it means you can still earn housepoints while you’re at home!
There are some VE Day decorations on for you to print out and colour in on our Twitter page if you’re having a VE Day party on Friday. Stay tuned for more activities coming up in the future.
This weeks Captain of the Week is Alex in Y11 - Alex is creeping up on the leaderboard with his fantastic effort at home. Well done Alex.
Stay safe and we’ll hopefully see you all soon, love Mr Carr & Mrs Roberts x

@TeamDrakeMS
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Kingsley

Hi Kingsley Crusaders

We hope you are all fit and well?

We are loving the pictures you are putting on twitter. Showing us you are working hard doing lots of work and lots of helping. We saw lots doing the challenge 100 for Captain Toms Birthday. We gave out lots of epraise points so well done everyone.

All the lovely words you made. We are very proud of you all.


This week we would like you to Tweet 2 things;

your best joke ever!

and one kind thing you have done!

All entries will get Epraise points and Bonus points for extra funny jokes!

we cant wait to see them.

Have a super week keep working hard, Keep being amazing and kind, Keep having fun and most of all keep smiling!

we miss you all. Stay safe love Mrs Storey & Mr Earl xxx

@TeamKingsleyMS

Competition

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https://travelsouthyorkshire.com/StaySafeGetActive/

The Mode Shift Stars are inviting children and young people from across South Yorkshire to create a story, poem, poster or comic strip about the positive changes in our lives (eg, staying healthy and active together, reduction in air pollution, roads have less cars etc) during this time and how we can inspire our families to continue these activities as part of our daily lives when schools and workplaces re-open.

The best/most interesting/most quirky entries will be published in a book to inspire others to Stay Safe and Get Active now, and in the future.

Look what #TeamMilton have been up to

Don't forget to share with us on Twitter for extra house points @school_milton

Year 4

Finley has been doing some lovely English work on ' The seeds and the smoos' reading to his mum and his sister! Well Done Finley from Mrs Chadwick

Year 6

What an outstanding achievement Year 6 ! I am super duper proud of you all, from Mr Varley-Kirk

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Year 7

Not all eggs are for eating as Connor shows us in these pictures, decorating eggs as the Black Panther. Great work Connor, from Mr Bowen

What The Ladybird Heard read by one of our wonderful Y7 pupils.

Year 8E

In Y8E this week we had a pupil wish #HappyBirthdayCaptainTom in his #Challenge100 by taking part in a nerf gun challenge, firing 100 darts at a roll of bubble wrap and counting their scores. Could you beat their incredible scores of 88 and 80 ! Well Done to you both.

John doubled his #Challenge100 and completed a WHOPPING 200 Maths questions on IXL ... Brilliant work - Miss Elliker

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Year 9

This week are also keeping with the #Challenge100 theme with completing a HUGE 100 hours of practice on IXL. Great team work everyone - Mr Bates

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Another #Challenge100 from C in Mr Bates class, counting all the way back from 100 to 1 ! Such a great way to take part in the challenge! Well Done - Mr Bates


Someone has been listening to Mrs Storey and getting his Vitamin D in the sunshine while building his Learning for Life skills in the garden, some brilliant work there Ben. Great work - Mr Bates

Year 11

Amazing work from A in Y11. So many different lessons, Fire Safety, Art, Cooking, English, Construction ! We could go on, so proud of all your hard work. Even rocking the #TeamKinglsey house top, i'm sure that will mean extra house points! - Top Notch !

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Eco School

This week were looking at saving energy:

What can we do to save energy at home?

· When you play video games or watch TV, turn them off when you are done.

· Switch any lights off when you leave a room

· Remind your parents / carers to take their phone from the charge when the phone is fully charged.

· Avoid opening the fridge unless you actually need to get something from it. Also, avoid browsing for food with the fridge door open – every time you do, the fridge has to start up to cool down the air again

· When you shut down your gadgets or appliances, be sure to unplug them completely since these energy vampires often suck up power even when we’re not using them.

· Shut all of the windows in your home if the heating is on. If they are open, the hot air will escape straight out of the window, and then you’re wasting energy and money.

· Shower – don’t bath! A shower uses less hot water, and as a result, showering costs less than bathing.

Making these small changes will help save money and help save our planet

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

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Wellbeing Tip

Now that all of our Easter chocolate is gone why not focus on eating a healthy balanced diet. One of the best ways to feel mentally well is to feel physically well. Try to fit in your 5 fruits or vegetables a day to boost your immune system and make sure you stay hydrated as water helps your concentration (and it also helps you go to the toilet which definitely boosts your mood and energy levels). More information on this can be found at: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/tips-for-everyday-living/food-and-mood/about-food-and-mood/

BIGS

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Hello everyone,

As we all continue to be under lock down restrictions we'll have a few helpful tips and advice for you.

We're all spending more time than usual staying at home. This can cause some to become overly used to staying in. Which could be an issue when lock down is lifted and we return to normal day to day life.

To prevent this we suggest leaving the house daily for exercise or even just to get some fresh air. You can do this as a family or just as a couple. Maybe set the time everyday for you to leave the house. This could be at a time when the school transport would arrive or when you'd set off to school walking or with family. It's ok if you're nervous at first, but don't give up. Set a goal of where to walk to. The first day could be just opening the door and stepping out. Then the day after it could be to the end of your property. Keep building it up till you could walk to the shops, to the woods or even to a friends or relatives house so you can wave and say hello.

This will keep your mind focused, your body exercised and get you up and in a routine for when we're back at school. It will help if you're anxious about going out and keep you feeling positive ready for school being open again.

We can't wait to see you again soon!

The BIGS Team

IT Tips and Hints

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Mr Earl's IT tips and hints

Mr Earl's top tip.

Good working position;


  • Chair height - feet should be flat on the ground with your knees at an angle between 90-110. Use a footrest if necessary.
  • Desk Height - at elbow height so that you sit in a relaxed position.
  • Armrest height: just below desk height so that you can move close enough to the desk to work comfortably.
  • Tilt the backrest of your chair back a little for good support, the backrest should be set at an angle between 90-120
  • Distance to screen - at least arm's length.
  • Screen height should be at eye level.
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Food For Life

What's in this season?


Cauliflower

The popularity of cauliflower has come a long way in recent years. Gone are the days of choosing between boiled on the side of a roast, or lathered in a cheesy, delicious yet devilish sauce. The humble cauliflower has now become a main event, what with the rise of the roasted cauliflower ‘steak’, cauliflower ‘rice’ (a great gluten free alternative for sushi), and even cauliflower sauce.


It’s not all white, either – with purple and green options available - and the intricate fractal patterns of the Romanesco Cauliflower (pictured) make this crumbly creation a spectacle of nature.


But it’s too tough to get your children to try it? Try this recipe for Cauliflower Macaroni, as a healthier alternative to Macaroni Cheese. P.S. you can use the stalks and leaves too!


Another vegetable making a crunchy comeback from the soggy sides of a roast dinner plate. And why wouldn’t it, being one of the oldest vegetables known to man (around 6000 years old, some say). Cabbages are packed full of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, and have been told to cure headaches, promote beautiful hair and skin, and even treat baldness!


But those great expectations aside, this cheap and versatile food should be a regular feature in everyone’s diet. Throw it in stir fry, steam the leaves and make a filling to wrap inside, or follow this easy recipe for Cabbage & Bean Thoran for arguably the most delicious way to eat cabbage.

Mrs Storey's Recipe of the week!

Cheesy moons.

You will need. 1 box of ready rolled puff pastry.
2 table spoons of milk.
100 g of cheese.
Bake in oven at 180 c for 10 to 12 minutes
Until golden brown.

Useful Resources

Special Educational Needs Resources Blog – Advice, learning activities and recommended toys, books and resources for children with SEN

10 ways to keep the kids busy in lockdown

Home learning inspiration | Oxfam GB

Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Strategies for Lockdown life

Information, advice and guidance on supporting bereaved children and young people during the coronavirus outbreak and our updated services and opening times.

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.


If you do have any safeguarding concerns please email safeguarding@miltonschool.org.uk