Spring Term 2
Spring Term 2
Message from our Principal
We hope that you, your family and loved ones are safe and well during these difficult times and I want to thank you all personally for your support during the Covid 19 crisis.
All of our lives have changed to ensure that we keep our children and ourselves safe to combat the spread of Coronavirus.
We want to give our pupils as much support as we possibly can during these difficult times and your child's class teacher will be in contact with you on a daily basis to ensure that your child can access their learning from home.
As you know, the government directed all schools to close on 20th March 2020 other than to provide emergency childcare. The government states: 'We have asked parents to keep their children at home wherever possible, and for schools to remain open only for those children of workers critical to the Covid 19 response who absolutely need to attend. 'There is also provision where a risk assessment deems it is better for a child with an Educational Health Care Plan or one with an assigned Social Worker to attend. The government message is very clear: You should only send your child to school if you have to, because your work is critical to our Covid 19 response. If you are able to keep your child at home, you should.
We are currently able to offer emergency outreach for vulnerable pupils and those of critical workers.
Please note that safeguarding remains our key priority and it is important that you share any concerns or worries about children's wellbeing with us. Please contact Mrs Costello, D.S.L. at email@example.com
During this difficult time, Free School Meals provision for those children eligible for benefits-related Free School Meals will be emailed directly to eligible parents. Please contact Mrs Huggins, Milton School Business Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any help accessing Free School Meals.
We are thinking of you all and very much looking forward to the time when we can be fully open and return to normal service.
Please stay at home, stay safe and keep checking our website for updates, advice and ongoing support for learning at home during this period of school closure.
"Believe and You Will Achieve"
Take care and keep safe
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.
We are also working on twitter accounts for each class. More to follow shortly!
Receiving information from school
Text message service
Did you know if you downloaded the Expressions App on your phone, it is FREE for school to send you a message and you get an instant notification ? Every parent/carer who downloads the app earns their child 10 house points !!
For android phones please see;
For apple phones please see;
Easter Egg Competition
Decorate an egg to enter Milton’s Easter Egg Competition.
All you need is an egg, paper or card some imagination and a few things to decorate your egg with.
Send a photo of your finished egg or eggs to your class email, via Epraise or tweet @school_milton by Monday 20th April 2020
Epraise points for everyone who enters.
Remember to make your egg, hard boiled before you start! Good Luck.
Y5 Student Home Learning
Y6 Student Home Learning
Carol Vorderman recognises one of our students fantastic work on the maths factor
Currently a free resource, see if you can do as well as Alex. Keep up the good work Alex!
Y7 Student Home Learning
Y8E Student Home Learning
Y10 Home Learning
Year 10 have worked really hard working through their English and Maths on IXL. They have tried to continue with a routine and regularly received House Points through Epraise each day.
In March the class answered over 12,000 questions whilst working at home!
Parents have kept Mr Turnbull updated with their activities which have included cutting the grass, repairing parts of the garden, making bookshelves, planting seeds, baking flapjacks and cakes, doing PE with Joe Wicks, and drawing rainbows.
Mr Turnbull just wants to say a big well done to his class. He is very proud of what they have done in the past few weeks whilst working from home and also wants to say a big thank-you to all the parents and carers for their support during this time.
Y10 student home learning
After winning our place to the UK Nationals from The Yorkshire Regional Vex robotics Competition, the team did some minor adjustments to their robot and did lots of practice.
It was a gruelling two days of competition with the UK's best teams all trying to get a spot to the Worlds Finals in America.
The team did fantastic with taking part in matches and interacting with other teams.
During the finals Team Milton were awarded the Sportsmanship Award and received their trophy! (Pic below), they set a score of 83 and getting 4th place which is fantastic for our first year of competing.
Well done Team Milton
Home Learning Ideas
Getting bored of the same old games to play with the kids? Why not check out these brilliant Disney and Pixar themed ideas from @Change4Life Change4Life to get the whole family up and moving? - https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups?fbclid=IwAR0YrGS7oJG64aWQPdBSWtnMQf9tMfUvKcxIXXgom--BsWfkXd-k77NkvHw
If you’re looking for some exciting activities to keep boredom at bay, then you’ve definitely come to the right place! Scroll down for a treasure trove of fantastic activities, all inspired by David Walliams’ tremendous tales.
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The Great Indoors
Ideas and activities to inspire young minds at home