Milton Newsletter

Spring Term 2

Spring Term 2

Message from our Principal

Dear Parents/Carers

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.

#StayHomeSaveLives

​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 safeguarding@miltonschool.org.uk


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 julie.huggins@miltonschool.org.uk 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


Amanda Costello

Principal

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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.

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;

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.groupcall.emerge.parental&hl=en_GB

For apple phones please see;

https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/groupcall-xpressions/id787308623

EPraise

Thank you

We would like to say a big thank you to everyone for working with us and joining in and using the Epraise system. To support our local communities during these unprecedented times, we have now setup a charitable cause section where students can donate some of their points to a local charity. This gives pupils the chance to get involved and support our local heroes and those in need, just by earning house points! When we have collected enough points the school will then transfer those points into money and donate to the chosen charities . We are looking into different charities to donate to please complete the form that has been sent via Epraise or email epraise@miltonschool.org.uk so you can vote on which charity to support!

EASTER COMPETITION

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.

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Y5 Student Home Learning

A student enjoying Easter nest making. She's covered in chocolate now.
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Y6 Student Home Learning

Carol Vorderman recognises one of our students fantastic work on the maths factor

https://www.themathsfactor.com/

Currently a free resource, see if you can do as well as Alex. Keep up the good work Alex!

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Y7 Student Home Learning

A student has been keeping a weekly log of all her activities, she even has loads of IXL Certificates. Well done!
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One Y6 student has done some reading and this math work.
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Y8E Student Home Learning

A student in Y8E Has been working on the WW2 work that was sent and he's also done a piece of work regarding a field mouse and her babies that he found living in his garden.

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.

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Y10 student home learning

One student has been completing his Preparation for Adulthood work. Whilst self isolating he has learnt how to bake, garden, build and helped his parents complete lots of jobs.
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Another y10 student showing off some baking skills that he was doing with his dad and sister as part of his Lifeskills and flapjack project!

Look yummy!

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Robot Competition

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

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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.

Filled with all the wacky and wonderful characters in David Walliams' books, you can download any of these free activity sheets for hours of fun and learning at home!

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/activities/


Free Fun Activities Alert! - The World of David Walliams

Teachers! We have a wealth of exciting resources for your school, inspired by David Walliams’ bestselling books, including lesson plans, activities, challenges, downloadable posters, exclusive audio clips and more to use in the classroom.

www.worldofdavidwalliams.com


The Great Indoors

Ideas and activities to inspire young minds at home


https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors/?fbclid=IwAR1FS3i4_MVnPyFH-Qk8ViYMXSYL7UgAzuxdvrKE8lZvxfMWwn8B3owQGO8

Eco-School

To help us work towards our Eco-Schools Award these are some things to look out for on your daily walk or in the garden. Send the photos to your class email, via Epriase or tweet @ecoschoolm and @school_milton