Library Summer Reading Challenge
Tomorrow is the launch of the Summer Reading Challenge 2020!
The Summer Reading Challenge, presented by The Reading Agency, is delivered in partnership with public libraries and funded by Arts Council England. Children are encouraged to read any books of their choice during the summer holidays (we recommend at least six) with collectable incentives and rewards, plus a certificate for every child who completes the Challenge.
Usually, the Challenge takes place in public libraries across the country. This year, with the disruption caused by Covid-19 and the impact of social distancing on schools and public libraries, the all-new digital Summer Reading Challenge is launching earlier than usual.
For the Summer Reading Challenge 2020, we are asking everyone to get silly with our launch this Friday (5 June) and beyond. The theme for the Challenge is “Silly Squad” – a celebration of funny books, happiness and laughter, featuring bespoke artwork from award-winning children's author and illustrator Laura Ellen Anderson.
Tomorrow, there will be a whole host of virtual events with guest celebrities and authors to mark the launch of the digital Challenge on our Facebook page from 4 to 7pm. The website will also be updated on Friday and will include new Home and School Zones. The website is free to access and a place for children to rate and review their books and work towards their reading goal. It will also feature video content, games, quizzes and digital and downloadable activities to incentivise and encourage children and their families to take part in the Challenge at home.
CHILDREN'S CANCER RUN
As you may know, this Sunday around 10,000 of us should have been coming together for the Children’s Cancer Run, celebrating our 38th year of this much loved family event. The run is currently re-scheduled for 20th September, however we felt that we couldn’t let Children’s Cancer Run day go by without coming together in some way! We are therefore hosting a Facebook Live Family Fitness session for anyone who would like to take part.
LIVE Family Friendly Fitness Session with David Fairlamb & Children’s Cancer Run
10.30am, Sunday 17th May
Facebook Live - visit the NECCR Facebook page at 10.30am on Sunday to join in
We are inviting you to join David Fairlamb, award winning fitness trainer, for a special LIVE 26 minute workout on what would have been Children's Cancer Run day.
David will be hosting this free Facebook Live workout for NECCR at 10.30am this Sunday; a fun workout for all the family!
Do you have an old NECCR or Children's Cancer Run t-shirt? Why not pop it on and share with us any photos or videos of you working out! Tag your photos with #NECCR or #TwoPointSixChallenge so we'll see them.
The session will be free to take part, however donations to support our research into childhood cancer are always welcome and needed more than ever at the moment. If you love taking part and would like to donate, you can either use the Facebook Donate button or donate via text and your donation will simply be added to your next phone bill.
Text NECCR to 70085 to donate £3.
Texts cost £3 plus one standard rate message. If you would like to donate a different amount simply add the amount after NECCR in the text message. For example, to donate £5 text NECCR 5 to 70085.
We look forward to many of you joining us virtually on Sunday morning!
North of England Children’s Cancer Research
Axel Scheffler has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it. Published by Nosy Crow, and written by staff within the company, the book has had expert input: Professor Graham Medley of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine acted as a consultant, and the company also had advice from two head teachers and a child psychologist.
The book answers key questions in simple language appropriate for 5 to 9 year olds:
• What is the coronavirus?
• How do you catch the coronavirus?
• What happens if you catch the coronavirus?
• Why are people worried about catching the coronavirus?
• Is there a cure for the coronavirus?
• Why are some places we normally go to closed?
• What can I do to help?
• What’s going to happen next?
Litter Eco Schools At Home
As part of our current Eco Schools application, we are working towards Eco Schools Silver Award. Eco Schools have provided a home learning competition for all pupils to take part in and this will create some great evidence to help us towards Green Flag Status. Please click on the links below to read more and enter the competition by the end of May.
Could you also apply for the competition using our school Twitter account @MorpethAllSaints adding the hashtag that the competition asks you to add. Thank you and good luck everyone!
As Headteacher of Morpeth All Saints Church of England First School, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our vibrant, caring and happy school. At Morpeth All Saints we strive to enable all children within our care to achieve their very best, fully utilising their God given gifts and talents.Read More of the school welcome page