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27/05/20

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Forest Hall School

Extremely happy to have been awarded this for our exceptional safeguarding initiative during Covid-19. https://t.co/GXzM44jm7Q

27/05/20

We second that. Definitely two in a million! https://t.co/xBNW9Fxd7m

26/05/20

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J.K. Rowling

I have a small announcement, but before I get started, I want to head off one possible source of confusion. ******************************************** THIS IS NOT A HARRY POTTER SPIN-OFF ******************************************** 1/13

24/05/20

Eid Mubarak to our families and staff who are celebrating.

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23/05/20

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MissG

For those that need it x https://t.co/xDpCG2fGsS

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23/05/20

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Mrs Darlington

Outdoor art ideas number 4 - Take One Leaf. There are so many creative opportunities that come from a single leaf, here are just a few! https://t.co/39qFvZTJea

23/05/20

That’s very good news. We look forward to returning with stories and poetry when he is better. https://t.co/SpLdGQwTZu

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22/05/20

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Nature inspired Rainbow Fish https://t.co/JgXoul0dvC

22/05/20

This is beautiful. Well done Reuben.

22/05/20

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Tes

The scientific evidence underpinning the government's decision to reopen schools to more pupils from 1 June will be published today, the prime minister's office has confirmed https://t.co/BdNmqoWR0w

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22/05/20

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Nip in the Bud Film

Children with are not ill and they are capable of feeling emotion and empathy as any children do. Some children with Autism are so socially aware that they are masters of hiding their challenges from others. https://t.co/KqMPg6R4eT https://t.co/gfaz3v1EBK

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21/05/20

Art work created by our key worker children today, using twigs they have been collecting since the provision began Seeing the acronym of the school name like this is a symbol of the strength of our school community. https://t.co/5C6WnlYkMX

21/05/20

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Forest Hall School

Please be aware that our phone and internet provider is having issues today. We have no phone line and internet access. If you have an emergency, please email Ms Jones - jonesh1.org.uk

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21/05/20

Our key worker children have been collecting twigs over the weeks so that they can make a creation to remind them of the time when the were Today they are using the twigs to make the acronym MCPA/ https://t.co/pzOFOJUHGN

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21/05/20

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Cristin Casey Music

Let's dance! (all activities and family arts viewing available on https://t.co/SEiecWEb4D) https://t.co/vFwadCpNws

21/05/20

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Cristin Casey Music

Take a break and dance today! Free lessons from Let's Dance! https://t.co/6aOI2w3TBQ

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21/05/20

At a time like this, it is good to spend some time reflecting on the things we are grateful for. https://t.co/Ob9BF0C9fo

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21/05/20

Making cakes with our key worker children. So much easier to social distance when children are in family groups. https://t.co/9lDnz2L2ur

21/05/20

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The Body Coach

Good morning world 😀 Who's ready to win Thursday? 💪🏻 https://t.co/2ZMX4dZ6rL

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20/05/20

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PLR

Today the British Library reveals the most borrowed authors and titles in UK public libraries for the PLR year 2018/2019 https://t.co/SzYxdGJshm https://t.co/U0F6WP5Msa

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Teddies inspire reading culture

Teddies inspire reading culture

Posted: 16th September 2019

Teddy bears are being fostered by children as a way of encouraging reading for pleasure.

Pupils at Magna Carta Primary Academy are fostering teddies with the promise of reading to them at home for 15 minutes every evening.

The idea is for children to get in the habit of reading purely for the enjoyment of it.

Toni Hollows, social, emotional and mental health teacher, said: “Part of our school development plan this year is to promote the love of reading, so this fits very well with that.

“The children love the teddies already. The hope is this will show the children by reading to the teddy they are looking after that reading and being read to feels good. We hope that will then encourage them to read to their siblings and parents and enjoy being read to.”

The focus on reading has seen storytime introduced into the structure of the school day and will also see various reading areas set up around the school, as well as teachers encouraged to be seen to read their own books when pupils are reading theirs.

Headteacher Marios Solomonides said: “I think teachers feel they should be doing something with the children at all times, but being seen to be enjoying reading for pleasure is a very important thing to share with our young people.

“Storytime is one of the most, if not the most, key subjects that risks being knocked off the timetable in schools as often there is not the time to fit it in. But, it is so important and so we have now fixed it into our timetable, usually at the end of every day. We have also introduced story assembly every week where I read to the children.

“This is the year of reading at Magna Carta. Once you can read fluently, you can access everything. It is also vital for good mental health.”

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