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08/07/20

Thank you to our talented Miss Stacey who has been working on this art lockdown project now proudly displayed in our library. https://t.co/AopQ1YNYsh

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05/07/20

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The Royal Family

Today marks 72 years of In April, The Queen thanked & healthcare workers for their “selfless commitment & diligence” and spoke of how their dedication to service “in these most challenging of circumstances, is an example to us all.” https://t.co/3CbNULafoQ

05/07/20

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Michael Tidd

Every now and then I think I'm getting my head around what September looks like, and then I remember that we won't be able to sing together, and it just breaks my heart every time.

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04/07/20

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" The average dog is a nicer person than the average person...." ~Andy rooney~ (Dm for credit) https://t.co/Tnlv0yfgcf

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30/06/20

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Department for Education

Many little things light up hungry little minds. Kids take everything in, and even the smallest things you do with them can make a big difference. Visit our website for simple tips and activities👇 https://t.co/3DjauwFzkb https://t.co/CUVqdAUIAO

30/06/20

There is a great sequel to The London Eye Mystery called The Guggenheim Mystery which is about the theft of a painting. Most suited to Year 5 or 6.

27/06/20

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Courage in the Classroom reviewed in SchoolsWeek https://t.co/k0fyIKuTOz

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26/06/20

Our Bumblebees (Keyworker group) have been making dreamcatchers. https://t.co/gnKxR2JgOs

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25/06/20

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Mountfitchet Castle & The House on the Hill Museum

It's official! We will open on Saturday 4th July from 10am. We are now putting into place the final Covid-19 measures to make your visit safe as well as a whole lot of fun! https://t.co/cY55PIae9o

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25/06/20

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Tip 9: Keep an eye on your children Children are normally quite sound sleepers once they nod off, but changes to routine can unsettle, so keep bed and bath times the same Babies will sleep best when the temperature is kept between 16C and 20C https://t.co/t6MO7Um467 https://t.co/3m3wKLmVEJ

25/06/20

Congratulations Liverpool. https://t.co/UmQN5Orq84

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25/06/20

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Out Now! The new issue of Latitude - The magazine for BMAT Schools, Parents and Communities. Read it online here - https://t.co/aqc2Xy6VVz https://t.co/vQykuMBGEI

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22/06/20

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Magna Carta Primary Academy in Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, have a vacancy for a Co-educator for pupils with learning difficulties. For more information visit - https://t.co/WLPKZQbQkB https://t.co/QcnLrEGiLu

20/06/20

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19/06/20

Some good news for our pupils. https://t.co/0o8UQNe2AU

19/06/20

Congratulations to you Malala. You are an inspiration to so many.

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18/06/20

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Using a lesson plan from Mentally Healthy Schools, The Duchess spoke about the importance of spreading kindness during her assembly for and . Watch the full video here: https://t.co/qdhxpgZKFH https://t.co/2AjZNIihfk

18/06/20

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Captain Tom Moore

A message from Tom. ‘A real shame, I really thought Vera Lynn would live longer she’s been speaking so well on TV recently. She had a huge impact on me in Burma and remained important to me throughout my life. My thoughts are with Dame Vera Lynn's family at this sad time’

17/06/20

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We are delighted that the Duchess of Cambridge will be leading the and assembly on Thursday morning – make sure you bookmark the page below and join us tomorrow at 10am to watch! https://t.co/uAcvo1vaOh

16/06/20

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Book club and science experiments for pupils at home

Book club and science experiments for pupils at home

Posted: 1st April 2020

Creative teachers are setting up fun educational activities for children to join in with from home.

Along with the rest of the country’s schools, Magna Carta Primary Academy is closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

The school is being made available to the children of key worker parents, but almost all families have made alternative arrangements enabling teachers to work from home.

Using the school’s education technology app and website ClassDojo, teachers are able to connect with pupils and families in a safe way.

While work packs were given to pupils ahead of the closure to last until the Easter holidays, teachers are finding fun ways to keep their children engaged.

A book club has been launched, with children urged to join in with reading the same free e-book from Oxford Owl together over a period of two weeks.

Readers are encouraged to discuss the book and share their comments on ClassDojo.

Science experiments that can be carried out safely at home are also being set as part of the new Snap, Crackle and Pop project every two weeks.

Pupils can respond to the tasks set by sharing their photos, writing and messages on ClassDojo.

Headteacher Marios Solomonides said: “Teachers have been putting all sorts of ideas on ClassDojo for our children and families to get involved with.

“After Easter, our teachers will start to put new learning online each week. We hope to start videoing lessons for children. We are being forced to think about remote learning and alternative ways to teach and motivate.

“We have always used ClassDojo for rewards and to keep in contact with parents, so it is a system all of our families and teachers are already familiar with. We are now using the system in new ways which we will definitely continue with once school has reopened as it keeps that communication going constantly between teachers and parents.

“It is such a good system. Any teacher can go on and add information or work, I can see what our children are doing and they can tell us how they are feeling. It’s just like a safe, internal social media; it is really lovely.”

Mr Solomonides and other teachers have been making phone calls to families all week to ensure the new routine is working for them.

He said: “We want our children to know we have not forgotten about them and that we care about them. They have been so happy to talk to us and to tell us what they have been doing. It is lovely and makes it all a little bit more normal for them. We are trying to make children still feel a part of the school and their class and thinking of ways to motivate them.”

The school has created a home-learning page on its website to also share useful links and suggestions with parents.

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