Beware Online Scams

Nottinghamshire Police are warning people to be extra careful of online scams related to the Corona Virus.
There have been a number of people who’ve been scammed by fraudsters claiming to sell hand sanitizers, face masks and then not delivering the items.

Nottinghamshire Police have produced a leaflet to warn people about potential dangers. Please read this leaflet and share it with others to warn as many people as possible.

International News – Life in Uganda

Our link school, Cornerstone school in Kititi, Uganda have contacted us to say they are all safe and well.

They visited us in autumn 2019, organising some amazing drumming and dance workshops.

They have sent us a newsletter about how they are adapting to life with Corona Virus and what they are doing to prevent the spread in their community.

Students in key stage 3 have created a newsletter about life in Woodlands and the UK with corona Virus that we have sent to them.

If anyone has created any pictures or work at home, we can pass it onto them if you send it in to school.

Here is a link to the newsletter

Here is the Woodlands newsletter – thanks to students in class 5

If anyone is interested in helping them (financially), they have a Justgiving page so you can make a donation to their charity.

https://www.justgiving.com/plantingfor-hope

Travel the World – Virtually

As the lockdown continues, we cannot travel, so why not take a virtual tour with some great International resources from across the globe.

So you can learn some Spanish, learn how to make traditional Polish Rooster paper cut outs and take a guided tour of Mexico.

Here are some great information and activity packs from many different countries.

We have some great downloadable resources from the British Council.

All of these resources and so much more is available on the British Council website

https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/around-world

International Writing Competition

In conjunction with our Egyptian link school in Cairo, we are organising a story writing competition. A student from Gamal Abdel Nasser Public School has started the story called ‘The moan of the fish’. We would like students to write the next chapter of the story so we can share it with our linked students in Cairo, Egypt.

The story is about a fish that travels through the polluted river Nile towards the Mediterranean Sea. The fish finds a friend and together they plan to head to the North Pole in the next chapter, to see if there is less pollution. Their journey to the North Pole is the chapter they would like you to write …

If anyone is interested in writing the second chapter or in designing / drawing some illustrations for the book then please email them to Robin.tyler@woodlands.nottingham.sch.uk

There will be a prize for the best chapter and illustrations – so get creative and start writing!

Here are some other chapters completed by a school

in South Korea

More Useful Links

Here are some useful links

https://challengenottingham.co.uk/activities-for-children

https://schuk-my.sharepoint.com/:p:/r/personal/kirsty_stansfield_woodlands_nottingham_sch_uk/_layouts/15/Doc.aspx?sourcedoc=%7BA3274D40-341C-4806-AF2D-1F4F892D2AFC%7D&file=mylockdowndiary.pptx&action=edit&mobileredirect=true

The Power of Kindness Calendar

The British Red Cross have a launched a campaign to promote kindness during these difficult and challenging times.

They have created a Power of Kindness Calendar so that young people can record the acts of kindness they have undertaken each day. 

They have created a downloadable template and some information about the campaign.

The power of kindness calendar 

If you have completed any acts of kindness then please share them with the British Red Cross and also the school.

Beware of FSM email Scams

We would like to pass on a warning from the Department For education regarding the new FSM voucher scheme.

Be aware of scam emails

We have been informed that some parents have received an email stating the following: ‘As schools will be closing, if you’re entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we’ll make sure you’re supported’.

We can confirm that this is a scam email and is not official. We urge parents that if you receive any emails like this, please do not respond, and delete it immediately.

This is a link to the DFE website where you can find the latest advice and information

www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-free-school-meals-guidance

More Useful links

This is a selection of celebrity websites which may help to keep you entertained at home courtesy of Mr Rea

www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Carol Vorderman is dropping the paywall for the duration of the lockdown giving free access to her maths lessons!

www.themathsfactor.com/

Strictly star Dianne Buswell is offering free dance tuition. Fun for all families!

www.instagram.com/diannebuswell/?hl=en

Music with Myleene Klass – the ex-HearSay member is offering her expertise to soothe and inspire the nation’s children. Upside: classically trained composer is offering free tuition! Downside: Judging by the thumbnails it seems you probably need a grand piano or cello.

www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ

Dancing with Oti Mabuse Star of Strictly.

www.instagram.com/otimabuse/?hl=en

Story Time with David Walliams

www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

Story Time with Floella Benjamin Now you’re talking!

www.youtube.com/channel/UCTKRCnHB7YmN69iIbg_JH2w

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