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Feel Good Friday 22nd May 2020


Date published: Fri 22 May 2020   Author:    Category: Academic   Share: Share on facebookShare on TwitterShare on MySpaceShare by Email


Good Morning everyone,

Well, we have made it to the end of summer term one, well done! A short but eventful half term (and that doesn’t even include me trying to home school my own children!). I would just like to say again, thank you for all your support and kind words over the past few months, they have really meant a lot  and have certainly spurred all of us on! Amid these unprecedented times of anxiety and with the development our new normal, I feel strongly that as a community we have really worked together in the best interests of all the children.  Thank you for everything you have done to support us, we are really grateful.

It is half term next week, I have asked staff to not follow up work, set work or contact families. Our next half term is seven weeks long, we need to be able to maintain our resilience for any new challenges that lie ahead.  I do hope you can find some time to relax as a family and find some time to rest!

Bulmershe in the community….

Well done to all of you that have taken part in the virtual sports day! It has been a huge success and we still have today to go! Please can we have one final push to try to complete as many of the challenges as possible. I will publish the results after half term.

A message from Mr Bradbury,

‘A huge thank you from the PE Department to all students, parents and staff that have got involved in the Virtual Sports Day Week.  As of 3.00pm on Thursday we had over 1050 scores submitted across the 8 different challenges with 33/34 tutor groups submitting results and it would be great if we could reach 1500 results submitted.  Although just for fun some of the year groups are incredibly close in terms of overall scores.  Well done to all that have got involved whether it be by participating or supporting.’

 

Virtual Hot Chocolate! (remember to send your nominations to cmiles@bulmershe.wokingham.sch.uk).  

Miss Gray HOY8

Can I please nominate from year 8:

Ruby, James and Isobel for producing consistently high quality work throughout the lockdown period

Can I also nominate all students involved in the Year Here to Help google classroom page for their amazing contributions, giving really great advice to questions that have been asked by year 6 students joining us in September.

Also from year 10:

Lucy and Josh, excellent commitment to geography, producing some excellent work.

 

Miss Payne

Year 9 English lockdown superstars. I am very impressed by the effort and engagement with work of:

Elias, Keira, Rishabh, Charlotte and Adam.

 

Mr Whearity and Mr Browne:

The  following Y9 students for their brilliant effort and attitude to learning!

Airah

Beth

Joseph

Oscar

Flora

Jack

 

Mrs Williams

Please can I nominate Marco in year 7 – since the start of lock down he has completed an assortment of geography tasks including many of the challenge tasks. Marco has shown the effort and independence to ask for assistance when he has needed it. Well done!!

Also to the following members of my year 12 class:

Renee, Sophie, Sharon and Hiba -  they have been producing some excellent, challenging work and battling through the hazard unit brilliantly during lock down. Thanks ladies for getting the work in on time or asking for guidance when you’ve needed it – helps to make our teaching and marking easier.

 

Miss Lawless

I would like to nominate Becky for her astounding work in English

 

Mrs Cousins

I would like to nominate the students below for an excellent and consistent work ethic. All of these students have tried really hard – and that is all I ask! Well done J

Josh

Lara

Rianna

Ella

Todd

Abigail

 

Mr Slark

Please could I nominate Danae in my Year 7 RS class for her excellent remote learning.

 

Can I please nominate my son Jake from Mr Norris' tutor group. Throughout this home school process he has worked so hard and been completely independent in managing his time and tasks. This has meant I have been able to be my year 4 sons dedicated one to one (which is very much needed as he gets support when at school). Jake has made me so proud with his attitude to his learning since he started Bulmershe and it has just been magnified since school had to close. I know I can trust him to just crack on with what he has to do regardless of what subject it is. 

Thank you 

Mum

 

Tom Year 9

Mum has stated, ‘Has been trying really hard with his online tutoring and home learning. Mum really appreciated that when he realised we were out of milk he took himself to the shop, bought it out of his own money and surprised her with a cup of tea!’.  Amazing Tom! What a hero!

 

Sharon Sixth Form

She has been so supportive of her mum in her key worker role helping the younger siblings at home. She surprised her mum for her birthday by mending and decorating their kitchen window - how amazing.

I am attaching a picture of the window - I'm sure Mr Hulley will be proud of it as well. What a superstar! Well done Sharon!

 

Mrs Hook

Just want to say how impressed I am with Kadie-Leigh and Kyra. Not only have they been doing their maths work they have helped to build a play house in their garden. Their Mum is also extremely proud of them.

I  must also mention my year 7 and 8  classes who have been completing the work  to such a high standard  well done

 

 

Mindfulness activities from Dr Jigounova.

A reminder of the parents’ Q&A session with Dr Jigounova, every Friday from 2pm – 3pm.

Click this link to join: meet.google.com/jka-dvxm-biv

 

This week was a Mental Health Awareness week, with a focus on kindness. It might sound like a common sense, but being kind to other people has a lot of psychological benefits. It helps us to get distracted from constant worries and makes us fell proud of ourselves, therefore increasing mental well-being.

Therefore, I would like to refer you to a wonderful resource related by Mental Health foundation – the kindness stories. Hope it will provide an enjoyable read and inspiration.

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week/kindness-stories

And while being kind to others, we shouldn’t forget to be kind to ourselves as well. In the fight to cope with stresses and uncertainties of the current situation, it is understandable that many people are trying to push themselves as much as possible. To achieve, to move forward. All of this is great, but it is very important for our mental health to be kind to ourselves in the process. And to help with this, a wonderful guided meditation from the mindful.org:

https://www.mindful.org/be-kind-to-yourself-right-now/

Have a great half term, remember to try and rest and I’ll will be in touch again on Monday 1st June.

Stay safe

Amanda Woodfin

Headteacher

 

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