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Kindness

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'Kindness is like watching the sun begin to shine through the clouds after the ran' RAKtivist




Mental Health awareness 18th-24th May  This years theme is Kindness. With that in mind your task is to be kind to yourself, we would like you take part in a wellbeing activity that is kind to yourself. For example Read a book.Call a friend you haven't talked to in awhile.Draw or paint.Get active.Try some new healthy foodCookTry something newGet up and dance  Please send a photo of your activity, if possible without you in of what you have been doing. If you would like a additional task this week why not create a Mental health and wellbeing awareness poster?  As always submit your photos on Show My Homework or send them via email. 
Here are a few more photos that you have sent in over the past week:
Alex has been baking Banana Bread Ben has been baking Chloe has made afternoon tea
Please keep send your photos in and remember if you need to talk to any email talk@thomasestley.org.uk …

We Will Remember them

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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:  Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.- Laurence Binyon



Thank you to those who have taken part in week 4 and 5 challenges, it is really nice to see that you have been enjoying baking and starting to get ready for VE day.

As VE day is bank holiday and this Friday please keep sending in your photos to share how you will be celebrating.

Here are a few photos of how you have started the celebrations:


Lewis has created some bunting Ethan has made a poster
Oliver has made a very Delicious looking afternoon tea
Sophia has decorated her house

Please keep sending in your photos of cakes as they will be put onto facebook and here over the next few weeks.

Looking for inspiration this weekend?

If you are looking for a recipe to try over the VE day weekend why don't you look at British Bake off Prue Leith Flap Jack recipe or Nadiya Hussain's Lemon Tray Bake on the V…

“Life’s not about waiting for the storm to pass… It’s about Learning To Dance In The Rain.” – Vivian Greene

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“Life’s not about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about Learning To Dance In The Rain.”
– Vivian Greene
It looks like rain for the next few days so this might be your chance to keep creating your holiday photos. Please keep sending them in via Show My Homework or email. A new challenge is going to be available tomorrow which will be set via Show My Homework.
Here are some more of your travel photos that you have sent in:
Dylan's Lego men have been on holiday Emily has been sunbathing in her living room  Rebecca has been sunbathing and making sand castles in the garden George has been collecting his souvenirs from Cornwall
Dr Radha Modgil from BBC Radio 1’s Life Hacks shares her top five tips on how to stay mentally and emotionally well during the coronavirus lockdown. You can find the two minute video here.
Remember if you do want to talk to any you can email the talk@thomasestley.org.uk and a member of the pastoral team will get back to you within the school day.

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

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“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde


Wellbeing Challenge Week 3
Your challenge this week is a little different please keep baking and cooking, a cooking challenge is coming soon. This weeks challenge is to create an epic travel photo within your home. Think of a place you would like to travel, you can use optical illusions to create your travel scene or create something you might have collected as a souvenir. If you have trouble attaching your photos to Show My homework please email. Remember to keep checking here for the up to date photos that you are sending in. Some of you have already started sending some photos for this weeks challenge:

Ethan's Holiday photo Liv dog enjoying the sunshine




Don’t forget to believe in yourself.

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‘Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world.’ – Matilda
Thank you for continuing to send in your Easter Challenge photos, there will be a new challenge set tomorrow on here and on show my homework for you to take part in.
Here are a few more of the Easter Challenge photos: Amber has been doing some chalk drawings outside Leah has been making outside Easter decorations Young minds have released a which quarantine character quiz. Take the quiz to find out what your quarantine character is and get tips and advice for looking after your mental health during this time. Remember if you need to talk you can email talk@thomasestley.org.uk and a member of the pastoral team will get back to you within the school day.

Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!

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Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!- Dr Seuss


Thank you to those who have taken part in the Easter Challenge and as we return this week please keep sending your photos in. The Easter Challenge grid can be found here and remember to send your photos to easterchallenge@thomasestley.org.uk
 Here are just a few photos of what some of you have been doing over Easter:


Evie has made a Easter Bunny

Olivia has been making Easter cakes

Remember that if you need anyone to speak to at this time kooth.com are still providing their online service for mental health and wellbeing suppot to young people. You can also email our talk@thomasestley.org.uk and one of the pastoral team will get back to you during the school day.




“Every day may not be good... but there’s something good in every day.” Alice Morse Earle

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“Every day may not be good... but there’s something good in every day." Alice Morse Earle

Kooth.com
https://vimeo.com/318731977/a9f32c87de
Kooth will continue to provide online mental health and wellbeing support to young people via any internet accessible device. The video link explains how Kooth could help you if your looking for advice or not feeling your best, they have a number of ways to support you. Your most boring and most interesting challenge Thank you for continuing to send in your photos, I will continue to share them. So many of you have been enjoying baking and cooking. You have also found some very boring things to do around the house. Here are some examples of the your continued work on your challenge:

Louis has been making crumble

Kieran has been learning how to make new food

Natasha has been sewing

Daisie has been baking bread

Ollie has been watching water evaporate  Easter Challenge
You will have been sent the Easter Challenge but please take part you can find th…