A COVID-19 book for children –
Cardiff Libraries service has a new book available to download to help answer any questions that children of all ages and their families might have about COVID-19.
Coronavirus: A Book for Children is a digital book produced by team of publishers, teachers and medical professionals for primary school children about the coronavirus and how it is impacting the world we live in.
Illustrated by Axel Scheffler, the famous illustrator behind The Gruffalo, the book is targeted at 5 to 9 year olds, but is a useful resource for all ages.
It’s free to download and is available here http://orlo.uk/3hthm
Cardiff Library Services
Join Cardiff Libraries via our website – this will allow customers to set up an account with a membership number and pin that can then be used on our online resources. Here is the link to the catalogue page, with the icon to join the library on the left hand side https://wales.ent.sirsidynix.net.uk/client/en_GB/card_en Also there are links to our online resources that can be used from home such as Borrow Box, RB Digital and Press Box.
ACE - Dusty Forge
Whilst the Dusty Forge remains shut for public use, ACE has refocused its resources (staff and volunteers) to offer as much support as we can for the local community. If you or someone you know needs some support or just some friendly reassurance please get in touch, give us a call (02920 003132), email (email@example.com) or message on Facebook.
Community support and advice line (02920 003132): Staff are on hand to offer advice, guidance, and a friendly chat to anyone who needs it. Help can be provided over the phone, or via callback with financial worries, DAF application help, Universal Credit/JSA/ESA queries, Foodbank vouchers and information on other services. Please give us a call if you need any help.
Emergency food parcels: A limited staff team are able to provide emergency food parcels to people in need, where we are unable to help we will signpost to one of our partner organisations.
Family Fun at Home is a series of games from Sport Cardiff aimed at getting the whole family involved in fun inclusive physical activity.
Cardiff City Football
follow the link to digital resources
Amgueddfa Cymru National Museum Wales:
* Current live programmes (not an exhaustive list, just gives a flavour of what's available):
* Minecraft your Museum competition for 7 to 11 year olds: https://museum.wales/learning/activity/405/Minecraft-your-Museum/
* Exhibition of Hope: https://museum.wales/articles/2020-04-03/Create-your-part-in-the-National-Wool-Museums-Exhibition-of-Hope/<https://museum.wales/articles/2020-04-03/Create-your-part-in-the-National-Wool-Museums-Exhibition-of-Hope/>
* Daily activities, info, updates, articles and campaigns across social media channels:
* @Amgueddfa_Learn (new account so we would really be grateful of any new followers and people retweeting content to reach a wider audience).
* Instagram: Amgueddfa Cymru
St Fagans have launched a new project - Collecting Covid: Wales 2020: https://museum.wales/collecting-covid/
We're asking the public to share their stories and experiences of living through lockdown and C19 in Wales, to build a national memory bank and collection of stories for future generations. The project is Wales wise,but led from St Fagans. All the info can be found on the link above. People can get involved by completing the online questionnaire and attaching photos, videos etc. and letting us know if they have objects they would also like us to include.
Minecraft Competition - Minecraft your Museum - for 7 to 11 year olds to win a VIP trip for their class once schools reopen: https://museum.wales/learning/activity/405/Minecraft-your-Museum/
ESOL - English as a second language for parents
1 Friday per month 9am - 11am ( dates will be posted on Dojo)
CARDIFF AND VALE CREDIT UNION
Savings club run by school volunteers - Every Thursday
If you would like your child to join please ask for an application form.
An 8 week programme designed by Save The Children for children age 4-6
FAMILIES LEARNING TOGETHER
A 10 week programme run by Cardiff and Vale College covering Numeracy and Literacy
A 5 week programme run by Cardiff Met.
We are currently working on quilting and will be making a quilt for charity.
If there are any courses that you are interested in please contact Mrs Loane for more information.
Would you like to join in a lesson with your child?
This is your chance to see how your children learn.
Look out on Dojo for dates.
Cafe Cymraeg is a celebration of your childs hard work, they are held every half term.
If a child receives a SEREN GYMRAEG certificate in assembly they will be invited to Cafe Cymraeg. This is a lovely opportunity to have some one to one time with your child.
Courses for Parents and Carers
All parents and carers are welcome to take part in any courses we offer. Information on courses are posted on Dojo. If you would like to sign up for any of the courses please contact Mrs Loane.
There are regular coffee mornings to give information on courses, this is also an ideal time for you to meet others parents and have a chat.
Level 3 in Emergency First Aid
Well done to the parents that achieved their award in First Aid following a very busy two day course.
Year 4 Lego Storystarter Family Sessions - October/November 2017
For the last 4 weeks, children and family members have been working with our Lego Storystarter boxes. We learnt how to make up a story using characters, plots and how to solve a problem.
Each family group made up their own story and we used the Stopmotion app to animate it.
Thank you all for your support with this project and for your fantastic comments.
Please see all the finished films following this. Apologies for those who had problems with the sound.
Tea, toast and tales - Year 4 storytelling with Cath Little
Thanks to the families that joined us this morning, for tea, toast and tales for year 4. We were joined by Cath Little. Cath helped the families to create an original story using a character and a possible problem that the character may have. Well done to the children who told their stories on the storytelling chair.
Cath, also worked with our year 2 after school storytelling club.
Welcome back after your Easter break.
This newsletter is just to let you know what is happening with the Families during the coming term.
This course will continue on a Thursday morning from 9.30am, for those parents already attending.
All welcome to come along to help make our school garden more exciting to look at.
Thursday's 1.30pm to 3pm.
Our savings club will start back on Friday 15th April from 9am. New adult or child members always welcome. Please call in for an application form.
Back by popular demand, tea toast and tales will return on Friday 29th April at 9 am.
Tea, toast and tales will be open to parents and children from reception to year 2. As usual, we will focus on a story and have a choice of activities based on the topic. We will also be on hand to help with any reading or writing concerns you may have.
Our first session will be looking at multi-cultural stories with Val from the Ely Hyb.
This will take place on Thursday 26th May from 2.30pm to 4.30pm
We are looking for volunteers and any raffle prizes.
More Achievement for all coffee mornings - details to follow
Michaelston College craft afternoons for children and parents who will be attending in September 2016 - details to follow also.
Don't forget, if you have any questions about any Family events or you would like to suggest something that we could do, please see me at the Family Cafe on Thursday's at 9am.
Back by popular demand! Tea, toast and tales will return after Easter for Foundation Phase children!